Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2018

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced that the minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates will increase on January 1, 2018: The minimum TTD rate will increase to $182.99 per week (from $175.88 per week); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,215.27 per week (from $1,172.57 per week). California Labor Code […]

23 Jun 17 - Benefits, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Announces 2018 Health Savings Account Limits

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under a high-deductible health plan. Eligible individuals can accumulate money, tax-free, in HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses in the face of rising health insurance costs. The IRS announced the annual limits for HSA contributions for 2018. These limits are indexed for inflation and released […]

11 May 17 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Senate Health Committee to Hear Single-Payer Health Care Job Killer Today

The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system in California. SB 562 (Lara; D-Bell Gardens/Atkins; D-San Diego) has been identified as a job killer because it creates a new single-payer government-run multibillion-dollar health care system financed by an unspecified and […]

26 Apr 17 - Benefits - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Extends Employer Deadline For ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to be provided to employees. The deadline for employers to provide Form 1095-B, Health Coverage or Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage to employees is March 2, 2017 (extended from […]

22 Nov 16 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Questions Remain for Implementing State-Run Retirement Savings Program

Numerous questions remain about how the new state-run retirement savings program will be implemented, but it is critical that everyone be educated about their roles to make the program successful, said California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Marti Fisher yesterday during a panel discussion in Sacramento. The discussion about what the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Program means for employers was part of an expert […]

18 Nov 16 - Benefits - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »