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2016 Worksite Flu Shot Clinics

Posted by Team Granite on Sep 19, 2016 3:18:38 PM

Fall season is just around the corner, and it is often at this time that we start seeing people get sick with the flu. Kaiser Permanente is now accepting worksite flu shot clinic scheduling requests for the 2016 season for the active enrolled groups with Kaiser. Flu clinics are available to all employees enrolled or not enrolled in Kaiser on a fee-for-service basis billed to the employer outside the scope of covered health plan benefits.

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Topics: Healthcare

Do You Know The Person You're Hiring? Conduct A Background Check To Be Sure

Posted by Team Granite on Sep 1, 2016 4:37:15 PM

Employment screening services can provide peace of mind to employers when hiring a candidate. At Granite we have put together a National Background Check Program using National Crime Search.

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Granite News Alert: Healthcare Giant Aetna is Pulling Out of Obamacare

Posted by Team Granite on Aug 17, 2016 3:35:06 PM

In the latest blow to Obamacare, Aetna is vastly reducing its presence on the individual exchanges in 2017.The insurer will stop offering policies on the exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where it currently operates. Aetna (AET) will only sell Obamacare products in Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska and Virginia.

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WCIRB Governing Committee Authorizes January 1, 2017 Pure Premium Rate Filing

Posted by Team Granite on Aug 17, 2016 3:23:17 PM

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) Governing Committee voted to authorize the WCIRB to submit a January 1, 2017 Advisory Pure Premium Rate Filing to the California Insurance Commissioner.

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Off the Job Income Protection with Short Term Disability

Posted by Team Granite on Aug 17, 2016 3:17:35 PM

Short Term Disability (STD) is one of the fastest-growing ancillary benefits being offered by employers. There is no cost to the employer to offer short term disability and helps an employer reduce worker's compensation injuries.

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Form 5500 Filing Deadline Approaching for Calendar Year Plans with 100+ Participants

Posted by Team Granite on Jul 18, 2016 11:47:36 AM

For a calendar year plan, the deadline for filing a Form 5500 is July 31st.  ERISA requires welfare benefit plans to file a Form 5500 each year unless the plan qualifies for the small plan exemption, or another regulatory exemption.

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Keep Calm During 4th Quarter Open Enrollment

Posted by Team Granite on Jul 7, 2016 3:35:43 PM

We would like to help improve your open enrollment experience.  With Granite’s trusted technology and pro-active renewal process, everyone has a better enrollment experience; from your employees who elect their benefits to those who administrate them.

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Reducing Workers' Compensation Costs By Implementing A First Aid Program

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 30, 2016 4:35:05 PM

California employers can reduce their insurance costs by instituting strong safety measures and preventing losses from occurring. In the event of a small claim, employers can minimize their costs by implementing a first aid program which helps reduce their experience modification factors.

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AT NO COST: Paperless Open Enrollments, Mobile ID Cards & Automated Compliance

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 24, 2016 4:15:43 PM

Go Paperless! Streamline Your Employee Benefits Administration AT NO COST. 

Benefits enrollment and administrating paper documents have become complex with the rapid, always changing world of benefits administration. That's why we purchased Maxwell Health, the best-in-class platform back in 2014.This awesome technology allows you to streamline the administration of your employee benefits program, and the best part, we pay the bill.

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Support Victims and Families of Pulse Shooting

Posted by Team Granite on Jun 24, 2016 11:52:28 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the senseless crime that resulted in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history this past weekend at Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida. If you’re looking to express your support for the Orlando victims and their families please consider donating to the Pulse Victims Fund page for Equality Florida on GoFundMe.

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