Monthly Archives: February 2014

Smart Hiring: Time for a Refresher Course?

February 28th, 2014

Have you ever hired the wrong person? Maybe the bad decision didn’t rise to the level of hiring an embezzler or someone with a violent temper. But regret comes in many forms. You may have hired someone who shows up late most days, or calls in sick every other Friday, or does more personal texting...

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New Rules Ease Limits on Dental, Vision Plans

February 28th, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) specifically sets aside certain benefits as “excepted” from the law’s key requirements. These excepted benefits include the ban on annual benefit limits and waiting periods exceeding 90 days, rules governing distribution of Summary of Benefit and Coverage statements and cost-sharing limits. Now, new rules clarify and refine the definition of...

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Unique Wellness Programs

February 28th, 2014

Large companies have widely believed that technology is an important component of employee wellness. From biometric screening to incentive design employers have purchased cutting-edge technology to help improve wellness. Today, however, many employers are getting back to basics and focusing on improving the workplace environment, ultimately advancing the company’s culture of health to change unhealthy...

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Summary of the 90-day Waiting Period Limitation

February 25th, 2014

On February 20, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services announced the release of both final and proposed regulations implementing a 90-day limit on waiting periods for health coverage.  Provided by Larry Grudzien, Attorney at Law. The following is a summary of these regulations: Summary of the 90-day Waiting Period Limitation Under...

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