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Symantec DLP Used to Protect BAS Systems

BAS takes the privacy and security of its clients' information very seriously. Toward that end, BAS utilizes state of the art security and virus protection software. In ...
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COBRA Disability Extension

  • Marla Roshkoff
  • 27.09.2012
Q.- A COBRA continuant requested an extension of coverage due to disability. The continuant provided a copy of the Social Security Administration's disability award. ...
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Wellness Program's ADA Implications

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently held in Seff v. Broward County that a wellness program complied with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) safe ...
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Individual Mandate May Have an Unintended Impact

Health care reform's individual mandate requires most Americans to maintain minimum essential health insurance coverage. Beginning in 2014, individuals who do not comply ...
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Qualified Transportation Benefits

Many employers, particularly employers in urban locations, provide qualified transportation benefits to their employees. A Qualified Transportation Plan is offered under ...
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Guidance on 90 Day Waiting Period Limitation Under Health Care Reform

The Affordable Care Act provides that for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, a health plan cannot apply any waiting period that lasts more than 90 days. A ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 19.09.2012
Q.- We offer employees the opportunity to participate in a health flexible spending account plan. We contribute $3,000 to each employee's FSA. I know there are new ...
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Unencrypted Laptop Theft Leads to $1.5 Million HHS Settlement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a $1.5 million settlement with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (“MEEI”). The settlement is a result ...
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Determining Full-Time Employees for Pay-or-Play Penalty

Beginning 2014, certain employers must offer their employees appropriate health coverage or be subject to a tax penalty. See our article dated July 5, 2012. This "pay or ...
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Telemedicine – A New Enhancement to Employee Benefits

Telemedicine is a relatively new health care concept that is a desired enhancement to many health plans. According to the American Telemedicine Association, ...
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Question of the Week - Change in DCAP Election for Spouse's Work ...

  • BAS
  • 12.09.2012
Q.- We have an employee who wants to change her Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account Plan contribution amount because her spouse has switched from full-time to ...
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Cobra Control Services, LLC Provides Automated COBRA Administration

BAS' COBRA administration service through its subsidiary Cobra Control Services, LLC provides a full-service COBRA administration alternative. Our automated process ...
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Approved Software List

Employers may benefit from implementing procedures to address software employees download to company computers for both personal and business use. Monitoring software on ...
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Question of the Week - HIPAA Applicability to FMLA Documentation

  • BAS
  • 06.09.2012
Q.- One of our employees has requested FMLA leave and has provided a lot of documentation from her doctor about her medical condition. Do I have to be concerned with ...
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Religious Exemption for Women's Contraceptive Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered health plans to provide coverage for preventive care services without cost-sharing. Some preventive care services ...
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Consider Disability Issues when Implementing Technology Changes

The Department of Labor recently posted a blog entry reminding employers to consider disability discrimination issues when implementing technology in the workplace.
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How to Correct a Denied Flexible Spending Account/Health ...

Each week, BAS receives more than 2,500 flexible spending account and/or health reimbursement account claims. Approximately 85% of claims submitted to BAS are properly ...
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NIST Offers Risk Assessment Toolkit for HIPAA Security Rule Analysis

The Security Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) established national standards to protect individuals’ electronic personal health ...
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