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Enrollment Wizard Helps Employees with Open Enrollment

BAS has tools designed to help employees navigate the open enrollment process. The Enrollment Wizard, available through MyEnroll.com, is an intuitive tool designed to ...
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HIPAA Breach When Laptop Stolen

Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services Center reported a HIPAA breach of information relating to more than 500 patients. A company laptop containing personal health ...
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Health Care Exchange Navigators

Under health care reform, individuals will be able to purchase health insurance through marketplaces known as Health Care Exchanges. Each state must offer an Exchange by ...
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Breaks for Employees who are Nursing Mothers

Employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act must allow a worker to take a break from the work day to express breast milk for a nursing child. The obligation ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 25.04.2013
Q.- One of our employees is turning age 65 and his spouse is covered under our health plan. He wants to drop our coverage and enroll in Medicare. His spouse wont be ...
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Major Industry Leaders Partner with the National Cybersecurity Center ...

This week, 11 major companies have committed to work together toward the protection of IT infrastructure and business threats. A partnership with the National ...
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Guidance Issued on 90 Day Waiting Period

In keeping with the ever-expanding guidance on health care reform, the government released proposed regulations addressing the requirement that group health plans and ...
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Changes to HIPAA Privacy Notice

The Omnibus changes to the HIPAA Rules require that the HIPAA Notice of Privacy practices be updated and re-distributed to plan participants. Group health plans will ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 18.04.2013
Q.- A former employee’s COBRA qualifying event was termination of employment on January 1, 2013. The former employee provided a letter from the Social Security ...
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Preparation for Open Enrollment

Employers that sponsor plans running on a July 1 through June 30 plan year are beginning preparation for open enrollment. MyEnroll.com provides both employers and ...
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Employers Should Review Email Privacy Policies

Harvard University has admitted to a search of faculty email accounts in an attempt to uncover information about an alleged cheating scandal. The purpose of the search ...
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Whistleblower Complaints

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued an interim final rule addressing whistleblower complaints under health care reform. The Affordable ...
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Civil Unions Recognized in Colorado- Impact on Health Benefits

Beginning May 1, 2013, Colorado will recognize civil unions entered into by same-sex and opposite-sex couples, giving these individuals benefits otherwise reserved for ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 11.04.2013
Q.- We are terminating an employee for gross misconduct. He was covered under our health plan, and we are not offering him COBRA continuation coverage. Do we have to ...
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COBRA Dependent Qualifying Event Module

The Dependent Qualifying Event module available through MyEnroll.com allows administrators to generate COBRA Qualifying Event Letters specifically for dependents. This ...
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Disable Universal Plug and Play Features

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team recently advised the public to disable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) features that have not been updated. A UPnP allows ...
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SHOP Exchange Implementation Delayed

Facing the realities of complying with the quickly-approaching January 1, 2014 effective date for health care Exchanges, the Obama administration announced a delay in ...
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New FMLA Advisor Released

The Department of Labor released an updated version of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Advisor. The FMLA is a law that allows eligible employees of covered ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 04.04.2013
Q.- We offer a Parking Reimbursement Plan under Section 132 of the Code. Employees contribute amounts on a pre-tax basis to the plan and can use those amounts to pay for ...
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