Legislative Update: AB 72

Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 72, effective July 2017. Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 72, legislation that will provide California residents with strong new protections against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting July 2017. The measure mandates...

New I-9 Form Released

The new I-9 form was released on November 14. It may now be used, although the old form will remain valid through January 21, 2017. After that date, you must use the new form. We recommend you train all employees who are responsible for completing the I-9 and start to...

1095- Extended Reporting Dates

On November 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced extended deadlines for 2016 Minimum Essential Coverage (Section 6055) and Large Employer Shared Responsibility (Section 6056) reporting due to individuals in early 2017. The extended deadlines are as...

Mandatory OSHA Deadline Approaching

Each year from February 1 to April 30, Employers Must Post the OSHA Form 300A Employers with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms 300, 300A...

Legislative Update: SB 654

Governor Brown Vetoes Senate Bill 654 – Baby Bonding Leave California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required more employers in California to provide baby-bonding leave to new parents. The New Parent Leave Bill, Senate Bill 654, would have...

New 2017 Limits Announced

HSA Limits: For 2017, the maximum annual HSA contribution for individuals with self-only coverage will increase from $3,350 to $3,400, but the limit will remain $6,750 for individuals with family coverage. The minimum annual deductible and maximum annual out-of-pocket...
El Camino Hospital Rejoins Anthem Blue Cross Network

El Camino Hospital Rejoins Anthem Blue Cross Network

Anthem Blue Cross has reached a new multi-year contract with El Camino Hospital, effective June 1, 2016. El Camino Hospital, which includes campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, had terminated its contract with Anthem Blue Cross earlier in the year, but both sides...