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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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Compliance Overview: EEO-1 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The EEO-1 Report is a federally mandated survey that collects workforce data categorized by race, ethnicity, sex and job category. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title […]
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Health Care Compliance Bulletin: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH CARE SECURITY ORDINANCE

OVERVIEW Under San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO), covered employers are required to spend a minimum amount of money on health care benefits for their covered employees. Specifically, […]
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Compliance Bulletin: FEDERAL COURT STRIKES DOWN ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN RULES

OVERVIEW On March 28, 2019, a federal judge ruled that parts of the Trump administration’s 2018 final rule on association health plans (AHPs) were invalid. The court directed the […]
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News Brief: 2018 Was A Record Year for HIPAA Enforcement Actions

In 2018, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) settled 10 cases and was granted summary judgment in a case in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement. The enforcement […]
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Compliance Bulletin: Medicare Part D Disclosures Due by March 1 for Calendar Year Plans

OVERVIEW Group health plan sponsors are required to complete an online disclosure form with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other […]
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OSHA Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2019

OVERVIEW On Jan. 23, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule that increases the maximum penalty amounts the agency may assess against employers that […]
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2019 Health Plan Compliance Deadlines

Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements throughout the year in connection with their group health plans. This Compliance Overview explains key 2019 compliance deadlines for employer-sponsored […]
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