Webinar: Practical Tips for Structuring Compliant Wellness Programs that Include Premium Incentives

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 @ 08:04 AM

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover how to structure a wellness program that includes premium incentives.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Compliance Recap - March 2019

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 08:04 AM

March was a busy month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

DOL Issues Final Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans - Updated

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Apr 9, 2019 @ 13:04 PM

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Frequently Asked Questions About Association Health Plans (AHPs) and issued a final rule.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Option for Some to Renew Policies That Do Not Fully Meet ACA Standards - Updated

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Apr 1, 2019 @ 15:04 PM

In 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a transitional relief program that allowed state insurance departments to permit early renewal at the end of 2013 of individual and small group policies that do not meet the “market reform” requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about Health Coverage in Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

When employers negotiate a merger or acquisition, it’s important for the buyer and seller to consider how health benefits will be offered after the transaction closes.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Compliance Recap - February 2019

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 @ 08:03 AM

February was a quiet month in the employee benefits world.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits

Flow Chart of Key Wellness Program Regulations - Updated

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Mar 6, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

A wellness program is any formal or informal program that educates employees about health-related issues, promotes following healthy lifestyles, or encourages employees to make healthier choices. Wellness programs vary greatly and are not always called wellness programs. Some are purely educational and have no financial incentives.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

A Review of Same-Sex Marriages and Group Health Benefits

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

From 2013 to 2015, a series of Supreme Court cases and government updates changed the landscape of the way employers must consider same-sex spouses in relation to employee benefits.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits

Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about HIPAA and HITECH

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, its administrative simplification regulations, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act provide administrative/privacy/security standards for health plans and their business associates.

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Employee Benefits, Learning Events

Compliance Recap - January 2019

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Feb 14, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

January was a busy month in the employee benefits world. On January 24, 2018, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alex Azar as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Topics: Compliance Issues, Affordable Care Act, Employee Benefits