Compliance

1 12, 2016

Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

By |December 1st, 2016|Compliance|Comments Off on Beware: Scammers Disguising As HIPAA Audits

beware_-scammers-disguising-as-hipaa-auditsAs reported earlier this year, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has increased their audit efforts and are targeting covered entities and business associates. As is often [...]

17 08, 2016

Cyber Threats & Security – Stay Safe & Stay Compliant

By |August 17th, 2016|Compliance|Comments Off on Cyber Threats & Security – Stay Safe & Stay Compliant

Cyber Threats & SecurityCredit cards with computer chips in them.  New online passwords every 30 days with capital letters and numbers and symbols.  Everywhere we turn these days, companies seem to be going to great new lengths to protect [...]

20 04, 2015

On-Call Scheduling And The ACA | Do You Comply?

By |April 20th, 2015|Compliance|Comments Off on On-Call Scheduling And The ACA | Do You Comply?

????????????????????????????Recently, New York made news when Attorney General Eric Schneiderman began investigating several national retailers for their practice of on-call scheduling. This is where employees must be prepared to work a shift, then call, text, [...]

30 10, 2014

Compliance Court: Who Pays Your Temps’ Health Insurance?

By |October 30th, 2014|Compliance|Comments Off on Compliance Court: Who Pays Your Temps’ Health Insurance?

Many employers are under the assumption that they're not responsible for temporary employees' health insurance. This is not always the case. Your company could be responsible if it is the common law employer under the IRS rules.

Check out the video below where compliance officers Lindsey Surratt and Katharine Marshall discuss [...]

15 10, 2014

How Will The Amendment One Ruling Impact Employer-Sponsored Health Plans?

By |October 15th, 2014|Compliance|Comments Off on How Will The Amendment One Ruling Impact Employer-Sponsored Health Plans?

amendment oneOn October 10th, a federal district court in the Western District of North Carolina struck down Amendment One as unconstitutional (Amendment One defined marriage in NC as only between one man and one woman, effectively prohibiting same-sex marriages in the state). The [...]

27 06, 2013

What Do the Final Regulations Addressing Employee Wellness Programs Mean?

By |June 27th, 2013|Compliance, Health Management|Comments Off on What Do the Final Regulations Addressing Employee Wellness Programs Mean?

The IRS, DOL, and HHS (the Departments) have jointly issued final regulations addressing employee wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  These final regulations modify the proposed wellness regulations that were issued in November 2012.  The final regulations apply to insured and self-insured group health plans (both grandfathered and [...]

26 04, 2013

The Supreme Court and the Defense of Marriage Act

By |April 26th, 2013|Compliance|Comments Off on The Supreme Court and the Defense of Marriage Act

During the last week of March, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in United States v. Windsor. DOMA is a federal law that defines marriage for the purposes of "any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or [...]

12 12, 2012

Moving Toward PPACA Compliance: Guidance for the Transition

By |December 12th, 2012|Compliance|Comments Off on Moving Toward PPACA Compliance: Guidance for the Transition

The time is now for employers to make adjustments with major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), set to go in motion by the end of 2013. Assuming it does not change, to get ready for the new law, you should:

1. Plan to provide [...]

11 09, 2012

HIPAA and HITECH: Different, Yet Dependent

By |September 11th, 2012|Compliance|Comments Off on HIPAA and HITECH: Different, Yet Dependent

Until 2009, most employers had little to worry about complying with the privacy standards of HIPAA, short for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which protects the confidentiality of individuals’ health records. Even if employers contracted as business associates with healthcare providers and other similar entities, they were [...]

18 11, 2011

Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance Benefit May be Taxed

By |November 18th, 2011|Compliance|Comments Off on Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance Benefit May be Taxed

Did you know that if you provide more than $50,000 of employer-paid life insurance to your employees, that you must also tax the employees for the value over the $50,000?

I know, I know. They didn’t receive cash, so why should they be taxed?

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