EEOC Issues New Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination is discrimination because an individual is, or the individual’s ancestors are, from a certain place or has the physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a particular national origin group, including Native American tribes. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts

Flow Chart of Key Wellness Program Regulations

UBA has created a flow chart with decision trees to help employers ascertain which rules apply to their wellness program as a result of its design. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts

Overtime Exemption Rules Arrive

After a long wait, the Department of Labor has released the revisions to the white collar overtime exemption rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule becomes effective on December 1, 2016. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts

What Plan Sponsors of Group Plans Need To Know About ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law. For many years, most of ERISA’s requirements applied to pension plans.

What Plan Sponsors of Group Plans Need To Know About ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed in 1974. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is the agency responsible for administering and enforcing this law. For many years, most of ERISA’s requirements applied to pension plans. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts

Employer Payment Plans

The regulatory agencies have recently issued guidance that may affect employers that have been reimbursing premiums for individual health coverage or Medicare Part B, Part D or Medigap premiums for active employees.

Employer Payment Plans

The regulatory agencies have recently issued guidance that may affect employers that have been reimbursing premiums for individual health coverage or Medicare Part B, Part D or Medigap premiums for active employees. Source: Beneflex Compliance Alerts

Employer FAQs: Responding to the Anthem Breach

The first massive data breach of 2015 hit one of the country’s largest insurance issuers, Anthem, Inc., including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and other related entities (Anthem).