Category Archives: Benefits News

Overtime Rules: House Passes Changes


OVERVIEW On May 2, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act (also known as H.R. 1180). If approved, H.R. 1180… Read More »

ACA Repeal and Replace Update


OVERVIEW On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it… Read More »


AHW_Compliance - Breaking News

Highlights On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives issued two bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act… Read More »

ACA Deadline Reminder and Final Forms


  As a reminder, the deadline for furnishing individual statements for 2016 has been extended to March 2, 2017. Employers must file with the… Read More »

Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Ruling

rules and regulations

Overtime Ruling Blocked | What Employers Need To Know Until a final decision is reached, employers may follow the existing rule A federal judge… Read More »


AHW_Compliance - Breaking News

Notice 2016-70 Details Extended Deadline for Individual Statements Indianapolis employee benefits advisor American Health & Wellness Group shares important information on Notice 2016-70 from Internal Revenue… Read More »

HR News: FLSA Overtime Rule Change Overview


  Indianapolis strategic benefits advisor American Health & Wellness Group outlines the FLSA overtime rule change and the upcoming December 1, 2016 deadline to… Read More »

Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You’ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube.

The first reported epidemics of Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in 1779-1780 in Asia, Africa, and North America.  The near simultaneous occurrence of outbreaks on three continents indicates that these viruses and their mosquito vector have had a worldwide distribution in the tropics for more than 200 years. During most of this time, DF was considered a mild, nonfatal disease of visitors to the tropics. Generally, there were long intervals (10-40 years) between major epidemics, mainly because the introduction of a new serotype in a susceptible population occurred only if viruses and their mosquito vector, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, could survive the slow transport between population centers by sailing vessels.

What Employers Need to Know about Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus Indianapolis employee benefits advisor, American Health & Wellness Group discusses what employers need… Read More »

Indianapolis Employee Benefits Advisor Discusses Medicare Part D Notices


Medicare Part D Notices Are Due by Oct. 14, 2016 Indianapolis employee benefits advisor American Health & Wellness Group shares important information on the… Read More »

Final HHS Non-Discrimination Ruling in Federally Funded Health Programs


Indiana employee benefits advisor American Health & Wellness Group shares final HHS non-discrimination ruling for health programs, including the specific non-discrimination document employers must post…. Read More »