Here are some helpful external websites on healthcare reform from HHS, DOL, IRS and NAIC.
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Your company depends on computer technology infrastructure to efficiently conduct its day-to-day business, but this growing dependence on information technology also puts your company at risk for exposure known as “cyber risk.”
Colleges and universities rely heavily on technology to collaborate on projects, address financial and medical information, transmit grades, provide class schedules and conduct general awareness. A cyber breach for these organizations represents significant risk as well as damage to their reputations.
This Article Includes: Government Shutdown and Debt Limit Battle Yields Minimal Impact on PPACA; Sets Up Another Round Early Next Year, Program Integrity Rules Offer Partial Reinsurance Fee Exemption for Certain Self-Insured Health Plans, HHS Clarifies Last Date by Which Individuals Can Purchase Insurance to Avoid Individual Mandate Penalty, ERRP Website to be Taken Offline as Part of Program Sunset, CMS Releases Operational Manual on Enrollment Processes for Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces, CMS Releases Additional FAQs on Federally-Facilitated SHOP Marketplaces, Questions and Answers for Employers
A large organization saw their workers compensation experience modification factor ratings shifting unfavorably, and with little understanding as to what trends or situations could be causing the issue. What would this organization need to do to improve its rankings to be more operationally and financially stable?
A leading U.S. and international importer and marketer of food products and beverages uses warehouses in select geographic areas to facilitate distribution of their products outside the U.S. The business was rapidly expanding, and the company was concerned that its existing broker could not offer the critical solutions needed to remain current with the growth of its operations.
As the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States increases, the workforce will continue to see a rise in Spanish-speaking employees. Studies show that these workers are more likely to be killed in work-related accidents than their non-Spanish speaking colleagues―often due to training, safety and communication materials presented only in English.
For roles requiring a significant amount of manual labor, you might find your body takes a certain amount of time to acclimate to the new physical demands. Muscles that weren’t used before — or were used rather infrequently — might undergo a certain amount of soreness for a brief period of time. “Green” muscles refer to the transitioning of infrequently used muscles into working ones.
(Spanish Version - A Minute for Safety: "Green" Muscles") Para las funciones que requieren una gran cantidad de mano de obra, puede encontrarse con que su cuerpo necesita una cierta cantidad de tiempo para aclimatarse a las nuevas exigencias físicas. Los músculos que no se utilizaron antes — o se utilizaban con poca frecuencia — podrían experimentar una cierta cantidad de dolor por un breve período de tiempo. Músculos "verdes" hacen referencia a la transición de los músculos que se usan con poca frecuencia en los que trabajan.
Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines the differences between market and cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) pay increases. The culture in most public sector organizations provides employees annual pay increases for longevity and changes in the cost of living. (HR News magazine, 10/2013)