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COBRA Rate Renewal Communication

Cobra Control Services provides easy COBRA administration at low per-use costs. One often-overlooked feature of COBRA administration is informing COBRA participants ...
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Mobile Device Policies Important in the Workplace

As the workplace grows increasingly global, many employees access employer email and other data through personal mobile devices. Employers find that allowing employees ...
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Religious Exemption to Providing Contraceptive Coverage

Under health care reform, group health plans must offer preventive health services to women without cost-sharing. Those preventive services include contraceptive ...
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Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Many employers offer various categories of Paid Time Off (PTO) to eligible employees. Interestingly, there is no federal legal requirements for PTO, including paid sick ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 28.02.2013
Q.- I was terminated from employment and offered 18 months of COBRA continuation coverage. Someone told me that I could extend the coverage past the 18 month period. Is ...
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HIPAA Omnibus Rule Requires Action

The government issued comprehensive, final Omnibus Regulations addressing HIPAA's privacy and Security Standards. These rules require covered entities to assess security ...
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Guidance Describes Essential Health Benefits and Coverage Offerings

Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule describing standards related to essential health benefits. Health care reform requires all ...
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Changes to FMLA Require Employer Attention for Documentation Changes

The Department of Labor issued a final rule amending the Family and Medical Leave Act. Specifically, the final rule revises the FMLA rules on the coverage of military ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 21.02.2013
Q.- Our Flexible Spending Account Plan Year begins March 1. We are changing payroll schedules, and it might be difficult to take the FSA contribution out of all of the ...
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New Breach Notification Standard under HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Final rule made many changes to the HIPAA Security Rule and Privacy Rule. One of those changes ...
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Minimum Essential Coverage and Individual Exemptions

The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHC) and Treasury issued a proposed rule describing what will be considered "minimum essential coverage" for purposes of ...
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Valentines Day Harassment Claims

On this February 14, employers should be mindful of employee behavior at work. The workplace is generally not an appropriate place for Valentines Day celebrations, as ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 14.02.2013
Q.- We are going to implement domestic partner benefits. Should we extend domestic partner benefits to FSA participants?
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COBRA Reseller and Qualifying Event Notice Trainings

Benefit Allocation Systems, Inc. provides easy and automated COBRA billing and notice administration through Cobra Control Services, LLC (CCS). CCS provides various ...
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BAS Does Not Accept Compressed Files

Benefit Allocation Systems takes the security of data very seriously. Toward that end, BAS has security controls in place to protect all client data. One of those ...
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Guidance on Appealing Decisions on Employee Credits for Exchange

The Department of Health and Human Services issued proposed regulations on the implementation of health insurance exchanges, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance ...
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Social Network Sites Used As Documentation for FMLA

Employees should be aware that posts on social network sites can be used against them in limited circumstances, as evidenced by a a recent court case, Jaszczyszyn v. ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 07.02.2013
Q.- An employee's child aged out of the dental plan. We offered COBRA continuation coverage for the child and the child elected COBRA. Can the employee pay the cost of ...
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