January 8, 2014

UNITEL Welcomes Mike Hetzel to the Team

UNITEL Insurance is pleased to announce the addition to our team of trusted advisors, Michael B. Hetzel, CHCM, CSM, CUSA as “Director of Risk Management Services.” Mike is a lifetime member and past President of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), a Certifed Utility Safety Administrator (CUSA) and a Certified Safety Manager (CSM). He will join our operations on January 6th, 2014 and begin providing specialized services for all of our communications industry clients and partners. Mike brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the communications industry that will be instrumental in helping our clients and partners reduce the potential for loss in their operations and thereby keep insurance and other costs under control. He has been involved in the independent telecommunications industry […]
January 31, 2014

UNITEL Now Offers Innovative HR Solutions

UNITEL Insurance has an outstanding human resources service called UNITEL HR Solutions. When you need answers to touch HR questions, where can you go? Your lawyer? Friends? The web? These options either cost too much or leave you with incomplete answers. You have direct phone access to HR professionals to give you answers you can trust. •Direct access to certified SPHR/PHR consultants with the HR Hotline. Receive immediate guidance and best practices advice to handle the toughest HR issues swiftly, and get right back to business. Calls last 35 minutes on average and most are also followed up with a written summary. •Unlimited access to self-paced training with over 200 on-demand employee training courses available. •A comprehensive online HR Library which has step-by-step guides for […]
February 11, 2014

ACA Update

Employers with less than 100 employees will avoid ACA Mandate until 2016 In the ever changing world of health care reform the government has announced yet another change. The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced on 2/10/14 that the Affordable Care Act’s health coverage mandate for employers with fewer than 100 employees will be delayed another year until 2016. Right now only those employees working at least 30 hours per week are counted in this tally.  That also may change as congress continues to evaluate the impact on small business. Employers with over 100 employees working at least 30 hours per week will become subject to the health coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as previously announced beginning in […]