Mental Health Parity rules originated in 1996, but significant issues with non-compliance have more recently triggered additional attention, traction and action at the federal level. The 2023 proposed regulations are a good illustration of increasing federal regulatory focus on mental health parity, particularly with respect to the NQTLs, which are explained in more detail here.
California Employers Beware: Your 5-Step Plan as Attorney General Announces CCPA Investigative Sweep
California employers, beware: the state’s top prosecutor just announced his office is conducting an investigative sweep of whether and how large California employers have complied with data privacy and consumer protection requirements as they relate to employees and job applicants. Find the summary and a 5 step plan here.
Legal Update: On July 21, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new version of Form I‑9, also known as the Employment Eligibility Verification form. Employers are required to use this form to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the United States. Employers can begin using the new form Aug. 1, 2023.
Several key deadlines that affect employer-sponsored health plans were extended during an “Outbreak Period” associated with the COVID-19 National Emergency. These extensions are now coming to an end.
The End of the COVID-19 National Health Emergency/Public Health Emergency: Update on Recent Changes that Impact Group Health Plans
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered several federal emergencies, but two of them directly impacted group health plans: the Public Health Emergency and the National Emergency.
Included in this post is a quick summary, a more in-depth summary, and at the bottom is PDF that can be downloaded or printed for your benefit and ease. Learn about how self & level funded plan sponsors must submit their PCORI fee by July 31 each year.
CCPA Imposes Many New Compliance Requirements on Businesses With Personal Information on CA Residents
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has created compliance challenges across the country for businesses – but they often stem from the fact that businesses are confused about some of the law’s basic principles. This series of Frequently Asked Questions, prepared by the GBS + Leavitt Group’s preferred partner for employment law, Fisher Phillips, will clear up some of that confusion.
To avoid possible penalties, applicable large employers (ALEs) must offer affordable/minimum value health benefits to at least 95% of full-time employees and their dependents. This matrix illustrates indexed penalty amounts based on all 12 months, but penalties are assessed individually per month.
This article contains a brief outline of criteria used to determine whether your business is subject to the CCPA.
Calling alldoing business with/employing California residents: California privacy rule soon to see enforcement & new regulations. Proposed CCPA regulations set to take effect as soon as April, the time to get into compliance is now.
What do businesses working towards CCPA compliance need to know about the agency’s most recent votes – and what should you do?
On January 30, 2023, President Biden announced plans to end – on May 11, 2023 – two COVID related emergencies. This article explores the impact this has on group health plans.
This year’s form 1094/1095 reporting presentation provides a thorough overview, addresses common questions, pitfalls, and penalties, and offers line-by-line instruction and practical tips.
Join the experts at Lincoln Financial for a brief overview of the Colorado’s new statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program.