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EVENTS

[Webinar] OSHA’s Standard Improvement Process (SIP) Phase IV

Thursday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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[Webinar] DOT Audit Violations

Tuesday, November 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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[Webinar] LGBTQ in the Workplace

Thursday, August 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Cyber Security: The Blind Spot

Thursday, July 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This webinar will provide three simple questions to ask of your information security program and the answers you should be working towards.

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Wage Theft Law in Minnesota: What You Need to Know

Get answers to your questions about Minnesota’s new Wage Theft Law.

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UPDATES

MN Hands-free Cell Phone Law: 5 Things You Should Know

On Aug. 1, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will begin enforcing its new hands-free while driving cell phone law. The law is intended to combat the distracted driving epidemic and the increasing rate of related accidents.

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IRS Expands Preventive Care for HDHPs to Include Chronic Conditions

On July 17, 2019, the IRS released Notice 2019-45 to add care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that can be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without a deductible.

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Minnesota Employers Face New Wage Theft Law July 1

Minnesota employers should be preparing to comply with the state’s new Wage Theft Law by Aug. 1, 2019. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2019, will require employers take on additional responsibilities related to personnel record-keeping and written notices.

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IRS Announces HSA/HDHP Limits for 2020

On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020.

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Fees (PCORI Fees) due July 31, 2019

May 24, 2019 – This is a reminder your 2018 PCORI fee is due July 31, 2019.

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Department of Labor Issues New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would change the salary thresholds for certain exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rules.

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NEWS

North Risk Partners merges with Midwest United in Marshall, Minn.

St. Cloud, Minn. – Effective June 1, 2018, North Risk Partners merged with Midwest United Insurance Services, a seven-person independent insurance agency located in Marshall,…

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Holland & Frank Employee Benefits joins North Risk Partners

Central Minnesota employee benefits leader Holland & Frank joins North Risk Partners – Apollo Insurance in St. Cloud; financial services side of business remains in…

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[Blog] How To Identify and Manage Cold Stress

December 21st, 2017 – As the temperature decreases and wind speed picks up, the potential for cold stress-related illnesses and injuries increases. Thermal cold stress…

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Deml Insurance Agency in Little Falls joins North Risk Partners

Sept. 11, 2017  – North Risk Partners has acquired Deml Insurance Agency located in Little Falls, Minn.  The acquisition, effective Sept. 1, gives Deml clients…

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David Paulson Agency in Wadena joins North Risk Partners

North Risk Partners has acquired David Paulson Agency, an agency located in Wadena, Minn. with roots dating back over 100 years. The deal, effective July…

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Apollo Division and Commercial Exchange Merge Offices in Melrose

June 23, 2017 – North Risk Partners – Apollo Division and North Risk Partners –  Commercial Exchange Corporation (CEC) recently merged offices in Melrose, more than…

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