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Benefits Newsletter 10/29/19

October 29, 2019

In This Issue: New Jersey Individual Mandate Requires State Filings in March 2020 New California Law Imposes FSA Notice Requirements Comparison of Proposals to Control Drug Prices Best Practices in Administering Benefit Claims: Dealing with Benefit Assignments Open Enrollment Period is Coming: New Premium Data CMS Adjusting COBRA Premiums for Midyear Increase in Insurance Premiums …

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HR Newsletter 10/22/19

October 22, 2019

In This Issue: NLRB Invalidates Mandatory Arbitration Agreement That Contains No Exceptions for Filing Administrative Charges OSHA Updates on Distracted Driving in Employment and in the Workplace The New Overtime Rule: What Retail Employers Need to Know “Open” Might Not Mean Open: How FMLA May Affect a Position’s Availability Effective Rules of Etiquette for RIF’s …

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When Must a Non-Grandfather Group Health Plan Comply with Changes to Preventative Health Services Requirement?

October 15, 2019

Question: Our company sponsors a calendar-year, non-grandfathered major medical plan. How soon must our plan comply with changes to the recommendations or guidelines relating to the coverage of preventive health services? Answer: Plan sponsors and advisors should ensure that non-grandfathered group health plans cover all preventive services listed in the various federal recommendations and guidelines …

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Benefits Newsletter 10/15/19

October 15, 2019

In This Issue: IRS Issues Guidelines to Clarify Health Reimbursement Arrangement Rules When Must a Non-Grandfather Group Health Plan Comply with Changes to Preventative Health Services Requirement? California Law Regarding FSA Notices Poses ERISA and Plan Designation Issues Trump Executive Order Bolsters Medicare, Medicare Advantage HHS Proposes New Wellness Demonstration Projects Updates in Telemedicine and …

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NLRB Memo Refines Position on Employer Social Media Policies

October 8, 2019

On the heels of its 2018 Boeing decision, the National Labor Relations Board continues to provide employers with guidance regarding acceptable and unacceptable restrictions on employee social media use. In a September 12 advice memorandum, the board concluded that some parts of a health care employer’s policy pass muster under Boeing, while a few broad …

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HR Newsletter 10/8/19

October 8, 2019

In This Issue: NLRB Memo Refines Position on Employer Social Media Policies Federal Drug and Alcohol Requirements for Commercial Drivers Begin January 6, 2021 Want to Get Sued for Millions? There’s an App for that – Legal Risks of Digital Workplace Apps Review Gift-Giving and Receiving Policies Before the Holidays EEOC to Accept Comp Data …

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