Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under a high-deductible health plan. Eligible individuals can accumulate money, tax-free, in HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses in the face of rising health insurance costs.
The IRS announced the annual limits for HSA contributions for 2018. These limits are indexed for inflation and released annually …

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Join us for a FREE Seminar on Investigation & Prosecution of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Join us to learn about what workers compensation fraud is, what goes into it, what the DA and Investigators need to obtain in order for them to prosecute someone for fraud.

Learn about what to look for regarding fraud, what are the Red Flags, what is and what is not fraud and how to identify the …

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Chamber Does… Support to Local Students, Schools

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of our local educational institutions, and has a number of programs which help support our local schools.
“The Chamber partners with the local school systems in our Valley on a wide range of programs ranging from recognizing outstanding students to providing computers to students/families who need …

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Legislative Update: Chamber Continues to Advocate for Business

The legislative season is moving at full speed and the number of bills being proposed continues to grow each week. Many of these bills are highly concerning in terms of the potential negative impact they would have on ability of our businesses to continue to drive a vibrant local economy. The Chamber of Commerce continues …

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California Supreme Court Decides Important “One Day’s Rest in Seven” Questions

Under California law, employees are entitled to “one day’s rest in seven.” But what, exactly, does that mean?
Today, the California Supreme Court answered three questions related to seventh day of work rules (Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., No. S224661 (May 8, 2017)). These questions are important for California employers and provide guidance for employers on how …

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