USI Insurance Services Acquires GFI Insurance Brokerage

USI Strengthens Commercial, Employee Benefit and Personal Risk Presence in Northeast Region USI announced earlier this week the acquisition of New York-based GFI Insurance Brokerage. For more than 15 years, GFI Insurance has been delivering commercial property and casualty, employee benefit and personal risk solutions to clients in the Northeast region. Commenting on the announcement, James…

NYC Mandates Employers Allow Temporary Schedule Changes

As of July 18, 2018, employers in New York City must allow their employees to request two temporary schedule changes per calendar year for “personal events”. The law request alteration in the hours, times, or location of work, including, but not limited to using short-term unpaid leave, paid time off, working remotely, or swapping or…

Association Health Plans Final Rules

The Department of Labor recently published a final rule creating flexibility for employers and working owners to band together to sponsor a single Association Health Plan (AHP). The final rule allows multiple employers to jointly sponsor a single group health plan by expanding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) definition of “employer.” An AHP…

Spanish-Language Paid Family Leave Webinars / Seminarios Web para Permiso Familiar Pagado en Español

From New York State Workers’ Compensation Board: There are still spaces available for next week’s Spanish-language Paid Family Leave webinars for employees and employers, hosted by Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez. Each webinar will be approximately one hour long and will include time for questions and answers. Space is limited, so please register soon. When you click ‘register…

USI Northeast Compliance Webinar – Friday, Feb. 2

Join USI Northeast for a FREE, informational webinar with ERISA Counsel/VP Erika Medina on recent compliance updates. The webinar will focus on: Tax reform; Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Dept. of Labor (DOL) regulatory agenda; Wellness Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) delayed enforcement; New York Paid Family Leave updates; and San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance…