Due to amendments made late in the year to bring Cal/OSHA recordkeeping requirements in line with the federal OSHA program, many employers in California are now required to submit Form 300A data by December 31, 2018. The employers described below should follow the instructions posted at federal OSHA’s ITA website to submit their data for […]

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Due to the wildfires in California, Anthem Blue Cross is extending their contract with Enloe Medical Center. Also, Blue Shield of California is reaching out to members to ensure access to care. ANTHEM AND ENLOE EXTEND THEIR CONTRACT THROUGH DEC. 31, 2018 IN LIGHT OF CAMP FIRE Anthem and Enloe are extending their contract through […]

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Natural disasters create challenging HR issues and questions that add stress to employers and employees at the worst possible moments — when they need to be focusing on healing, recovery, and rebuilding. To help alleviate some potential stress, our HR partner has put together the top five frequently asked HR questions and answers during an […]

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Every business changes over time. They grow, they shrink, and they adjust to industry trends. With these changes, operational tasks like benefits enrollment, that used to be “minor,” become increasingly time-consuming, erroneous, and frustrating. Online enrollment is a technology solution that brings benefits online for an entire business, streamlining and simplifying the benefits election process […]

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A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audit of your welfare benefit plan could happen at any time. Sometimes the DOL chooses a company because an employee complained about a welfare benefit plan, or because of a mistake made on a Form 5500. The checklist below can help you prevent and be prepared for a DOL […]

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The “Why Enroll Online?” guide is designed to educate prospective employers regarding our online enrollment technology In this guide, we review: What online enrollment is, and the benefits How online enrollment works Using online enrollment with EaseCentral Click on the link below to download our Online Enrollment Guide! Maxwell Agency – Online Enrollment    

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The HR Pros / May 2018 The California Supreme Court has adopted a new, tougher legal standard for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. Previously, the state followed a multi-factor balancing test that looked at the level of control held by the employer as well as several economic factors, such […]

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Are you a small California employer that would like to offer a group medical plan but can’t meet the minimum contribution and or participation requirements?  The Small Group Special Enrollment Period (SEP) begins November 15th and ends December 15, 2017. Coverage for all SEP groups will be effective January 1, 2018. Within this limited period, carriers may not decline a […]

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