Think Twice Before Blocking Social Media At Work
Earlier this year, a nurse at New York Presbyterian hospital posted a photo on Instagram. The photo did not show any people, but captured the image of an ER trauma room after being used to treat a man hit by a subway train.
Delivering Participant Materials
The Department of Labor (DOL) requires that participant notices and other plan information ("disclosures") be provided in a way that is reasonably calculated to ensure delivery to all plan participants. The Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) typically follows the DOL's rules. There are two primary ways to deliver plan information -- by paper and electronically.
No Rest For The Weary
Why is a muffler salesperson always tired? Because their work is exhausting! You may think that a story on sleep deprivation should be in the wellness section, but the topic really does cover employee relations. Why? An article on states that employees who are sleepy are not only less productive, but are more prone to causing accidents and increasing health care costs.
Pediatric Dental Benefits: Duplication of Coverage?
As of January 1, 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) requires pediatric dental benefits to be one of the 10 essential health benefits (EHBs) that must be included in individual and small group medical coverage, as well as coverage offered through the Exchanges.
Compliance Recap July 2014
The month of July brought court cases, draft forms, and a FAQ of interest to group health plans.
IRS Issues Drafts of Individual Responsibility Reporting Forms
The following is a summary of draft forms. Some of this information may change when final forms, and the instructions, are released.