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OCIPs – A Contractor’s Guide to Ensure Proper Protection

Why would an owner want to have their project insured by an OCIP in the first place? While reasons such as continuity of coverage, ability to have smaller contractors participate, and better claims resolution often are cited…

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State Individual Mandates and Reporting Requirements

The ACA includes a requirement for individuals to either enroll in “minimum essential coverage” or pay a “Shared Responsibility Payment.” This is known as the “Individual Mandate” and was first reported on 2014 federal income tax returns.

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Preventing Negligent Entrustment with Fleet Safety Policies

One key item insurers are reviewing in written fleet safety policies is whether systems are in place to ensure only qualified employees are driving on the company’s behalf.

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IRS Clarifies Employer’s Ability to Recover Mistaken HSA Contributions

On December 28, 2018, the IRS issued Information Letter Number 2018-0033, which provides clarification about the situations in which an employer may attempt to recoup a mistaken contribution to an employee’s Health Savings Account (HSA).

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Security Strategies for CRE Projects Under Construction to Minimize Threat of Fire and Theft

Buildings under construction have a greater potential for significant property damage from fire than occupied buildings.

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HIPAA Privacy and Security Mistakes Employers Make

Employers often wonder what they need to do to ensure that their health plans comply with HIPAA, and there are plenty of resources containing instructions and guidance to this effect.

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How to Protect Your Organization and Increase Vaccination Rates

The measles is not your everyday mild rash that will clear with ointment. It’s an acute viral respiratory illness characterized with extremely high fever…

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Federal Court Blocks New DOL Association Health Plan Rules

In a case brought by 11 states and the District of Columbia, a federal court has struck down significant portions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) association health plan (AHP) final rule.

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Creative Strategies to Retain Key Employees

Key employees know that their skillset is portable – those skills, connections, relationships, and knowledge can be taken to the open market and sold to the highest bidder.

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Midyear Changes

Questions surrounding the topic of midyear changes to enrollments have consistently been the most common questions posed by employers. We hope that after reading this issue brief you’ll come away with a better understanding of the rules to make mid-year enrollment changes.

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Tackling the High Cost of Alaskan Healthcare

Alaskan healthcare insurance costs never seem to stop increasing, and are impeding organizations’ abilities to make investments or fuel growth. In response, Parker, Smith & Feek partners with the nonprofit Pacific Health Coalition creating solutions to help provide lower costs,…

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How to Build Cost Effective Senior Living Facilities

The senior living industry continues to build out and refurbish its footprint throughout the United States…

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