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HIPAA: Terms to Remember

When it comes to HIPAA and protecting your employees’ private information, there are a lot of things you have to remember to make sure you are not violating any of the guidelines. Here is a short refresher course on HIPPA and the most important terms. HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability…
Times You Should Update Your Life Insurance Policy

FMLA – Does it Apply to You?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The below is general information about which employers are covered by the FMLA, when employees are eligible and entitled to take FMLA leave, and what rules…

Battle of the Bulge: 3-Pronged Attack for Employee Weight Programs

Around 81 percent of employers offer a weight management program for their employees, but many see low engagement rates. These programs can be an important contributor in the efforts to get Americans to adopt healthier lifestyles and lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and a host of…
Individual Mandate Repeal

What The Individual Mandate Repeal Means For Applicable Large Employers

Yesterday, Congress passed tax legislation, that among many other things, included a repeal of the individual shared responsibility penalties beginning in 2019. So, what does this mean for the employer mandate? Well, it’s still on the books. Even though the individual mandate has been effectively repealed, individuals can still qualify…

Open Enrollment and Beyond

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority (88 percent) of full-time civilian employees have access to medical care benefits through their workplace, making the enrollment window a brief but critical time frame for millions of people and their families.   The Aflac Study finds this annual process…