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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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DATA DRIVEN WELLNESS – A SMARTER WAY TO PLAN

More than two-thirds of companies plan to expand wellness initiatives over the next three to five years. In addition, because “wellness” actually encompasses more than just physical health, many […]
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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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NEWS BRIEF: New Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Reducing Health Care Costs Proposed

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the Senate Health Committee proposed a bipartisan bill called the Lower Health Care Costs Act. This bill sets out to address surprise medical billing, […]
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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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