Question: I just found out that a former employee near the end of his COBRA election period was in an accident and is currently incapacitated. What are my options administratively if the election period ends and he has not yet elected COBRA coverage?
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Many wellness programs now incorporate technology to appeal to tech-savvy employees, but the human element is still a critical component in the success of wellness programs, according to recent studies.
On April 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final updates to the Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug Programs for 2018.
On March 31, President Trump signed legislation to nullify a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule that narrowly limited the circumstances under which drug testing may be carried out by states in administering their unemployment insurance systems.
The Department of Labor (DOL) on April 4 released details of a 60-day delay in implementation of its new fiduciary rule and Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE). The rule formalizing the extension, was published in the Federal Register on April 7, also delivered changes that significantly reduce compliance burdens during a transition period until January […]
Domestic and global mobility grow increasingly complex as economic, geographic, and individual employee factors are all weighed together when it comes to making policy decisions. Traditional relocation programs can struggle to meet the challenges of this complexity, pushing firms to look for flexibility.
Recently we’ve received several Ask the Expert questions from subscribers seeking guidance on health benefits coverage for workers on certain nonimmigrant visas. Is coverage required for H-1B workers? What about H-2B and F-1 workers?
Is 70 becoming the new retirement age? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 30% of U.S. workers ages 60 and older plan to retire at age 70 or older. Another 20% don’t believe they will ever be able to retire.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) in 2012 created a participant and plan sponsor advocate for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) whose role is to “act as a liaison between the corporation, sponsors of defined benefit pension plans insured by the corporation, and participants in pension plans trusteed by the corporation.”
Most Americans support the idea of paid family and medical leave, especially if the compensation comes from employers, according to a new study from the Pew Research Study.