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Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog Posts Tagged 'Benefits' (5)

40% of Contractors Are 50 and Over

If you are only targeting younger people for contract positions, you may be missing the boat.

According to a recent Reuters article citing an MBO Partners survey, 40% of temporary/contract workers are ages 50 and over. Ten percent are over 65.

According to the article, contract staffing is providing a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Could "Obamacare" Increase the Demand for Contractors?

Like it or not, it looks like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as "Obamacare," is here to stay. Even if the upcoming election is a Republican landslide, experts say it is unlikely that the healthcare reform will be completely repealed.

One of the upcoming provisions that is worrying employers the most is the employer mandate. Under this provision, employers with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 24, 2012 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

Retirees Can Get Benefits Through Contract Staffing

As if the stock market crash a few years ago wasn't enough to ruin many older workers' retirement, USA Today is now reporting that many have not saved enough to cover the massive cost of healthcare they will have in their retirement years.

According to the USA Todayarticle,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 29, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

What Recruiters Can Expect in an IRS COBRA Audit

If you're running your own back-office and offering benefits to your contractors, it is critical that you are familiar and compliant with COBRA. COBRA, which stands for The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, was enacted in 1986. It requires employers with more than 20 employees to offer continuation of health care coverage when an employee loses coverage due to status changes, such as resigning, losing a job, or having hours…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 19, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Side-Stepping the Co-Employment Trap 3: Benefits

Contracting offers employers the flexibility they need in this economy to easily adjust their workforce to their business needs. But some employers are gun-shy about utilizing contractors out of fear of co-employment issues. In this series, we will examine the co-employment risk and how your client companies can reduce that risk when utilizing contractors.

Contractor benefits, or more specifically, the lack thereof, was the driving force behind one of the most famous co-employment…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 9, 2011 at 11:54am — No Comments

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