Hausmann-Johnson Insurance Named One of the 2020 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

Great Place to Work® and Fortune have honored Hausmann-Johnson Insurance (HJI) as one of the 2020 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™. The ranking is based on confidential survey feedback representing more than 189,000 employees working at small- and medium-sized businesses in the United States.

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COVID-19 Bulletin: Related Impacts

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: COVID-19

Recently we shared a six-month look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved both nationwide and in the state. In Wisconsin:
  • The mortality rate of known infections has declined from 2.9% in May to 0.5% through September
  • Hospitalization rates and lengths of stay have declined as well (although..
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COVID-19 Data Tracker Update as of October 4, 2020

Author: Jessica Poff

Category: Data Analytics, COVID-19

As of October 4, 2020, Wisconsin is reporting a rate of 8.2% for positive COVID-19 tests. Among the five midwestern states, Michigan has the lowest rate at 3.8%. The Midwest’s percentage of positive tests is below the median for all states (Midwest: 7.0%, median for all states: 7.2%).

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Extended Deadlines for 2020 ACA Forms

The IRS recently announced limited relief from some of the 2020 ACA reporting requirements (IRC Sections 6055 and 6056). Specifically, the relief has to do with the 1095-B and 1095-C forms, which relate to reporting individuals’ coverage. Here are the changes employers need to note:First, the..

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Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices must be sent before Oct 15th

Author: HJI | BSG

Category: Employee Benefits

Employers must send Medicare Part D notices to all Medicare-eligible individuals before October 15, 2020, regardless of the employer's size or when the plan year starts.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, data breaches increased 40 percent in 2016, with a total of 1,093 reported breaches. This trend continued in 2017, with over 1,120 cases reported by October. Businesses, both large and small, are..

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DOL Provides Enforcement Reprieve for Seasonal Establishments Coping with COVID-19

Workplaces that satisfy requirements established by the Department of Labor as “seasonal” may enjoy certain exemptions from wage and hour rules. This article outlines how pandemic closures may have impacted compliance with those rules.

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COVID-19–Related Employment Lawsuits Are in Full Swing

How an employer responds to COVID-19 related employment matters could be challenged by a lawsuit. This article outlines some areas of employment practice where employers should pay close attention.

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10 Good Minutes: Telehealth

The utilization of telehealth has surged over the last 6 months. Is it here to stay? 

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Increased Enforcement of Public Health Orders for Restaurants and Taverns

Public Health of Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) is receiving increasing complaints of non-compliance related to restaurants and taverns exceeding the 25% indoor capacity restrictions; employees not wearing face coverings or not wearing them properly; employees not physically distancing; and..

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