ACA Affordability Percentages Will Increase for 2019

The IRS recently issued a Revenue Procedure to index the contribution percentages used to determine the affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These updated affordability percentages are effective for taxable years and plan years beginning Jan. 1, 2019. They represent a significant increase from the affordability contribution percentages for 2018. […]

HR Q&A: Dental Benefits

Question: Should your company offer dental benefits? Why? It is relatively inexpensive to include dental benefits in an employer’s benefits plan, and it may help the employer attract and retain highly skilled employees. Because dental hygiene is associated with overall health, employees with dental plans are often healthier. Employees without dental benefits may postpone or […]

WHO Calls for Ban on Artificial Trans Fats

Click Here to Access ARISTA’s July Wellness Calendar The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the artificially produced trans fats found in junk and fried foods contribute to more than 500,000 preventable deaths annually. That’s why the WHO has released REPLACE, a guide for governments to eliminate industrially produced trans fat in their countries. Their […]