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Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Despite decades of attention in the media and courts, sexual harassment remains a significant and costly problem in today’s business environment. Learn how to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace by watching the video below.

Employers Are Expected to Spend More on Health Care

Employers Are Expected to Spend More on Health CareAccording to Optum’s Wellness in the Workplace study, more than 80% of employers plan to spend more on health care and wellness in the next year than in previous years.

Hold on to Talent With Stay Conversations

Hold on to Talent With Stay ConversationsSome people think employment is all about the money, but they’re wrong. For many, it’s about the opportunities. In fact, Gallup cites “lack of development and career growth” as the number one reason employees leave their workplace. Employees expect some development opportunities, so ignoring this outright can quickly lead to an exodus. How can you ensure you’re offering suitable opportunities to keep your employees happy? “Stay conversations” are a good way to start.

Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15

Medicare Part D Notices Are DueEach year, Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable. Plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2019.

Top 10 Compliance Tips for Open Enrollment

Top 10 Compliance Tips for Open Enrollment

It’s that time of year again: Calendar year plan sponsors are gearing up for open enrollment. Although this is generally an annual process, employers do experience hiccups in administering open enrollment in a compliant manner. Join us for a discussion of some of the most frequent mistakes employers make in running their open enrollment period.

How to Make Your Job Posting Stand Out

Filling a job vacancy is a big task. Unfortunately, you get only one chance to make a first impression, and the job posting is often your very first contact with a potential employee. But how do you make your job posting stand out above the rest? Watch the video below to learn five fast tips to make your job posting stand out.

Hospitals to Publish Retail Prices

Hospitals to Publish Retail PricesIn July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rules that would require all Medicare-participating hospitals to post their negotiated prices for standard health care services.

Financial Industry Experienced 3,500 Cyber Attacks

Cyber Attacks in 2019In mid-July, Capital One announced that the personal information of more than 100 million of its U.S. customers was compromised in one of the largest data breaches involving a bank.

2020 Open Enrollment is Almost Here

2020 Open EnrollmentTo prepare for open enrollment, group health plan sponsors should be aware of the legal changes affecting the design and administration of their plans for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020. Employers should review their plan documents to confirm that they include these required changes.

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