By Eli Makus
Ellis Buehler Makus LLP

On July 1, employees begin accruing and using their paid sick leave entitlements under California’s new paid sick leave law, the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014. Is your organization ready? Let’s review the past, present and future of this new paid sick leave regime to make sure you and your employees are ready for July 1.

The Past...

Here’s what employers have been working on since January 1 (or... Read More

New IRS ACA related filing requirements are definitely top of mind for many clients at the moment. The purpose of the new reporting requirements under the ACA is intended to promote transparency, but it can be confusing. Sections 6055 and 6056 layout the IRS instructions and requirements for companies to report about their health insurance plans. Filing will be required starting in 2016 on 2015 plan year offerings. That actual reporting will... Read More

I am so honored that Benefits Done Right was again honored as one of Sacramento’s Healthiest Employers by the Sacramento Business Journal. While we didn’t win the top spot for businesses under 100, we are inspired and thankful to be included in such great company. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

As a lifelong advocate of good health, the wellness of our team is always top of mind. I encourage and enable them in all aspects of... Read More

The recent contract renewal negotiations between Sutter Health and Blue Shield are alarming for everyone. There are nearly 300,000 Blue Shield members who will be affected in Northern California alone. I anticipate that the two parties will come to an agreement soon.

Employers are feeling the pressure to rewrite their plans and leave Blue Shield to provide the continuity of care for their employees. Employees feel uneasy too, especially after... Read More

There has been tremendous confusion surrounding California’s 60 day waiting period for health insurance versus the 90 day federal waiting period. On August 15th, 2014 Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1034 which repealed an insurance law (Assembly Bill 1083) that prohibited insurance companies from including waiting periods in excess of 60 days in their group health insurance contracts. The new law, effective January 1, 2015, repeals... Read More

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