October 2013 Newsletter | Determining FTE Status for New Employees

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Business Associates and Business Associate Contracts

An HR Director recently asked me (i) how to determine if an entity is a business associate and (ii) what terms should be included in a business associate agreement? Who is a Business Associate? Generally, a business associate is a person who, on behalf of a health plan, and in a capacity other than as part of the covered entity’s workforce: performs or assists in performing a function or activity involving the Read More

Frequency of HIPAA Privacy Training

I was recently asked how often an employer is required to provide HIPAA privacy training to employees. It does not appear that the regulations specify a certain training frequency or content. Instead, the regulations generally state that a "covered entity" train all members of it's workforce on the covered entity's privacy policies and procedures, as necessary and appropriate for the members of the workforce to Read More

Retirement Plans and Fiduciary Issues & Health and Welfare Plans and Health Care Reform

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September 2013 Newsletter | Determining FTE Status For Ongoing Employees

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Retirement Plans and Fiduciary Issues & Health and Welfare Plans and Health Care Reform

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Lexology

IRS Issues Guidance on health flexible spending account limits and seeks comments on “use it or lose it” rule. Read Article Read More

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Filing and Notice Deadlines for qualified retirement and health and welfare plans. Read Article Read More

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Departments issue guidance on summary of benefits and coverage. Read Article Read More