National Health Observance – October

National Health Observances 2015   Domestic Violence Awareness Month National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 303-839-1852 www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php – Domestic Abuse Eye Injury Prevention Month American Academy of Ophthalmology 415-447-0213 www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/injuries/index.cfm – Sports Safety: Eye Protection – Workplace Eye Safety NHO Oct 2015

Benefits Buzz – October

Guidelines Finalized for Electronic Reporting Under Sections 6055 and 6056 On Aug. 18, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a finalized test package and guidelines for employers reporting under Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. The new guidelines and test package are intended to help employers and technology companies securely facilitate the electronic…

Legislative Brief – COBRA Qualifying Events

Legislative Brief COBRA Qualifying Events The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) is a federal law that requires most employers to provide employees, spouses and dependent children who lose group health benefits due to a qualifying event with an opportunity to continue group health coverage for a limited period of time. An employer…

Live Well, Work Well – September

Fruit and Veggie Month is Here September is fruit and veggie month, so now is the perfect time to examine your fruit and veggie intake. Most people are unsure of how many fruits and vegetables they should consume each day or are confused by specific serving sizes. How do you know whether you and your…

National Health Observance – September

National Health Observances 2015 Please note: Only the most popular observances are listed. There may be more observances in a given month. Educational materials given as examples are not intended to be exhaustive Design © 2015 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month CureSearch for Children’s Cancer 800-458-6223 www.curesearch.org/ArticleView2.aspx?id=7750&l=8810&c=7eb54f Live Well, Work Well…

Benefits Buzz – September

Final Rule on Religious Exemptions to Contraceptive Coverage On July 10, 2015, final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) women’s preventive care coverage requirement were released. The ACA requires non-grandfathered health plans to provide coverage for preventive health services for women, including contraceptives, without imposing cost-sharing requirements. Benefits Buzz September 2015

HR Brief – September

DOL Clarifies Worker Classification On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an administrative interpretation clarifying how an employer determines whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The DOL has expressed growing concern over employee misclassification since it can have a direct impact on employee eligibility for benefits, legal…

Health Care Reform Bulletin – 2015 Draft Instructions for 6055 and 6056 Reporting Include Filing Extensions

2015 Draft Instructions for 6055 and 6056 Reporting Include Filing Extensions The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created new reporting requirements under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Under these new reporting rules, certain employers must provide information to the IRS about the health plan coverage they offer (or do not offer) or provide…

News Brief August

Android “Stagefright” Bug: What You Need to Know Security experts at Zimperium identified a major vulnerability in Android’s operating system that leaves as many as 95 percent of all Android devices open to attack. Even more frightening—hackers can exploit this vulnerability to gain unfettered remote access to users’ phones without users ever knowing. News Brief…