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President Trump Issues Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act

January 24, 2017

President Trump moved swiftly after taking office on Friday, issuing an Executive Order intended to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  The order is somewhat symbolic and has no immediate effect on employers, many of whom are in the process of complying with the ACA’s onerous reporting requirements (Forms…

Trump and Healthcare: what’s next for Ohio’s patients, hospitals and taxpayers

January 16, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.wfmj.com Written by: Lindsay McCoy, Reporter YOUNGSTOWN Ohio As Republicans take their first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, many across the valley are bracing for the potential ripple effect such a maneuver could mean. Health systems are among some of the largest employers across Northeast Ohio. “We’re not…

Insurance experts encourage Americans to hold tight as Congress works to repeal Affordable Care Act

January 4, 2017

This story originally appeared on www.wfmj.com Written by: Kate Keller, Healthy Living Reporter BOARDMAN, Ohio – January 4, 2017 While Republicans have made it clear they’ll repeal the Affordable Care Act, they admit their replacement plan is far from ready. “The repeal could take a matter of months.  The replacement of the other hand is…

Federal court blocks expansion of overtime

November 22, 2016

On Tuesday the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing a rule imposed by President Barack Obama‘s administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1. The injunction will delay…

Five Things Your Health Insurance Broker Doesn’t Want You To Know

June 14, 2016

1. Signatures on Health Insurance Applications are good for 90 Days You can begin gathering updated Health Insurance Applications three months before your coverage renews. You should be doing this even though the renewal isn’t available yet. 2. By law your Health Insurance Renewal is produced 60 Days before coverage renews You should have your…

How To Lower the Risk of a DOL Audit

November 19, 2015

A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) audit of your welfare benefit plan could happen at any time. The checklist below can help you prevent and be prepared for a DOL audit: Maintain all documents related to welfare benefit plans in one location. Designate one person at the company to take charge of the welfare benefit…

Information About the Employee Benefits Security Administration

November 19, 2015

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) of the Department of Labor is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the private employee benefit plan system in the United States. EBSA’s oversight authority extends to nearly 684,000 retirement plans, approximately 2.4 million health plans, and a similar number of other welfare benefits plans, such as those providing…

DC Wellness Cuts Ribbon at New Office

October 14, 2015

This article first appeared on BusinessJournalDaily.com YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Health insurance broker DC Wellness cut the ribbon Tuesday at its new office, 4495 Market St., after purchasing the building in July. In the time since, vice president Bob Gearhart Jr. said, the company has renovated and upgraded the office. “We were working out of a…