Monthly Archives: January 2009

Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act – New 2009 Reporting Requirements for your Health Plan and HRA

January 11th, 2009

Published January 2009 Recent amendments to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSP) were introduced to reduce Medicare fraud and to ensure that all group health plan coverage is primary to Medicare for employers with more than 20 employees. In order to ensure compliance, new reporting requirements have been established that are anticipated to begin sometime...

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Adjusting for the New ADA Amendments effective 1/1/09

January 11th, 2009

Published January 2009 Last September, President Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 which expands the scope of disabilities covered under ADA. The Act becomes effective January 1, 2009. Applying to employers with 15 or more employees, ADA prohibits discrimination in employment practices including job application procedures, hiring, firing,...

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Over $1.5 million in 2007 FMLA Violations – Don’t forget the updated regulations take affect 1/16/09

January 11th, 2009

Published January 2009 Family And Medical Leave Act Enforcement Complaints Declined The number of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) complaint cases concluded in fiscal year 2007 declined from cases concluded in fiscal year 2006. The number of violation cases declined by 44.4 percent from the number in fiscal year 2003, and over 10 percent...

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