Human Resources News & Insights

Opioid crisis forcing employers to take drastic health plan steps

If your company is worried about employees’ abuse of opioid prescriptions, you’re not alone.

Sneaky pitfalls that can turn your FSA plan into a compliance nightmare

What happens when a seemingly harmless change to your company’s easy-to-administer FSA plan — a plan that had met the ACA’s “excepted benefits” requirements — suddenly winds up becoming subject to a series of onerous regs?

Employees desperately need more information on health plans, study says

As an increasing number of employees are being asked to make smarter healthcare spending decisions, communication is more important than ever. Unfortunately, it looks like many firms have a lot of room for improvement.  

Check your health plan: EEOC says denying this coverage is now discriminatory

Excluding a certain type of coverage from your company’s health plan has officially become risky business — even though it’s possible the same couldn’t have been said about this exclusion a few years ago. 

These EEOC wellness rules kick in Jan. 1: Are your plans ready?

Jan. 1, 2017 may still seem pretty far off, but now’s the time to make sure you’ll be in compliance with the EEOC’s new wellness rules that kick in on New Year’s Day. Here’s why.

Avoiding an ERISA lawsuit: 4 must-check areas

An airtight administrative process is the best defense against an ERISA lawsuit.  

A middle ground between insured and self-funded: Is it right for you?

Self insurance is no longer an extreme step for employers to take.  

4 key areas to check to make sure your health plan is in compliance

The sheer complexity of changing federal regs as well as the impact of recent landmark court rulings on benefits plans make assessing health-plan compliance a critical task that HR pros need to put at the top of their to-do list.  

Feds release new health plan out-of-pocket limits: Key ACA implication

HR pros are a group that always likes to be one step ahead of the curve. And the feds just released some key benefits figures that will help you do just that.  

5 sneaky ways your health plan could lose grandfathered status

Employers that have managed to hang on to their grandfathered health plans for this long will want to pay close attention to the feds’ final regs on the subject.