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Lexington Clinic Partners with Berea College

LEXINGTON, Ky. – May 8, 2019 – Lexington Clinic is pleased to announce Berea College has signed a multi-year, exclusive population health and premier provider network agreement with Lexington Clinic. With this agreement, approximately 1,200-1,300 members will become covered and gain affordable access to all Lexington Clinic offices and associate practices under Lexington Clinic’s award-winning […]

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Update on DOL’s Association Health Plans Final Rule

On April 26, 2019, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an appeal in the court case that recently invalidated portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s June 2018 association health plan (AHP) final rule. The DOL’s final rule broadened the definition of “employer” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to allow an additional […]

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Webinar: Practical Tips for Structuring Compliant Wellness Programs that Include Premium Incentives

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Register Now   This webinar will cover how to structure a wellness program that includes premium incentives. We will: Describe the laws and regulations that govern wellness programs with premium incentives, including the EEOC’s final rules that removed portions of wellness regulations that were […]

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Non-Lawyers Can No Longer Represent Kentucky Employers At Unemployment Proceedings

From our friends at Fisher Phillips… The Kentucky Court of Appeals just held that non-lawyers may no longer represent employers in unemployment proceedings, ruling that such a practice is unconstitutional. As a result, you must immediately adjust any business practice that involves human resources managers, supervisors, or other non-lawyers handling such administrative proceedings. Learn More

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September 30 Is Your Pay Data Reporting Due Date

From our friends at Fisher Phillips… A federal court announced today that employers have until September 30, 2019 to turn over pay data as part of your revised EEO-1 reporting obligations. After several weeks of uncertainty, you now have a definitive due date to mark on your calendars for this unprecedented new obligation. While there […]

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Final 2020 Benefit Payment and Parameters Rule

What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act… The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule and fact sheet for benefit payment and parameters for 2020. According to CMS, the final rule is intended to reduce fiscal and regulatory burdens associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) across different program […]

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Compliance Recap – March 2019

March was a busy month in the employee benefits world. For a printable version of this blog, please click here. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will not defend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the court case challenging the ACA’s constitutionality. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated two Q&As […]

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Webinar: What Employers Need to Know about Health Coverage in Mergers and Acquisitions

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT Register Now When employers negotiate a merger or acquisition, it’s important for the buyer and seller to consider how health benefits will be offered after the transaction closes. A buyer or seller may have the responsibility to continue employees’ coverage, offer COBRA continuation coverage, […]

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5 Healthcare Plan Trends to Watch in 2019

The UBA Health Plan Survey results are in and showed premiums continued to increase in 2018. One positive to note is that, as costs rise, so too does innovation in plan choice, cost structure, and other plan arrangements. According to the survey, many employers are turning to plans which can share costs with their employees […]

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HR Elements | Some Companies Going Above and Beyond to Support Mothers and Fathers

While the last two decades witnessed a steady rise in pregnancy discrimination claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there is good news out there for working families. Many companies are opting to create innovative and forward-thinking ways to support working parents and, in some cases, companies are blazing the trail ahead of […]

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