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DOL Increases Audits to Enforce ACA Compliance

COBRA Audit

Employers subject to COBRA can also be subject to a DOL audit of the documents, procedures and processes related to those benefits.  In March 2012, the IRS provided a plan for COBRA audits and published a guide on audit techniques for examiners to determine an employer’s COBRA compliance. The DOL’s audit scope has expanded to […]

EEOC Clarifies Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace

religious garb

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published an FAQ on religious dress and grooming rules in the workplace and what employers should do to comply. Title VII prohibits employers with at least 15 employees from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title VII also prohibits other things based on […]

Important Dates to Remember

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The following checklist provides insurance agents/brokers, employers and benefits and payroll professionals key upcoming dates and deadlines related to health benefits. This reminder list does not constitute all of the deadlines applicable to employers and some deadlines may be different based on variations in plan year or plan design. (Select topic from drop-down menu) Description […]

Onboard Process Creates Success

Onboarding

Employers invest a lot of time and resources on orientation and training for bringing new hires into the company. Successful onboarding starts before the employee is hired with the creation of a consistent and efficient process. Employers that need a good return on the investment of time and training should have an established onboarding system. […]

Repeal of ACA Provision is Victory for Health FSAs, HRAs and HSAs

Affordable Care Act

In early April, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, which repeals a troubling provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for small group market health plans. This law has an indirect, but positive effect on account-based plans for small employers. Specifically, §213 of the new law eliminates deductible limits imposed under the […]