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    Christmas Tree and Holiday Light Safety

      Source: National Fire Protection Association Christmas tree fires In 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 230 home structure fires that began with Christmas trees. Home Christmas tree fires caused an average...

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    7 ways to make the (dreaded) annual review better for your employees

      Originally posted December 12, 2014 by Alan Fox on HR.BLR.com In the movie Coconuts the hotel employees of a mustachioed Groucho Marx chased him from the lobby and up a flight of stairs. “We want our money,” they...

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    The Cheapest Days To Fly For Christmas

      Source: Business Insider If you’re traveling for Christmas this year, you’ve probably already started researching flights for you and your family. This process can leave you feeling a bit like you’re on a mining expedition, sifting...

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    Government releases Form 5500 changes

      Originally posted December 17, 2014 by Mike Nesper on Employee Benefit Advisor The government recently announced changes to the Form 5500 and the Form 5500-SF. The changes, released by the IRS, Employee Benefits Security Administration and...

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    ACA employer mandate in action: Avoiding the missteps of 2014

      Originally posted December 12, 2014, by Deborah Hyde on Employee Benefit News. Soon we will be ushering in the New Year, which marks the first for the roll-out of the employer shared responsibility provisions under the...

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    Most Consumers Value Integrated Benefits for Time and Cost Savings

      Originally posted December 11, 2014 on Insurance Broadcasting Whether it’s dental insurance or the smartphone, consumers want products that offer simplification and savings. In a new survey, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield asked Americans what...

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    Part-time employment adds leg to traditional retirement stool

    Source: Employee Benefit News You have probably have heard about the three-legged stool approach to retirement planning. Historically, financial planners have advised that retirees could expect to derive their retirement income from three sources: Social Security, corporate...

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    Holiday Hazards: Falls from Elevations

    Originally posted December 1, 2014, by Jennifer Bustick at Safety Daily Advisor Ah, the holidays! Twinkly lights, evergreen wreaths, chirpy music, family gatherings … and hazards that don’t apply to any other time of year. Safety Daily...

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    Dental gap: Coverage slips through reform’s cracks

      Originally post December 9, 2014 by Bob Herman on www.businessinsider.com.  Dental care is a peculiar niche of the U.S. healthcare system. Even though teeth and gums are just as much part of the human body as kidneys...

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    OFCCP Releases Final Rule on LGBT Non-Discrimination

      Originally posted December 4, 2014 by Cara Crotty on ThinkHR.com The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced yesterday that it is issuing a Final Rule implementing President Obama’s Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating on the bases...

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