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  • 2018 Commercial Lines Agency of the Year January 23, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (January 17, 2019) “Miers Insurance Receives Prestigious Commercial Lines Agency of the Year Award from The Insurance Alliance Network.” HARRISBURG, PA On January 17, 2019, The Insurance Alliance Network presented Miers Insurance with its Commercial Lines Agency of the Year Award in recognition of its outstanding growth in 2018. Jane Koppenheffer, President […]

  • Pay or Play Enforcement: What You Need to Know January 2, 2019

    In late 2018, the IRS began issuing enforcement letters to employers with generally 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees regarding their compliance with the employer shared responsibility rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the 2016 calendar year. These letters, known as Letter 226-J, inform employers of their potential liability for an […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ken Serfass wins multiple awards January 23, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (January 17, 2019) “Kenneth Serfass Receives Two Prestigious Awards from The Insurance Alliance Network.” HARRISBURG, PA On January 17, 2019, The Insurance Alliance Network presented Kenneth Serfass of Miers Insurance with its Next Generation Award and Producer of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement in its 2018 Accellerations Sales […]

  • IRS Moves Back Furnishing Deadlines for Forms 1095-C and December 12, 2018

    The IRS has moved back the deadlines by which employers must furnish Forms 1095-C and 1095-B in early 2019. As a result: Employers with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) generally must furnish a Form 1095-C to all full-time employees no later than March 4, 2019. Self-insured employers with fewer than 50 […]

  • 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 […]