Coronavirus Resource Center from Alltrust Insurance

This post was last updated on April 3, 2020

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What Employers Need to Know

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the Act) was signed into law by President Trump on

Checking In: A Message from the CEO of Alltrust

Hello Everyone,

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employers Need to Know

*Updated March 27, 2020 - On the evening of March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Part 1 in a series on COVID-19 and its effect on our workplace begins below. Look for additional

Dental Health Benefits You Can’t Afford to Lose

Did you know that a healthy mouth and good oral hygiene can actually reduce your likelihood of other

The Importance of Sleep

Everyone knows that eating healthy, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and not smoking leads to a

The Importance of Career Pathing

This year, it’s expected 50 percent of the workforce will be Millennials.  HR professionals have been

Communication in the Workplace

Today’s workforce looks markedly different than it did just 10 years ago. 1 in 3 workers in the US are

Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Having just wrapped up Thanksgiving, we are now only 2 ½ weeks out from Christmas! While we start planning

12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved

Insuring Man's Best Friend

We’ve all heard the saying “A dog is a man’s best friend” and we know it’s true! Pets give us

November Is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness is LifelongNovember is Men’s Health Awareness Month and the Movember Foundation

Diabetes Education & Prevention

Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how your body converts food to energy. Diabetes

Don't Leave Your FSA Money on the Table in 2019

As 2019 is nearing an end, many people are looking at this year’s medical expenses to plan for how much

Breast Cancer: What You Need To Know

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it

New Fair Labor Standards Act Provisions

At the end of September 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule on the threshold for

Nutrition Tips for Busy Families

The typical family in the US looks quite different today than it did 30 years ago. School, sports, church,

Corporate Learning: L&D’s Untapped Resource

Corporate learning has become a corporate challenge.  Never before has the learning function been under so

Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

Let’s say you are getting ready to make your favorite breakfast—avocado toast. You’ve toasted the bread,

Workplace Violence and Negligent Hiring: How Background Checks Can Reduce Risk

When you think of legal action against employers for workplace violence, you may immediately think of

Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2020

OVERVIEW

On July 23, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2019-29 to index

5 Tips to Beat the Heat

There’s no denying that summer has arrived. In fact, the news has been abuzz with Alaska’s heat wave in

5 Ways to Advance Your Company Culture

How to instill your core values into new hires and grow it in your existing employees

In today’s highly

Volunteering Time Off, Part 2

In part 2 of our series on Volunteering Time Off we explore the benefits of VTO for the company.

HSA and HDHP Limits

The IRS has just announced the new inflation-adjusted limits for HSAs and qualified high deductible health

Volunteering Time Off--Part 1

This month we are launching a series exploring the topic of "Volunteering Time Off" or "VTO".  Part 1 of

Gig economy 101

By now you’ve heard of the term “gig economy” but you may not know what it means. Is it describing the

Exiting a PEO:  A Checklist of Considerations

 

Many small to mid-size companies look for solutions to outsource certain aspects of their

What Is Disability Insurance and Do I Need It?  | Tampa Benefit Advisors

"Your most valued asset isn’t your house, car, or retirement account.  It’s the ability to make a living.”

Paid Family Leave: What’s the Right Model?

When the Family and Medical Leave Act went into effect in 1993, advocates cheered. But they also lamented

Identity theft

Recently, the “Happiest Place on Earth” wasn’t living up to its name for many families. For almost a full

It's Intern season

Summer internships offer students opportunities to gain real-world experience and hands-on career

Hot HR Trends

2019 has ushered in many new trends such as retro cartoon character timepieces, meatless hamburgers, and

7 Weird Ways To Help Combat 'Hermit' Habits As A Remote Worker

 

 

Spring Into Fitness With These 5 Simple Tips

Spring is here! That means it's time to ditch those Winter layers, and Winter weight. No matter what your

March Madness 2019: The Ball is in Your Court

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s

The Advantages of Automation: Prioritize What Matters Most

As schedules continue to get more and more packed with work, health, and personal responsibilities,

The Top 5 Ways You're Burning Out Your Employees (and How to Stop)

In today's scorching labor market, leaders can't afford to watch their best employees exit stage left. And

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace: Resources for Prevention and Treatment

The opioid crisis has driven overdose deaths in America to all-time highs. By 2017, the opioid mortality

Legislators Look to Slash Obamacare Excise Tax

House lawmakers introduced legislation this week in a new attempt to repeal the Cadillac tax, the

The Heart of the Matter: Tips for Heart Health

February is Heart health month. While heartbreaks are painful, did you know that heart disease is the

As Alltrust Insurance’s new VP of HR Consulting and Training, Dan Posada Further Expands Alltrust Offerings

January 31, 2019 – Alltrust Insurance is excited to announce that Dan Posada now serves as the Vice

From Resolutions to Reality: 5 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ever wonder why the resolutions you make in January don’t stick around after March? You aren’t alone!

