10.07.2019

New Jersey Requires Employers to Offer Pre-tax Commuter Benefits

By Barry Fields, Vice President – Employee Benefits On March 1, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that will require New Jersey employers with 20 or more employees to establish pre-tax transportation...

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07.18.2019

JGS Compliance Alert: House Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax

  Thursday, July 18, 2019 On Wednesday afternoon, the House approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.  After two votes to delay the implementation of the ACA’s “Cadillac tax,” on high-dollar...

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07.05.2019

Why Self-Care is Crucial for True Success

By Barry Fields, Vice President – Employee Benefits Whether you are a leader, an employee, or starting up your own business, the chances are that you don’t make enough time for self-care. Modern society tends...

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09.17.2018

New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act

By Barry Fields, Vice President – Employee Benefits Five Things to Know If you are familiar with New Jersey antidiscrimination laws, you know that it is illegal to discriminate “in any way in the rate...

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06.29.2018

Why HRAs are Becoming More Important than Ever

By Barry Fields, Vice President – Employee Benefits Between rising healthcare costs and healthcare reform efforts, there’s no question the employee benefits landscape is continually changing — and keeping the hands of benefits managers full....

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05.22.2018

Employer Mandate Requirements

By Barry Fields, Vice President – Employee Benefits The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun to notify employers via a letter (Letter 226J) containing several attachments that a company may owe a penalty for failing...

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10.29.2017

The Affordable Care Act-What You Need To Know

By Barry Fields, Vice President – Employee Benefits The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that certain employers (those with at least fifty full-time equivalent employees) provide health insurance coverage to their employees that meets “Affordability”...

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10.01.2017

Don’t Mess With The DOL

Regulations For Electronic Distribution of ERISA DisclosuresWith the recent increase in audits by the Department of Labor (DOL), one of the most frequently asked questions JGS Insurance receives is under what circumstances can documents be...

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07.06.2017

Summary Plan Description

The US Department of Labor has been conducting frequent ERISA compliance audits and, in many cases, imposing significant penalties for noncompliance. This should spur employers to make sure that they are in compliance with that...

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