Nolee-O Web Design Stay up to date with Keena Staffing news. http://keena.com KEENA Training KEENA is offering training on Documenting Employee Counseling & Performance Reviews This training will provide HR Information to help keep your employees motivated, encouraged and successful! It is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm Please contact the KEENA HR Team to RSVP by Tuesday April 3rd if you plan on attending. You can email us at HR@KEENA.com or call us at (518) 793-9825 http://keena.com/news/index.asp?w=news&q=detail&nid=87 2018 HSA and FSA 2018 HSA and FSA     On March 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service reduced the HSA Family Contribution Maximum to $6,850. This is down $50 from the limit announced by the IRS last year, and may affect current contributions for those participating in an HSA with family coverage under a High-Deductible Health Plan. There may need to be adjustments made to future contributions for employees contributing to a Family HSA. KEENA can offer assistance if any adjustments need to be made.   Individual HSA Limits and Flexible Spending Limits were unchanged.   Here is a reminder of the 2018 HSA and FSA Plan Limits below:                        2018 HSA Contribution Limits   Self-only                                                                                                 $3,450 Family                                                                                                    $6,850   ( reduced by $50 ) Catch Up Contribution                                                                               $1,000   HDHP Minimum Deductible Self-only                                                                                                 $1,350 Family                                                                                                    $2,700   HDHP Out-of-pocket Max                                                                                                 Self-only                                                                                                 $6,650 Family                                                                                                   $13,300   Out-of-pocket Max on Essential Health Benefits (non-grandfathered plans) Self-only                                                                                                 $7,350 Family                                                                                                   $14,700     Health FSA   Limit on employees pre-tax contributions                                                     $2,650   Dependent Care FSA   Tax  exclusion                                                                                          $5,000                                                                                                  $2,500                                                                                                              (if married and filing taxes separately)       If you have any questions on HSA’s or FSA’s please call KEENA at (518) 793-9825         http://keena.com/news/index.asp?w=news&q=detail&nid=85 KEENA Training Date Training Topic Presented By February 7th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Paid Family Leave, FMLA and Disability Get your Questions Answered! The KEENA HR Team March 21st, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm When is it Sexual Harassment? Sexual Harassment Sensitivity Training The KEENA HR Team April 4th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Documenting Employee Counseling & Performance Reviews Encourage Performance and your Employees’ Success The KEENA HR Team May 9th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Kick off to Spring Fitness & Wellness Programs Get Information on Health and Wellness Programs to get your Team Moving! The KEENA HR Team & CDPHP June 13th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Minimizing Workers Compensation Claims & Cost KEENA can Help! The HR Team July 11th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Interviewing and Selection Tips to Assist You in Finding and Hiring the Best Employee for your Business The KEENA HR & Staffing Team August 8th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Darwinet Tips on maximizing the efficiency of our payroll system The KEENA HR & Payroll Team September 12th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm How to Keep a Great Team Motivated! Team Building, Communication and Coaching Skills The KEENA HR Team October 17th, 2018 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm The Advantages of Partnering with KEENA Are you taking advantage of your partnership with KEENA and how we can help support your Business? The KEENA HR Team TBD 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Open Enrollment & Plan Information Know your Benefit Options in 2019 The KEENA HR Team http://keena.com/news/index.asp?w=news&q=detail&nid=81 New York State Paid Family Leave FAQ New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL)Effective January 1, 2018NewYork’s Paid Family Leave Program will provide wage replacement to employees tohelp them bond with a child, care for a close relative with a serious healthcondition, or help relieve family pressures when someone is called to activemilitary service.Employeesare also guaranteed to be able to return to their job and continue their healthinsurance. If you contribute to the cost of your health insurance, you mustcontinue to pay your portion of the premium cost while on Paid Family Leave.EmployeeFAQs1. When am I eligible? Full-time employees will be eligible for leave after 26 consecutive weeks of employment. Part-time employees will be eligible for leave after 175 consecutive days of employment.2. Does Paid Family Leave cost me anything?New York’s Paid Family Leave is entirely employee-funded. That is, the benefitis paid for by employees. Beginning on July 1, 2017, you will see a payrolldeduction to pay for your Paid Family Leave benefit. 3. Do I have to participate in the Paid Family Leave program?Yes, Paid Family Leave is not optional for most employees. 4. Will I be able to receive Paid Family Leave during my pregnancy?Paid Family Leave only begins after birth. It is not available for pre-natalconditions. For more information, please go tohttps://www.ny.gov/new-york-state-paid-family-leave/paid-family-leave-how-it-worksIfyou have questions about New York State’s Paid Family Leave Program, feel freeto contact a Member of the HR Team at KEENA. http://keena.com/news/index.asp?w=news&q=detail&nid=68