Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

Unemployment Assistance Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Wildfires

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the devastating California wildfires (Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties). Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) confirmed […]

18 Oct 17 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 […]

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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 »