Safety Tips: How to Prevent 5 Frequent Injuries in the Automotive Industry Workplace

2019-08-02T09:44:35-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

There are several injury exposures that auto mechanics and technicians experience during their normal day to day operation. According to the most current Bureau of Labor Statistics injury and illness report auto mechanics and technicians had 13,150 nonfatal occupational [...]

Senate Committee Advances $287 Billion Infrastructure Bill

2019-07-30T19:39:44-04:00July 30th, 2019|Automotive Industry News, Legislative News, Roads and Infrastructure News|

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) released the following statements on the committee’s passage of S. 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The $287 billion infrastructure bill won [...]

Advocacy Update: Bill Ending Surprise Medical Billing Could Save $7.6B by 2029

2019-07-30T16:00:02-04:00July 30th, 2019|Employee Benefits, Legislative News|

Legislation that would end surprise medical billing would save nearly $7.6 billion over the next decade primarily by reducing federal subsidies for healthcare and insurance, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently reported. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the [...]

Employers Trying to Find Better Strategies To Address Workers’ Mental Health

2019-07-22T21:17:05-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Benefits|

In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made [...]

IRS Expands Preventive Care Benefits That Are Not Subject to HDHP Deductibles

2019-07-22T12:15:24-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Health Savings Accounts, Legislative News|

A new IRS notice expands the list of preventive care benefits that may be covered by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without a deductible, or with a deductible below the minimum deductible for an HDHP. Except for preventive care benefits, [...]

Legislative Update: Federal judge upholds Trump’s expansion of non-ObamaCare plans

2019-07-22T10:08:49-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News, Small Business Health Insurance|

A federal judge on Friday upheld the Trump administration's expansion of health insurance plans that don't meet ObamaCare's coverage requirements. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled against the insurance companies that sued the administration in an attempt to [...]

Connecticut Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

2019-07-22T09:18:40-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

On June 25, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed Public Act 19-25 into law, establishing a statewide paid family and medical leave program. This new paid family leave program will be funded through a mandatory payroll tax on employees of 0.5% of income, [...]

Extreme Heat: What it Does to Your Body And Tips to Stay Safe (and alive!)

2019-07-19T10:40:21-04:00July 19th, 2019|Safety Tips|

Humans have built-in mechanisms to withstand heat and keep their core temperature within just a few degrees of normal, but their bodies need a little help. Here’s what happens when the summer sun is bearing down and the temperature [...]