Know about discriminatory practices to avoid. Federal employment discrimination law does not prohibit employers from requesting or obtaining criminal history information about applicants and employees. However, an employer’s use of such information could result in a claim of discrimination.
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For many employers, performance evaluations have become obsolete and for others they still exist, but only as a small part of a much grander process. Unfortunately, the annual performance evaluation by itself seldom provides any benefit, is often dreaded by managers and employees alike, and can be incredibly time consuming.
HIPAA rules require group health plans to provide special enrollment opportunities to certain employees, dependents, and COBRA qualified beneficiaries. Being aware of special enrollment situations is important, along with making sure special enrollment rights are communicated.
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Introducing our 2019 MarketPulse trend report, where we discuss what our clients and other employers are doing to manage risks, promote employee productivity and morale, reduce costs and improve their organizations as a whole. In this issue, we explore retirement plans featuring target date funds as well as specialty drugs, cyber risk, predictive modeling, workplace well-being, advanced data analytics, the cost of large and often ongoing medical claims, and various emerging trends. In addition to a discussion of each trend, you will find supporting materials at AssociatedBRC.com/MarketPulse.
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Our annual MarketPulse trend study surveys the areas of employee benefits and business insurance. In this publication, we discuss the increasing demand for self-funded health plans, how biometric-based programs are gaining momentum, what voluntary benefits employees are truly interested in, the growing threat of cyber crime and the need for cyber liability coverage and OSHA’s increased enforcement on fines for workplace risks.
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Our annual MarketPulse trend study surveys the areas of employee benefits and business insurance. In this publication, we discuss strategies to control cost drivers in healthcare, best practices for retirement planning, how employee engagement is the key to healthcare consumerism, threats facing small and large businesses and the risks associated with social media use.
Our annual MarketPulse trend study surveys the areas of employee benefits, business insurance and human resources. In this publication, we discuss how employers are incorporating biometrics into their wellness programs, tailoring communication to employees’ individual needs to increase engagement, health plan eligibility audits, how employers are implementing telemedicine strategies, cyber liability, employment practices liability insurance claims and how union membership rates are affecting organizations.
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