IRS Announces 2018 Health Savings Account Limits

HRWatchdog

2018 Health Savings Account limits increased. The IRS announced the annual limits for HSA contributions for 2018. HSA limits were increased for 2018. For 2018, the maximum out-of-pocket amounts can’t exceed: $6,650 for self-only coverage (an increase of $100 from 2017); or.

Researcher and Storyteller Brené Brown Joins WorkHuman 2018

Globoforce

Today we are thrilled to formally announce that the expert on this subject – Dr. Brené Brown – will be a keynote speaker at WorkHuman 2018, April 3-5 in Austin, Texas. ” Researcher & Storyteller @brenebrown Joins #workhuman 2018 Click To Tweet.

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Modest Boost for 2018 HSA Contribution Limits

Paychex

The IRS has released updated annual contribution limits for health savings accounts for 2018. However, the proposed American Health Care Act includes provisions to increase those limits significantly, as well as provide additional benefits to HSA account holders

This is What Talent Management Will Look Like By The Year 2018 — Are You Ready?

Visier

The next step in the talent management evolution (which will be common practice by 2018) is to focus on making decisions with more “scientific” rigour using interconnected data elements. Datafication is a Journey — Start Now for 2018.

Just released: ACA’s 2018 out-of-pocket maximums

HR Morning

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just released the 2018 out-of-pocket (or “cost-sharing”) limits for non-grandfathered group health plans covered under the ACA. 2018 — $7,350 for self-only coverage and $14,700 for family coverage. The limits for HDHPs haven’t yet been released for 2018. This could be one of the last ACA actions before Obamacare begins to be dismantled by the incoming Trump administration. .

DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018

HRWatchdog

Now, the DOL has completed the updates to the forms, and the forms bear a new expiration date of May 31, 2018. The post DOL Updates FMLA Forms – Valid through May 2018 appeared first on HRWatchdog by Gail Cecchettini Whaley. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has been working for some time on updates to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. On several occasions, DOL extended the expiration dates on the forms while the updates were pending.

CMS Announces 2018 Changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D

HR Daily Advisor

On April 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Programs for 2018. A fact sheet on the 2018 Rate Announcement and Call Letter is available here.

HHS Benefit and Payment Parameters Notice Clarifies Benefit Limits for 2018

HR Daily Advisor

Included in the rule were the 2018 out-of-pocket maximums (OOPMs) for nongrandfathered health plans. The post HHS Benefit and Payment Parameters Notice Clarifies Benefit Limits for 2018 appeared first on HR Daily Advisor. Final regulations issued by the U.S.

The Affordable Care Act and the Cadillac Tax: Looking Ahead to 2018

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<www.benefitspro.com> What does the future hold for employer-sponsored health-care plans? Find out via today’s video from WorldatWork featuring James M. Zajac , CBP, CCP, GRP, Director – Comp and Benefits. Happy Friday! Benefits Compensation hr human resources

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Tell Us Where You Want to Go in 2018!

HR Daily Advisor

We’re planning our 2018 conferences and we want to hear from you. Take our 2018 Conference Location Poll and get a $20 coupon instantly! The post Tell Us Where You Want to Go in 2018! appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Why Employers' Performance Review Questions May Soon Get Physical

Quantum Workplace

By 2018, experts predict more than 13 million activity trackers (e.g. FitBit, Jawbone, Garmin) will be incorporated into corporate wellness plans

New Compensation Reporting Requirements Begin March 2018

HR Daily Advisor

Beginning in March 2018, employers will have to include compensation information on their EEO-1 filings. The post New Compensation Reporting Requirements Begin March 2018 appeared first on HR Daily Advisor. By Kate McGovern Tornone , Editor.

President Trump’s 2018 Budget Illustrates Administration’s Policy Priorities

Paychex

While not a legislative proposal, President Trump’s 2018 federal budget calls for tax reform legislation, changes to Medicaid, the assumed passage of the American Health Care Act, and paid parental leave programs.

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4 Things to Know About GDPR and Why It Matters to HR

PeopleDoc

In May 2018, the EU will implement its new data privacy regulation, called General Data Protection Regulation , or GDPR. The May 2018 compliance deadline is on the horizon and it’s important for companies to understand the GDPR’s impact on their HR departments practices.

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This is What Talent Management Will Look Like By The Year 2018 — Are You Ready?

