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Tips for Creating a Memorable, Strong Password

Strong passwords are essential for keeping personal data safe and secure. MyEnroll.com requires the use of a strong password that contains numbers, letters and symbols ...
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FSA/HRA Claim Reimbursement Documentation

A Flexible Spending Account Plan (“FSA”) offers an easy and convenient way for employees to save money on taxes and make their benefit dollars go further. Employees ...
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Question of the Week - W-2 Reporting for COBRA Coverage

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 30.08.2012
Q.- Do we have to report the cost of COBRA coverage on the Form W-2 for an employee who terminates employment in the middle of the year?
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Plans With Stop-Loss Coverage Require Review

Employers with self-funded health plans should make certain that all stop-loss policies associated with the plan provide adequate and intended protection for large ...
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Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit

The Affordable Care Act created a new tax credit that eligible small businesses may use to make it more affordable to provide health insurance to their employees. A ...
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Vacation/Time Off Policies Benefit from Comprehensive Review

As the summer comes to a close, employers may wish to evaluate their vacation policies to determine if they are in keeping with company needs. Employers generally offer ...
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Women's Preventive Care Services Covered under Health Care Reform

The Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered health plans and health insurance issuers to provide coverage for preventive care services without any cost sharing. ...
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State Security Notification Laws - New Jersey and Delaware

In Part Two of this series on state breach notification laws, we will review two Mid-Atlantic state privacy laws – Delaware and New Jersey – and compare them to the ...
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Question of the Week - Coordination of Medicare and COBRA

  • BAS
  • 23.08.2012
Q.- We have an employee who is enrolled in Medicare and is now terminating employment. We know we have to offer him a COBRA election. If he elects COBRA coverage, will ...
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Question of the Week - Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account ...

  • BAS
  • 16.08.2012
Q. - My wife and I are living apart, but we are not legally separated or divorced. Our child spends equal time at both of our houses. Can I participate in my employer's ...
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State Privacy Laws - Pennsylvania Breach of Personal Information ...

In addition to Federal privacy and breach notification laws such as HIPAA, many states have enacted privacy laws to protect residents against unauthorized access to ...
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Create Transparency and Accountability for Professional Development ...

A professional development or continuing education program can be a valuable employee retention tool, allowing companies to reinvest in their staff and build employee ...
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FMLA Leave Issues

Employers subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") understand the complexities of FMLA compliance. This article provides an overview of the FMLA rules.
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New Standard Procedures for Electronic Funds Transfers and Remittance ...

The Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services to issue regulations aimed at streamlining healthcare administrative transactions, ...
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Question of the Week - Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

  • BAS
  • 09.08.2012
Q. - Our CFO told me the company received a check from our health plan insurer, along with a note saying it is a Medical Loss Ratio rebate payment. Can we just keep the ...
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New Security Protocols for Requesting User ID and Password

As part of BAS’s commitment to continuous improvement, we are enhancing the process for retrieving User IDs and Passwords for MyEnroll.com. We still offer two ways for ...
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BAS Provides Dependent Eligibility Audit Services for Employer Cost ...

Benefit Allocation Systems, Inc. offers Dependent Eligibility Audit Services for employers to conduct dependent eligibility reviews. Employers can recognize tremendous ...
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Sexual Harassment Policies Important Part of HR Compliance

All employers, large and small, should have a Sexual Harassment Policy for addressing workplace claims. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that violates Title ...
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Automatic Enrollment in Health Plan

The Affordable Care Act requires an employer with more than 200 full-time employees to automatically enroll new full-time employees in the employer's health plan. Health ...
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Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Requirements

The Affordable Care Act requires group health plans and health insurers to provide a Uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to plan participants, beneficiaries ...
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Wellness Programs a Welcome Tool for Employers and Employees

Many employers are considering implementing workplace wellness or health management programs. Wellness programs are often viewed as an important component of benefits ...
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Benefit Statement Provides Snap-Shot 24/7

The Benefit Statement available through MyEnroll.com provides a real-time snap-shot of employee benefit enrollment information, including: demographic data, benefit ...
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HIPAA HITECH Breach Notification Requirements

As we have reported in prior articles, the HITECH Amendments to HIPAA require covered entities to provide notice to an individual if the covered entity determines that ...
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Question of the Week - COBRA Penalties

  • BAS
  • 02.08.2012
Q.- We realized that we never sent a COBRA qualifying event notice to an employee who terminated employment and was covered by our health plan. I'm pretty sure the ...
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