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2017 HSA limits released

Change is not the order of the day for health savings account (HSA) limits in 2017.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its new guidelines for contributions and out-of-pocket expenses for HSAs that are tied to a high-deductible plan this week.

Compliance Reminder for Cafeteria Plans

As benefits administration becomes more and more complicated, compliance is on everyone's to-do list. In the compliance world of never-ending change, the following is a refresher course for employers on a compliance requirement for Internal Revenue Code Section 125 cafeteria plans that has not changed -- nondiscrimination testing...

Horizon BCBSNJ's "Let's Chat"

Introducing a new way for members to get answers to their questions

Now members have a new way to get answers to their health coverage questions.  Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s secure online Chat tool easily connects the member to a Member Services Representative who can help answer questions about enrollment, benefits, claims and more.


Weight Watchers Now Available With Health Republic!

Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey is excited to announce their new partnership with Weight Watchers, the internationally recognized weight­loss program. Weight Watchers' new Beyond the Scale program takes a personalized approach to help your clients gain a fresh perspective on food, activity, and overall well­being, and HRINJ members can now participate in Weight Watchers at zero cost for up to six months! 

Business groups blast bill regulating employee schedule changes

As it's currently proposed, the “New Jersey Schedules That Work Act” would mandate that employers with 15 or more workers consider requests for a number of changes in the terms and conditions of one's employment and, in some cases, require the employer to honor them. The bill particularly concerns changes regarding an employee’s work location, number of hours worked and the amount of notice given ahead of a work assignment.


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