Strong communication strategies, employee rewards, and a combination of up front incentives are commonly offered by companies with the highest level of employee engagement in workplace wellness programs. These are among the findings of an in-depth statistical analysis conducted by The Vitality Group on its client base to quantify the impact of different factors on engagement. For details, see ∂2078H.(Read Intelliconnect) »
The IRS has issued final regulations dealing with the Code Sec. 45R tax credit for certain small employers that provide health coverage to their employees. These final regulations adopt, with certain modifications, proposed regulations that were issued on August 26, 2013. For more information, see ∂2078J.(Read Intelliconnect) »
Because an employee received all the leave to which he was due under the FMLA and suffered no adverse employment consequences for doing so, the Third Circuit affirmed a district courtís grant of summary judgment in favor of an employer on his FMLA interference and retaliation claims. For more information, see ∂2078K.(Read Intelliconnect) »
Fifty-one percent of independent business owners recently surveyed reported that their companiesí health care is neither better nor more affordable under health care reform. Not only that, but, now that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148; ACA) has been implemented, 34% of those surveyed say they are unsatisfied with their current health care, and 21% are unsure. For more information, see ∂2078L.(Read Intelliconnect) »
The IRS has issued final regulations relating to the purchase of longevity annuity contracts under defined contribution plans, 403(b) plans, IRAs, and eligible governmental Code Sec. 457 plans. For more information, see ∂129C.(Read Intelliconnect) »
The IRS has released procedures setting forth the 2013 requirements for reproducing paper substitutes and for furnishing substitute recipient statements for Form 1096, 1099, 5498, and certain other information returns. For more information, see ∂17,299U-49.(Read Intelliconnect) »
The Labor Department is submitting the EBSA-sponsored information collection request concerning suspension of pension benefits to the OMB for approval and continued use, without change. For more information, see ∂128X.(Read Intelliconnect) »
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