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Compliance Overview: CONNECTICUT ENACTS PAID FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE LAW

OVERVIEW On June 25, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed Public Act 19-25 into law, establishing a statewide paid family and medical leave program. This new paid family leave […]
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Compliance Overview: Final Rules – Two New HRA Options for 2020

The Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services (the Departments) have jointly released the final expanded Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) […]
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HHS Releases FAQs Regarding HIPAA Right of Access as it Relates to Health and Wellness Apps

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a set of FAQs from the Office of Civil Rights. These FAQs are meant to address the Health Insurance […]
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News Brief: PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED EXECUTIVE ORDER INTENDED TO INCREASE HEALTH CARE PRICE TRANSPARENCY

On Monday, June 24, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to increase pricing and quality transparency in health care. The president’s executive order is the latest […]
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Compliance Update: EEOC Expected to Publish New Wellness Rules in 2019

OVERVIEW The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced its plans to issue new proposed rules on permissible wellness incentives under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by the […]
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Compliance Overview: ERISA Fidelity Bonds

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) sets rules and standards of conduct for employee benefit plans maintained by private-sector employers and those who invest and manage […]
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Compliance Bulletin: HSA / HDHP Limits Increase for 2020

OVERVIEW On May 28, 2019, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-25 to announce the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2020. […]
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COMPANY WEBSITES, MORE THAN JUST A CYBER SECURITY RISK

We are all very aware of the risks that can affect our biggest marketing and public relations channel – our company website. We tend to only focus on the […]
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NEWS BRIEF: Trump Announces Plan to Combat Surprise Medical Billing

On May 9, 2019, President Donald Trump delivered a speech criticizing the practice of surprise medical billing. He announced a general plan of attack and hinted at a few […]
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PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY BY PROTECTING CONSUMER PRIVACY

In previous blogs, we’ve shared initial information about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which is the first comprehensive data privacy law issued by any state, and the European […]
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