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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Michigan Association of CPAS Bookmark

new job posting
Membership Recruitment and Student Outreach Specialist
Michigan Association of CPAs - Troy, MI
Dynamic non-profit professional association, selected by Crain’s Detroit Business as a Cool Place to Work, is seeking an individual with non-profit and/or sales experience to lead membership recruitment and student outreach efforts, including marketing, networking, campaign building, project management and top notch member service. The successful candidate needs to thrive and grow in a fast-paced environment and be able to lead, manage and prioritize multiple projects. The association has a strong family atmosphere and provides excellent opportunities for advancement. Learn more

member news: week of january 11 Bookmark


Smith Named Vice President and Executive Director of TCHPA and MSAE Welcomes Ten New Members

Amy Smith, CAE, AAP, Chair of MSAE's Board of Directors, is now the Vice President and Executive Director of The Clearing House Payments Authority (TCHPA). Amy was previously President and CEO of the The Payments Authority, which has joined The Clearing House's regional payments association to form TCHPA. This union expands their field of membership beyond Michigan's financial institutions to include New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, the Chicago area, Puerto Rico, The US Virgin Islands and Guam. Amy and her staff will remain in their Troy office.

Madden Named Executive Director of MAAS Bookmark

Angela Madden Named Executive Director of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services

Angela Madden has been named the new executive director of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS), following a decision made by the MAAS Executive Search Committee. MSAE is proud that MAAS used MSAE Executive Search Services to find their next executive director.

Join us at the First Associ8@5:08 of the Year Bookmark

MSAE monthly meetup

Join us at the First Associ8@5:08 of the Year
Catch up with your MSAE friends after the busy holiday! Make sure you mark your calendar for 2016's first Associ8@5:08 on January 19 from 5:08 - 7:00 p.m. Associ8@5:08 is MSAE's free monthly networking event.

Champps is generously providing appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Register Today.

IRS Drops Proposal For Nonprofits To Collect SSNS Bookmark

IRS drops proposal for nonprofits to collect SSNS

IRS Drops Proposal For Nonprofits To Collect SSNS
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this week that it is withdrawing the proposed rulemaking of giving the option to nonprofit organizations of substantiating contributions of $250 or more by collecting and reporting donors' Social Security numbers to the IRS.

Member News: week of January 4 Bookmark

Jennings Wins Athena Award from Lrcc

Jennings Wins Athena Award from LRCC
Sarah Jennings, CPA, CFE, principal at Maner Costerisan Certified Public Accountants, was honored by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 ATHENA Award recipient. Jennings, will be honored at the annual ATHENA Award Luncheon December 17.
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Happy New Year! Bookmark


Happy New Year!
From our staff to yours, we wish you a successful and prosperous 2016. But before the new year kicks off, join us as we remember our best moments together in 2015. Click on the video above to view highlights of the year.

Member News: Week of December 14 Bookmark

Levandowski Receives Catalina Andres Humanitarian Award

Levandowski Received Catalina Andres Humanitarian Award and MSAE welcomes three new members
Martha Levandowski, administrative director of the Coalition Protecting Auto No-Fault (CPAN), recently received the Catalina Andres Humanitarian Award for her ongoing and tireless efforts to advocate on behalf of auto accident survivors. The award is named in honor of Catalina Andres, a woman who selflessly dedicated her life to helping and serving others while fulfilling her dream by building a medical clinic and founding the Twin Hearts Medical Surgical Mission in the Philippines.
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BCBSM and BCN 2016 Tax & Fee Changes Bookmark

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network Group Invoices 

Updated for 2016 Taxes and Fees Changes

BCBSM and BCN are changing the way the group invoices display taxes and fees. Previously, certain federal and state taxes and fees were displayed separately from the premium, though they have always been part of the total premium charged. As of the group’s 2016 renewal, group invoices will no longer show these amounts separately.

DOL Expected TO FINALIZE OVERTIME RULE IN MID-2016 Bookmark

Dol expected to finalize overtime rule in mid-2016

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DOL Expected TO FINALIZE OVERTIME RULE IN MID-2016
MSAE is closely monitoring when the Department of Labor might release its final overtime rule. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has estimated that a final rule could come out as soon as July 2016.

The DOL released a proposed rule this summer that would more than double the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $50,440 per year (up from $23,660). In addition, the minimum salary would automatically increase each year to match the 40th percentile of the average salary earned by full-time employees in the United States.

MSAE, along with 250,000 other organizations, submitted comments on the proposed rule to DOL this past summer. The DOL is still reviewing comments and has yet to suggest what changes, if any, might be made to the final rule. MSAE's letter can be viewed here.

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