An infographic excerpt from the Tax Foundation… To view the full article, click here.Read more
NAGOYA, Japan (Sept. 13, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner left Tokyo today aboard a high-speed Shinkansen train and arrived in Nagoya to visit several of the top auto-suppliers in the world as part of his first international trade mission. In Nagoya, the governor met with senior executives from Aisin Seiki, Toyota Boshoku and Sakae RikenRead more
by Michael Palmer, Jeffrey L. Papa, Mariana Richmond, and M. Mercedes Badia-Tavas Barnes & Thornburg LLP is an IMA member law firm and lobbying group… On Sept. 5, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began an “orderly wind down” of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA, and a related program, Deferred Action for ParentsRead more
by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Les Davies has joined the Office of Advocacy as the small business advocate for Region 5. In his new role, Davies will be the direct link between the region’s small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, small business associations and the Office ofRead more
by Heather Kelly, CNNMoney Google is an IMA member company… If you hit the annual Illinois State Fair in Springfield this weekend, you’ll see the usual attractions: livestock exhibits, a ferris wheel, puffy funnel cakes. You might also be surprised to find a small booth for one of the largest technology companies in the world.Read more
POLL: VOTERS INDICATE OVERWHELMING DISAPPROVAL OF BEVERAGE TAX Issue will probably affect voting in next fall’s election. The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) released poll results this morning indicating near record-levels of disapproval of the new Cook County beverage tax. “Cook County politicians continue to show flagrant disregard for both those trying to make ends meet andRead more
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: America needs the skills and talent of every one of its citizens, especially in science and engineering fields, to ensure we are the strongest, most innovative economy in the world. That’s why we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day every year — to honor the progress we’ve made providing equal opportunityRead more
CHICAGO, August 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced an organizational realignment, strategy update and branding refresh of the company’s philanthropic giving organization. The new organization, Boeing Global Engagement, aims to bring greater value to Boeing, its employees and stakeholders through a renewed approach to global community investments and employee engagement activities. TheRead more
by Michael Alaimo, Brian Schwartz, and Chris Trebilcock Miller Canfield is an IMA member law firm… The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it had submitted a proposed Request for Information, related to possible new overtime rules, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The OMB review has now been completed and theRead more
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) on Wednesday proposed 10 policy actions to boost U.S. manufacturing that the retailer said could help recapture $300 billion of the $650 billion worth of consumer goods that are currently imported. Wal-Mart said barriers to manufacturing growth include a lack of available and qualified workers and of co-ordinationRead more
(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
DePaul University, O'Hare Campus
8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60631
The Carroll-Keller Groupkkeller@c-kg.com
Quarterly Group Health Plans Update September 28, 2017, 1:00 PM CT In this webinar, you’ll get the latest developments affecting employer group health plans and cafeteria plans. We’ll provide you with practical
September 28, 2017, 1:00 PM CT
In this webinar, you’ll get the latest developments affecting employer group health plans and cafeteria plans. We’ll provide you with practical insights on the most recent legislative changes, regulatory agency guidance and court decisions impacting the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other federal group health plan mandates.
About The Host
Sara B. Tountas, J.D.
Director of Benefits Compliance
Manufacturers Insurance Services of Illinois
An Acrisure Agency Partner
As Director of Benefits Compliance, Sara assists manufacturers in navigating the increasingly complex environment of employee benefit compliance. Sara enjoys helping employers think “outside the box” and identify new and innovative ways to leverage compliant strategies to meet their employee benefit objectives. She is also actively involved in strategic Health Reform-related initiatives and provides ongoing compliance education and support to Acrisure agency partners across the country. Sara has particular experience in health and welfare benefit compliance issues, including the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, IRC Sections 125 and 105(h), and wellness programs.
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm