What is MEC?

MEC, or minimum essential coverage, is a type of benefit plan that has been introduced to help large employers provide lower cost health coverage options and potentially avoid the employer mandate penalty. For an employer to avoid all penalties, the plans offered to eligible employees must: Provide Minimum Value: By law, the plan must offer minimum…

Cyber Bullying

Once considered a “rite of passage,” bullying is now viewed as a disturbing form of abuse. In many cases, bullying has caused long-term emotional damage to children and their families, and in some instances, even death. According to the iSAFE foundation, “over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same…

New OSHA Reporting Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a final rule that changes what types of accidents are required to be reported to the federal agency. The new rule, which is effective Jan. 1, 2015, will require employers to notify OSHA of any work-related fatalities within eight hours and any…