BAS has been receiving many requests for how to access reports summarizing costs of health coverage. This article is a reprint with directions that may be helpful for preparing PPP loan documentation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has guidance on disposing of electronic devices. Employers should make sure they properly dispose of desktops, laptops, copiers, servers, smart phones, hard drives, etc. (“electronic devices”) so that sensitive information on those devices does not cause a data breach.
MyEnroll360 automatically terminates a user’s session after 20 minutes of inactivity. This is an important feature for information systems containing personally identifiable information. Employers may override the 20-minute default value with an alternative timeframe.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) signed into law last week includes a federal small business loan program to incentivize employers to keep current employees and reemploy employees who have been laid off or furloughed. Applications for the CARE’s Act Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) open April 3, 2020 and runs through June 2020.
With much of the workforce now working remotely, it’s a good time to remind employees of maintaining good security practices. Cyber criminals have tools to capitalize on security flaws which may arise in telecommuting arrangements. Employers should remind their workforce of the following.
BAS’ Cobra Control Services (CCS) COBRA administration solution provides best-practices processes and reliability to help you comply with federal COBRA and state “mini-COBRA” requirements. From online account setup and notice distribution through premium billing and collection, CCS makes sure your company follows the COBRA rules properly.
Many health and research organizations have created useful dashboards that keep track of the spread of COVID-19. Security experts have found that hackers are using some of these dashboards to steal users’ personal information.
MyEnroll360 offers employers a feature for employees to maintain their Emergency Contacts. This free enhancement provides useful information for employers in the event of an emergency.
The IRS has identified five steps taxpayers can take to protect against identity theft. According to the IRS, tax-based identity theft occurs when someone uses a taxpayer’s personal information to file a tax return and claim a fraudulent refund. This can happen when a thief uses personal information like a Social Security Number. The IRS identifies tips to help taxpayers protect themselves against theft:
BAS recognizes an employer’s ongoing need to send information to its diverse employee population. Sometimes, an employer needs to communicate with subset employees and can’t create a distribution list in a standard email program. BAS has always been available to send “mass emails” to your specified employee groups.