When asked if they have health, auto, or home insurance, 80% of Americans say they have at least two types, but only a third of employed Americans (34%) reported they have disability coverage provided by their employer, according to a new survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of OneAmerica®.
From 401(k) plans to vacation policy, this topic gives HR and Compensation professionals specific strategies on how to handle benefit plans. Articles also provide guidance to brokers, advisers and consultants.
The saga of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican plan to repeal and replace key portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been a long and winding one so far.
Employees who quit their jobs to care for a member of their immediate family generally are qualified to receive unemployment benefits in Minnesota. However, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently heard a claim in which a former employee was denied unemployment benefits due to the fact that “fiancée” doesn’t fall within the statutory definition of […]
The cost of employer-provided healthcare benefits around the globe continues to climb with little relief in sight, according to a survey of health insurers by Willis Towers Watson. Insurers attribute this trend to the cost of hospital/inpatient and outpatient medical services, advanced medical technology, and the overuse and overprescribing of services.
The fiduciary duty rule crafted by the Obama administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) will become applicable June 9, as the regulatory agency continues to review it for possible changes or reversal.
In part one of this article, I addressed the benefits of offering paid vacation to your employees. While offering vacation isn’t required under federal law—once an employer has made the decision to offer vacation time—local state laws and court decisions can come into play. State laws addressing vacation typically fall into three categories—those that prohibit […]
A Texas health system paid $2.4 million to settle allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by disclosing protected health information (PHI) in a press release.
Do you ever find it interesting that some of the most tangled topics of HR administration primarily concern the hours when your employees aren’t at work? When employees are in the workplace, we have a pretty good idea of what they should and shouldn’t be doing and how to reasonably regulate their work-related behavior. But […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact a 2016 appeals court ruling addressing how benefits opt-out payments interact with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
After years of thwarted efforts, congressional Republicans took the first step toward repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed The American Health Care Act (AHCA), which eliminates or modifies key tenets of the ACA and promises to reshape the way employers provide health insurance.