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At Brooks Financial Group, we strive to provide our business relationships with insightful, timely information to help their businesses thrive. Wellness programs have faced unique challenges and scrutiny in 2018. As the year winds down, it’s important to review a few important areas as we launch into 2019. The article below offers some updates on:
Telehealth and telemedicine technologies are designed to combat rising healthcare costs, improve the quality of care, and much more. Learn the differences between these two programs and how they will be impacting the future of healthcare.
IRS Releases New Income Tax Withholding Tables
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released IRS Notice 1036, Early Release Copies of the 2018 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding.
The Health Care Reform To-Do Checklists you will find below include valuable information on 2018 Benefits Requirements. You'll find a list of what needs to be completed, action steps for employers, as well as special tips and deadlines for each step. Select the To-Do List that applies to your company's size and offerings.
Now that comprehensive health-care reform has been signed into law, how will it affect you? While some portions of the law become effective in 2010, other provisions are phased in over time. Nevertheless, it is almost certain that at least some of these reforms will have an effect on you and your family.
How will health coverage change?
You may have heard that the health-care reform legislation passed in 2010 requires all employers to provide health insurance to their employees. That is not the case. But the law does try to encourage employers to offer health insurance by imposing penalties on larger employers that don't offer affordable health insurance coverage, and by offering incentives in the form of tax credits to smaller employers who do provide their workers with affordable health-care coverage.