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Partial Disability and Reasonable Workplace Accommodations

Sometimes an employee is ready to come back to work after a debilitating injury, but cannot perform the same tasks or cannot operate in the same environment as before. In these cases it is the responsibility of the employer to work with the employee to make workplace and job duty […]

Deep Dive on Dental Insurance Plans

Although long insulated from employers’ cost-cutting efforts because of their low price, the rising cost of health coverage is now affecting dental benefits, according to industry experts. Troubled by high rates of inflation in their medical plans, some employers are scaling back on dental benefits. This is not necessarily the […]

2018 Was a Record Year for HIPAA Enforcement Actions

In 2018, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settled 10 cases and was granted summary judgment in a case in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement. The enforcement actions resulted in an all-time record year for OCR, with enforcement penalties collected totaling $28.7 million—a 22 percent increase from the […]

Score Big by Providing a Winning Benefits Program

This is a guest post by FBS Benefit Consultant, Monica Leatherman. Perhaps you are breathing a sigh of relief that your open enrollment has ended, your new plan year has launched successfully, and you don’t have to focus on your employees’ benefits for your next open enrollment for several more […]

How to Educate Your Employees About Benefits: Challenges and Solutions

This is a guest post by FBS Benefit Consultant, Richard Peace.  Whether you are about to open your enrollment season at work or you are wrapping up your post-enrollment checklist, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about how best to equip and empower your employees […]