Benefits Blog

Posted by on 11/24/2015 5:07 AM

As we begin Thanksgiving preparations this week to share time with family and friends, we at Eastern Benefits Group would like to thank you. We so greatly appreciate your support and trust in our team. In 2015, your support has helped EBG accomplish a number of things we would like to share with you.  Continue Reading
Posted by on 10/18/2015 9:15 AM

The Affordable Care Act will begin imposing the so called “Cadillac Tax” on high cost, employer sponsored group health plans in 2018. The Cadillac tax is an excise tax applied to value of high cost group health plans. This tax would be applied to plans with values that exceed $10,200 for individual plans or $27,500 for family plans. The tax would be applied to any amounts in excess of these thresholds. For many employers, it will not be difficult to exceed these dollar thresholds.  Continue Reading
Posted by on 7/10/2015 8:47 AM

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has finally answered the call President Obama gave in March of 2013 to update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemption rules. The DOL’s proposed new rule could affect over 11 million Americans and extend overtime protection to around 5 million. Here’s a quick review of the highlights.  Continue Reading
Posted by on 4/28/2015 6:45 AM

  The preparedness landscape is changing as quickly as technology is evolving. Where we used to have to wait to hear about the aftermath of a storm on the TV news the next day, now @weatherchannel is reporting live on Twitter as the storm builds and progresses. With hashtags like #BOSnow, we can all prepare for a blizzard before it hits. With a hashtag like #DistractedDriving, we can keep abreast of real-time tips for Distracted Driving Awareness Month throughout April.   Here at Eastern Insurance, it’s important for us to be there for you 24/7. To alert you by retweeting this news so you can prepare yourself and your family for any type of storm. For tips that we will send out as the laws change, as news happens, and as new ways to protect your family and business are created.   For all of these reasons and more, we are excited to announce that you can now find Eastern Insurance Group on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Our Twitter handle is @EasternIns.   Our immediate goa ... Continue Reading
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