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Health Care Reform Updates IRS Confirms ACA Pay or Play Penalties Still Apply No Waiver or Transition Relief is Currently Available Recently, the Internal Revenue Service released an information letter regarding the Affordable Care Act's employer shared...read more
Critical HIPAA Compliance Gaps Exposed by HHS Over the last couple of years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted "desk audits" of 166 covered entities and 41 business associates. These audits focused on select HIPAA privacy, security and breach...read more
LinkedIn Voice Messaging: What You Need to Know The social recruiting and marketing platform LinkedIn recently announced a new voice messaging feature. It allows users to record and send brief audio clips instead of typing out messages. This feature can help reduce...read more
Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15 Employers who sponsor group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals must provide a Medicare Part D Creditable or Non-Creditable Coverage Notice to those individuals...read more
DOL: Employees May Use FMLA Leave for IEP Meetings Opinion Issued in Case with Doctor’s Certification Employees may take leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to attend their child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP)...read more
ACA Affordability Contribution Rate Set at 9.78% for 2020 New Figure Marks Decrease from 2019 Under the employer shared responsibility ("pay or play") provisions of the Affordable Care Act, applicable large employers—generally those who have 50 or more full-time...read more
HDHP Preventive Care Benefits Expanded Expansion Allows Coverage Without a Deductible for Some Chronic Conditions A new IRS notice expands the list of preventive care benefits that may be covered by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) without a deductible, or with...read more
OSHA’s Top 10 2018 Violations OSHA released a preliminary list of its top 10 cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018) recently at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Houston. Patrick Kapust, deputy...read more
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