A major renal care provider agreed to $3.5 million to resolve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security allegations arising from a series of data breaches at five different facilities over a 5-month span in 2012.
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.
Global institutional pension fund assets in the 22 major markets grew to $41.3 trillion at year-end 2017, according to latest figures in the Thinking Ahead Institute’s Global Pension Assets Study, representing the highest figure since the report began in 1997.
When H. G. Wells wrote The Time Machine in 1895, he struck a chord with mankind’s dream of going back in time. Interestingly, some employees may have the same dream regarding health and welfare benefits, in the form of retroactive elections.
Class action settlements and court decisions related to 401(k) retirement plans in 2017 significantly affected the direction of ERISA litigation, according to the newest edition of an annual law firm report on workplace class action lawsuits.
A new survey has found that younger employees are significantly less likely to enroll in vision benefits plans or understand the importance of eye exams. The Transitions Optical Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey, conducted among 1,300 employees, reveals that 84% of Baby Boomers, 80% of Gen X and 75% of Millennials report that they […]
While the Affordable Care Act still faces uncertainty, employers are looking for ways to reduce their healthcare costs and offer employees healthcare benefits that meet their needs. A new report—released by Benefitfocus, Inc., a cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider— shows a continued shift toward consumer-directed health care, with the rate of employers offering at […]
Boosting employee well-being is a common goal for most employers. However, despite investing a lot of time and money into building a great wellness program, many employers still see poor participation rates.
A rule recently proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would give employers with a “commonality of interest” the chance to offer health coverage jointly through association health plans (AHPs).
The young professionals on the bus seat behind me were talking about this year’s medical benefits, and I listened in. It’s my business. (Benefits, that is … not eavesdropping.)
With all that’s going on in Washington, D.C., it’s easy for issues to get lost in the noise and clutter, but paid family leave is managing to remain a topic of conversation.