Be Informed!

Changes Affecting
Your Business in



In 2019 SDI will cover up to a maximum salary of $108,506 annually and pay 60%.

On January 1, there will be a minimum wage jump from $11 to $12 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees. 

For smaller organizations, the jump is from $10.50 to $11 per hour. 

They will jump to $12 per hour on January 1, 2020. Once the employer reaches the initial $1 per hour jump.

The minimum wage will increase by $1 per hour each year thereafter until they reach $15 per hour in 2022 for employers with 26 or more and 2023 for those with under 26 employees.





Arrow in The News




Alianza Serves Spanish-Speaking Employees

by Cheryl Sarfaty



Arrow Benefits Group in Petaluma has identified a need and taken action. In January, Arrow launched a Spanish language division called Alianza, which means “alliance”
in English.


Whether it’s learning and practicing on-the job safety or navigating an array of employee benefits, translation services aren’t the sole solution, said Rosario Avila,
who leads Alianza.


“Education is the huge component,” said Avila, who campaigned for ABG to create a Spanish-speaking division after witnessing how well Latino employees responded to
bilingual services. “What we had noticed when we were doing open-enrollment meetings (in Spanish) is that the employees were engaged, asking questions, taking notes.”





MORE Health Relationship

Saves Employees Lives!



A collaboration between Arrow Benefits Group and MORE Health, a medical second opinion and collaborative diagnosis service, now offers an indispensable medical opportunity
for clients enrolled in Arrow group medical plans. They can now receive easy access to a second opinion when faced with making decisions regarding a serious, life-changing illness.


Case Study: Mari D. an Arrow Benefits Group employee experienced first-hand the “huge relief” MORE Health can provide to those
navigating complicated medical issues. Suffering from
a myriad of
serious health issues, her husband consulted with many doctors and specialists, including cardiologists, urologists and brain surgeons.
“We were frustrated, our primary care physician was frustrated, even the
doctors at the ER were at
their wits’ end. We had tried everything they could think of and no one knew what
to do next…