Administration Mattershttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/Index of the March 2015 IssueIssue 39 of Administration Mattershttp://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/55http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/55<div class="ExternalClassCCAE4BA499F94451B01CFD5889ABBD99"><p>​<strong></strong><strong>Health insurance premium reimbursement payment plans</strong><br>Health insurance premium reimbursement (non-employer coverage) reporting requirements have changed, and if applicable to your setting, non-compliance could result in fines of $100/day per employee. <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.capincrouse.com/newsletters/documents/CapinCrouse_Email_Alert_Premium_Reimbursement_Plans.pdf">&gt;more</a><br><br><strong>Prep work key to safe mission trips</strong><br>Each year thousands of people go on mission trips. They have a desire to experience and discover their faith in new and meaningful ways and hope for personal growth while serving others. In all of the excitement, however, it can be easy to overlook necessary logistics preparations. <a href="https&#58;//www.churchmutual.com/index.cfm?pid=2253&amp;pageTitle=Risk-Reporter&amp;riskReporterID=1080&amp;page=feature&amp;utm_campaign=riskreporter15&amp;utm_source=WinterRR&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=FeaturedArticle" target="_blank">&gt;more</a> <br><br><strong>Credit card best practices for congregations</strong><br>Used wisely, corporate credit cards are a good tool to cover certain approved, business-related expenses, but users have to understand the credit card policies, procedures, spending limits and restrictions. <a href="http&#58;//download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Credit_Card_Best_Practices.pdf">&gt;more</a> <br><br><strong>Recommendations for congregation secretaries</strong><br>The secretary is a required officer of the congregation. While the secretary’s duties may vary from one congregation to another, there are certain tasks that all secretaries should see that are accomplished. <a href="http&#58;//download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Recommendations_for_Congregation_Secretaries.pdf?_ga=1.98499865.721007342.1401377670">&gt;more</a><br><br><strong>The importance of workers’ compensation coverage</strong><br>Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage in case of an accident. It’s not only important to be prepared, but it’s also the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the workplace is safe for everyone. <a href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/Living-Lutheran/Seeds/2012/11/~/link.aspx?_id=347B5AB0C00C46C8A3E8DE4507353259&amp;_z=z">&gt;more</a><br><br><strong>Spring Checklist</strong><br>As winter ends, give your building a complete physical—inside and out—to ready it for those warm-weather months ahead. <a href="https&#58;//www.cpg.org/administrators/insurance/property-and-casualty/risk-management/the-good-steward/good-steward-5/" target="_blank">&gt;more</a><br><br></p></div>03/15/2015Health insurance premium reimbursement payment plansArticle 1, March 2015 - Issue 39http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/62http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/62<div class="ExternalClassDE10C32905CE4276B7BC28B09A0DC401"><p>​<span><span>Health insurance premium reimbursement (non-employer coverage) reporting requirements have changed, and if applicable to your setting, non-compliance could result in fines of $100/day per employee. <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.capincrouse.com/newsletters/documents/CapinCrouse_Email_Alert_Premium_Reimbursement_Plans.pdf">&gt;more</a></span></span></p></div>03/15/2015Prep work key to safe mission tripsArticle 2, March 2015 - Issue 39http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/63http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/63<div class="ExternalClassED0562C954F64005AB66EB17DDBACE1D"><p>​<span><span>Each year thousands of people go on mission trips. They have a desire to experience and discover their faith in new and meaningful ways and hope for personal growth while serving others. In all of the excitement, however, it can be easy to overlook necessary logistics preparations. <a target="_blank" href="https&#58;//www.churchmutual.com/index.cfm?pid=2253&amp;pageTitle=Risk-Reporter&amp;riskReporterID=1080&amp;page=feature&amp;utm_campaign=riskreporter15&amp;utm_source=WinterRR&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=FeaturedArticle">&gt;more</a></span></span></p></div>03/15/2015Credit card best practices for congregationsArticle 3, March 2015 - Issue 39http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/64http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/64<div class="ExternalClassA35FC526831540D895130350D5B13BA3"><p>​<span><span>Used wisely, corporate credit cards are a good tool to cover certain approved, business-related expenses, but users have to understand the credit card policies, procedures, spending limits and restrictions. <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Credit_Card_Best_Practices.pdf">&gt;more</a></span></span></p></div>03/15/2015Recommendations for congregation secretariesArticle 4, March 2015 - Issue 39http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/65http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/65<div class="ExternalClass153ABE69641C4623910D5A12EB2575AC"><p>​<span><span>The secretary is a required officer of the congregation. While the secretary’s duties may vary from one congregation to another, there are certain tasks that all secretaries should see that are accomplished. <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Recommendations_for_Congregation_Secretaries.pdf?_ga=1.168264611.302040046.1401725141">&gt;more</a></span></span></p></div>03/15/2015The importance of workers’ compensation coverageArticle 5, March 2015 - Issue 39http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/66http://elca.org/News-and-Events/blogs/AdministrationMatters/66<div class="ExternalClassB96CF33FF8A447D4BF114B859093999D"><p>​<span><span>Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage in case of an accident. It’s not only important to be prepared, but it’s also the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the workplace is safe for everyone. <a target="_blank" href="http&#58;//www.elca.org/Living-Lutheran/Seeds/2012/11/~/link.aspx?_id=347B5AB0C00C46C8A3E8DE4507353259&amp;_z=z">&gt;more</a></span></span></p></div>03/15/2015