Background: Ever since cafeteria plans, also called Section 125 plans, became available in 1978, employers have complained about the rigidity of these plans. Specifically, they were troubled by the fact that, when employees did not use all of the funds in their accounts by the end of the year, those funds had to be forfeited. The main concerns have been: read more »
You spend a lot of time in your home. And most likely, you spent a lot of money to get it. So practicing home safety is essential to protect you, your family and your property. Take these five steps and you’re on your way to a safer, more secure home. read more »
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) prohibits discrimination in health coverage and employment on the basis of genetic information. Title II addresses discrimination in employment, and prohibits employers from acquiring genetic information about employees, and from using genetic information for hiring, firing or promotion decisions, and for any decisions regarding terms of employment. read more »
Preventative medicine has become standard practice in workplace wellness programs. And one of the best tools employees can use to combat and potentially prevent illnesses is to know the medical histories of their families. Toward that end, the Surgeon General, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other governmental agencies, has begun a Family Health Initiative. read more »
By: Dennis Goebel
Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
It’s time for fall maintenance on your home. Tackle any trouble spots outside before winter arrives. Start with outside jobs before it gets too cold and rainy. And some tasks, such as electrical or plumbing problems, are best left to the pros.
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The cost of internal fraud worldwide is more than 3.5 trillion annually according to some recent estimates, and unfortunately, not-for-profit organizations are not exempt. According to a 2012 report written by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the median loss sustained by a not-for-profit group that falls victim to fraud was $85,000. read more »
Looking for low or no-cost ways to bring a little fun into the workplace and tell your employees that you value them? Here are 10 ideas that might increase job satisfaction at your company:
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Unless your health plan has "grandfathered" status, you are already subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that preventive services (as defined on this government website) be included in your plan, and come without any employee deductible, co-pay or co-insurance provisions. (This assumes, of course, that you are large enough to be required to play or pay.) read more »
Employee fraud is a risk in every business, and physician practices are no exception. One survey done by the MGMA found that 83% of respondents have been affiliated with a practice that has been victimized by employee theft or embezzlement. And with an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) survey estimating that a typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud, you could take a real hit to your bottom line.