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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Antitrust Settlement

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (“BCBSA”) has reached a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit, alleging its member organizations (which includes Anthem, Inc.) engaged in anticompetitive behavior in […]
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EMPLOYER RESOURCES FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE

RECOGNIZING SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH  *This content is sensitive in nature and may cause uncomfortable feelings or be triggering to some readers.   April officially marks the 20th anniversary of […]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RELEASES COBRA SUBSIDY WEBSITE AND MODEL NOTICES

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released model notices and a COBRA subsidy information website related to the COBRA subsidy that was passed as part of the American Rescue […]
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New DOL Outbreak Period and Extended Time Frames Guidance

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new guidance regarding notice and disclosure timeframe relief for employee benefit plans and plan participants due to COVID-19.  EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 (The Joint Notice) clarifies that the deadline for extended timeframes, such as a COBRA […]
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OSHA Issues Mitigation and Prevention Guidance for COVID-19

On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. The guidance applies to employers […]
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A Look Back at 2020 Advisen Data Spotlight

When the clock struck midnight on the last day of 2020, it marked the end of a year marred by catastrophe—the outbreak of COVID-19, high-profile data breaches, opioid litigation […]
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D&O Trends to Watch in 2021

Organizations trust their senior leaders to make important decisions and act with stakeholders’ (e.g., shareholders, customers and employees) best interests in mind. However, in today’s climate of increased corporate […]
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6 WAYS TO STAY CYBER-SECURE

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. During this annual event, government and industry leaders come together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. It’s crucial for businesses to […]
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THE IMPORTANCE OF A CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN

A crisis can test your organization’s resiliency and be detrimental to your business’s sustainability.  Likewise, how your company responds to a crisis event can greatly impact your company’s reputation. […]
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PREPARING FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

Open Enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic will be unlike any other in recent memory. Many organizations are still trying to recover from extended closures and maintain safe working environments, […]
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