Deanna Sizemore - Bim Group
Deanna Sizemore
Deanna Sizemore
Compliance Director

Deanna has been in the employee benefits industry for 24+ years, serving both at a carrier and consultant level. She is graduate of Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. She earned a Master of Arts in Law from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is a licensed Life and Health Consultant in the State of Kentucky.

Deanna’s primary focus is on employee benefits compliance and auditing. She has extensive experience in all areas of health and welfare benefit compliance, including DOL audits, ERISA requirements, 5500 preparation, COBRA and FMLA administration, HIPAA, and the Affordable Care Act. She has been published in The Kentucky CPA Journal and is a seasoned public speaker on ACA, DOL Audits and Wellness planning. In addition to being the Compliance Director for Bim Group in Lexington, Kentucky, she serves on the National Association of Health Underwriters Compliance Committee, chairs the UBA Compliance Committee and co-chairs the UBA Compliance Collaboration group.

Recent Insights

October 18, 2021
Human Resources

HR Elements | No Vacation Nation

READ TIME: 3 MINUTES The United States has a bad reputation related to vacation time. Dubbed the “No Vacation Nation” by The Center for Economic and Policy Research, the average U.S. paid time off (PTO) policy pales in comparison to other countries. Furthermore, U.S. employees take less vacation, often leaving paid time off on the […]
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October 18, 2021
News

September 2021 Compliance Recap

READ TIME: 5 MINUTES September saw a lot of activity in the compliance space, especially coming from the federal government. Vaccine Mandate Guidance Still Pending Vaccine mandates were on everyone’s mind, especially after Delta Airlines announced its $200 monthly surcharge and weekly testing program for unvaccinated employees. The government joined the fray when President Biden […]
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October 12, 2021
Compliance Alert, No Surprises Act

Departments Issue Further Guidance under No Surprises Act

READ TIME: 5 MINUTES On September 30, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the Departments), along with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), released an interim final rule (IFR) under the No Surprises Act (Act) to help protect health care consumers from […]
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October 5, 2021
HHS, HIPAA

HHS FAQ regarding the HIPAA and Vaccination Status

The HHS released guidance to help understand when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine.  As a reminder, the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to employers or employment records. It does apply to […]
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