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Fiduciary Rule Under Review
A revised proposed fiduciary standard for those advising retirement plan participants, expected later this year, remains contentious.

FMLA Definition of ‘Spouse’ Revised
A revision to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations’ definition of “spouse” extends FMLA rights to eligible workers in same-sex marriages in every state.

Steps to Absence Management Success
While companies have made progress in their absence management efforts, there is still a long way to go.

ACA Reporting Forms Weren’t Streamlined
Newly released IRS reporting forms for Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance failed to simplify employers’ data collection burdens, critics charged.

Progress Tamping Down 401(k) Loans, Withdrawals
Plan sponsors with above-average loan rates should consider offering household budgeting advice.

HIPAA Actions After a  Breach
Anthem was the target of a cyber attack that compromised health plan participant data. Employers should know their obligations following such as breach.

Medical Cost Increases Projected to Dip Slightly in 2015
The average cost increase for employer health plans will dip slightly in 2015 but continue to exceed general inflation.

Top Benefit Program Priorities
Companies face the conflicting goals of maintaining employee productivity and controlling costs when designing their benefit programs.

Medicare Part D Disclosures Due to CMS March 1
Group health plan sponsors that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals eligible for Medicare Part D must disclose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) whether that coverage is “creditable” or “non-creditable.”

Consumerism, Cost-Shifting Restrain Health Spending
Offering consumer-directed health plans is among the most successful strategies for controlling costs.

 

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