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Open Enrollment is Around the Corner

Each year, once the dust of open enrollment settles, employers always ask, "What could we have done better?" The usual answer....read more
 

Workplace Bullying: More Common Than You'd Think

National Bullying Prevention Month is recognized every October. What many people don’t realize is that workplace bullying affects more than...read more
 

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Despite decades of attention in the media and courts, sexual harassment remains a significant and costly problem...read more
 

Medicare Part D Notice Due Before October 15

In preparation for the Medicare fall open enrollment period, employers sponsoring group health plans that include prescription drug coverage are required to...read more
 

2018 ACA Reporting Draft Forms Now Available

The IRS released draft 2018 forms for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056...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...read more
 

LinkedIn Voice Messaging: What You Need to Know

The social recruiting and marketing platform LinkedIn recently announced a new voice messaging feature...read more
 

Summary Annual Reports Due Sept. 30

Health plans with 100 or more plan participants at the beginning of a plan year are generally required to furnish a Summary Annual Report (SAR) to each health plan participant within...read more
 

Medical Loss Ratio Rebates Coming Soon to Plan Sponsors

The Affordable Care Act's medical loss ratio (MLR) rules require group health insurance issuers to provide rebates if their MLR—the percentage of health insurance premiums spent on health care...read more
 

Top 5 New Hire Forms

An employee's first day on the job can be very stressful for both the employee and employer. While trying to set up the employee with his or her parking pass, email account, and other necessities, employers should also remember...read more
 

How Summer Hires May Impact Your ALE Status

Employers that hired seasonal workers this summer are reminded that there is a seasonal worker exception when measuring workforce size to determine whether they are an applicable large employer (ALE) subject to...read more
 

Retain Employees Through Training

With the daily demands of keeping a workplace productive and profitable, many managers may overlook one simple perk that has been proven to boost employee retention: professional...read more
 

Don't Forget to Pay PCORI Fees

Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans--including some health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs)--are reminded...read more
 

Form 5500 Filing Deadline for Many Health Plans is July 31

Group health plan administrators are reminded that Form 5500 must be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends...read more
 

Form I-9 Audits Up Dramatically Since October

From October 1, 2017-May 4, 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted 2,282 Form I-9 audits, up from 1,360 audits from October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017....read more

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