Royal Oak, MI 48067

Month: September 2013

Over-Withholding of Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

On Sept. 23, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-61. This notice provides a special process for employers to make refund claims or internal adjustments of FICA and federal income tax (FIT) that was withheld or paid in connection with same-sex spouse benef…

DOL Issues Same-Sex Marriage Guidance

Details continue to emerge on how the federal government will implement the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. On Sept. 18, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security A…

Rules Sought for Questionnaires

A federal lawmaker is asking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate employer wellness programs that seek intimate health information from employees, and to issue guidelines preventing employers from using such programs to discrimina…

What’s the Best CEO-to-Worker Ratio?

On Sept. 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose a rule requiring companies to disclose the ratio of CEO pay to the average worker’s pay within their company.

More Businesses Plan to Offer HDHPs

As PPACA standards and practices begin to take effect, business owners are considering how to keep budgets low while simultaneously offering healthcare coverage to full-time employees.

Linda Rowings Interview

United Benefit Advisors’ Chief Compliance Officer Linda Rowings recently spoke with 1310 AM, Madison, Wisc. about Health Care Reform.

The Expanding Ranks of the Disabled

Obesity now affects approximately one in three Americans, according to recent data.

Insurance Sales Hit the Mall

Theresa Pugh stopped at a store near Lord & Taylor after eating at the restaurant a few doors down. She picked herself up a supplemental Medicare plan from the Horizon Connect store.

Holding Health Care Accountable

Earlier this year, technology giant Intel Corp. began an experiment in health care delivery at its largest semiconductor manufacturing facility in Rio Rancho, N.M.

Cornerstone’s Gallagher Quoted in Globe

UBA Partner Firm the Cornerstone Group’s Vice President, Amy Gallagher, was quoted in a Boston Globe story on Sept. 2.