Entries by Daniel Rodriguez

Georgia Has a New Transit Bill

Last year, the Georgia General Assembly created The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) to oversee transit planning in metro Atlanta. Today, lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would create another eight ATL’s and would cover the entire state. These eight additional areas, called “mobility zones”, would allow local citizens to give input into Georgia transit […]

Out of Pocket Maximums Could be Increasing Soon

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. This proposed rule describes benefit and payment parameters under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would be applicable for the 2020 benefit year. Proposed standards included in the rule relate to: Annual limitations on cost-sharing […]

40% of People Have Shockingly Little Saved to Retire

Cultivating a culture of wellness at organizations is a common trend for employers across the country. In fact, according to the Employer Health Benefits 2018 Annual Survey, 82 percent of large firms and 53 percent of small firms offer some sort of wellness program. Historically, many of these programs focus on physical well-being, with employers […]

7 Weight Loss Myths That Keep You from Losing Weight!

In your quest to lose weight by improving your diet and getting more exercise, you might be confused by all the information out there. Maybe you read something in a magazine. Maybe you saw an infomercial. How do you separate fact from fiction? Let’s look at some common misbeliefs—and get the lowdown on what’s actually […]

HR Elements: Working Families

Some Companies Are Going Above and Beyond to Support Mothers and Fathers While the last two decades witnessed a steady rise in pregnancy discrimination claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there is good news out there for working families. Many companies are opting to create innovative and forward-thinking ways to support working […]

The Ins and Outs of Warming Up and Cooling Down

OK, you’ve made it to the gym, you’ve donned your sneakers, and you’re ready to go! Or are you? If you’re headed for a workout, whether by yourself or in a group, it’s really important that you warm up before you get into it, and cool down when you’re done. Feel the Heat Why warm […]

It’s That Time of the Year Again for ACA Reporting

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created reporting rules under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 that require certain employers to provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they offer (or do not offer) or provide to their employees. Each reporting entity must annually file all of the following with the IRS: A separate […]

See What the Buzz is All About: Counting Macros

Click Here to Access ARISTA’s October Wellness Calendar Chances are you’ve probably heard someone talking about their macros, whether it’s in the lunchroom, at the gym or on social media. The “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM) diet was first popular with bodybuilders who used this program to stay fit for competitions. Now, it’s popular […]