When a company offers a group health plan, there are many laws and regulations that come into play. To determine which particular regulations, fees and penalties apply in each situation, a company must make an accurate employee count. The complicating factor is that these laws have different methods for counting employees. In this article, a summary of employee counting rules by Benefits Pro, we outline when key health plan regulations come into effect and how businesses can determine if they meet minimum company size requirements.
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its Final Rule to increase overtime eligibility for millions of U.S. citizens under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This new rule will go into effect on December 1, 2016. While the Final Rule translates into greater costs for employers, it may save money in the long term by increasing retention of employees who are covered by the FLSA rules.
For businesses to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best employees is important. This is especially true for small businesses and nonprofits competing with larger businesses, and larger budgets, for top talent. Benefits play a large role in employee retention, and employees want benefits personalized to their needs.
Who you hire is key to your success. This is true for new and growing businesses, as well as established practices. And yet, finding and hiring the right employees can be tough. Small practices with limited time and resources need to be smart about recruiting new talent and making each new hire count. Last week, we wrote an article featured on DentistryIQ outlining 5 quick recruiting tips for dentists - and all small business owners.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare, represents one of the biggest changes to health insurance for both employers and employees. And, while the major provisions are now fully in effect, many owners and HR professionals still feel unsure about how the law impacts their business, their employees, and their family. Last week, we wrote an article featured on DentistryIQ outlining 7 tips for dentists - and all small employers - to understand how the ACA impacts small dental practices.
HR metrics can be a powerful way for dental practices to get a pulse on the health and stability of the workforce, determine whether HR initiatives are working, make informed HR decisions to recruit and retain the best staff, spend HR dollars wisely, and set a foundation for long-term growth. How do you get started? Last week, we wrote an article featured on DentistryIQ outlining 10 HR data points dentists - and all small employers - should track.
Employee vs contractor. When it comes to pay, taxes, and employee benefits worker classification matters. On July 15th, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an administrator’s interpretation emphasizing the importance of worker classification and clarifying the difference between employees and independent contractors.
Like other small employers, small dental practices are not immune from common business challenges. Last week, we wrote an article featured on DentistryIQ discussing the top business challenges faced by Dentists, and how to face them head on.
Most dental practices know the importance of online patient feedback, but in an increasingly online world, employees, not just patients, are hitting the web to communicate what they like and don’t like about your practice. This means new candidates are reading online what it is like to work for your practice, and whether you know it or not, it’s impacting your recruiting strategies.
One of the best ways to think of an employee training manual for your vision clinic is to compare your vision clinic to a class in school. Your students (employees) come to class (work) every day. They do their homework (regular duties). But what if your students didn’t have a text book to learn from? It’d be rather difficult to progress and learn. The same can be said for your vision clinic. Your employee training manual is like a textbook for your employees and they need one that is engaging, fun to read, and helpful in order to be an outstanding employee. Which begs the question - how do you make an effective employee training manual for your vision clinic? In this article, we’ll cover 7 steps to get you started.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is general in nature and does not apply to any specific U.S. state except where noted. Health insurance regulations differ in each state. See a licensed agent for detailed information on your state. Zane Benefits, Inc. does not sell health insurance.