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  • Department of Labor (DOL) Releases Bi-Annual Update to Employer CHIP Notice February 6, 2018

          What: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was signed into law in 2009. CHIP allows states to subsidize premiums for employer-provided group health coverage for eligible children.   Who: Employers are required to issue the CHIP notice annually. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its model notice for employers to provide […]

  • Miers Insurance in Lehigh Valley Business. September 13, 2017

    Invest in employees, diversify to meet the shifting landscape.  See the latest article published the week of September 11th 2017 in Lehigh Valley Business. Click Here to Read Article  

  • New OSHA Fall and Equipment Hazard Training Requirements Effective May 17 May 17, 2017

    New OSHA Fall and Equipment Hazard Training Requirements Effective May 17  Requirements Part of Recent Final Rule Under the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recent Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards final rule, employers are required, effectiveMay 17, 2017, to ensure that workers who use personal fall protection and equipment are trained about […]

  • ACA Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2017 April 3, 2017

    March 21, 2017: IRS To Continue Processing Tax Returns Without Health Coverage Information Pursuant to a recent executive order, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will continue to accept for processing tax returns in instances where a taxpayer does not indicate their health coverage status.   March 8, 2017: HHS Releases Training Materials for ACA Section […]

  • Ken Serfass Receives Next Generation Award from The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania February 9, 2017

      HARRISBURG, PA  On January 19, 2017, The Insurance Alliance of Central Pennsylvania presented Kenneth Serfass of Miers Insurance with its Next Generation Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement in its 2016 Accelerations Sales Contest. In presenting the award to Kenneth, Jane Koppenheffer, President of The Insurance Alliance, commented: The Insurance Alliance of Central […]

  • Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Overview December 26, 2017

    December 26, 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tax Cuts and Jobs Act On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1) (the Bill), which overhauls America’s tax code to deliver historic tax relief for workers, families, and job creators, was passed by both the House and Senate. The Bill was signed […]

  • OSHA Potentially Extending Due Date for Required Electronic Reporting May 25, 2017

    OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. Updates will be posted to this webpage when they are available: Recordkeeping | Injury […]

  • How to Appeal a Marketplace Notice April 20, 2017

    Appeals Due Within 90 Days Health Insurance Marketplaces are now sending letters to notify certain employers that one or more of their employees has been determined eligible for advance premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions and has enrolled in a Marketplace plan. Because these events may trigger penalties under the Affordable Care Act’s “pay or […]

  • Looking for a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative February 15, 2017

    Looking for a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative for growing independent insurance agency in the Lehigh Valley Must be P&C licensed Must have minimum 5 years experience Detail oriented, self-starter who can multi-task while being willing to go above and beyond to complete tasks in an efficient manner and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines Knowledge […]