2017 is less than 2 months old, but already we are getting glimpses of what may be changing. Our 30-minute recorded webinar looks at what has happened so far, and what may be coming next for healthcare reform.
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Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The February 2017 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: foreign investors selling Treasuries, stock valuations at elevated levels, and uncertainty clouding the Eurozone.
The federal government declared a moratorium on asbestos production in the early 1970s. In response to this, OSHA requires a competent person be designated for all worksites that may involve contact with existing asbestos containing building materials. This position is critical for any maintenance activities on buildings constructed before the late 1980s.
Perhaps the only constant in employee benefits compliance this year will be the prospect of substantial changes. What’s ahead for 2017 and further into the future? See Gallagher’s February Compliance Guide: Avoiding Costly Plan Penalties.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: U.S. skill gap, Fed maturity issue, and OPEC’s oil impact.
In late 2016, the DOL issued final rules updating existing ERISA claims and appeals procedures for employee benefit plans providing disability benefits. The final rules apply to all claims for disability benefits filed on or after January 18, 2018.
Commercial Crime insurance renewal premiums were “stable” (+/- a few percentage points) in the first three quarters of 2016. Internal distractions within two of our top-ten fidelity insurers (the Ace/Chubb merger and AIG’s fidelity restructuring) diminished the level of competition in 2016, and we expect this to continue into 2017.
With a relatively static – albeit heightened – claims environment and a corresponding pipeline of open claims, many insurers are seeking rate increases for Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance coverage. However, newer entrants into the market over the past three to five years have led to a stable market.
Consolidation of independent broker-dealer firms and preparation for the “Fiduciary Rule” are two pressing issues impacting the retail investment industry. Last year, the retail investment industry experienced major change.