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2017 Federal Group Health Plan Mental Health Rules Update
6/27/2017

Same-Sex Marriages and Domestic Partnerships: Lessons Learned, Unanswered Questions and Best Practices
5/1/2017

4th Annual Healthcare Privacy and Security Forum
5/20/2016

2016 Benefits & Beyond: Navigating Employee Benefit Plans
4/5/2016

HIPAA UPDATE: THE LATEST ON SECURITY, PATIENT ACCESS & OTHER HIPAA DEVELOPMENTS
3/30/2016

Telemedicine - Fad or the Future of Healthcare?
3/17/2016

Stamer To Moderate & Speak At 3/17 ABA Telemedicine- Fad or The Future of Healthcare Webinar
3/14/2016

IRS Notice 2015-87
12/17/2015

EXECUTIVE BRIEF - OCTOBER 2015
10/16/2015

HealthCare Reform 2015 Survival Bootcamp
10/1/2015

Health Plan Advice: Ethics, Technical & Practical Challenges
9/18/2015

EBSA Insights On Healthcare Organization’s Health Plan Rights & Responsibilities
9/15/2015

The Hidden Traps In Same Sex Ruling
6/27/2015

Obergefell v. Hodges Same Sex Decision.pdf
6/26/2015

3rd Annual Healthcare Privacy & Security Forum
6/4/2015

Stamer Quoted IN DOTmed.com - Lapsed storage fee sends 65 boxes of medical records to dumpste.pdf
6/3/2015

Sox For Health Plans 4.30.2015
4/30/2015

IRS Excise Tax Requirements For Failing to Report Plan Violations Who Must File the IRS Form 8928, Requirement for Self-Reporting?
4/29/2015

New Document - sllHealthcare Breaches_ How to Respond.pdf
4/7/2015

Fiduciary Obligations In the Context of a Data Breach
4/2/2015

Stamer, Others Discuss Employer, Health Plan Implications Of Anthem Breach on 4/2
3/18/2015

3/18 OCR Civil Rights & Privacy Update NTHCPA Study Group Meeting
3/18/2015

Welfare Benefit Plans Round-Robin Discussion
3/5/2015

2015 Federal Legislative, Regulatory & Enforcement Update: What HR & Benefit Leaders Should Expect & Do Now
1/13/2015

OSHA Compliance Strategies for Health Care Organizations
9/16/2014

Nine In Ninety
9/9/2014

ABA RPTE Groups & Substantive Committee Members 2014-2015
9/1/2014

ABA Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section Liasion, Representative on ABA Joint Committee On Employee Benefits
9/1/2014

EEOC Suit Against CVS Raises Concerns.doc
8/7/2014

State Law Provides Relief for Victims of HIPAA Violations.pdf
7/11/2014

DOL Health Plan Audits: What You Must Know to Prepare
6/23/2014

Getting Businesses Ready for the Affordable Care Act Rollout
6/17/2014

Post-Windsor Same-Sex Participant Guidance May Require Mid-Year Plan Amendments
5/24/2014

The 2nd Annual 2014 Healthcare Privacy and Security Summit
5/16/2014

Getting Businesses Ready for the Affordable Care Act Rollout
5/16/2014

ISSA Certificate of Appreciation
5/16/2014

HIPAA Privacy Bootcamp Preconference Workshop
5/15/2014

HIPAA Compliance: Are You Ready If A Breach Occurs? Privacy, Security, HITECH, Record Retention
4/29/2014

DOMA: Health & Cafeteria Plan Design & Administration In A Post-Windsor World
4/2014

Action Steps When A Client Stops Funding Claims
4/18/2014

Handling Health Plan Spouse, Dependent & Other "Family" Matters in Post-DOMA World”
4/17/2014

Physician Conflict Resolution It Happens - Jane Ryan
4/15/2014

Tutoring On OCR’s Latest HIPAA Homework”
3/18/2014

More Issues With Healthcare Privacy
3/11/2014

Use Care Before Using "Skinny Plan" Option As Code Section 4980H Tool
2014

Stamer 4th Annual HIMSS Socal Privacy & Security Forum Speech Video
12/4/2013

Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N Role: Managing Physician Conduct In Health Care
9/17/2013

Should You Reconsider Giving FLSA Exchange Notices Given New DOL Guidance?
9/12/2013

Should You Reconsider Giving FLSA Exchange Notices Given New DOL Guidance?
9/12/2013

10/1 Exchange Notice & Other New Notice Deadlines Shorten Deadlines For Employers To Finalize 2014 Health Plan Terms & Contracts
8/22/2013

Coping with Health Care Reform Now: A Webinar on Getting Ready for ACA 2014
6/26/2013

Stamer on WFAA On Comfort Dogs Under Ada
6/21/2013

Deadline To Send ACA Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC) Adds Pressure For Employers To Finalize 2014 Plan Designs As Agencies Add MEC & MV Disclosures To SBC
6/14/2013

Deadline To Send ACA Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC) Adds Pressure For Employers To Finalize 2014 Plan Designs As Agencies Add MEC & MV Disclosures To SBC
6/14/2013

Making Wellness Programs Work Under New Tri-Agency Final Wellness Regulations
6/4/2013

