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BAS Provides Data Collection Tools for Health Care Reform

Health care reform imposes new and additional documentation requirements on employers. BAS is ready to assist employers with many of their compliance documentation ...
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Wellpoint HIPAA Breach Impacts 612,000 Individuals

WellPoint Inc. has been fined $1.7 million for violations of HIPAA’s privacy and security rules due to a breach of participant protected health information. Between ...
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Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provisions of the Affordable Care Act require insurers to spend at least a specified percentage of employees’ premium dollars on clinical ...
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New York City Requires Paid Sick Leave

New York City private-sector employers must offer sick leave to their employees. Sick leave is a growing issue among employers, and New York joins Connecticut, San ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 25.07.2013
Q.- A child of an employee is covered under our medical plan. The child will be turning age 26 in December 2013. She got married on July 2, 2013. Should we automatically ...
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Health Care Reform Language in COBRA Notices

Cobra Control Services, LLC has revised its COBRA qualifying event notices to incorporate health care reform language required by the Department of Labor. This new ...
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Apple Adds Enhanced Security Features

Apple iPhones and iPads are a big draw to thieves. Recognizing this, Apple has included an Activation Lock, or “kill switch,” in its mobile iOS7 operating system. An ...
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All Employers Impacted by Health Care Reform, Even State Marketplaces

Every state will offer an Exchange through which individuals can purchase health coverage beginning January 1, 2014. If the state itself has not agreed to establish an ...
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Three More States Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Recently, Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota have joined the 9 other states and the District of Colombia by recognizing same-sex marriage. Beginning August 1, 2013, ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 18.07.2013
Q.- We have an employee who is retiring July 20, 2013 and will be eligible for COBRA as of August 1. We offer retiree coverage, and the employee has decided to enroll in ...
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Large HIPAA Breach Impacts over 187,500 Individuals

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration had to notify 187,533 clients of the compromise of protected health information (PHI) after discovering a computer ...
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Pay or Play Penalty for Large Employers Delayed

In a surprise development, the Obama administration delayed the employer-mandated “play or pay” penalty under health care reform. Companies with 50 or more employees now ...
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Affirmative Action Considerations for Employers

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race could be used as a consideration in college admissions. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, has ...
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Question of the Week

  • mroshkoff@basusa.com
  • 11.07.2013
Q: We have an employee who is thinking about participating in our health FSA. She heard that it might impact her Social Security benefits. Is that true?
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