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.

Flimp Communications Launches BENEFITchoice, Personalized Employee Benefits-Assessment Tool

Flimp Communications

Helps employees prioritize and assess voluntary and supplemental benefits offered by their employer. In a year when benefit fairs are canceled, a digital solution like BENEFITchoice supplemented with educational videos, can help employees choose the best benefits to meet their needs.

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Consequences of Outdated Employee Benefits Systems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. Absence of employee self-service burdens HR.

Shifting Employee Benefits Priorities Due to COVID-19

Tango Health

While the short-term impacts of COVID-19 are clear, with workforces transitioned to working from home or furloughed with zero scheduled hours for the time being, the long-term effects on your employees’ health and many organizations remain to be seen. Employee benefits priorities Most employers offer benefits that can be extremely helpful to employees working from home and under stay at home orders, but they have been underutilized in the past.

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. It regulates how benefits accrue.

Enrollment Notices: Mastering the Method for Optimal Delivery

benefitexpress

The DOL, PPACA, ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA all have separate guidelines for the ACA marketplace notice for initial and open benefit enrollment. Untangle the requirements for your own notice and learn best practices for including the notice seamlessly in your benefits strategy. The presentation covers what needs to be in the notice as well as rules for delivering the notice to employees.

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. 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. That’s sound advice — if you’ve got the storage and personnel to keep track of all those docs for that long. Copies of employer notices to employee(s). Benefits plans.

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? Benefits employees health Medicare Primary Payer

It?s Time to Analyze Benefits Management

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Benefits management is no longer a stodgy extension of compensation management. As employers toil away to determine how employees are compensated for their work, benefits have become their own industry in need of their own management strategy. Employers and benefits administrators are contending with a massive loss of power in their negotiations between healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies. The picture painted here is bleak, I won’t lie.

Embracing Ethical Wellness: The Employee Health Program Code of Conduct

Quizzify

The Employee Health Code of Conduct , co-authored by our very own Al Lewis, calls for employee wellness programs to commit to the improvement of employee health while avoiding harmful practices. There is a broad and enthusiastic support within the industry for such a code,” says Al. “It Quizzify is proud to be the first wellness program to embrace the code, and the Employee Health Code of Conduct will be a contractual term in all contracts moving forward.

Employee Network Inc. Successfully Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Compliance

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Employee Network, Inc. , a benefits integration and engagement company, announces the successful completion of its 2019 SOC 2 Type 1 examination. completed the engagement. Completion of the SOC 2 Type 1 examination is widely recognized for demonstrating an organization’s commitment to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust Services Criteria. About Employee Network, Inc. To learn more about 360 Advanced, visit [link].

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. Our weekly publication highlights this week’s top stories in human resources, benefits administration, insurance, legislation and more to make sure you can stay on top of industry trends and changes. Start off your week on a high note with The Source! Get ‘The Source’ sent directly to your inbox! Alexa, can you spell HIPAA?

Plan Sponsor Groups Call on DOL to Withdraw Proposed Form 5500 Changes

HR Daily Advisor

Two major plan sponsor organizations urged the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to withdraw the revisions it proposed to the Form 5500 reporting requirements for group health and retirement plans. Further, we are concerned that many of the Proposed Revisions would require plan administrators, under penalty of perjury, to answer questions for which they do not have readily available information.”. The notice of proposed revision was published July 21 (81 Fed.

Responsibilities of the DOL

HR Daily Advisor

Established in 1913, the Department of Labor (DOL) has legal responsibility over matters related to employment. On their website today, they state their mission [i] : “To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.”. These laws affect millions of workers throughout the country.

What Counts as a Qualifying Life Event? 

Namely

And when it comes to managing employee benefits, it rings especially true. Whether your employees are walking down the aisle or expecting a new bundle of joy, chances are they aren’t thinking about their benefits in the heat of the moment. But these qualifying life events , or “QLEs” for short, give employees the rare opportunity to reevaluate and change their elections. Want to learn more about benefits? Benefits

Workplace wellness programs: Worth the investment?

Insperity

Happier, healthier employees? The benefits of helping employees achieve better health can seem nebulous, and much of the research following such programs doesn’t show a profoundly positive return on investment. Still, employee wellness programs remain popular with businesses and employees alike. Before you launch a new program or redesign an existing employee health management initiative at your company, here’s what you need to know.

Don’t Let Your Data or Participants Get Lost in Space

HR Daily Advisor

Lost in Space” was a popular television series in the 1960s. Sabotage by crew member Dr. Zachary Smith threw the ship off course and launched endless adventures. The ensuing adventures are anything but fun. The possibility of cyberdata sabotage is now a day-to-day threat that frequently makes the headlines—and employee benefit plans are not spared exposure to data sabotage. The EBSA Advisory Council to the U.S. by Mary B.

Leverage More ERP Sales with HCM Integration

InfinityHR

The powerful and strategic business processing management tools available can be used to manage data, automate manual process, generate impactful reporting and more for any organization. Business owners and leadership stakeholders love the functionality of these systems because it allows them and their employees to focus on more meaningful projects for the company. Comprehensive HCM solutions include the following components: Payroll Processing.

“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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3 proven ways PEOs keep your business momentum going strong

Insperity

Having time to focus on the vital revenue-generating responsibilities of running your business can seem like a never ending challenge. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day administrative tasks that it takes to keep your business running and lose sight of your moneymaking initiatives. Here are three ways a PEO can help keep you from getting side-tracked and support you in making your business the best it can be. Do you know how the Fair Labor Standards Act affects you?

Join Paycor's HR & Compliance Webinar Summit on June 9

Paycor

Paycor is gathering top HR industry experts on June 9, 2016 for the Summer HR and Compliance Web Summit , a free all-day online conference to share best practices and tips for managing employees. Register below to learn from industry experts as they share their knowledge on several great topics, including: HR Megatrends: Keeping Ahead of the Curve. You need to embrace the future trends your business is facing to stay relevant. Reasons employees leave.

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. A PEO is able to offer large company benefits to small companies. Such a scenario often means business owners can offer a wider range of benefits to workers at a much better price. Professional employee handbooks and internal employee communications. But firing John doesn’t stop the claim.

WIRTW #410 (the “odd jobs” edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

What is the oddest job in America? It might be the folks who blur to the naughty bits on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. From The Seattle Times : “This is a totally weird work environment,” said Shaun O’Steen, the 45-year-old leader of the team, which calls itself the Blur Man Group. “I What We Can Learn From the U.S. via Suzanne Lucas, the Evil HR Lady, at Inc.