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December 2015

The Affordable Care Act: What Employers Need to Know for 2016

The time for employer shared responsibility penalties, or “assessable payments” as the IRS refers to them, is finally here. Note that most of us would refer to penalties as “taxes,” but we don’t because the US Supreme Court taught us in NIFB v. Sibelius that there is a difference between taxes and penalties.

His and Hers Cancer Awareness October 2015

His and Hers Cancer Awareness

There is no such thing as a “good” cancer, an “easy” cancer, or a “safe” cancer. But reproductive cancers can be especially devastating, perhaps because they strike at such an integral part of one’s personal identity.

Alaska 2-1-1 October 2015

Alaska 2-1-1

In an unforeseeable event or emergency where does one look for help? Not sure where to find the right healthcare or human services assistance? Need a lifeline? It’s as easy as 2-1-1.

Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Changes Coming Your Way August 2015

Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Changes Coming Your Way

If you provide incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs, such as discounting the cost of the medical insurance coverage for being tobacco-free, changes may soon be necessary as a result of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed rules that were issued on April 20, 2015.

July 2015

Urban and Rural EMS Crews Quick to Respond

It wouldn’t be uncommon for a family or adventurer to drive north from Anchorage to Fairbanks along the Glenn and Richardson Highways. Considering the Alaska scenery, wildlife, and well-maintained highway system, it could be the trip of a lifetime.

Emergency Medical Services in Southeast: Neighbor Helping Neighbor July 2015

Emergency Medical Services in Southeast: Neighbor Helping Neighbor

The town of Pelican on the northeast corner of Chichagof Island spans only about a mile and a half end-to-end—mostly along a raised boardwalk that serves as the Main Street of the town. Residents don’t have cars; their preferred method of motor transport is by four-wheeler.

Renee Schofield: Alaska Small Business Person of the Year 2015 May 2015

Renee Schofield: Alaska Small Business Person of the Year 2015

Renee Schofield, the owner of TSS, Inc., will be honored as the SBA Alaska 2015 Small Business Person of the Year on May 7 in Ketchikan and again in Washington, DC this June.

The Alaska Club April 2015

The Alaska Club

Innovate. Motivate. Celebrate. Those three things are key to making the Alaska Club a success, and it’s a combination that has earned the company respect among those in its field.

Stroke Treatment Advances February 2015

Stroke Treatment Advances

True story: A few years ago, two executives were sitting in their Anchorage conference room discussing the future of their engineering business. Hopeful discussion, bright future. Then suddenly, one of the two felt dizzy and lightheaded, saw his hands shaking almost uncontrollably.

January 2015

The Alaska Economy

The past thirty years witnessed Alaska’s economic growth through climbing and falling oil prices, growing pains of Alaska Native corporation prosperity, and a position in global logistics eyed by not only businesses but also the US military.