Wellness Compliance Reminder: Tobacco Incentive Alternatives and Disclosures

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), employers need to comply with several rules regarding wellness programs and incentives. These rules focus on the value of incentives, reasonable alternatives, required notices, and frequency of incentive opportunities. The Department of Labor (DOL) has increased enforcement and regulatory scrutiny around these rules,... Read More

[EBOOK] HIPAA for All Employers Booklet

Employers who sponsor group health plans and wellness programs must comply with certain provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To ensure compliance, all employers should familiarize themselves with the law’s group health plan, wellness program, and general privacy protection requirements.   Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash Read More

Fact Sheet: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Fact Sheet: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration November 2015 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) offers protections for millions of America’s workers that improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage. HIPAA Protects Workers and Their Families by Providing additional opportunities to enroll in group health plan... Read More

Premium reimbursement is a costly violation

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The Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Department of Health and Human Services have each issued frequently asked questions stating that employer payment plans (sometimes referred to as premium reimbursement plans) for individual health insurance coverage fail to comply with the Affordable Care Act. Employers that violate this rule are subject to an excise tax of up to $100... Read More