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5 Tips for Maximizing Your HSA

Georgia Workers Compensation StatutesHealth savings accounts (HSAs) are a great tool for helping manage your out-of-pocket health care expenses. Follow these five strategies below to make sure you are getting the most out of your HSA account.

New HIPAA Privacy Guidance for Reproductive Health Care

Privacy Guidance for Reproductive Health CareIn the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which allows states to regulate and prohibit abortion, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new guidance regarding HIPAA’s privacy protections for reproductive health care. The guidance focuses on health care providers’ obligation under the HIPAA Privacy Rule to safeguard the privacy of patients’ protected health information (PHI) related to reproductive health care, including abortions.

2022-2023 Georgia Workers Compensation Statutes

Georgia Workers Compensation StatutesGeorgia Workers Compensation Statutes | Employee’s Notice to Employer, Claim Filing Requirements, and more.

2023 HSA Compliance Key Features

2023 HSA Compliance Key FeaturesHealth savings accounts (HSAs) are a popular type of tax-advantaged medical savings account available to individuals enrolled in high deductible health plans (HDHPs). Individuals can use their HSAs to pay for expenses covered under the HDHP until their deductible has been met, or they can use their HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses that are not covered under the HDHP, such as dental or vision expenses.

Biden Issues Executive Order to Strengthen the ACA

hca executive orderPresident Joe Biden issued an executive order that is intended to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid. The executive order directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider establishing a special enrollment period through Federally Facilitated Exchanges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Eat Well Live Well Recipe Book

live well eat wellIt’s no secret that the concept of healthy eating has taken over American society. With the vast amount of information on healthy eating and healthy recipes that is readily available on the internet, you might think that it would be easy to clean up your eating habits. However, the truth is that many recipes on the internet do not contain nutritional facts and sometimes require a variety of new and expensive ingredients.

Increased Civil Penalty Amounts for Group Health Plan Violations

Increased Civil Penalty Amounts for Group Health Plan ViolationsEffective March 17, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has Increased civil penalty amounts for group health plan violations:

CDC Loosens Mask-wearing Guidance for Most of U.S. Population

CDC Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC loosens mask-wearing guidance for most of U.S. population.

The CDC provides COVID-19 Community Levels as a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. These levels can be low, medium or high, and are determined by hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. These levels inform the agency’s guidance on mask-wearing, among other topics such as COVID-19 vaccines and testing.

DOL Proposes Updates to Davis-Bacon and Related Acts

Davis Bacon UpdatesOn March 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to update certain provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act and other related laws that regulate wage rates for federal and federally assisted construction projects. This Legal Update video explains further.

4 Steps to Managing Mental Health at Your Organization

Create a Supportive Foundation

mental healthAn organization that is dedicated to preserving employee mental health and fostering a stigma-free environment is one that will succeed in its efforts to support employee mental health. Make sure that any mental health initiatives are aligned with core values, goals and ethics.

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