How Secure Is Your Employees’ Personal Data?

  As part of the employment process, employees routinely give up their personal information, which the employer then uses for various purposes – including hiring, payroll processing, and benefits administration. This sensitive data may classify as “Personally Identifiable Information” (PII), which the employer is obligated to protect. What is PII? According to the General Services…

Updated COBRA Notices Highlight ACA Coverage

Workers eligible for COBRA continuation coverage when leaving a job may now choose to purchase coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. To ensure workers are aware of these changes, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released new forms with updated language. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was concerned…

5 Common Misconceptions About COBRA

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act or as most people refer to it as COBRA, is an important function for all employers who offer health insurance for benefit qualifying employees. Staying compliant with COBRA requirements can be a lot of work and if not handled correctly, can result in hefty fines and penalties. Here are the…