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Legal Update: HHS Finalizes Rule to Strengthen Reproductive Health Care Privacy

HHS Finalizes Rule to Strengthen Reproductive Health Care Privacy - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule that strengthens the HIPAA Privacy Rule by prohibiting the disclosure of...

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Compliance Overview: Group Health Plan Fiduciary Litigation on the Rise

Group Health Plan Fiduciary Litigation on the Rise - Enforcement of the strict standards of fiduciary conduct set forth in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has traditionally been reserved for...

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Legal Update: DOL Rescinds 2018 Final Rule on Association Health Plans

DOL Rescinds 2018 Final Rule on Association Health Plans - On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that rescinds in its entirety a prior 2018 final rule on association health plans (...

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News Brief: Study Shows 40% of Insured Workers Delay Health Care Due to Costs

Study Shows 40% of Insured Workers Delay Health Care Due to Cost - A study by employee health payment platform Paytient revealed the challenges Americans face with employer-sponsored insurance. Notably, 40% of workers...

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Benefits Insights: Health​ Care Costs and Your Employee Health Plan

Health Care Costs and Your Employee Health Plan - Health care costs, and consequently employee health benefits costs, have been increasing at an alarming rate for nearly a decade. Avoiding rising health care costs is...

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Legal Update: EEOC Releases Final Rule Implementing Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

EEOC Releases Final Rule Implementing Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - On April 15, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)...

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Benefits and Me: May 2024

What Are Specialty Drug Benefits? - Specialty drugs, also known as specialty pharmaceuticals, are some of the most expensive prescriptions you can buy-costing up to $2,000 or more per month. Unfortunately, they may also...

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Risk Insights: Health Care Industry Trends to Watch in 2024

- Health Care Industry Trends to Watch in 2024 - In recent years, the health care industry has been navigating a landscape fraught with volatility. Shifting market demands, supply chain struggles and medical inflation...

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Compliance Overview: Top Health Plan Compliance Issues for 2024

- Compliance Overview: Top Health Plan Compliance Issues for 2024 - Employers should be aware of the top compliance issues that impact their health plan coverage for 2024. Some of these compliance issues are established...

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7 Key Employee Benefits Trends in 2024

- 7 Key Employee Benefits Trends in 2024 - Attracting and retaining employees has challenged employers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2024, the labor market is expected to cool slightly; however,...

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News Brief: House Passes Bipartisan Act to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Price Transparency

- House Passes Bipartisan Act to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Price Transparency - On Dec. 11, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and...

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Benefits Breakdown - January 2024

- Benefits Breakdown - January 2024 - 4 Key Trends Driving Employer Health Care Costs in 2024 - Amid ongoing inflation pressures, employees and employers alike can expect their health care costs to increase in 2024....

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Penalties for HIPPA Violations Increase


Safety Matters: Do Your Part to Keep Our Workplace Safe

Do Your Part to Keep Our Workplace Safe - Preventing injury and illness on the job is something all employees should take seriously-nothing less than your future is at stake. An on-the-job accident, infection or serious...

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Health Care Claims May Surge in 2021