Weight Loss Challenge 2012 Winners!


Hello everyone!

It is my pleasure to announce the winners of our 2012 weight loss challenge!

The top 5 winners are listed below:

- Cindi Visconti – Coastal Cancer Center

- Linda Tollison – Rogers Townsend Law Firm

- Camille Hingleton – Columbia Heart Clinic

- Sandy Jeffcoat – Southeastern Spine Institute

- Polly Edwards – South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy


Congratulations to the following 5 companies that lost the most weight:

- Rogers Townsend Law Firm – 338 lbs

- Devro – 203.9 lbs

- Rogers and Brown – 112.4 lbs

- Southeastern Spine Institute – 98.9 lbs.

- Kiawah Island Community Association – 97.2 lbs

All participating companies lost a grand total of 1575.2 lbs!!!


Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to our next healthy challenge!!



Clarke & Company Office, “The Intern”


See the video everyone was talking about at our Corporate Health & Wellness Expo. Like “The Office”, you will love the “Clarke & Company Office”.  Below is the episode that opened the 2012 Health & Wellness Expo titled “The Intern”. Learn about what happened leading up to the Expo.

Want to really see our true colors? Watch the Bloopers at the bottom!


Clarke & Company Expo Bloopers

After The Expo


You know how you feel at night on Christmas, kind of tired, and all the buildup leading up to Christmas is over. All the  presents have been unwrapped and put aside. That is kind of the feeling we all had after the Expo. We have been planning and working towards the Health & Wellness Expo since mid-December and it has come and gone. We have met and analyzed survey data, feedback from clients and non-clients, and vendors. I can truly say that this event was  a success….at least to us. Were there some things I would change? Absolutely, and we are already working on that for next year along with a few ideas that we had and survey participants offered up. But overall, the speakers were excellent, we had a great group of vendors, and attendance at both Expo’s equaled or bettered our expectations. We had a lot of clients there participating, which was good, and we met a lot of new employers that were not very familiar with us, and that also is good. We will be back next year with a bigger and better Health & Wellness Expo with a few new wrinkles and another short film of our office.

Speaking of short films, view the Expo film, “Clarke & Company Office- The Intern” below.


Want to really have some fun? Watch the bloopers below!

March 2012 Health Care Reform


Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Final regulations have been issued for the Summary of Benefits and Coverage. Plans and issuers must provide to participants and beneficiaries who enroll or re-enroll during open enrollment for plans that renew on or after September 23, 2012.  Clarke & Company Benefits and McLaughlin Smoak & Clarke Benefits have provided information and Legislative Briefs below to help employers with these changes. If you need more information on these requirements call your Clarke & Company or McLaughlin Smoak & Clarke representative.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage Legislative Brief

Final Guidance of Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Final Template for Summary of Benefits and Coverage

Final Regulations, template, and uniform glossary (DOL Web Link)

W-2 Reporting

This will the first year employers will have to report the cost of health care coverage on W-2 forms due in January 2013 when they provide forms for the 2012 year. Clarke & Company Benefits and McLaughlin Smoak & Clarke Benefits have provided information and Legislative Briefs below to help employers with these changes.

Health Care Reform-IRS Issues Additional Guidance on W-2 Reporting

Health Care Reform- W-2 Reporting Requirements

Health Care Reform- IRS Q&As on Form W-2 Reporting

IRS Notice 2012-9

Health Care Reform 2012 Compliance Checklist

For more information on Health Care Reform, click on the log in page and go to your Clarke & Company Online or MSC online portal for all of your Health Care Reform briefs and information.