HR Technology

Technology can greatly enhance your HR practices, but it can be confusing to know where to begin. With software and services available for payroll, HRIS, HCM, benefits and more, you have plenty of options, and what you need will depend on your organization. The good news is that you don’t have to be the experts. Leave that to Clarus & Co. We offer a unique service that delivers a simple and strategic approach to streamline HR through technology.

We conduct a targeted needs analysis to understand your unique situation. Using this knowledge, we develop a tailored action plan that will maximize the efficiency of your payroll and HR systems. Finally, we guide you through the transition and implementation of your organization’s new payroll/HR system.

HR technology consulting services:

  • HR administration assessments
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans (in-network only)
  • HR technology assessments
  • HR administration & technology strategic planning
  • Third party sourcing services for HR administration and technology
  • Ongoing HR administration support and consultation

HR Compliance

Think you’re in compliance? Are you sure? Recent surveys show that the majority of employers are operating out of compliance—and most aren’t even aware of what they need to do to stay compliant.

An unintentional oversight could result in a lawsuit you don’t need. Employees win employment lawsuits over half of the time, and the verdicts often cost employers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Don’t let this happen to you. Clarus & Co. can provide legislative briefings and compliance resources that give you the data and processes you need to easily stay on top of employment and insurance laws and developments.

Healthcare Reform

Healthcare is in a state of flux, and it’s become a hot topic for many Americans. Keeping up-to-date on changing rules and regulations is crucial for companies like yours.

Stay informed with Clarus & Co. With the help of our attorneys and legal experts, we make sure you’re aware of the latest healthcare reform changes, how they may impact your company and how you should proceed going forward. Being in-the-know helps you secure the best benefits for your employees without suffering financially.

Critical Impact Areas:
  • Market segmentation
  • Employer mandates & penalties
  • Individual mandates & penalties
  • Employer reporting (W-2, 6055 & 6056)
  • Annual & lifetime limits
  • Limits on cost sharing
  • Excessive waiting periods
  • Pre-existing condition exclusions
  • Coverage for clinical trial participants
  • Health FSA, HRA & Cafeteria Plans
  • Nondiscrimination rules
  • Cadillac tax
  • Medicare tax
  • Automatic enrollment
  • Exchange notice
  • Summary of benefits & coverage
  • 60-day notice of plan changes
  • Statement of grandfathered status
  • Notice of rescission
  • Notice of patient protections and selection of providers
  • Wellness programs
  • PCORI fees
  • Reinsurance fees
  • Health insurance provider fees
  • Preventive care services
  • Dependent coverage
  • Patient protections
State & Federal

Every year, the government introduces new and complex legislation and regulations. Clarus & Co. provides prompt reporting and easy-to-understand legislative briefs so you always know what’s happening, keeping you in compliance and helping you avoid costly mistakes.

Our practical compliance support includes direct contact with our team, HR experts, publications, email alerts, seminars and more.

The Clarus team helps your HR department by:
  • Monitoring legislative and regulatory guidance
  • Health and welfare plan compliance education
  • Health Care Reform (PPACA) impact analysis tools
  • Ongoing articles, workshops and seminars
  • State and local benefits related issues
  • Compliance guides and sample documents
  • Form 5500 solutions
  • Section 125
  • Summary Plan Description & wrap documents
  • Technical consulting on legislative issues impacting employee benefit programs
  • Evaluation of plan design to confirm compliance with all state and federal regulations
  • Technical bulletins and Regulatory Compliance Alerts
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance and disclosure support
  • Educational seminars on FMLA, COBRA, HIPAA, Cafeteria Plan Rules, and ERISA

HR professionals work hard to help companies succeed. They keep operations running smoothly, wearing many different hats and juggling competing priorities. From recruiting, onboarding and training to performance management, employee relations and compliance, the duties of an HR professional are vast.

At Clarus & Co., we understand just how busy HR can be. That’s why we provide resources and tools that outline best practices and information pertinent to HR professionals. With the MyWave HR Portal, our clients can access legal briefs, comprehensive guides, links to industry articles, survey data, and much more.

Your time is valuable. The advanced tools and resources from Clarus & Co. can help you spend it wisely.