CPR ASAP
You’re at home, at work, or on the street and someone collapses in front of you. They’re not breathing. This person could be a loved one, a coworker, or a complete stranger. Would you know what to do?
6055 Reporting, HRAs, and "Supplemental Coverage"
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) implemented section 6055 of the Internal Revenue Code, which requires IRS reporting from any entity that provides "minimum essential coverage" (MEC) to individuals. Employers who are applicable large employers (ALEs) have related reporting obligations under section 6056.
What’s App, Doc?
At some point in your life, you’ve probably been sick or had a minor injury. Before the advent of smartphones and even the Internet, when this happened you would schedule an appointment with your doctor.
The Downside Of Dressing Down
The popular phrase “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” doesn’t mean you should show up at work looking like an astronaut, but it also doesn’t mean that you should dress super fancy if all your peers are wearing jeans.

2015 UBA Fall Meeting & Expo

Plan to attend UBA’s 2015 Fall Meeting & Expo! The focus of this year’s meeting will be on benefits compliance. However, compliance doesn’t just stop at health insurance. There are compliance concerns in all benefit lines – life, disability, voluntary, and more. From challenges to the Affordable Care Act to DOL audits, compliance is a hot topic with clients and a surefire way to differentiate yourself from the competition. Read more

IRS Releases Draft 2015 Instructions for 6055/6056 Reporting
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals are required to have health insurance while applicable large employers (ALEs) are required to offer health benefits to their full-time employees. In order for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to verify that (1) individuals have the required minimum essential coverage, (2) individuals who request premium tax credits are entitled to them, and (3) ALEs are meeting their shared responsibility (play or pay) obligations, employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees and insurers will be required to report on the health coverage they offer.
The Health Benefits Of Pets
If you're already a pet owner, you know how much they have improved your life. I can tell you that my mood instantly brightens the moment I come home to find my dog happy to see me.
Water, Water Everywhere, So Stop And Take A Drink
It sure is hot this summer. How hot is it? It’s so hot that... well, let’s just say that it’s so hot people need to remember to stay hydrated. And that’s not just for people who exercise!