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North Risk Partners merges with Bearence Management Group, creating one of the Midwest’s largest independent insurance agencies

May 1, 2018  – Effective May 1, 2018, North Risk Partners officially merged with Bearence Management Group, another independent insurance brokerage firm with over 80 employees…

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$6,900 Re-established as 2018 HSA Contribution Limit for Certain Individuals

April 27, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has re-established $6,900 as the 2018 health savings account (HSA) contribution limit for individuals with family…

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Enforcement of Electronic Logging Devices Begins April 1

Effective April 1, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a branch of the Department of Transportation, will begin enforcement of the following if a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver…

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Tax Reform Changes HSA Limit for Family Coverage

March 7, 2018 – In Internal Revenue Bulletin 2018-10, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) describes changes to the limit on health savings accounts (HSAs) as prescribed…

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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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Spending Resolution Affects ACA Taxes, Including Cadillac Tax

January 24, 2018 – On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law a short-term continuing spending resolution to end the government shutdown and…

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New Tax Law Includes Changes for Employee Benefits

January 5, 2018 – On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act). The Act makes significant…

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DOT Adds Opioids to Drug Testing

The DOT has recently added opioids as one of the drugs tested for in the Federal Drug Testing Program. Does this concern you? If your…

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ACA Reporting Deadline Extended

December 22, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2018-06 to extend the deadline for furnishing forms under sections 6055 and 6056 for…

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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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OSHA Accepting Electronic Reports Through Dec. 31

December 20, 2017 – The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is accepting injury and illness reports through Dec. 31, 2017. Establishments affected by OSHA’s…

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Equifax Data Breach: What You Need to Know

September 18, 2017 – Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack,…

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