Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The March 2015 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news.
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The outsourced chief investment officer (“OCIO”) model has gained a lot of attention from plan sponsors over the last few years. According to Pension & Investments, over $1.2 trillion in institutional assets1 currently use this model, with defined benefit funds making up an estimated $400 to $800 billion of this total.
Are you finding that your employees are experiencing more discomfort or having more sick days due to back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or similar injuries? It may be time to re-evaluate your work station layouts to help reduce some of these injuries while increasing productivity. View some of our suggestions.
Much of the focus on employee benefits compliance since 2010 has been on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), but other laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), deserve time and attention. This month's topic focuses on the question: Has your organization met the action items required to maintain good compliance health? Preview Critical Care for Compliance: Focus on HIPAA Administration Simplification
Technical Bulletin – 2015 Issue 1 – DOL Final FMLA Regulations Adopt State of Celebration Rule for Same-sex Marriage
In this Technical Bulletin we summarize the Department of Labor’s final rule on the definition of spouse under FMLA. Under the final rule, the definition of a spouse is based on the place of celebration rather than the State of residence.
Based on current news stories, we're aware of the depth of cyber attacks in all industries from retail and entertainment to healthcare and, yes, law firms. Once they occur, businesses that are victims to these events are often surprised by the costs of recovery and lawsuits that follow. To provide some more in-depth perspectives, we recently identified a whitepaper published in March 2015 on this topic, CNA Professional Counsel - Safe and Secure: Cyber Security Practices for Law Firms. Read more about this document.
Now employers can dig even deeper in comparing tactics while designing benefit offerings. Gauge where your organization stacks up against “top performers” and find insights to help achieve the business objectives you wish to attain.
2015 Updated - Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study: Infectious Disease Emergency Protocol for Colleges and Universities
Even in a modern world of advanced health care, it is distressingly easy to encounter infectious disease conditions that might present a college or university campus with challenges including recently reported U.S. cases of Ebola and measles. For these reasons among others, we felt it was time to update and re-release our 2006 Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Study - Blueprint for Pandemic Flu with new information.
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
While 2014 was a positive year for asset managers (with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hitting all-time highs), advisors for mutual funds - and many managed accounts delivered robust returns. Strong overall performance is positive from an insurance underwriting perspective in that investors have less incentive to bring a claim against their advisors when they're making money. This Gallagher Market Conditions Update: 2015 Asset Manager Management & Professional Liability report examines trends that shaped the 2014 asset manager D&O/E&O insurance market.