Ask the Experts: Using a Health FSA on COBRA

Question: A terminated employee took COBRA for the health FSA. Can he stop making after-tax COBRA

5 Ways to Say Thank You

As we begin this new year of 2019, we have also closed 2018 with lots of celebrations, gift-giving, and

2019 Health Plan Compliance Calendar

Employers must comply with certain filing and disclosure requirements each year in connection with their

5 Ways to Update Your Employee Handbook by Year’s End

How long has it been since your organization updated its employee handbook? It’s time to brush off any

Despite Judge's Ruling, the Affordable Care Act Remains in Full Effect

On Friday, December 14, a federal judge in Texas ruled that without the individual mandate penalty, the

Celebrate the Season Safely

As the holiday season approaches, the economy is humming along, unemployment is low, and companies are

Florida Approves 13.8% Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

A revised workers compensation rate filing for a 13.8 percent decrease by the National Council on

Ask the Experts: Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

Question:  Our company received a rebate check from our health insurance carrier. As the employer, we pay

Cybersecurity: Employees Are the First Line of Defense

Cybercriminals are becoming more focused on users of company networks as a weak link in the security

8 Tips for Handling Tough Employee Conversations

Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, 42% of new cancer patients lose

Looking Backward to Plan Forward

 

We have entered Open Enrollment season and that means you and everyone in your office are probably

Ask the Experts: Mandatory Flu Shots

Question: Can we require our employees to get flu shots?

Ask the Experts: Distributing ERISA Notices Electronically

Question: Our company is getting ready for open enrollment. Can we distribute ERISA notices electronically

Ask the Experts: Service Dogs and the ADA

Question: We have a new employee in our call center who has a service dog. She came to her interview and

Look Backward to Plan Forward | Tampa Bay Benefit Brokers

We have entered Open Enrollment season and that means you and everyone in your office are probably reading

Employer Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before October 15

Are you an employer that offers or provides group health coverage to your workers? Does your health plan

Back to School Time Off Tips | Tampa Benefit Advisors

The coals from the Labor Day barbecues have cooled, the beach chairs have been returned to their sheds,

5 Signs You Need to Up Your Life Insurance Coverage

Depending on the type of life insurance policy you have, you could be covered anywhere between one year

Federal Employment Law Update – August 2018 | Tampa Benefit Advisors

IRS Permits Student Loan Repayment Benefit as Part of Employer’s 401(K)

On August 17, 2018, the federal

5 Things to Know About Getting Life Insurance for Your Child | Tampa Bay Employee Benefits

We spend so much time talking about the reasons adults need life insurance (income protection, covering

Trust Equation | Tampa Bay Employee Benefits

We are currently living in a low-trust society as a whole — we keep hearing that news is fake, science is

SCOTUS 2018 Roundup and 2019 Preview | Tampa Benefit Advisors

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard several cases with employment implications during

DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice | Tampa Employee Benefits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees

Summer Survival Guide | Tampa Bay Employee Benefits

We are halfway through our summer break and by now you have heard 1,000 times, “I’m bored!” from your

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Life Insurance | Florida Employee Benefits

Life insurance blah blah blah. Is that what you hear when someone mentions it as part of your new job’s

Drug Discount Programs | Florida Benefit Advisors

Did you know that you can save time and money on your prescription drugs by simply signing up for a

Preparation Aids Prevention

Incidences of workplace violence are becoming more common and are all over the news. It’s not just

Reminder: Health Plan PCORI Fees Are Due July 31| Tampa Bay Employee Benefits

Employers that self-insured any group health plans in 2017, including health reimbursement arrangements

Wearable Technology | Tampa Bay Benefit Advisors

Don’t lie--we ALL love gadgets. From the obscure (but hilariously reviewed on Amazon) Hutzler 571 Banana

10 Stories That Caught Our Eye in June 2018 | Tampa Bay Employee Benefits

Just Don’t Ask

Job candidates are covered by the Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination, and most

The News about Association Health Plans

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans

Is Fortnite Addiction Interfering with Your Workplace? | Tampa Bay Employee Benefits

If you haven’t heard, the latest video game craze is Fortnite Battle Royale. This free multiplayer game

Opioids in America

Lately, there’s been a big focus on America’s opioid addiction in the news. Whether it’s news on the abuse

ACA Play or Pay: Affordability Percentage for 2019 | Tampa Employee Benefits

On May 21, 2018, the IRS announced that the affordability percentage under the Affordable Care Act’s play

Staffing for Scalability | Tampa Benefit Advisors

Vince Murdica, chief revenue officer at ThinkHR, discusses what it takes to become scalable and