Blog

DOL Clarifies Scope of Same-Sex Spouse FMLA Rights

Provided  by Larry GrudzienThe Department of Labor (DOL) recently revised guidance on its website to confirm that same-sex spouses may be eligible for FMLA leave to care for a seriously ill spouse or for activities related to a spouse’s military deployment. The guidance does not modify the rule set out in current FMLA regulations that...
Read more

New COBRA Qualifying Event Notice

letter New COBRA Qualifying Event NoticeIn order to meet the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) new COBRA Qualifying Event Notice, BASIC will be updating our COBRA system in September 2013. The new notice has an additional paragraph to inform qualified beneficiaries of the health insurance marketplace.The...
Read more

FAQ Implementation of Affordable Care Act

Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act. These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (collectively, the Departments). Like previously issued FAQs (available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/healthreform/ and http://www.cms.gov/cciio/resources/fact-sheets-and-faqs/index.html), these...
Read more

Is It Time to Update Your BAA?

Article provided by Janet Palcko of NEO Administration Company. BASIC is a majority partner of NEO Administration Company and together deliver integrated HR solutions to clients nationwide. Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) formally published its Omnibus Final Rule (“Final Rule”), which includes modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules...
Read more