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HHS Warns HIPAA Entities about Phishing Email

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is warning HIPAA covered entities and business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself as an official communication from HHS’ Office...

Health FSA Limit Increases by $50 for 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes a dollar limit on employees’ salary reduction contributions to health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) offered under cafeteria plans. This dollar limit is indexed for...

2017 Marketplace Plan Premiums Rise 25 Percent

The open enrollment period for obtaining health coverage for 2017 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace begins Nov. 1, 2016, and ends Jan. 31, 2017. The 2017 Marketplace looks...

Overtime Rule Blocked by Federal Court

On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction, halting the enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule until further notice. The rule,...

Best Practices: Performance Evaluations

Employee evaluation is an important part of a company’s quality assurance. Many companies formally evaluate an employee’s performance and progress after an initial trial period and then again on an...

Election 2016 – The Impact on ACA Compliance Issues

After hard-fought campaigns by both candidates, Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Trump’s victory in the election, along with Republican majorities retained...