Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The January 2018 issue includes articles about recent DOL, HHS, and IRS guidance affecting health plans, a wellness court decision, the Malaysian Employees Provident Fund, responding to workplace harassment, Massachusetts employer medical assistance contributions, state expansion of leave laws, a state law update, and several important reminders.
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Some workplace distractions and interruptions are unavoidable, but others—if not properly controlled or regulated—could lead to injuries, lost productivity, and a decrease in worker morale.
2017 was filled with many twists and turns for employers navigating employee benefits compliance. 2018 looks like it will be no less challenging. Tracking various laws and regulations impacting employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs and meeting cost targets. After all, sustaining a destination workplace that attracts, retains and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth, takes a lot of work. How can you keep pace with evolving legislative and regulatory initiatives and still have the time, resources and drive to sustain a destination workplace? As a trusted advisor, Gallagher will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of employee benefits compliance issues. This year, we will release a series of Compliance Checkpoints to help guide you as you make progress toward decreasing the risks associated with human capital management and making the most of your investment in your workforce. Our first focus will be on priority areas for review in the year ahead.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Global Economy’s Output Gap Expected to Close in 2018, Inflation Ticks Up and Report on China’s Treasury Holdings Roils Markets
Wellness programs come in different shapes & sizes & certain federal laws apply based by the type of program. The Guide for Designing a Compliant Wellness Program reviews the rules as they apply to common types of employer-sponsored wellness programs. Updated January 2018.
In this issue, mergers, acquisitions and antitrust; political risk around the world; upcoming cyber webinars; updates on OCR and FCA penalties; the increase in cyber extortion; and physician ratings.
A large chain of pizza franchises was frustrated with their broker and their EPL insurer. They felt that due to some of their risk characteristics (most notably being a large California-based fast food business), the program was not addressing their needs.
The General Counsel of a large vacation ownership company approached us with concerns about the quality and breadth of their D&O and E&O programs—most notably, their lack of key E&O features to insure their numerous professional services provided to their members and other outside third parties.
Data and security breaches can happen through simple human error; failure to follow compliance requirements; actions by rogue employees; or as a result of criminals and nation states disrupting, undermining and holding businesses to ransom.
Motorists have been multitasking while driving for years; whether applying makeup, drinking coffee or eating lunch. But drivers today have many additional distractions when driving.