Tag: benefits

Humana

Benefits Litigation: Humana Case May Point to Oncoming Wave

Things are happening, and they portend an explosion of benefits litigation. Yes, this once-sleepy corner of the employment law forest is buzzing with news, and it came on March 1 from our very own U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—in an en banc decision, which means all the appeals court […]

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interview

Problem or No Problem: Candidate Issues to Reconsider

With a tight job market, many employers are finding it more and more difficult to hire top talent. There are fewer job applicants for the average vacancy. There’s a greater likelihood that the ideal candidate will have multiple offers to choose from.

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depression

DOL Expands on MHPAEA Guidance for Applying Treatment Limits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new round of guidance on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), elaborating on the law’s application to various plan design features that may be deemed to treat mental health benefits unfairly.

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review

What Is a Real-Time Review?

Performance reviews get their share of bad press. There are lots of reasons that more and more organizations are transitioning away from the traditional model of annual performance reviews.

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Turning Passive Candidates into Active Ones

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that passive candidates may be a great resource to try to fill vacant roles. We reviewed several ways to try to find these candidates. Today, we’ll take a look at how to entice a passive candidate to become an active one.

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termination

More Money, More Problems (When You Terminate an Employee)

One of the most common questions we receive is what an employer can do when an employee is terminated and owes the company money. In response, our clients hear one of the most common phrases in this area of the law—no good deed goes unpunished. Below are some guiding principles regarding employer benefits and employee […]

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ERISA

Court Vacates $16M Judgment Against Cigna for Recouping Overpayments

A federal appeals court vacated a judgment totaling more than $16 million against a health plan administrator for its actions in attempting to recoup overpayments to an out-of-network hospital. The case is Conn. Gen’l Life Ins. Co. v. Humble Surgical Hosp., LLC, 878 F.3d 478 (5th Cir., Dec. 19, 2017).

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Pros and Cons of Employee Engagement Surveys

Does your organization utilize employee engagement surveys? If it does, you are undoubtedly familiar with many reasons why they’re often cited as being critical to gauging the “temperature” or “mood” of the workplace. Indeed, there are many potential benefits to be gained but also some potential drawbacks. We’ll explore some of each now.

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