Visier

The next step in the talent management evolution (which will be common practice by 2018) is to focus on making decisions with more “scientific” rigour using interconnected data elements. Datafication is a Journey — Start Now for 2018.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

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California Wage Orders Updated

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently updated most of the Wage Orders to reflect the 2017 and 2018 increases in the state minimum wage. The updates show the state minimum wage for 2017 and 2018: Employers with 26 or more employees: $10.50

H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

HRWatchdog

The USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on Monday, April 3, 2017. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on Monday, April 3, 2017.

Workers’ Rights Organizations and Business Groups Agree: OFCCP and EEOC are Different

BALANCEview HR

Last week the White House released its proposed budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year which included a proposal to combine the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

[Infographic] Top Skills Recruiters Must Have in 2017

Get Hppy

Given that millennials are expected to dominate the workforce in 2018 by 50%, it is crucial to align recruitment strategies and skills with the lifestyle and work style of this booming generation.

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Employees Want More Information About Benefits

Winston Benefits

Now that open enrollment is ending, benefits communication in many workplaces will slow as the topic is shelved until 2018 approaches. However, studies indicate that employees need more information about their benefits to help them make more informed choices when the time comes.

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A New Illegal Interview Question: How Much Did You Earn In Your Last Job?

Evil HR Lady

That’s right–those salary history questions in MA will be illegal starting in January 2018. Massachusetts just passed a new law that, among other things, prohibits companies from asking how much you earned in previous jobs.

ACA Repeal Proposal Released; Cadillac Tax Remains

HR Daily Advisor

The effective date had already been pushed back once under President Obama, from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2020. Between 2018 and 2020, the small business tax credit would generally not be available for qualified health plans that offer elective abortion coverage.

IDC Releases Top Ten 2016 IT Market Predictions

SAP Innovation

By 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based, reaching 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services, and technology spending by 2020. By 2018, over 50% of developer teams will embed cognitive services in their apps (vs.

The Excise, “Cadillac” Tax – Start Thinking Ahead

Ultimate Software

The Affordable Care Act’s Excise Tax is coming January 1st, 2018, and applies to all employers—including small businesses, tax-exempt organizations and government entities. By 2018, all employers will be responsible for employee healthcare coverage.

IDC Releases Top Ten 2016 IT Market Predictions

SAP Innovation

By 2018, at least half of IT spending will be cloud-based, reaching 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services, and technology spending by 2020. By 2018, over 50% of developer teams will embed cognitive services in their apps (vs.

New EEOC pay reporting rule issued: 3 things you need to know

HR Morning

Beginning in 2018, employers will be required to report aggregate W-2 wages and hours worked in 12 pay bands for each of the 10 EEO-1 job categories and 14 gender, race and ethnicity categories. The EEO-1 report due March 31, 2018 will be the first to use the Oct.

Trump's Budget Proposes Merger of EEOC and OFCCP by End of FY18

BALANCEview HR

The budget proposal provides that “OFCCP and EEOC will work collaboratively to coordinate this transition to the EEOC by the end of FY 2018.”

Is your HR Data ready for the GDPR?

NGA Human Resources

It's mandatory, not a nice to have As I highlighted in my blog last summer; Don’t forget Your Data – One More for Your Brexit “to do” List , the EU's General Data Protection Legislation will be fully effective from May 25, 2018 and it's mandatory.

The Pros, Cons and New Limits for HSAs

Winston Benefits

For starters, the IRS recently announced the 2018 savings limits for individuals and families, and announced changes for qualifying high-deductible health plans that would allow the use of an HSA. Health savings accounts, or HSAs, are back in the news.

City of San Mateo Adopts Higher Minimum Wage

HRWatchdog

January 1, 2018. Under the state law, employers with 25 or fewer employees don’t begin scheduled increases until 2018.). The city of San Mateo raises the local minimum wage beginning January 1, 2017.

Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Bill

HRWatchdog

This week, Governor Brown signed AB 908 which, beginning January 1, 2018, increases the amount of Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits an employee can receive.

The Evolution of Women in Business

Cornerstone On Demand

Workforce analysts foresee that by 2018, more than half of the United States' small business jobs will be provided by woman-run businesses. This projection is striking when compared to the whirlwind history of women in business.

California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase – Review Your Practices

HRWatchdog

Small businesses will not be required to begin the scheduled increases until 2018 and will have until 2023 to reach the $15 per hour rate. Make sure you examine all pay practices affected by the minimum wage increase! On January 1, 2017, California’s minimum wage increases to $10.50