Clean Up Your Act: Keep Your Data and Passwords Secure

We all know that keeping data secure is important. To be careless is to put all your sensitive company and personal information up for grabs, making your business vulnerable to data breaches and putting you and your employees at risk for identity theft. And yet, when it comes to data security, a relaxed approach to data security is all too common.

How relaxed? Here’s a snapshot of notable data breaches in 2023:

Here’s A Term Employers Should Remember: “Fiduciary Duties”

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An event occurred that many members of the compliance and benefits world have been waiting for: A major corporation, Johnson and Johnson (J&J), had a complaint filed against them.

The fact that a complaint was filed against such a large organization is not unusual. What was startling was that the complaint was not filed against J&J in their role as a manufacturer; instead, it was filed against them as a purchaser of prescription drugs for their workforce. More startling (and a HUGE wake-up call to the benefits community), the complaint wasn’t just against J&J—it was filed against individual employees of J&J, including its Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, two Vice Presidents of Human Resources, and TWENTY individual members of the Pension and Benefits Committee, all of whom were fiduciaries to the health plan.

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Illuminating the Truth: Employee Benefits & Insurance Myths vs. Facts

There’s a lot of insurance information out there, and sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. But as Jonathan Frakes, the host of the television show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? always said, you must have a discerning eye to separate what is true from what is false. Read more

Additional Guidance Issued Regarding Contraceptive Care Coverage Mandate

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Amid reports that many health insurance plans continue to impose barriers to contraceptive coverage, The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (collectively, The Departments) have issued additional FAQ guidance addressing first-dollar coverage of contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) preventive health services rules.  

Citing the Biden Administration’s clear desire to see that women have access to contraceptive care, these FAQs include a new therapeutic equivalence approach alternative for complying with the ACA’s contraceptive mandate. Read more

Knowledge Is Power: Key Takeaways about 2024 Health and Benefit Strategies

As we step into 2024, it’s crucial to stay informed about the latest trends and strategies shaping our workplaces. We understand the delicate balance you maintain between nurturing your employees’ wellbeing and managing the practicalities of budgets and benefits.

So, we’ve combed through the Health & Benefit Strategies for 2024 survey report to break down the key takeaways, helping you stay ahead of the game while keeping your workforce happy and healthy. Read more