As a follow-up to our previous COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) live stream event, the latest installation in our series is now available to watch on-demand. Featuring subject matter experts from Brown & Brown Insurance and its team of companies, including Hays Companies, this presentation addresses HR regulatory guidance, managing a remote workforce and mental health.
State workers’ compensation regulations are becoming more complex due to the legalization of recreational marijuana in 10 states and medical marijuana being prescribed more often for pain management.
Here at Hays Companies Research and Compliance, we have noticed an increased number of questions about the look back measurement method for non-full-time employees. This likely has to do with the fact that the ACA’s Employer Mandate has been the law of the land for about five years now, most employers have tracking systems embedded within their payroll and HRIS systems that automatically calculate who has qualified for coverage, and as a result, the hard won knowledge of the Employer Mandate’s commencement has gone a little rusty (for some).
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) inhabit a strange place in the employee benefit world: they often exist because of health coverage offered by an employer, employers can contribute to them, but they are ultimately owned by the individual and are not group sponsored health plans. Some strange rules result.
This webinar, presented be Cecelia Weir (MPH and Health Strategies Consultant for Hays Companies), gives actionable tips and strategies to remove the negative association surrounding mental health in a professional setting – something which should be a priority for all companies.
In this 1-hour webinar, presented by Hays Companies Research and Compliance Department, we present an overview of HIPAA Privacy and Security rules applicable to group health plans, as well as the latest requirements for the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) and the role of the employer as plan sponsor.
In today’s business environment, companies are frequently bought or sold. Transactions can be structured as a stock sale, an asset sale, a merger of two companies who are forming a separate company, or a “spin-off” in which a part of an operating unit is separated from the former company and a new company is formed. These types of transactions are collectively referred to as “Mergers and Acquisitions” (M&As).
By 2024, baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will reach ages 60 to 78, many of whom will continue working even after they qualify for Social Security retirement benefits (and Medicare). As compared to 2014 labor force data, BLS projects that the number of older workers (aged 65 and older) will increase by 10.9%, compared to a projected 5% increase in the entire US labor force.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around since 1995. On February 6, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations that expanded the protections under the FMLA. Although many employers understand the job protection aspect of FMLA, protecting and maintaining employee welfare benefits during FMLA leave can be just as, if not more, challenging.
Corporate transitions like mergers and acquisitions are continuing at a rapid pace. When considering how these transactions and changes will impact employee benefit compliance, time is often limited.