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Insurer’s Recovery Rights Were Rooted in ERISA Docs in Spite of Plan Administrator’s Contrary Words

An insurer won recovery of health expenses paid from a member’s $255,000 settlement after said member refused to reimburse the insurer for medical payments it made. It did so in spite of an affidavit from the company plan administrator saying the insurer was not authorized to collect the funds from the member’s settlement proceeds. It […]

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SCOTUS to Review Affirmative Action, OFCCP Wants Disability ‘Goals

By Stephen D. Bruce, PHR Editor, HR Daily Advisor The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case concerning affirmative action in higher education. Meanwhile, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a proposed rule that would set goals for disability hiring. Affirmative Action is getting interesting. Supreme Court Review While the […]

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ACA Makes Wellness Programs Even More Important

In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Frank C. Morris Jr. covered legal issues around wellness programs; today, his take on how the ACA will make wellness even more attractive for employers, plus an introduction to the all-HR-in-one website, HR.BLR.com. Your wellness program may get way more important under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), says Morris, a member […]

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Taking the high road: Marijuana at work could trigger obligations to question

by Cory Sully While access to medical marijuana has increased in Canada over the last few years, the consumption of medical marijuana has arguably become less taboo with the new Trudeau government’s pledge to eventually legalize and regulate this substance. In the summer of 2016, the government made the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes […]

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Widespread Discontentment May Increase Employee Turnover

Now that the calendar has turned to 2012, employers and employees alike are taking stock. Will the new year bring relief from a long recession? Will layoffs slow down and hiring speed up? Will discontented, overworked employees have a chance to recharge? The answers are specific to individual employers and employees, but survey data provide […]

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NAIC Delays Vote on Model Law Raising Stop-loss Attachment Points

A proposal to raise specific attachment points in a stop-loss model act to a level that proponents of self-funding say would restrict smaller firms’ ability to self-insure health benefits was delayed after an Aug. 11 debate hosted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s ERISA working group. The working group cited the need to study […]

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Market Performance, Pension Contributions Drive Rise in CEO Compensation

According to research released by The Conference Board (a global, independent business membership and research association), the median total compensation of CEOs of U.S. public companies in the Russell 3000 index soared 11.9% in 2014 over the previous year and as much as 34.7% over 2010. Equity awards (excluding stock options) represent 34.7% of the […]

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Office politics: why you shouldn’t care who likes Ike

by Timothy M. Barber With another round of contentious elections upon us, employers should brush up on federal, state, and local laws related to political affiliation discrimination.  The political season Fall in America: football, brightly colored leaves falling, and another cycle of contentious elections. Recent elections have involved important issues affecting businesses and employees—issues that […]

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Employment Law Tip: A Performance Appraisal Check-Up

A performance appraisal system is key to helping employees grow and develop on the job and can help you to identify and reward your top performers. At the same time, a good system will assist you in identifying sub-par performers and developing plans to either improve their performance or weed them out. And, in today’s […]

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HR Daily Advisor wants to make sure you are armed for HR success throughout 2011

For a limited time, the HR Daily Advisor is offering three FREE special HR reports covering topics that continue to pose new challenges. With the 2011 HR Essentials for Success Kit, you’ll receive: —5 Mistakes Everyone Makes With Job Descriptions and How to Avoid Them —Critical HR Recordkeeping —5 Tips for Creating HR Policies That […]

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