As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wage on, its effects on benefits planning for next year are being felt—especially as open enrollment season approaches. Some of the most common changes being made for the 2021 enrollment season are outlined in this Benefits Insights article.
n a recent interview with WebMD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield warned of the potential impact of a surge in COVID-19 cases this fall. This News Brief explains further.
This article serves as a general guide regarding safety and workplace precautions as employers prepare and implement return-to-work plans, and prepare to address common concerns as employees return to the workplace.
On Aug. 24, 2020, the DOL issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5 to remind employers of their obligation to accurately account for the number of hours their employees work away from the employer’s facilities. While the bulletin was issued in response to the high number of employees working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOL is also reminding employers that the underlying principles apply to other telework or remote work arrangements.
This article explains the importance of requiring employees to wear face coverings in the workplace.
This HR Insights article will provide an overview of best practices for employers to consider when determining which employees should continue to work from home during the pandemic.
This article provides an overview of important steps for employers to use as a guide during their pre-enrollment, enrollment and post-enrollment time period.
This month's Benefits Buzz reviews recent challenges to the ACA and discusses employer flexibility in regards to contraceptive coverage.
Companies that have access to protected health information (PHI) on behalf of an employer's group health plan typically qualify as "business associates" under HIPAA's Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules. For example, TPAs and insurance brokers are business associates if they have access to PHI. This Compliance Overview addresses the compliance requirements for business associates under the HIPAA Rules.
To help employees navigate these uncertain times and ease their return to work, employers should consider offering or revamping an existing employee assistance program (EAP) to address post-coronavirus return-to-work concerns.
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