OSHA Proposes Delay to Electronic Reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. The rule also requires OSHA to create a website that can be used to submit the required information. Under the rule, the first reports are due by July 1, 2017.

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Senate Releases Draft ACA Replacement Bill

On June 22, 2017, Republicans in the U.S. Senate released a draft of their proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), called the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The Senate bill closely mirrors the proposal passed in the House of Representatives—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—with some differences. For example, unlike the

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Lovitt & Touché Introduces Insurance Solution for Health Sciences Industry

Lovitt & Touché recently introduced an exclusive new insurance solution for the life sciences industry – Hanover Life Sciences Advantage. The life sciences industry faces increased regulation as the demand for expanded products and services grows exponentially. With this dynamic industry comes unique and complex risks, often requiring specialized protection. Focused on delivering specialized insurance

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ACA Affordability Percentages Will Decrease for 2018

On May 5, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-36 to index the contribution percentages in 2018 for purposes of determining affordability of an employer’s plan under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). For plan years beginning in 2018, employer-sponsored coverage will be considered affordable if the employee’s required contribution for self-only coverage

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U.S. Aftermath of WannaCry Ransomware Yet to be Seen

The WannaCry ransomware that has spread across 150 countries since Friday has appeared to slow down, but employees starting the workweek should be careful, as the effects in the United States are yet to be determined. WannaCry locks users out of their computers by exploiting a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows. It then

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Lovitt & Touché News Alert: Pima County Hands-Free Ordinance

On June 1, 2017 it will be illegal to use a handheld electronic device while driving unless using a hands-free setup. Pima County is strengthening its existing law, which currently makes it illegal to text and drive. While Tucson and Oro Valley municipalities already had a hands-free law, the City of Tucson’s ordinance is a

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CEO Charles Touché Talks History, Growth with Insurance Business America

Lovitt & Touché CEO Charles Touché was featured in the May issue of Insurance Business America, where he shared insight into how the company has set itself apart to become one of the largest insurance brokerages in the Southwest. The key to success? Maintaining an award-winning culture and understanding the importance of innovation, education and

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Lovitt & Touché Hosts Employee Financial Wellness Fair

This past week, Lovitt & Touché hosted Financial Wellness Fairs for employees in both the Tempe and Tucson offices. The events provided an opportunity for employees to learn about the best ways to keep their hard-earned money secure and working for them! Representatives from different vendors attended, including Mutual of Omaha, Principal Financial, InfoArmor and

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Technology-Based Practice with the Phoenix Suns is a Virtual Slam Dunk

As technology continues to evolve and shape the world around us, few arenas have been left unchanged. The newest arena to be shaped by technology? Basketball. Yesterday, twenty guests of Lovitt & Touché experienced the first-ever Phoenix Suns practice in 360 degree Virtual Reality (VR). After a brief address about the impact of technology on

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