It’s that time again – when we all make resolutions that we swear we’ll stick to this time. We swear we’ll stay caught up on our to-do lists, organize our emails, or make those important phone calls. But here’s one your business genuinely can’t afford to skip: implementing a rock-solid information management system. Why, you…Read More
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released draft instructions for preparing, distributing, and filing 2023 Forms 1094-B/C and 1095-B/C. These instructions largely mirror guidance the IRS has published in previous years, except that the electronic filing threshold has been reduced from 250 forms to ten forms in aggregate. This year, employers could mail their…Read More
On November 9, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2023-34 that establishes various 2024 tax-related limits that have been adjusted for inflation. The table below identifies updates to the 2024 health and fringe benefit plans addressed in this notice. Benefit 2023 2024 Maximum Annual Employee Contribution to a Health Flexible Spending…Read More
Over 9 million adults cannot or do not take their medications as instructed. Did that stat make you pay attention? It should. Even if you offer insurance to your employees, they still might struggle with taking their medications and treating chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol—or taking any needed medicines…Read More
Every employee has experienced those days when you feel awesome, energized, and accomplished at the office. Then there are those days when you can barely motivate yourself to show up, let alone get anything done. What’s the difference? Often, it comes down to your company’s work culture and environment. While physical factors like office layouts…Read More
BrightPlan published its most recent Wellness Barometer Survey, a collection of data to help people learn what’s on employees’ minds and how employers can best support their team—especially in this changing market and workplace environment. The survey focuses on financial wellness, an essential concern for employees. We’ll define financial wellness, summarize the most critical findings…Read More
Just when we thought affordability percentages couldn’t possibly go lower than the 2023 rate of 9.12%, the Internal Revenue Service released Revenue Procedure 2023-29 declaring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benchmark for determining the affordability of employer-sponsored health coverage will significantly decrease to 8.39% of an employee’s household income for the 2024 plan year.…Read More
Time management affects a massive part of our lives, from how much we earn to how happy we are.
Learning to manage your time involves everything from your ability to hit big goals to how satisfied you are by the end of the day. Time management strategies can be helpful, but many miss the mark because they do nothing to address underlying habits and predispositions that lead to poor time management.
While the Pomodoro Technique or adding calendar blocks to your schedule can be worth trying, these approaches rely on us to add something new to our pattern of habits. They don’t redefine how to work with preexisting practices or rid people of deeply ingrained habits that frazzle us when we look at our to-do lists, miss deadlines, and show up unprepared for meetings.Read More