ACA Employer Reporting Requirements | Upcoming Due Dates

Author: Andrea Esselstein | Date:February 2nd, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

Despite marketplace uncertainty surrounding potential “repeal and replace” details, the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer reporting requirements remain effective with approaching due dates. Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) are required to report whether Minimum Value, affordable coverage was offered to any full-time employees (full-time for at least one month during the year).  Full-time equivalent employees must be […]

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President Trump’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) Executive Order [Advisory]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:January 25th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

On the evening of his inauguration, President Trump issued a first executive order impacting the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The timing and sweeping language sends a clear message to Congress regarding the direction of the new administration. This order, in practice, is largely symbolic. The timing, itself, speaks as much as the […]

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The 2016 Smart 50 Awards Scheduled for Oct. 25 in Downtown Columbus

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:October 21st, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, Events

Oswald is proud to be a sponsor of the SBN Smart 50 awards in Columbus for the third consecutive year. The Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners will be honored at a black-tie […]

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Insurance, Marijuana and The Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:August 3rd, 2016 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Employee Benefits

The legalization of marijuana remains a sticky subject for employers, including in Ohio and 26 other states where it remains illegal as of 2016. Download and share the following infographic, “The Effects of Marijuana Legalization in the U.S. Workplace,” presented by Assurex Global, and check out key discussion points within the industry. Even with voters rejecting proposals, polls continue […]

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Employee Benefits Communication: Off-Cycle Enrollments vs. Open Enrollment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Author: Matt Byrnes | Date:June 30th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

WHAT is better to communicate and WHEN. Information Overload: we’re all suffering and we’re all guilty. There is a way to overcome this in your benefits communications. The vast majority of employer groups regularly try to cram all benefits enrollment information into one time a year, during open enrollment. This can also include elements such […]

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Danielle KlassenThe Diversity Divide in Wellness Programming: Klassen to Present Webinar for the National Wellness Institute June 8

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:June 7th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, General

CLEVELAND – June 7, 2016 – On June 8, Danielle Klassen, Certified Wellness Practitioner and Senior Health Management Consultant at Oswald Companies, will present “The Diversity Divide in Wellness Programming: Appreciating and Leveraging Cultural Competency to Engage All Employees,” webinar for the National Wellness Institute. This webinar outlines how organizations can identify diversity that exists […]

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Oswald Companies Launches Empower With Oswald Benefits Technology Platform

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:May 11th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, News

Maxwell Health Powers Cutting-Edge Technology Platform for SMBs and Employees CLEVELAND – May 11, 2016 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independent employee benefits practices in the U.S., has announced the launch of Empower With Oswald, an employee benefits technology platform and innovative marketplace. Powered by Maxwell Health, Oswald clients have access to a […]

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PreventiveCareFactsThe Case For Preventive Care [INFOGRAPHIC]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:April 28th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

Counseling, screenings, wellness visits. These are a just a few avenues that employers take to help employees improve health, increase productivity and reduce costs. View our latest infographic from osWell Health Management, “Why Preventive Care,” featuring facts and figures on the current health environment, as well as the potential impact of preventive care solutions. Spoiler alert for employers: the […]

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NOHRC 2016 OswaldOswald to Present Wellness Program Compliance Session “Angering the Acronyms” at NOHRC 2016

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:March 7th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, General, News

The Northern Ohio HR Conference, celebrating its 50th year in 2016, will take place March 10 and 11 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. At 3:15 p.m., Friday, March 11, Oswald’s Michael Farago and Aaron Witwer will be speaking in a breakout session, titled: “My Wellness Program is Compliant – I Think – ACA, HIPAA, GINA, ADA, and How […]

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future of analyticsMaking it Count: The Future of Data Analytics and Employee Benefits (Part 4 of 4)

Author: Denise Mirtich | Date:February 24th, 2016 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

We count steps and we count calories. We monitor our heart rate and how much we exercise each day. Individuals and organizations are collecting untold amounts of data, but what do we do with it? The future is here today. Some organizations offer unique plan designs involving personal data transmitted to primary physicians. Devices like […]

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