HIPAA requires health plans to obtain a unique health plan identification number (“HPID”) by November 5, 2014 (small plans that have annual receipts of $5 million or less have until November 5, 2015). On September 29, federal regulators issued additional guidance on HPIDs in Q&A format. Our Technical Bulletin summarizes that guidance.
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On January 1, 2015, OSHA will require many more industries to create and record injuries and illnesses in the OSHA 300 Injury and Illness Recordkeeping log for the first time. Reporting of severe injuries or illnesses directly to OSHA will change. This Gallagher Risk Management Strategies webcast with delve deeper into what these changes mean to you and your organization.
Preview this month’s installment of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Pitfalls & Perils of 2014 focused on critical ERISA issues that may result in noncompliance, fines and penalties.
Too often the Independent Medical Exam (IME) process does not fairly represent the employer in the claim arena. A simple IME process does not get the job done. It is important to find a physician consultant who understands the legal dilemma and is able to give employers more control over their claims’ destiny in spite of seemingly overwhelming odds. A physician consultant is familiar with the way doctors think and knows when they are being less than honest or do not have adequate or truthful information.
Last week, global stocks continued to tumble from highs set earlier this month as fears mount over global economic growth. Investors have shifted focus to the growing economic disparity between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services Practice Update: Investment Basics-Inflation: Its Causes and Impact
We’ve all heard the term inflation, but what are its causes and impacts on the economy and financial assets?
Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Studies - Bringing Great Minds Together to Help Reduce Campus Risk
Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank studies are published annually and include perspectives from leaders at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. on a common topic. These individuals gather to brainstorm on topics that affects almost all higher education institutions. View the comprehensive list of all Gallagher Think Tank studies to date.
Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services Practice Update-Building a Better Portfolio: The World Cup of Bonds
The 2014 World Cup semi-finalists demonstrate how a global bonds investment might make for a sensible portfolio allocation.
U.S. median incomes ended a 6-year decline by ticking up slightly in 2013, according to a Census Bureau report released last Tuesday. The weakness of the current recovery is allowing the Fed to continue to delay interest rate hikes, but for how long? Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.
By November 15, 2014, sponsors of self-insured health plans must take steps to report the number of covered lives for purposes of the Transitional Reinsurance Fee through Pay.gov. The first payment of the Transitional Reinsurance Fee is due by January 15, 2015. (Insurance carriers will report the number of covered lives and ultimately pay the fee for fully-insured health plans.) To assist sponsors of self-insured health plans, we have prepared these action steps as you countdown to compliance.