Employee Benefits

FMLA and Workers’ Compensation: 4 Common Questions Answered

An employee’s workers’ compensation absence may be due to an on-the-job injury or illness that also qualifies as a serious health condition under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In this scenario, the workers’ compensation absence may be counted against an employee’s FMLA leave entitlement if the employer properly notifies the employee that the …

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The 3 Keys to Conducting HR Audits

An HR audit is an objective, systematic review of a company’s HR policies, procedures, strategic direction, structure, resources, and ultimately, its contribution to the organization. Such an audit offers the opportunity to protect the company, establish best practices and identify areas for improvement, and can help evaluate whether specific practice areas are adequate, legal and/or …

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Categories of Workplace Wellness Programs According to HIPAA

Workplace wellness programs often incorporate rewards to promote healthy lifestyle choices and discourage behaviors that are detrimental to employees’ good health. A wellness program that relates to a group health plan must comply with nondiscrimination rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These rules allow employers to provide rewards as part of …

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Yes or No: Which Welfare Benefit Plans are (and aren’t) subject to ERISA?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers. The Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), enforces most of ERISA’s provisions. Violating ERISA can have serious and costly consequences for employers that sponsor welfare …

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18 Essential Disciplinary Techniques for Supervisors

Supervisory training is critical to the success of any discipline program. Supervisors should consider the following techniques and considerations to effectively discipline employees: Cool down. Effective discipline will not result if tempers and emotions take charge. Remain calm no matter how ridiculous the excuse or accusation. Let the employee unwind, and then get the conversation …

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ADDITIONAL CONTACTS

Commercial Insurance:
Contact: Jim Lewis
commercial@ehd-ins.com

Employee Benefit Services:
Contact: Scott Radcliffe
benefits@ehd-ins.com

Personal Insurance:
Contact: Kristy L. Gergal
klgergal@ehd-ins.com

EHD Surety:
surety@ehd-ins.com

EHD HOME OFFICE:

1857 William Penn Way
PO Box 11600
Lancaster, PA 17605

717-394-5681
+1-800-544-7292
Fax: 717-394-0842

Contact: Jon Miles
info@ehd-ins.com

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