Think back to a time when a colleague has made a suggestion or a statement that you were certain was completely inaccurate and would derail a conversation, project, or meeting. You knew that, if left uncorrected, the process will become confused and muddled. At the same time, if you simply said, "Jesse, you're wrong," it would cause sparks to fly. So today, we'll talk about how you can correct someone without a fireworks-worthy display of temper.
Q: I have been reviewing the employer reporting form and have a couple of questions about Form 1095-C line 14.
- Does Code 1A mean that $1,108.65 is the most that an employee can contribute to the cost of his/her premium payment for the year to comply with the regulations for a minimum value plan?
- It currently looks like each of our employees pays $1,188 of his/her premium which would be $79 over the limit to qualify for the minimum value plan right?
While the Internal Revenue Service battle impostors this tax season as fraudsters prey on panicked, ill-informed victims, fraud happens all year round. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) named impostor scams as the third most common consumer complaint in 2014. Even schools are targets for such scams, as our Business Officer e-List reported this month. Apparently, a spate of emails impersonating School Heads to lower-level Business Office employees requesting wire transfers.
With a little common sense and basic protocols, these schools avoided potentially costly and untraceable mistakes—and so can yours.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs might seem like the perfect solution to your school’s desire to stay up-to-date with the latest educational tools with little added cost to your technology budget—but beware! Don’t view BYOD through rose-colored glasses. Without proper planning, such programs can be riddled with hidden obstacles. Consider these three stumbling blocks while your school ponders implementing a BYOD program.
LinkedIn, calling itself “the world’s largest professional network,” may have once been only for recruiters and the unemployed, but no longer. Since the inauguration of its long-form article platform and news aggregate service, LinkedIn has become the place for professionals from every career and company to gather, learn, and network—including you, Business Officers. We can list four reasons why you should spruce up your profile (or create one!).
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