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On June 25th, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold the healthcare subsidies set into effect by the federal goverment.  The King v. Burwell ruling means that tax credits aren’t limited to state Exchanges– individuals may continue to receive tax credits purchased on any Exchange created under the ACA whether established by the ...
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9 Things to Look For When Selecting a Recruiter

1. Poise: Without it, a recruiter is unlikely to make winning connections between organizations and people seeking positions.

2. Marketing skills: You need a recruiter who can market you to hiring teams, right?

3. Goal-oriented: Skilled recruiters are driven by targets.  Unless a recruiter has experience placing a given number of people in a given period, they might not be around long enough to place you!  Recruiting is a competitive field.

4. ...

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Are Workers Better or Worse Off Under the ACA?

According to this new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM):

  • 14% of employers have already reduced hours for part-time employees
  • 6% of employers plan to reduce hours for part-time employees
  • 9% of employers have considered reducing hours for full-time employees
  • 10% of employers have considered reducing their workforce as a result of the ACA

Since January, companies with a minimum of 100 employees must offer health coverage to workers on the job at least 30 hours per week—or face financial penalties.  ...

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Not a Fan of Obamacare?: The Options

Affordable Care ActBelow is a summary of three dominant approaches being suggested by people who want to see significant change with Obamacare:

#1 REFORM:  Those coming from this school of thought think repeal is so unlikely that reform is the most realistic approach for making changes to healthcare as we now know it.

#2 REPLACE: This camp includes those who believe the law should be repealed but who think this ...

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Healthcare Spending Under Obamacare: What Does it Mean?

Economists at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report that 2013 had the lowest annual increase in spending since 1960, the year the government began tracking this statistic.  The slow growth of just 3.6 percent is only partly explained by Obama’s health care law because it was only partly implemented in 2013.  Obamacare actually had a push and pull effect on the economy.  That ...

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Poll About Obama Care May Surprise You

According to a 2014 Rasmussen poll:

  • 13 percent want to keep the new health care law as is
  • 30 percent want to repeal the ACA
  • 52 percent want Congress and the White House to “go through the law piece by piece to improve it”

Likewise, the following surveys echo growing support for amending rather than scrapping the Affordable Care Act:

Where do you stand on this issue?  Let your voice be heard ...

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Tips for Recruiting Success in 2015

 

If you’re like 69% of recruiters, you expect competition to increase in 2015. With the demand for highly skilled workers on the rise, what can YOU do to outpace your competition?  Buy a clue from JobVite’s 2014 Social Recruiting Survey which was completed by 1,855 recruiting and HR professionals across most industries.  It reveals the practices and trends that are redefining recruiting competency.

First off, what does ...

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Laws Going Into Effect January 1st

In Florida:

  • The tax rate on gas increases .03%
  • Minimum wage increases to $8.05 per hour and the tipped employee minimum cash wage increases to $5.03 per hour.

In all states:

  • Federal employees (except members of Congress and political appointees) will receive a 1% pay raise.  This will be the first federal pay raise ...
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The Affordable Care Act In the New Year

Are you one of the many who will face a higher premium next year?  Do you have any recourse?

According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, in the 35 states including Florida where Washington runs the health exchange, the most popular type of plan will go up an average of 5 percent in 2015.  Such an increase is ...

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What do Hispanics and Obama Care have in common?

 

Boosting the number of enrollees beyond the 6.7 million who signed up the first year of Obama Care depends on reaching those who’ve been long uninsured or who’ve never been insured.  With Hispanics accounting for a large share of the nation’s uninsured, they’ve become a highly desirable demographic to market in year two of the nation’s health care overhaul.

Only 11 percent of those who enrolled during the ...

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