Employee Benefits

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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The Key to Recruiting: Voluntary Benefits

Offering voluntary benefits is a great way to enhance your benefits package, differentiate from competitors and increase employee satisfaction—all with little impact on your budget. But while employers may choose to offer numerous types of voluntary benefits that can deliver convenience and value for employees, many employees do not understand the advantages of these voluntary …

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ERISA Compliance FAQ: What is an ERISA Plan?

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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Internship Programs and Compliance 101

Many organizations use internship programs, and these programs can have many advantages for the employer and the intern. However, employers that hire interns must be aware of the rules that apply to interns under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires most employees of for-profit employers—including interns—to be compensated for their services. Unpaid …

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March Benefits

How to Prevent and Investigate a Sexual Harassment Claim at your Company

Receiving a sexual harassment claim from an employee is a delicate situation. Employers must consider how they will respond to the complaint, how they will investigate the allegations and what guidelines they will use to assess the complaint’s validity. Ultimately, the employer’s response can have a significant effect on whether the employer is found liable …

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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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