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New IRS Q&As on ACA Information Reporting by Employers and Health Coverage Providers
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Annual Limit on Deductibles for Small Group Plans
Eliminated Retroactively to 2010
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Legislature Considers WC Interstate Jurisdiction Fix

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NAHU Awards Barbara Sears its Top Advocacy Honor
The Spirit of Independence Award

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NAHU's 24th Annual Capitol Conference
Agents of Change: Seizing the Opportunity

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Roemer Insurance President Receives Agent of the Month Award
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Last Updated January 23, 2015

New Standard Mileage Rates and Transportation Benefit Tax Changes
The 2015 optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes is now in effect. Separately, a new law retroactively increases the 2014 monthly benefit exclusion for certain transportation benefits provided to employees.
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Proposed Changes to Summary of Benefits and Coverage Requirements
New proposed rules would amend the requirements related to distribution of a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). Under Health Care Reform, a group health plan (or the insurer) must provide employees with a standard SBC form explaining plan coverage and costs at specified times during the enrollment process and upon request.
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Reminder: Certificates Showing Prior Health Coverage for Employees No Longer Required Beginning December 31, 2014
As part of the federal Health Care Reform law, employer-sponsored group health plans are no longer permitted to apply pre-existing condition exclusion periods to individuals covered under the plan.
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5 HR Compliance Resolutions for 2015
The New Year is a great time to take stock of your company's compliance with important federal and state labor law requirements.
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SHOULD MOTOR CARRIERS 'LIKE' SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MONITORING DRIVERS?
It is now commonplace for employers to check a prospective employee’s social media page as part of the hiring process. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are all easily reviewable by a potential employer. Some employers continuously monitor employee’s updates throughout the employment relationship.

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CALIFORNIA GREENING.
“Green” issues certainly do seem to be a permanent part of the American transportation  landscape now.  Alternative fuels, greater fuel efficiency, the environment and sustainability are all much more than buzz words.  The “greening” of America’s trucking industry regulations will continue to present fleets with challenges and opportunities.

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LOOKING FOR DRIVERS?
Yeah, you and everybody else.  And it seems to be an international phenomenon, too.  An article from The New Zealand Herald describes how trucking firms there are importing foreign nationals to fill empty trucks.
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MAYBE WE JUST NEED TO GROW OUR OWN FUTURE DRIVERS? 
Nearly 250 boy scouts, troop leaders and parents attended the 2014 Mid America Truck Show this year as part of a new partnership between Trucker Buddy and Lincoln Heritage Scout Council.

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2014 SHAPING UP TO BE STRONGER YEAR
FOR TRUCKING INDUSTRY
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But it’s a mixed bag. 2013 was a challenging year for many motor carriers thanks to regulators in Washington DC, weak freight demand and some arduous union negotiations.

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