Colorado ranks sixth-best in the country

A report released by The Commonwealth Fund, found that Colorado’s health care system ranks sixth-best in the country. Colorado jumped five spots in the organization’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance from before the Affordable Care Act to the present. That was the fifth-largest jump among all states. The Scorecard ranks states on more than 40 measures of health system …

American Health Care Act

On March 9, 2017 the House approved the American Health Care Act—to replace tax elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—by a vote of 23-16. The Act suggests various amendments to the current Affordable Care Act in place including: reducing employer mandate penalty, reducing individual mandate penalty, creating a continuous coverage requirement surcharge, delaying excise tax, repealing health insurance tax, …

Boosting Morale Through Employee Wellness

In a 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, 76 percent of survey respondents currently offer employee wellness programs. Companies that lead this trend came from Silicon Valley, but many employers across the country now offer or plan to offer corporate wellness programs to help boost morale, reduce healthcare burdens to the employer, and to increase work productivity. …

4 Changes to the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is seeing a handful of changes this year. Some areas, like the automatic enrollment policy, were simplified for employers. Other line items will be tied to increased penalties. The good news is that there are fewer changes compared to previous years, so it’s easier to keep up with these shifts. Here are the top four …

Professional Employer Organizations: Pros and Cons

Professional employer organizations (PEOs) operate as an extension of your business and are often referred to as a co-employment or joint employment. Professional employer organizations can execute all your HR responsibilities without the cost of hiring a full-time person. Below are some pros and cons to consider if you are thinking of hiring a PEO.

Deciphering Health Insurance Lingo

Health insurance plans can be intricate and often confusing to decide what is important for your plan. There are many options to cater to what you, the employer, would like to make available to your employees. There are 3 major categories to focus on when looking at health insurance plans:

Has Employer Health Insurance Coverage Sky-Rocketed?

Are you concerned about sky-rocketing health insurance costs? A new poll reveals some findings that may quell your fears.   Health Insurance Coverage Study Overview In August 2015, Harris Poll conducted a survey for Transamerica Center for Health Studies on 1,500 business executives across the United States. The study found that after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, coverage is …

New California Paid Sick Leave Statue to Go Into Effect in 2015

California employers will have to provide paid sick leave to employees under a new statute signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.  The bill, California Assembly Bill (AB) 1522 “Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014” will go into effect July 1, 2015. California is the 2nd state in the nation, following Connecticut in implementing state-wide paid sick leave benefits for employees. …

Why Outsource HR?

Why Outsource HR? Many small to mid-sized companies have found that a PEO is a cost-effective way to provide superior employee benefits and HR-related services while minimizing overhead expenses. Under a PEO Your employees become the PEO’s employees. The PEO pools your people with the employees of their other clients so you can offer a competitive, high quality benefits package. The PEO’s …

Provide Employee Benefits

Provide Employee Benefits Today’s employees are savvy, informed and confident. They want to work for a company that not only has an HR department that considers them vital to the success of the organization but values them enough to provide an impressive benefits package to help ensure their well-being. Remember, under StaffScapes PEO arrangement, your employees become our employees when it …