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Visual Article: The Alliance Experience: Workers’ Compensation Solutions

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Jun 30, 2016

You know your employees are your most valuable resource. But did you know Workers' Compensation is one of the most critical components of your ability to be competitive? Read More

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Overtime and Minimum Wage changes to affect millions of workers…Are you prepared?

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Jun 23, 2016

Significant changes to employee compensation are right around the corner. Previously, I’ve written about the new wage threshold that determines whether your employees are exempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective December 1, 2016, that wage threshold will move from $23,600 up to $47,476 annually, and from… Read More

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False Claims Act: Supreme Court hears oral arguments

Published by David Thurber on May 12, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a False Claims Act (FCA) case, Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar1. The Court is being asked by the government to affirm the validity of their so-called implied false certification theory. This theory, advanced by the department of… Read More

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Obesity: A Protected Class?

Published by David Thurber on May 12, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than one-third (34.9 percent or 78.6 million) of American adults are considered obese, which it defines as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher using a weight to height ratio. Morbid obesity refers to a weight… Read More

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‘Sorry’ seems to be the hardest word…

Published by Mark Holt on Apr 29, 2016

Elton John’s immortal words never rang truer than in our business. The human part of you yearns to apologize but we’ve been conditioned that doing so is tantamount to admitting guilt. That was true, until recently. Now, all but a handful of states have “apology laws”, which allow us to… Read More

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Complying With ACA Guidlines

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Apr 04, 2016

With 2016 being the first year for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting, it will be important that your business is compliant with reporting guidelines. The following ACA compliance checklist details some key points you should be aware of as you navigate the reporting process. 

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Oregon’s New Sick Time Law

Published by Alliance Insurance Group on Mar 03, 2016

Taking the lead from cities like San Francisco and Seattle, Oregon lawmakers passed new legislation last summer that requires most employers in the state to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The new mandate, which went into effect on January 1, 2016, requires employers with ten or more employees… Read More