American Westbrook Insurance Services

American Westbrook Insurance Services

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Client Advisories, News, and Events
We are excited to announce that effective today our Company name and brand has transitioned to AssuredPartners Illinois from American Westbrook Insurance Services, an AssuredPartners company. Over two years ago, we joined AssuredPartners, Inc. and shared the numerous benefits that this partnership…
On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new version of the Form I-9. The Form I-9 is the form employers are required to complete for each newly hired employee in the United States to verify the employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United…
October 2016 Health & Welfare Newsletter
Today the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its long awaited final rule increasing the minimum salary requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Key Provisions of the Final Rule include...
On May 13, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued the Final Rule titled “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities,” which prohibits discrimination under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
After years of talking about it, OSHA finally issued its electronic reporting rule just hours ago, requiring virtually all employers with more than twenty employees to report their injury and illness data electronically to OSHA...
Final 2015 forms and instructions available for employers with 50-plus employees to report health plan coverage to IRS, beginning in 2016. The ACA created these new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056.
Six months after announcing our partnership with AssuredPartners, we have launched a new website to provide you with an improved and simplified user experience.
The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (“Trade Bill”), signed into law by President Obama on June 29, significantly increases potential penalties for employers and insurers that fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting requirements, beginning in early 2016.
The City of Chicago just issued new rules clarifying the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance with respect to the minimum wage for tipped employees, overtime calculations for tipped and non-tipped employees, and complaints against employers.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Chicago’s Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect, increasing the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour for non-tipped employees and $5.45 for tipped employees. IMPORTANT NOTICE REQUIREMENTS...
The Affordable Care Act survived its second Supreme Court test in three years. In a 6-3 majority ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the federal government's authority to provide health insurance subsidies through a federal exchange. The King v. Burwell decision ultimately hinged on just four words —…
American Westbrook’s strategic law firm partner, SmithAmundsen, is pleased to share the latest Labor & Employment Updates with our clients. The June issue is packed with timely information for employers, including updates on medical marijuana, 401(k) plan administration, Illinois wage and hour laws,…
As of January 2015, employers are subject to extensive ACA reporting requirements. Although submission of the data for 2015 will not take place until early 2016, employers and insurers need to begin capturing the required data in January. Therefore, employers need to plan and ensure that all the…
American Westbrook is pleased to inform you of a special promotion that ADP, a strategic partner, is offering for new clients. ADP is one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. Experience the organization’s best-in-class technology and…
The agency offers full service coverages in commercial property and casualty, executive liability, employee benefits, financial services and personal insurance as well as provides solutions in risk management, human capital management and more.
Proud to be a part of AssuredPartners and the 13th largest insurance broker of U.S. business, as ranked by Business Insurance.
For your protection as an employer, we are providing the following Waiver of Health Insurance Coverage Form for you to include with your enrollment materials to employees. Any employee declining coverage of your employer sponsored health plan, should sign this waiver annually.
This amendment to the Illinois Human Rights Act creates additional protections for pregnant employees and those who have recently given birth. It applies to any employer that employees one or more employees and protects part-time and full-time employees as well as job applicants.
American Westbrook Insurance Services, LLC, a full-service insurance brokerage firm, announced today its new Nonprofit Insurance Platform, PROTECTION FIRST, specifically designed for nonprofit organizations and the associations of which they belong. Effective immediately, nonprofits can obtain all…