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December Compliance Recap

Monday, January  14,  2019

December was a relatively quiet month in the employee benefits world. A U.S. District Court issued an order declaring that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two final rules to remove certain wellness program incentives. The Department of Labor (DOL) updated its Form M-1 … Continue reading

Innovative Benefit Planning Celebrates 30 Years of Business

Thursday, January  10,  2019

As we enter 2019, Innovative Benefit Planning celebrates 30 years of success as a national, employee benefit, and financial services company.  Founded in 1989 by Terriann Procida and Mark Sulpizio in Mt. Laurel, NJ, the firm’s vision was to provide unique employee benefit consulting and financial planning services to businesses and their executives in the … Continue reading

Workplace Wellness Tips to Fend off the Flu

Wednesday, January  9,  2019

It’s that time of year again, when we start to hear coughing, sniffling and sneezing around the office and everyone starts to panic because no one wants to get sick, especially with the flu! When is flu season? Flu season begins in October and ends as late as May, however the peak season is happening … Continue reading

10 FAQs Regarding The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act

Tuesday, January  8,  2019

1.) Earned sick leave may be used for: The treatment, care or diagnosis for employee or family member Employee or family member a victim of domestic or sexual violence (*has no 25 employees +  or 1,000 hours worked requirement like the NJ Safe Act). Workplace or school/daycare closed by a public official due to an epidemic … Continue reading

Is Your Workplace Wellness Program Compliant?

Friday, January  4,  2019

In a recent settlement, the Department of Labor (DOL) imposed over $160,000 in fines and penalties on an employer for the noncompliant tobacco surcharge they imposed through their plan’s Wellness Program. A common Wellness Program design is to impose a premium surcharge to employees who use tobacco products. This surcharge is acceptable granted it follows … Continue reading