HIPAA requires health plans to obtain a unique health plan identifier (“HPID”) by November 5, 2014 (small plans that have annual receipts of $5 million or less have until November 5, 2015). CMS recently provided additional guidance for employers with self-insured health plans; our Technical Bulletin summarizes that guidance.
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Download the presentation slides from the Gallagher First Glance - Third Quarter Review webinar highlighting the capital market changes in the third quarter. Webinar hosted by the professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services (Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC)
The professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services (Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC) presented a 50-minute webinar highlighting the capital market changes in the third quarter.
We have all witnessed the devastating effects Mother Nature can cause throughout the year. As we look ahead to the winter season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by colder temperatures and frozen precipitation. How well will you be prepared to serve those who depend on you in their time of need? Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and our disaster recovery partner, Agility Recovery, for an upcoming webinar on Winter Weather Preparedness.
Despite a shaky start to the fourth quarter, the U.S. economy continues to show improvement. The Fed’s cautious tone from last week emphasizes concerns over the labor market and global growth – but why are they still worried? Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The October 2014 issue includes healthcare reform updates, a technical bulletin, webinar information and a variety of benefits and HR news
This issue includes: New Cafeteria Plan Election Changes Permitted for Marketplace Enrollment and Reduction in Hours IRS Proposes Additional Change in Status Rules for Employees Subject to Look-Back Method Final Excepted Benefits Regulations Released Adjustment Brings Small Increase to PCORI Fee Questions and Answers for Employers
Global growth concerns caused equity markets, with the exception of U.S. large caps, to decline in the third quarter after a strong start in the first half of the year. The third quarter market review takes a closer look at performance during mid to late summer. Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.
Maritime law had long been steeped in precedent. However, recent rulings by the United States Supreme Court, and subsequently, lower courts, relating to the status of a quarter barge (many times used to house workers) as a vessel or other structure have flip-flopped over the past 20 years. This topic has continued to gain the interest of the marine industry - particularly as the court decisions continue to change. What qualifies as a vessel? This whitepaper addresses key considerations if you are evaluating a similar situation.
Healthcare workers face an increased likelihood of being a victim of workplace violence, as compared to workers in other industries. According to OSHA, healthcare facilities, including kidney care facilities, must have procedures in place to train staff on proper responses to such disturbances to reduce the risk of violence, injury and even death to staff members and patients. This paper identifies strategies and tools for managing security risks with minimal associated costs.