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Barb Rand

Recent Posts by Barb Rand:

How HIPAA Refresher Training Can Protect Your Business

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

You might think you’ve done everything that needs to be done for your organization to be HIPAA-compliant. And you may be right. But you should never stop evaluating, updating and documenting your 
Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Health Care Reform News: Employer Mandate Delayed

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

This week, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations under the Employer Shared Responsibility (aka “employer mandate”) provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate calls for employers to offer health insurance to employees or pay penalties. The news this week pushes back the employer mandate deadline for not-so-large employers and eases health insurance coverage rules for large employers.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Health Care Reform Timeline for Employers: Where We're Going

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — aka 
Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

2 Real World Examples of ACA-Compliant Wellness Programs

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

Employers are striving to establish 
Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Decoding Reasonable Alternative Standards for Wellness Programs

BARB RAND
Compliance Advisor

The Affordable Care Act shook up who gets health coverage and how they get that coverage. It also 
Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

HIPAA for Pets? Yes, Medical Privacy Matters for Animals!

BARB RAND
HNI Compliance Advisor

Like people, pets also benefit from regular visits to health care professionals. Veterinarians and other animal health specialists make sure your "fur babies" are properly vaccinated and in prime shape for walks, silly tricks, and good,
Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

"Use It or Lose It" Rule for FSAs Goes Away

BARB RAND
HNI Compliance Advisor

Rules have changed regarding the "use it or lose it" rule for health care flexible spending accounts.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

New Report Highlights Public Exchange Plans, Premiums for Employees

BARB RAND
HNI Compliance Advisor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week released a report that summarizes the health plan choices and premiums available in the public exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act. This report helps employers understand the choices that their employees are facing when they enter the public exchange (aka 
Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Health Care Reform Deadline for All Employers is October 1

BARB RAND
HNI Compliance Advisor

Attention all employers: An important Affordable Care Act (ACA) deadline is on the horizon. By no later than October 1, 2013, all employers must notify employees about the existence of the health care marketplace and provide marketplace contact information.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Understanding Health Care Reform: 4 Steps for Talking to Employees

BARB RAND
HNI Compliance Advisor

To say the the Affordable Care Act is keeping employers on their toes is a bit of an understatement. Understanding health care reform — and getting compliant is a significant undertaking for many organizations.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits