DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice | Virginia Benefit Firm

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). All employers with group health plans are required to distribute a CHIP notice at least once a year to employees living in certain states. There is no need to send … Continued

Summer Survival Guide | Virginia Benefit Brokers

We are halfway through our summer break and by now you have heard 1,000 times, “I’m bored!” from your kids! How do you survive the summer and keep your sanity? Follow these tips to make this summer break memorable and tackle the challenge of keeping your kids engaged.Keep A RoutineKids thrive with schedules. The idea … Continued

It’s National Hire a Veteran Day | VA Employee Benefit Advisors

On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran Day with a message for employers: America’s veterans are ready to work. Employers can help veterans successfully transition to the civilian workforce by recognizing their valuable skills and providing access to good, family-sustaining jobs.VETS works … Continued

Wearable Technology | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Don’t lie–we ALL love gadgets. From the obscure (but hilariously reviewed on Amazon) Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer to the latest iteration of the Apple empire. Gadgets and technology can make our lives easier, make processes faster, and even help us get healthier. Businesses are now using the popularity of wearable technology to encourage employee wellness … Continued

10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018 | Virginia Benefit Advisors

Are you having a hard time keeping up with the steady flow of news and information that affects your workplace? Let ThinkHR help! We’ve curated some of the stories from business, news, human resources, benefits, and risk management publications that caught our eye this June.Just Don’t AskJob candidates are covered by the Civil Rights Act … Continued

The News about Association Health Plans | Virginia Benefit Brokers

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs). AHPs are not new, but they have not been widely available in the past and, in some cases, they have not been successful. The Final Rule is designed to make AHPs available to a greater number of … Continued