MetLife Webcast: Emerging Insights into the Benefits of Benefits

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Join us for a first look at the latest benefits trends You’re invited to attend an exclusive webinar featuring the latest research from MetLife. We’ll take a closer look at the strategic benefits of benefits so you can walk away with practical insights to help bridge the gap between what employers think and how employees feel. Give us a few …

Why Employees Need You To Provide More Financial Protection

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In 2015, American workers showed confidence and financial optimism as the economy improved. In California alone, Gov. Jerry Brown recently boasted two million new jobs were created in the state since 2011. In fact, 75 percent of employees in America say they currently feel “in control” of their lives, according to a 2015 study conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies. However, …

The Gap between Medical and Dental Coverage in 2015

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While the ACA has expanded access to medical insurance for Americans, dental insurance remains a neglected but sought after benefit. Currently, qualified private health care plans do not require dental benefits as part of the minimum essential coverage. While this past year has shown a historic increase in medical coverage, dental insurance still remains an unmet healthcare need for many, …

2016 Employment Law Updates for California

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Thanks to our partner, HR AnswerLink, we’ve compiled a list of employment laws going into effect starting in January. If you have employees within the Golden State, be sure to scan the checklist and make sure you’re prepared in 2016.   Minimum Wage Increase (SB-3) California’s minimum wage will increase from $9.00 to $10.00. Keep in mind that this will …

How Americans Viewed Life Insurance in 2015

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Life insurance serves as a critical component for financial protection, and yet more than 100 million Americans do not own life insurance of any kind. According to a 2015 study published by LIMRA and Life Happens, 20 percent of Americans are solely covered by employer-sponsored group life insurance, 25 percent solely through individual coverage, and 15 percent are covered by …

Tips and Trends for the New Year

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To stay on top of your business in the boundless frontier of the New Year, we’ve gathered six articles to serve as a window to what’s coming. From HR and Administration tips, to new developments and new trends in the ancillary insurance world, CoPower keeps you prepared.   HR and Administration advice corner The Information Employers Must Provide, and When …

HR Support Center Federal Law Update – Minimum Wage

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The minimum wage for federal contractors will increase to $10.15 per hour as of January 1, 2016. The wage requirement applies to new and replacement contracts (solicited on or after January 1, 2015) with employers covered by the Service Contract Act or any employer who handles concessions and services in connection with Federal property or lands. We recommend that employers …

Benefits Trend Watch: The Rise of Voluntary

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Today many employers are rethinking the composition of their benefit packages and choosing to offer more voluntary options. This decision is based on many factors, including rising healthcare costs, and changes brought about by healthcare reform. According to recent research from Eastbridge Consulting Group, there is an increase in employee benefit ownership. Smaller employers with 10-100 workers saw a large …

Exciting News: Offer Landmark to your Kaiser Permanente Groups

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Effective January 1, 2016, Kaiser Permanente will no longer offer optional chiropractic and acupuncture benefits for small group clients with ACA compliant plans. The good news is CoPower has your back! Our trusted carrier partner, Landmark can be offered alongside any ACA-compliant medical plan to provide first dollar coverage for chiropractic and acupuncture services. Reach out to your Sales Representative …

HR Snapshot – ACA Changes in 2016

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Source: HRAnswerlink What are the Affordable Care Act changes scheduled to take place in 2016? Answer from Jenny, one of our HR Pros Under the Affordable Care Act, there are several changes for large employers (100+ full time equivalent employees) and mid-sized employers (50-99 full time equivalent employees). Here are the major ones to be aware of in 2016: 1. …