osWell Health Clip: Food and Cancer Prevention [VIDEO]

Author: Aaron Witwer | Date:August 3rd, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, General

osWell Health Clip is a new feature presented by osWell Health Management Let’s talk about food and cancer prevention. Evidence continues to mount that certain cancers are highly preventable or greatly impacted by our behavior. We’re aware of a few like smoking and lung cancer, smokeless tobacco and gum cancer, and sun exposure and skin […]

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oswald centreLargest Employee Benefits Division in Northeast Ohio, Oswald, Continues to Invest in Talent, Technologies and Client Resources

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:March 21st, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, News

CLEVELAND – March 21, 2017 – The Employee Benefits Division of Oswald Companies was recently featured as the largest in the Greater Cleveland region, by Crain’s Cleveland Business, in its annual listing of the largest Employee Benefits Service Firms. “The last 18 months have been truly transformative for our division, which now employs nearly 150 […]

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Countdown to ACA Reporting Filing Deadlines

Author: Andrea Esselstein | Date:February 10th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

As a reminder, deadlines are approaching to file the required IRS forms under the ACA employer reporting requirements. 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 included when determining if […]

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Status of the ACA: Insights from Washington D.C., as of Feb. 2, 2017

Author: Andrea Esselstein | Date:February 6th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

On January 26, 2017, key members of the GOP met in Philadelphia for a health care summit.  With a goal to establish an ACA-replacement platform by consolidating varying proposed legislative bills, the Republican leadership left the city of Brotherly Love with little actionable progress. “We are still developing what this thing is going to look […]

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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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