Direct and Indirect Costs of Workplace Injury

2023-10-05T13:13:04-04:00August 29th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs|

Workplace Injury Costs When workplace injuries occur, it’s easy to see the immediate and direct costs, but there are a multitude of ongoing and indirect costs that should also be taken into account. Indirect costs can be three to [...]

Why NARFA AICC Members Win At Controlling Workers Compensation Costs

2023-10-05T13:13:05-04:00August 29th, 2023|2023, Workers Compensation|

The Workers’ Compensation market could currently best be characterized as stable, but changes in the nation’s workforce—coupled with rapid-fire technological advancements—threaten to upset the balance of the industry. The automotive, roads, fuel, and related industries have unique needs when [...]

Hot Weather Safety: Protect Workers From Heat Illness and Injury

2023-10-05T13:13:05-04:00August 15th, 2023|2023, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

The summer of 2023 has been a warm one in the United States. The heat can have a significant impact on workers, both indoor and outdoor. Heat illness can affect thousands of workers each year, and can lead to [...]

Fleet Trade Associations: Why They Matter More Than Ever

2023-10-05T13:13:06-04:00August 14th, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Fleet Industry|

Fleet trade associations, such as the National Automotive, Roads, Fuel Association (NARFA) are organizations that represent the interests of fleet owners and operators. They provide a variety of services to their members, including: Industry research and analysis: Fleet trade associations [...]

Colorado Labor Updates: Sick Leave, Discrimination, Harassment, and Recordkeeping

2023-10-05T13:13:07-04:00July 31st, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Colorado News, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Employee Benefits Legislation, Labor News|

The following changes to Colorado employment law apply to employers of all sizes. While our math indicates that these laws take effect August 8, the state legislature’s website says they are effective August 7, 2023. PAID SICK LEAVE USES [...]

REMINDERS: New Form I-9 and Remote Verification Procedure Rolled Out

2023-10-05T13:13:07-04:00July 27th, 2023|2023, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Compliance, Labor News|

UPDATED FORM I-9 A new Form I-9 (Rev. 08/01/23) will be available for employers to use on or after August 1, 2023, and once released can be found on the USCIS website. Employers can also order paper copies if they don’t want [...]

How to Create an Effective Company Safety Committee

2023-10-05T13:13:08-04:00July 18th, 2023|2023, Employee Wellness Programs, Safety Tips|

Creating a culture of safety within a workplace begins and ends with the implementation of a quality company safety committee. Businesses both large and small utilize these committees to communicate company safety policies, reinforce company safety protocol, and educate [...]

Safety Department and Human Resources Roles in Maintaining a Strong Safety Culture

2023-10-05T13:13:08-04:00July 18th, 2023|2023, Workers Compensation|

The following piece is based on the experiences of one of the NARFA Loss Control Specialists. The Automotive Industries Compensation Corporation (AICC) in Massachusetts provides members with one of the best workers compensation programs in the country. From unlimited [...]

Benefits Administration: What is COBRA?

2023-10-05T13:13:09-04:00July 3rd, 2023|2023, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Human Resources|

COBRA is short for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. It’s a federal law that allows certain employees and covered dependents to elect to continue their same group health coverage, at their own cost, when it would [...]

REMINDER: IRS Raises Health Savings Account and High Deductible Health Plan Limits for 2024

2023-10-05T13:13:09-04:00June 28th, 2023|2023, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, New Hampshire News|

Employees will be able to save more money in their health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2024, thanks to inflation-driven increases in contribution limits. The IRS announced on May 16 that the annual limit on HSA contributions for self-only coverage [...]