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IRS Helps With Disaster Planning

The IRS urges all taxpayers to plan for disaster events by keeping key documents in a safe place. Items such as bank statements, tax returns and insurance policies should be stored in a secure, waterproof container with an extra set of keys. They also suggest scanning original paper documents onto electronic medium.

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Financial Wellness Checkup Tool in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 offers a financial wellness checkup tool which is designed to inform employees of their employer-offered voluntary and ancillary benefit offerings. The financial wellness checkup gives an employee the ability to evaluate an employer’s voluntary product offerings in light of the employee’s financial wellness concerns and needs. After completing the financial wellness checkup, the employee receives clear and concise recommendations and product rankings from among the employer’s offerings.

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HIPAA Penalties Changed

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently changed its application of civil money penalties under HIPAA. Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), there are four separate penalty tiers for electronic data violations. HHS set minimum and maximum penalty amounts for violations in each tier, with an across the board limit of $1.5 million for all four penalty tiers. The new HHS approach reduces the maximum penalty based on severity of the violations. The dollar limits for violations of identical provisions of HITECH in a calendar year will be the following dollar amounts:

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MyEnroll360 Benefit Selection Decision Tool

When employers offer more than one health plan option, employees may become overwhelmed by their choices. Many employees either don’t understand benefits or pick a health plan that is more comprehensive than they need. MyEnroll360 offers a benefits plan decision tool to help employees make informed decisions about benefits.

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MyEnroll360 Password Reset

BAS’ “Retrieve Password” process requires a user to enter his or her “User Name” to reset a password.

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Rules Based System Allows for Personalized Enrollment in MyEnroll360

MyEnroll360 is a “rules-based” system ensuring that each employee see only the plans, rates and options available to him or her.

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Ransomware on Computer Systems

Malware, or malicious code, is an unwanted file that compromises data or harms a computer. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and programs. Typically, it encrypts computer files until a sum of money (the ransom) is paid. Ransomware can spread from system to connected system. If the ransom is not paid (and sometimes even if it is paid), the files stay encrypted and are lost to the victim.

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New Look for MyEnroll360 Enrollment Wizard

The Enrollment Wizard in MyEnroll360 has a new, user-friendly presentation with easy navigation. Employees using the MyEnroll360 Enrollment Wizard for enrollment will find selecting benefits a simple process. 

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BAS Office Access Restrictions

BAS regularly reviews facility access cards to ensure only authorized individuals have access to BAS locations.  BAS also reviews employee work needs to limit access to designated timeframes. 

Each employee of BAS is given an access card with delineated access schedules.  BAS management regularly reviews cardholders’ access to make sure they can enter BAS buildings only when needed for business purposes.  This facility access check is just one example of BAS’s commitment to security of client and participant information.

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BAS Supports Best Buddies Friendship Walk

BAS participated in another charitable giving opportunity by raising money for, and walking in, the Best Buddies Friendship Walk at the King of Prussia mall on Sunday, April 28.

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