November 2015 Newsletter 

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Welcome to HR Knowledge's November 2015 Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you up to date with important HR and regulatory compliance information, news and events. We want this newsletter to be a valuable resource for you so we encourage all of our readers to provide comments, suggestions and feedback. 

Wednesday was Veteran's Day in the U.S. and we want to express our heartfelt thanks to our veterans for their dedication and service to our great country. Not only have our veterans protected us and our freedom during times of war, they also look after us during times of peace as well. 



HR Knowledge, Inc. 

HR Knowledge is excited to announce that we have moved!
Due to our remarkable growth, we've moved! Thanks to all our clients, partners, and employees, HR Knowledge continues to grow and prosper. Our location will be different but our company and core values will remain the same. 

2015 MIT Sloan CFO Summit to Explore Innovation and Expertise
Ken Bettenhauser of HR Knowledge to Discuss Automating Human Capital at the World's Leading One-Day Summit for Financial Leaders

HR Knowledge announced that Ken Bettenhauser, Founder & President, will be a featured speaker at the 2015 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, the nation's premier CFO event, on Thursday, November 19, 2015. This year's theme is "Innovation & Expertise: The Art of CFO Success." Mr. Bettenhauser will be speaking about Automatic Human Capital. He is one of an elite group of presenters from a wide range of industries. To register for the Summit, visit here

PACE Act Small Group Update

President Obama has signed into law the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1624 on September 28 through voice and vote the Senate, through unanimous consent, passed the legislation on October 1.  

Neighborhood Health Plan partners with CVS/caremark
We are pleased to let you know that Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) will partner with CVS/caremark to manage pharmacy benefits for NHP members begining January 1, 2016. CVS/caremark has earned a reputation for innovation and outstanding customer service. We believe this new partnership will provide better service and value for NHP members. 

IRS Announces New 2016 Benefit Plan Limits
Each year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announces the new limits for various aspects of employee benefit plans, principally as a result of the increase in the applicable cost-of-living indexes. In general, most plan limitations will not change for 2016 because the increase in cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory threshold that triggers their adjustment. 

Get Ready for Flu Season
Believe it or not, cold and flu season is upon us. One way to combat the cold and flu is with a company sponsored flu clinic with one of the following medical providers.  

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
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