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Assessments, Policies, and Training Are Key to HIPAA Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

The keys for plan sponsors to avoid penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other liability that may come with data breaches, were discussed by HIPAA experts in a recent webinar. Periodic risk assessments, updated policies and procedures, and ongoing training are critical to HIPAA compliance, said Kathryn Bakich, senior vice president at Segal Consulting. Minimizing HIPAA Privacy Liability.

Are There Wellness Plan Requirements Under the ACA?

HR Daily Advisor

As more of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are officially implemented, there are many questions as to what rules and regulations apply to individual organizations. Wellness programs are rising in popularity, and some wonder if they are governed by the ACA. It’s important for employers to know the facts in order to comply. Must your organization provide an employee wellness plan? If you do, what are the requirements and restrictions?

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Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

Here’s a quick checklist of some major federal laws you’ll need to tackle at different employee thresholds in your growth. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) , via DoL. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government.

4 Facts About Medicare That All Employers Should Know

HR Daily Advisor

Employers that offer group health insurance plans to their employees have an interest in learning how employees’ entitlement to Medicare benefits can affect the administration of those plans. This article discusses the coordination of benefits between the two plans. In other words, it answers the question: How does my company health plan interact with Medicare? The post 4 Facts About Medicare That All Employers Should Know appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

Gail Trauco: “Learn to tell “your” story”

Thrive Global

Learn to tell “your” story and how it impacts what you do today. Tell the real story…the heart-breaking story…shining as the “survivor” and possessing a CEO’s toolbox to keep me in front of other Advocates. School was my favorite place in the world. Tell the truth.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #257: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Alight deploys artificial intelligence and data-driven insights to reach new levels of engagement in the employee experience Link ». Aon Buys Willis Towers Watson: Another Waypoint In The Demise of Employer Pensions Link ». So yeah, this doesn’t surprise me at all.

The Source: Weekly Roundup – April 15th, 2019

PlanSource

Welcome to The Source, your one-stop-shop for the latest and greatest HR and benefits news. Start off your week on a high note with The Source! In this week's edition, we discuss important employment law updates that you should be watching, how to use social media for recruiting, the new trend of 'adulting' benefits and more! Get ‘The Source’ sent directly to your inbox! Alexa, can you spell HIPAA? Thought Of The Week.

Plan Must Cover Room, Board for Residential Mental Health Treatment

HR Daily Advisor

Because a group health plan covered room and board expenses for stays at skilled nursing facilities, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) required it to do so for residential mental health treatment facilities as well, a federal appeals court ruled in Danny P. The plan also covered mental health services, including licensed “residential treatment facilities” that deal with mental health disorders. appealed this decision to the 9th U.S.

“Establish a security program”, With Jason Remillard and Stuart Lerner

Thrive Global

Encrypt everything so that in the event your data is stolen, it can’t be read. Since users are the weakest link in the information security chain, phishing tests are extremely important. I played many sports growing up and learned the importance of teamwork at an early age.

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Taking the Guess Work out of Your HR Decisions

Effortless HR

As I built the EffortlessHR platform – a Human Resource Information System – I kept being asked several questions: Why do I need to …. What this really told me was that most companies without a HR Department had no idea how the number of their employees impact which law/regulation they needed to follow and understand. Federal Income Tax Withholding – Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government.

How Co-Employment Relationships Benefit Businesses

Insperity

Business owners who outsource HR tasks via a co-employment relationship benefit from the following: Access to better health and retirement benefits. Such a scenario often means business owners can offer a wider range of benefits to workers at a much better price. Companies that enter into a co-employment relationship benefit from a decrease in the cost of employer payroll processing and related accounting costs. But firing John doesn’t stop the claim.

Gail Trauco: “Sleep 8 hours daily”

Thrive Global

When I first started my business, I would sit at the back of the room in meetings. It was when I moved to the “front of the room” and started “speaking” up that it started to flourish. There was no running water or a bathroom in the house until I reached 8th grade.