IRS Guidance on Nutrition, Wellness, and General Health Expenses

2024-04-09T08:42:18-04:00April 9th, 2024|2024, Health Care, Wellness|

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has recently highlighted that costs associated with nutrition, wellness, and general health do not typically qualify as reimbursable medical expenses under Section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code. In its communication, including a news [...]

HSAs Today and Every Day: A Triple Threat Against Rising Healthcare Costs

2024-04-03T15:26:02-04:00April 4th, 2024|2024|

The healthcare landscape is constantly evolving, and in 2024, rising costs remain a top concern for both employers and employees. Fortunately, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) offer a unique "triple threat" advantage that can help combat these rising costs and [...]

April Showers Don’t Cause Accidents (Distracted Driving Does): Stay Safe on the Road This Month (and Every Month)

2024-04-03T15:06:17-04:00April 3rd, 2024|2024, Safety Tips|

Spring is here, and with it comes April's designation as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. While the changing seasons and blooming flowers might tempt you to take your eyes off the road, it's crucial to remember that distracted driving is [...]

Beyond Open Enrollment: Year-Round Employee Benefits Communication for a Savvy Workforce

2024-04-02T10:03:54-04:00April 1st, 2024|2024, Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits|

The annual open enrollment scramble is a familiar scene for many HR professionals. But what if there was a better way? Recent trends point toward a shift in employee benefits communication, moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach and [...]

Drive Towards Success with AICC: Proactive Self-Insured Workers Compensation for the Automotive Industry

2024-03-11T12:01:32-04:00March 11th, 2024|2024, Workers Compensation|

In the fast-paced world of automotive repair, car dealerships, and businesses in the roads, fuel, fleet, and related industries, keeping your team safe and your business running smoothly is critically important. However, unforeseen accidents can disrupt operations and impact [...]

Weathering the Storm Together: Why NARFA is Your Partner in Navigating Today’s Challenges

2024-03-11T13:33:28-04:00March 6th, 2024|2024, Human Resources|

As a business owner, you're navigating an increasingly complex landscape. Rising costs across the board, from operational expenses to employee benefits, can squeeze your bottom line and leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this environment, partnering with a strong trade [...]

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, [...]