HIPAA Archives - Employee Benefits I AP Benefit Advisors

DOL Issues COVID-19 Relief and Guidance for Employee Benefit Plans

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued deadline relief and other guidance under Title I of ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) to help employee benefit plans, plan participants and beneficiaries, employers and other plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and other service providers impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. […]

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Upcoming Filing Deadlines: Annual Prescription Drug Notice, HIPAA Breach Report & ACA Reporting

As we head into the last couple days of February, we want to take this opportunity to remind employers about the following upcoming filing deadlines: Annual Prescription Drug Notice Group health plans must notify the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each year regarding whether the group health plan’s prescription drug coverage offered to […]

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AP Benefit Advisors HRCI* & SHRM** Pre-Approved Webinar: Improve Your 2018 Compliance Outlook with These 13 Lucky Tips & Insights

13 is your lucky number! Join AP Benefit Advisors’ General Counsel and VP of Compliance, Patrick Haynes, for this HRCI* and SHRM** pre-approved, complimentary, one-hour webinar as he counts down these 13 lucky tips and insights to improve your 2018 compliance outlook: ACA – Limits (OOPMax Changes 2018 vs. 2019, Affordability Changes 2018 vs. 2019) […]

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Annual Filing Reminders

As we head into the last few weeks of February, we want to take this opportunity to remind employers about the following upcoming annual filing deadlines: Annual Prescription Drug Notice Group health plans must notify the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each year regarding whether the group health plan’s prescription drug coverage offered […]

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FMLA Effects on Other Laws

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has many effects on laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply specifically to medical or disability leaves. FMLA may also intersect with employer sponsored leaves and policies such as short or long term disability. When FMLA overlaps with […]

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Updating Your Employee Records System

Do you feel weighted under a never-ending cascade of employee papers and files? It’s not your fault. You’re just keeping what the federal and state laws require you to keep. New Year, New System Make a fresh start of your record keeping system this year. Whether you’re going to stick with paper files, create a […]

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How to Survive a DOL Health & Welfare Plan Investigation

Here are the best practices for plans chosen for investigation: 1. Consider getting employee benefits counsel involved early The DOL investigation process generally includes requests for a long list of documents ranging from plan documents to financial documents. Working with your employee benefits counsel from the beginning may help with the overwhelming process that awaits you with the […]

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EEOC Wellness Rules Update

Today, the EEOC released its final rule with regard to employer wellness programs and the ADA (and a final rule with regard to those same programs and GINA). These final rules go into effect on the first day of the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and apply to all Employer-Sponsored […]

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