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Potential HIPAA Privacy Concerns For Employers Offering Mobile Apps

Nowadays there is an app for almost anything. Companies are including mobile apps as new additions to their health and wellness plans since HIPAA expanded what is considered a covered entity. Click below to see how various HIPAA issues could arise with regards to privacy and your employees’ health information. 

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PCOR Fee Filing Reminder For Self-Insured Plans

The PCOR filing deadline is July 31, 2017 for all self-funded medical plans and HRAs for plan years ending in 2016. Do not miss out on this opportunity to check out if the changes in self-funded medical plans apply to your company.

The IRS also issued FAQs that help to address how the PCOR fee works with a self-insured health plan on a short plan year.

Does the PCOR fee apply to an applicable self-insured health plan that has a short plan year?
What is the PCOR fee for the short plan year?

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3 of the Most Common Mistakes Made By Employers

Many companies fail to recognize the regulations that the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has set over the past couple of years. Here are 3 of the most common costly mistakes that employers should avoid. 1. Not paying attention to interrupted meal breaks Although it seems as if the burden is almost entirely…

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Can Employees on Leave be Considered Full-time?

Informal guidance indicates that an employee who has attained full-time employee (“FTE”) status in the prior measurement period remains an FTE while on leave at any time during the stability period.

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Don’t Downplay the Impact of HR on your Business

Human Resources seems like a vague term in the business world buy for good reason. Looking at all the aspects of the field which include compliance, hiring, firing, payroll, employee benefits, and employee training, one begins to understand how massive in scope HR really is.

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