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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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5 Employee Wellness Trends to Watch in 2020

As we start a new year, how are you feeling? This is an important question to consider since wellness will continue to be a huge factor for companies in 2020. Wellness is a hotly debated topic, but it’s certainly not going anywhere in the coming year. In fact, 76% of employees think their workplace has …

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Cyber Liability and HIPAA: If A Data Breach Occurs

As health care institutions began storing larger volumes of private health data digitally, the need to protect this sensitive data from loss or theft grew. To address this risk, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and Security Rule in August 1996. The Privacy Rule standards address the use …

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The 5 Ways the ACA is Changing this Year

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of significant changes to group health plans since the law was enacted in 2010. Many of these key reforms became effective in 2014 and 2015, including health plan design changes, increased wellness program incentives and the employer shared responsibility penalties. Certain changes to some ACA requirements …

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The 4-Step HSA Implementation Checklist

Offering a high deductible health plan (HDHP) along with a health savings account (HSA) is a great way to allow your employees to save pretax dollars for health-related expenses while also saving for the future, but it does involve a lot of planning and preparation on your part. This checklist will help as you implement …

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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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