National Health Observance April 2015

National Health Observances 2015 Source: 2015 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, U.S. Dept. of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Website: www.healthfinders.gov. Alcohol Awareness Month National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. 212-269-7797 www.ncadd.org Live Well, Work Well flyers: – Alcohol-related Illnesses – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Substance Abuse NHO Apr 2015

HR Brief – March 2015

FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Working Together The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and workers’ compensation serve different purposes, but the job leave provided by the two may overlap in some cases, affecting employment decisions on issues such as light duty. HR Brief – March 2015

National Health Observances – March 2015

National Health Observances 2015 Source: 2015 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, U.S. Dept. of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Website: www.healthfinders.gov. National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Prevent Cancer Foundation 800-227-2732 www.preventcancer.org/colorectal Live Well, Work Well flyers: – Colorectal Cancer – Getting a Colonoscopy – Men’s Health: Preventive Screenings – Part 2 NHO Mar…

Benefits Buzz – March 2015

Individual Mandate Penalty Cap The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most individuals to either obtain acceptable health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members or pay a penalty. This rule is often referred to as the individual mandate. The individual mandate went into effect beginning 2014. The penalty amount for not having health coverage…

Live Well, Work Well – March 2015

How Much Exercise Do You Need? When it comes to physical activity, any exercise is better than none, and a lot is better than a little. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving, but messages promoting exercise often lack a strict definition of the amount of exercise needed to attain health benefits. In…

Compliance Bulletin

Medicare Part D Disclosures due by March 1, 2015 for Calendar Year Plans Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times, indicating whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable. Medicare…

Understanding employer reporting requirements of the health care law

Getting ready: Monthly tracking To prepare for 2016, applicable large employers need to track information each month in 2015, including: • Whether you offered full-time employees and their dependents minimum essential coverage that meets the minimum value requirements and is affordable. • Whether your employees enrolled in the self-insured minimum essential coverage you offered. (See glossary on…

National Health Observances for February 2015

National Health Observances 2015 Source: 2015 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, U.S. Dept. of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Website: www.healthfinders.gov. 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…