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What is Email Verification?

Benefit Allocation Systems, Inc. and its MyEnroll.com uses email addresses to communicate with plan participants. In order to be certain that the email address an ...
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Cyber Hackers Steal Information from Popular Website

A recent hacking breach impacted more than 50 million users of the daily deals website, LivingSocial. Names, email addresses, birthdates and encrypted passwords may have ...
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Exchange Application for Individuals and Families

Beginning this fall, individuals will be able to enroll in the new health insurance Exchanges for coverage effective January 1, 2014. To enroll in coverage, individuals ...
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COBRA Settlement for Lack of Proper Notice

A recent court settlement in Alabama stresses the importance of proper COBRA notice procedures and documentation.
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 30.05.2013
Q.- An employee participates in our health care FSA. The employee’s child is getting braces in January 2014. The orthodontist is starting a treatment plan in the fall ...
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Reputation Management Company Breach

“Reputation management” has been a quickly increasing business plan for new companies. Some of these new companies claim to monitor and manage consumers’ online ...
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Agents and Brokers Play a Role in Exchange Coverage

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice recognizing that agents and brokers will play an important ...
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Yahoo Increases Paid Leave for Parents

Yahoo, a leading company that is frequently in the news for its human resources decisions, has increased the amount of paid leave available to both mothers and fathers ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 23.05.2013
Q.- An employee is going on maternity leave. May she continue to submit expenses for reimbursement from her FSAs while she is on leave?
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Beware of Unsolicited Embedded Password Reset Links

Name.com, a domain registrar, announced to its users a security breach through which unauthorized hackers may have accessed user names, email addresses, encrypted ...
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Guidance Issued on Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC)

The Departments of Labor, Treasury and Health and Human Services issued guidance on the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) that must be issued by group health plans ...
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Health Plan ID Number Application Open

HIPAA requires health plans to have a standard health plan identification number (HPID), to facilitate the transfer of information among covered entities. Presently, ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 16.05.2013
Q.- My employer offers a high deductible health plan with a health savings account. May I participate in the HSA/HDHP and also participate in an FSA?
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Department of Labor Webpage Installed Malware

A United States Department of Labor website has been infecting malware on visitors' computers through drive-by download attacks.
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Model Exchange Notice Issued

Beginning in 2014, individuals and employees of small businesses will have the opportunity to purchase health insurance through a state-based Health Insurance ...
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Employers Implement Wellness Programs

More and more employers are implementing wellness programs in an attempt to contain health care costs. CVS Caremark has recently made headlines for requiring all of its ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 09.05.2013
Q.- We have an employee who is enrolled in our HMO. When she terminates employment, she is moving out of state. We also offer a PPO plan which will be more useful to ...
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Pending Dependents During Enrollment

Employers can manage dependent eligibility through MyEnroll.com.
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Another HIPAA Breach

Oregon Health & Science University has reported a breach of personal health information for 4,000 patients. The breach occurred when an unencrypted laptop was stolen ...
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Elimination of Certificate of Creditable Coverage

Proposed regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act would eliminate the requirement to provide a HIPAA Certificate of Creditable Coverage when a participant ...
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Proper COBRA Administration is Important

A penalty awarded in a recent court case provides one more reason for employers to implement proper COBRA administrative processes.
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 02.05.2013
Q.- May I be reimbursed from my FSA for the cost of driving to my doctor appointment?
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