2024

Streamlining Retirement Plan Compliance

2024-02-27T12:44:45-05:00February 20th, 2024|2024, Employee Benefits Compliance|

A startling 45% of retirement plan sponsors are unaware of their fiduciary responsibilities within their organization’s retirement scheme. As fiduciaries, it's imperative to adhere to the established best practices, ensuring plans are managed in accordance with all pertinent rules, [...]

Essential Strategies to Avert STF Liability Claims

2024-02-14T15:12:20-05:00February 13th, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

In a fast-paced work environment across various industries, ensuring the safety of employees and customers against slips, trips, and falls (STF) is crucial. These incidents, ranging from minor bruises to severe injuries, can lead to significant financial liabilities for [...]

Don’t Skip the Suds: Why Handwashing Matters More Than Ever

2024-02-08T13:28:37-05:00February 7th, 2024|2024, Wellness|

Washing your hands regularly isn't just good manners, it's a powerful shield against illness and lost productivity. Let's dive into some eye-opening facts: Illnesses and the Dirty Truth: Millions of illnesses spread yearly due to poor hand hygiene. This [...]

The Convenience of Telehealth: Is it Right for You?

2024-02-12T17:47:33-05:00February 6th, 2024|2024, Employee Wellness Programs, Health Care, Wellness|

Remember struggling for appointments, battling traffic, and waiting in stuffy exam rooms? Telehealth, the magic of healthcare delivered virtually, is changing the game! What is Telehealth? Imagine connecting with your doctor through a secure video call or chat instead [...]

New DOL Guidelines: Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

2024-02-02T21:17:56-05:00February 2nd, 2024|2024, Human Resources, Labor News, Legislative News|

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has recently issued final guidance on differentiating between employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL Independent Contractor Rule, crucial for businesses in the automotive industry, including carwashes, [...]

Enhancing Safety in Carwash Operations

2024-02-01T20:03:53-05:00January 25th, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

Operating a carwash, whether automatic or manual, demands stringent health and safety measures. In this industry, risks range from chemical exposure to physical hazards, affecting both employees and customers. As a business owner, it's crucial to implement effective prevention [...]

2024 Health Care Horizon: Navigating Legislative and Regulatory Changes

2024-02-01T19:28:53-05:00January 24th, 2024|2024, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Legislative News|

As 2024 unfolds, Congress faces a narrowing timeframe to enact significant health initiatives. The fiscal year's spending bills offer a crucial opportunity for legislation. The process faces two key deadlines: the first when four annual appropriations bills expire on [...]

Managing Your Health Care: Important Information about Emergency Room (ER) Use

2024-01-18T18:53:27-05:00January 18th, 2024|2024, Health Care|

The emergency room is absolutely where you should go for life-threatening illnesses or injuries, such as chest pain, head trauma, and other serious conditions. However, ERs see far too many minor injuries and illnesses – respiratory infections, UTIs, sprains, headaches [...]

2024 Employee Benefits: Navigating the Changing Landscape with NARFA Leading the Way

2024-01-05T14:08:08-05:00January 5th, 2024|2024, Employee Benefits|

The year 2024 has just begun, but things continue to rapidly change in the employee benefits landscape. Rising healthcare costs, shifting workforce priorities, and a complex regulatory environment – it's enough to make any business owner's head spin. How [...]