The Role of HIPAA Laws for Employers & HR

Workology

The Role of HIPAA Laws in Human Resources. When it comes to topics of privacy especially concerning employee healthcare benefits, HIPAA is one of the most misunderstood and miscommunicated for employers and employees. HIPAA is nebulous and in combination with any employer healthcare plan it creates a great deal of confusion and frustration for managers, HR and employees. What is HIPAA? The HIPAA Privacy Rule as outlined by the U.S.

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.

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Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional

GattiHR

Free Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional. At GattiHR, we watch the careers of HR professionals grow and evolve across industries and businesses. View the Course Here. The ability to balance both equally is a skill that requires knowledge and practice.

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What is ERISA?

HR Daily Advisor

ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In short, this is the federal law that creates standards for retirement, health, and pension plans. Even though such plans are typically set up privately, employers that opt to offer them have an obligation to meet the requirements under ERISA when implementing their plans. The Act advises when employees must be allowed to join the plan. Compensation benefits COBRA ERISA HIPAA

Ensure your organization offers quality mental healthcare

Business Management Daily

Healthy and productive workers help the bottom line, and ultimately investing in mental health care starts to pay for itself in the long run. The COVID-19 pandemic has also dramatically accelerated the evolution and magnified the importance of comprehensive mental health care.

Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. That’s why it’s essential to know — before you find yourself in some kind of legal dispute — what documents you need to hold onto and what you can trash without putting your company at risk. To be on the safe side, many employment law attorneys recommend you keep everything for at least five to seven years after an employee has left.

2019’S TOP HR ISSUES

HR Workplace Services

employers – HRWS maintains a bird’s eye view of the Country’s most pressing business issues. We developed the “HRWS 5” to highlight and give some perspective on the most pressing HR topics that challenged U.S. THE HRWS 5. Bonus” Topic: Rise of the Lawyers.

What Should Small Businesses Know About Data Security?

Zenefits

In 2020, almost a third of data breaches — or 28% — impacted small businesses, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report. . The United States Small Business Association reports 88% of SBOs feel vulnerable to cyberattacks. HIPAA violations max out at $1.5

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Not Ready to Mandate the Vaccine? Here Are Some Alternatives that May Encourage It

HR Counselor's Corner

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, many of our employers have been giving more thought to mandating vaccination of their employees. Examples of incentives are a bonus or extra paid time off. Time Off Will Be Unpaid.

9 Ways to Make Benefits Administration Easier (An HR Checklist)

Zenefits

You need to be able to pull up an employee’s data at any point beyond the onboarding process, such as preparing for audits and any potential unexpected issues that could pop up. You have enough on your plate, so why not consider automating the process?

A return-to-work process after an extended employee absence

Insperity

The return to work can be a significant transition for your employees who have been out of the office for weeks to months. You’ll have to help them reacclimate to the workplace as smoothly and quickly as possible. Overview of the return-to-work process.

The Real Impact of HR Technology on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Prism HR

In today’s competitive labor market and shifting trends in human capital management, the responsibilities resting on the shoulders of HR professionals in small and medium-sized businesses are no easy feat. Before anything else, let’s address what could possibly be an elephant in the room. “HR The use of HR technology is size-agnostic. They are competing with each other for a limited talent pool, and they have to get creative in the way they source.

What Does Your Compliance Team Need to Know in 2022?

Sterling Check

It’s often hard for HR compliance teams to find the time to keep current on upcoming background screening trends. Together they pinpointed evolving 2022 trends in background screening, including fair chance/ban-the-box, new state privacy laws, and Covid-19 testing and vaccine mandates.

Consequences of Outdated Employee Benefits Systems

Zenefits

Technology is making remarkable strides across the employee benefits landscape. A 2019-2020 survey found that the vast majority of organizations are utilizing a benefits application in some shape or form. Benefits administration is regarded as the most complex HR process.

The Ultimate Guide to Data Breach Laws By State

Embroker

the business that is attacked and other partners and clients whose data might also have been compromised in the. the reputation of your brand as well. The same can be said for businesses when choosing partnerships. A well-documented example of a massive financial loss caused. by a data breach occurred in 2015, when the Federal Communications. strategy to combat the many types of cybercrimes that could negatively affect a business. about the breach.

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