The June issue of our Benefits Focus newsletter is out and includes an overview of the agencies’ plan to issue final rules for the SBC requirements, the IRS’ update for 2016 HSA Limits and revisions to Small Employer status in the ACA. Please contact us with any questions or if you’d like to continue the conversation further: EBTeam@AlperServices.com
Sam Cook, a top sales person at his company, fell off a ladder over the weekend while spring cleaning. His back is sprained, and he is expected to be out for at least eight weeks. How will Sam and his family get by if he is not working?
Disability Insurance provides supplementary income in the event of an illness or accident resulting from a covered disability that prevents an individual from working at their regular position.
If they were injured or ill and couldn’t work, half of Americans wouldn’t make it more than one month before financial difficulties set in. Are you and your family protected? Your income is critical to your financial security, and yet you rarely think about how a non-work related illness or accident puts you at risk. In fact, 95% of disabling accidents and illnesses are not work related, so Worker’s Compensation doesn’t cover them.
Having Disability Insurance can add peace of mind during distressing times. Contact Alper for information on Short- and Long-Term Disability products or for a personalized product proposal for your company.
Alper Employee Benefits Team
Festina Lente 2015 was a great time to catch up with fellow Team Members and say Thank You! to our various industry partners. The happy hour was hosted at Bull & Bear in the River North neighborhood of Chicago were guests were treated to an open bar, appetizers and a lively cake presentation for Howard Alper’s birthday.
Congratulations to Team Saladdz for coming out on top of this year’s Alper Employee Challenge! It was an incredibly close competition, but in the end, Team Saladdz exhibited the top scores in competitions testing our leadership, communication and teamwork skills. The activities were a great opportunity to socialize during the winter months with co-workers outside of our departments. Thank you to everyone who participated! Continue reading
Excepted Benefits are benefit products that are designed to supplement comprehensive medical coverage. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have made important changes to the regulation of excepted benefits including new rules governing Employee Assistance Plans (EAP).
Please click on the brief to the right for greater details on the four categories of excepted benefits under the ACA.
Fireman’s Fund sold its Personal Insurance renewal rights to the ACE Group, effective April 1, 2015. The Alper Services Personal Lines Team continues to provide our Clients with updated information regarding the transition to ACE Private Risk Services. For the latest news from ACE on the subject, please see their Press Release.
The April issue of our Benefits Focus newsletter is hot off the press! April Benefits Focus. Please contact us with any questions or if you’d like to continue the conversation further: EBTeam@AlperServices.com
Challenge 3 of the Alper Employee Challenge allowed for the Alper Team to showcase some of their hidden talents. Continue reading
On Thursday, March 4th the four teams competing in the Alper Employee Challenge put their communication skills to the test in Part Two of the series. Continue reading