Self-Insured Healthcare Plan?

Self-Insured Healthcare Plan?

Most employers search for methods of lowering their company’s spending on their health benefit plans. Some modify plan designs, some change carriers, some shift more costs to employees. And some employers move from offering an insured health plan to a...
Contractor Tax Issues

Contractor Tax Issues

Many companies use independent contractors to slash payroll taxes and the high cost of benefits. But contractor tax issues are a big concern, and you have to be careful. The IRS is on the lookout for companies that use these consultants improperly – especially...
Background Checks: Necessity, Not Luxury

Background Checks: Necessity, Not Luxury

In our mobile society, it’s rare to have firsthand knowledge of a new hire. And the days are gone when an employer would dare to hire based solely on a grade point average and a transcript from a school or college. Prescreening and Verification Today, an...
Can Cafeteria Plan Benefits Save Money?

Can Cafeteria Plan Benefits Save Money?

We all know that the cost of employee benefits is increasing. Cafeteria plan benefits are one way to reign in those costs. Through this plan, employees can select from an array of benefits. Optional Benefits Example: Suppose you are prepared to offer five optional...