From AssuredPartners NL: The Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets at Work

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets at Work

By AStubblefield

Have you ever heard of an employer allowing pets at work? According to the Society of Human Resource Management, seven percent of employers now allow pets to come to work with their owners. If you are contemplating implementing a pet policy in your office, it is important to weigh the pros and cons. Read the whole post here

The Future of the ACA and Employee Benefit Plans

By Caroline Smith

It’s been over a week since the election results came in and since then, you have likely been inundated with emails, seen many television interviews, and heard other news sources espousing predictions of what is on the horizon for employee benefit plans, and specifically, the future of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Indeed, the Trump administration and the Republican-dominated Congress will likely come out swinging, raring to take down the ACA as one of its top priorities in an effort to show supporters that President Trump is fulfilling one of his campaign promises immediately.


From the AssuredPartners Employee Benefits News/Updates Blog

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final rules clarifying how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer wellness programs.

The final rules remain fairly consistent with the 2015 proposed rules however they provide much needed clarification and additional guidance necessary to ensure employers structure their wellness programs without violating the ADA or GINA.