Contributing Editor Ed Bray looks ahead to 2014 and outlines 25 areas to watch. In part 1: Everything from analyzing health data to HIPAA compliance and beyond.
With the ACA requiring even more communications to employees, many employers might consider shifting to electronic means for all disclosure notices, but there are many rules here and employers and their advisers should be careful.
Republican senators introduced a bill this week that would prevent the exclusion of multi-employer health plans from a $63 reinsurance fee that the ACA imposes on each enrollee.
More than a million worksites could be affected if the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration changes who submits work-related injury data and how, but is this just another example of regulation by shaming? Meanwhile, OSHA has led the charge attacking employer safety plans which measure their success based on this same injury data.
One HR source says the National Labor Relations Board is on a crusade against aggressive social media policies.
As another flu season approaches, employers may be questioning the legality of requiring their employees to get a flu vaccination. While a different set of considerations come into play when a hospital is assessing how to implement a flu vaccine policy, nonhospital employers also have business needs and health concerns that may make them want to consider a mandatory flu vaccine policy. Here are five dos and three donts from law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath on what employers should consider. [Images: Shutterstock]
For HR professionals, mid-year nondiscrimination testing needs to be at the top of that list. Waiting to test until the completion of the year can have severe negative consequences.
These two new reporting requirements are in addition to the current requirement to report the cost of coverage on Form W-2.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace and hiring bias on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, finally passed the Senate today. Its future in the GOP-controlled House is less certain.
A debrief on the types of changes that trigger the loss of grandfathered status, the concept at the center of the if you like your plan, you can keep it issue.
Broker warns offering too many voluntary benefits can lead to decision paralysis.
In this list of key Obamacare provisions effective for the plan year beginning this January, which ones apply to you, and are you ready?
On November 18, 2010, Julie Heimeshoff filed her lawsuit against Hartford and Wal-Mart, claiming that defendants had violated ERISA by failing to provide long-term disability benefits.
Eleven days into the federal government shutdown, employee benefits attorneys assess the short-term and long-term potential implications for your business and benefits strategy.
Success or defeat in employment litigation hinges on these five documents