Archive for the ‘Benefits’ Category

Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage for their employees seems daunting and expensive. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employee benefits expert Vinny Catalano to […]

6 Sep 19 - Benefits - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalSavers Registration Begins July 1

In 2016, the California Legislature passed a bill that laid the foundation for a state-run retirement plan, and in 2018, the final governing regulations were adopted. Eligible employers can begin to register for the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program (CalSavers) on July 1. CalSavers is a retirement savings program for private-sector workers whose employers don’t offer […]

19 Jun 19 - Benefits - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Announces 2020 Health Savings Account Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the annual limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2020. 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. The HSA limits, which are indexed for inflation every year, will increase […]

31 May 19 - Benefits - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

Lump Sum Vacation May Have Employers Taking Their Lumps

I want my employees to have 10 days of vacation each year, but I don’t want them to have to wait to use it while it accrues. Can I just give them a lump sum of 10 days of vacation at the beginning of each year? In 1982, the California Supreme Court issued its decision […]

8 Jan 19 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Rescinds Financial Incentive Rules for Wellness Programs in 2019

The new year brings a major change that affects employer wellness programs – the EEOC is rescinding regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) relating to the use of financial incentives in employer-sponsored wellness programs. The EEOC published notices in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018 […]

3 Jan 19 - Benefits - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »