Get Your HIPAA Ducks in a Row: Reduce Your Risk of Failing a Compliance Audit

Many of us had envisioned that we would see less enforcement in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) compliance arena. This is not the case. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) they had a record year in 2018. The news that the OCR is collecting … Continued

District Court Rules on Employer EEO-1 Survey Data

On March 4, 2019, a U.S. District Court ruled that the White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) reasons for discontinuing the 2017 EEO-1 pay data requirement were speculative and insufficient. Because of the court’s order, employers subject to the EEO-1 survey requirement are now faced with the possibility they will need to gather … Continued

Monitor Hours-of-Service, Don’t Aggressively Manage or Cut Them

HR departments for large employers all across the country are focused once again on getting out their 1095-Cs.  This process brings to light for many the need to monitor employees’ hours-of-service.  Because of certain Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions large employers want to make certain employees working 30 or more hours per week are offered … Continued

The EEOC Officially Removes Wellness Plan Incentive Rules

In late December 2017, the judge in the AARP vs. EEOC case ordered that the wellness plan incentive rules contained in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations to be vacated beginning January 1, 2019. The EEOC had an opportunity to draft new rules during the spring and summer of last year, yet we were … Continued

Please Welcome David Yuhas, Applications Manager

Henderson Brothers is pleased to welcome David Yuhas as an applications manager in the IT department. David has a bachelor’s degree in information science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in business administration from Waynesburg University. David has over 20 years of application development experience. He began at Henderson Brothers in October … Continued

Notification of Life Conversion Rights Becoming More Important

Some states have laws that require employers to notify terminated employees of their right to convert group life insurance benefits to a direct pay individual life insurance policy. The limited opportunity to convert life insurance, which is generally a short 31-day window following the date group coverage ends, allows employees to continue their life insurance … Continued

Q&A: Medicare Part D

It is that time of year again for plan sponsors to begin preparing their Medicare Part D notices. Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug benefits must notify Medicare Part D eligible individuals by October 15th whether the group prescription coverage is at least as good as Medicare Part D coverage. Coverage that … Continued

Announcing the 2017 Best in Benefits Seminar

On September 14th, Henderson Brothers will present the results of our industry-leading benefits benchmarking survey.  Register now to attend the seminar where you will find out how your benefit program stacks up against local, national and industry peers. Awards, prizes and recognition will be awarded to survey participants recognized for offering competitive benefits at affordable … Continued