The Source: Weekly Roundup – October 8, 2018

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Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news. Our weekly publication highlight this week’s top stories in human resources, benefits administration, insurance, legislation and more to make sure you can stay on top of industry trends and changes. Start off your week on a high note with The Source!

In this week’s edition, we cover labor trends, some of those pesky employment law acronyms (specifically FMLA and ACA), ways to help boost productivity as the year winds to a close, and tips to get employers on the road to OE success. 

Unemployment Rate Hits 48-year Low

A new Labor Department report shows that the jobless rate fell in September more than projected to 3.7 percent, which is the lowest it’s been since 1969, illustrating a labor market that is tighter than ever. View highlights from the labor report courtesy of BenefitsPro.

Rookie’s Guide to the FMLA

Employment law involves a lot of acronyms, so don’t feel bad if you can’t keep them all straight all the time. Check out HR Dive’s new column series, Back to Basics, in which Katie Clarey lays out the basics of federal employment law. This week’s column is about FMLA – The Family and Medical Leave Act.

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Brokers: 4 Tips to Boost Productivity in Q4

Brokers: need a boost to keep you and your business not just surviving, but thriving all through the rest of the year? Stay focused, clearheaded, and don’t be too proud to ask for help, says Jellyvision. Check out their 4 tips for boosting productivity and reducing stress through Q4. 

Brokers: Set your Clients up for OE Success

Open enrollment is well under way for many companies, and only a fraction of employees are actually prepared. In a competitive labor market, OE is the perfect time for your clients to maximize the employee experience and position themselves as a top choice organization. Set up your clients for OE success with simplification, personalization and technology – read more from Insurance News Net.

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Are you ready for ACA Reporting?

The IRS recently released draft forms and instructions for ACA forms. In past years, there was a “good faith compliance efforts” relief relating to reporting requirements; employers who made a good faith effort to comply with the information reporting requirements would not be subject to penalties for failure to correctly or completely file. This won’t be the case for 2018 filing!! Read more on the United Benefit Advisors blog.

Free ACA Compliance Guide – Download Now

If you need a quick crash course on all things Affordable Care Act, you’ve come to the right place. Download the FREE PlanSource ACA Guide to help determine if your organization is under the scope of ACA regulations, get info about important ACA dates and deadlines, and get educated on how to stay compliant.

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