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May 2013
EEOC Settles First Genetic Discrimination Lawsuit
EMPLOYERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled its first...

Health Care Reform
May 2013
Effect on HRA Contributions and Wellness Program Incentives on Affordability
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes "pay or play" requirements on large employers. Under these rules, large employers that do...

Attraction & Retention
April 2013
How to Attract and Retain Quality Workers in an Environment Poised for Turnover
Just as the job market has changed significantly over the last five to seven years, so have the benefit packages used to attract quality workers. For...

Health Care Reform
March 2013
Health Care Reform Fees – Special Rules for HRAs
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made a variety of changes affecting health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). To cover the cost of some of these...

Health Care Reform
March 2013
FAQs on the Use of Exchanges for Ancillary Insurance Products
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for the creation of state-based competitive marketplaces, known as Affordable Health Insurance Exchanges...

Performance Management
March 2013
Potholes or Smooth Streets? Your Culture Hinges on Your Perspective
It made for a dreadful commute. The crater-like potholes dotting the main thoroughfare near my office were wreaking havoc on my car's alignment. I...

March 2013
Cigars and Policy Changes: in support of Marissa Mayer and Jackie Reses
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and sometimes a policy change is just a policy change. And to attribute larger societal meaning is misguided and,...

Health Care Reform
March 2013
Transition Relief for Expatriate Health Plans
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes many changes related to health care coverage. To assist in implementing these changes, the Departments of...

Health Care Reform
March 2013
Employer Penalties – Multi-employer Plans
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes "pay or play" requirements on large employers. Under these requirements, large employers...

Health Care Reform
February 2013
Insurance Marketing Nondiscrimination Reforms for 2014
Effective for 2014, the Affordable Care Act (or ACA) requires health plans and health insurance issuers to comply with a new set of market reforms...

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