2018 HR Brief -March

New HHS Secretary is Focused on Opioid Crisis, You Should Be Too A recent study by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) revealed that 80 percent of large employers are concerned about employees’ abuse of prescription opioids. HR Brief – March 2018

2018 Live well, work well-March

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive Eating a well-balanced diet is a key component in living a long, healthy life. Many Americans think that eating healthy means they have to empty their wallets, which isn’t necessarily the truth. Keep the following money-saving tips in mind next time you’re grocery shopping: Live Well, Work Well…

2018 Benefits Buzz – March

Spending Resolution Affects ACA Taxes On Jan. 22, 2018, President Donald Trump signed a short-term continuing spending resolution into law to end the government shutdown and continue funding through Feb. 8, 2018. The continuing resolution impacts the following three taxes and fees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Benefits Buzz March 2018

Live Well Work Well-November 2017

Start Planning Today for a Stressfree Holiday Season To help keep your household healthy this flu season, consider the following suggestions:  Get the flu vaccine. Becoming vaccinated against the flu is the best chance of preventing the illness.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay away from others when you…

Compliance Bulletin-HHS Withdraws Rules on HIPAA Certification

HHS Withdraws Rules on HIPAA Certification Highlights  The ACA requires health plans to certify their compliance with HIPAA’s electronic transaction standards and operating rules.  The HIPAA certification requirement will take effect only after HHS issues final guidance.  HHS has withdrawn its proposed rule in order to explore different options for compliance. DEADLINES…

Compliance Bulletin-Newly Adopted Wage Equity Laws

Newly Adopted Wage Equity Laws HIGHLIGHTS  New York and Delaware amended current laws making salary history inquiries an unlawful discriminatory practice.  Oregon, Delaware, Massachusetts and San Francisco adopt new wage equity laws.  A number of other states and major cities are considering similar laws. To read the full article, click on the…