Healthcare HITECH Privacy and Security Summit
5/21/2013

Foreign Transferees: Outbound, Inbound, Equity And Treaty Issues
3/13/2013

Getting Ready for ACA Reform -13 Steps to Take Now
3/13/2013

Coping With Health Care Reform Now
2/14/2013

Solutions Law Press HIPAA Update Workshop
12/12/2012

PRELIMINARY OUTLINE OF PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROPOSED REGULATIONS PUBLISHED BY AGENCIES ON 11/26/12 AND UPDATE ON NEW OCR DEIDENTIFICATION GUIDANCE
12/7/2012

Complimentary WEB Briefing On 11/20 ACA Wellness, Pre-Ex & Essential Benefits Guidance
11/27/2012

Stamer Speaks About Things Plan Committees Must Do Differently In 2012 At SWBA Meeting In November
11/15/2012

Benefit Plan Triage: 12 STEPS EVERY EMPLOYER WITH A HEALTH PLAN SHOULD DO NOW
10/26/2012

Brace For New Disability Discrimination Claims
10/11/2012

Gainsharing, Shared Savings Examined
9/30/2012

Current Challenges To Pre-Hire Screening Procedures
9/2012

The Practical Nitty Gritty For Coping With Health Care Reform NOW
9/25/2012

Employer Heads Up: NLRA Loss In Arizona Secret Ballot Rule Challenge Only Temporary Setback In Obama Administration's Ongoing Pro-Union Enforcement & Regulatory Campaign
9/6/2012

New Health Plan Partnership, Data Sharing With Federal Health Care Fraud Enforcers Promises Greater Federal Oversight of Providers & Health Plans
8/30/2012

12 Steps Businesses Should Take Now To Manage Health Plan Risks
8/2012

Supreme Court Decision Means Heallth Plans Under Fire
8/2012

Health Plan Communications Bootcamp: SBCs, SPDs & Beyond
8/28/2012

HIPAA Update Workshop
8/14/2012

Employers & Plan Fiduciaries Reminded To Confirm Credentials & Bonding For Internal Staff, Plan Fidiciaries & Vendors Dealing With Benefits
8/13/2012

Record $2.3 Million+ H-2A Backpay Order Plus Civil Money Penalty Reminds Businesses Employing Foreign Workers To Manage Compliance
8/10/2012

EBSA Updates Guidance On Fee Disclosure Requirements For 401(k) Plan Brokerage Window Arrangements
8/8/2012

Use NIH & Other Free Government Resources To Help Round Out Wellness Programs
8/6/2012

Federal Mandate That Employer Health Plans Must Cover 100% Of Contraceptive, Other Women’s Health Services With No Cost Sharing Now Effective
8/6/2012

Where ERISA Intersects With Other Areas Of The Law
8/4/2012

96% Employers of 50+ Employees, 36% Employers of Smaller Employers Provide Health Coverage
8/4/2012

12 Steps Every Employer With A Health Plan Should Do Now To Manage 2012-14 Health Plan Risks & Liabilities
8/1/2012

Congress Gives Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Welcome Funding Relief, Raises PBGC Premiums & Makes Other Reforms
7/31/2012

Claims & Appeals Bootcamp
7/31/2012

Coping with Health Care Reform - Health Plan-U Workshop Series
7/24/2012

Coping With Health Care Reform: 2012 Health Plan Update
7/24/2012

Essential Health Benefit Definition Built On Expensive Mandated Benefit Plan Likely To Be Expensive For Employers, States & Individuals
7/20/2012

Leprino Foods To Pay $550K To Settle OFCCP Charge Pre-Hire Screening Test Illegally Discriminated
7/19/2012

Record $2.3 Million+ Backpay Order
7/16/2012

Update Health Plans For Expanded MHPAEA & Health Care Reform Mental Health Mandates
7/15/2012

Risks Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Face When Employee BEnefit Responsibilities Are Mishandled
7/9/2012

New EEOC State Discrimination Charge Data Helpful Employer Risk Assessment Tool Discrimination Exposures Grow
6/26/2012

OCR Hits Alaska Medicaid For $1.7M+ For HIPAA Security Breach
6/26/2012

Model Language May Aid Section 83(b) Elections Even As Executive & Other Special Compensation Carry Growing Liability Traps
6/26/2012

IRS To Offer Help For U.S. Citizens Overseas With Foreign Retirement Plans, Dual Citizenship Tax Issues
6/26/2012

Obama’s Reaffirms Commitment Prosecute Disability Discrimination To Mark Omlstead Anniversary
6/22/2012

IRS Changing Individual Taxpayer ID Number Application Requirements
6/22/2012

HIPAA To Do & To Don’t: New Rules, New Enforcement
6/19/2012

Insurer Group Health Inc. To Refund $500,00+ & Change Claims Practices To Settle NY AG Charges It Wrongfully Denied Coverage
6/18/2012

NLRB Moves To Promote Non-Union Employee Use of Collective Action Rights By Launching Webpage
6/18/2012

Making Wellness Work On A Shoestring Budget
5/28/2012

Tighten Defensibility of Criminal & Other Background Check Practices In Light of Labor Department Non-Discrimination Regulation & Enforcement Emphasis
5/25/2012

Employee Plan Fee Disclosure Rules Clarified
5/22/2012

OIG: “Extremely High” Prescription Drug Retail Pharmacy Billings Warrant Tighter Medicare Part D Oversight & Controls
5/18/2012

HHS OIG Finds The New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., Health Benefits Fund Reported Unallowable Costs on 2009 Medicare Cost Report
5/18/2012

Stamer To Speak At HFMA On Making Gain Sharing Work
5/11/2012

ERISA Advisory Opinion Addresses If Connecticut Group Health Plan Plan Is “Government Plan”
5/4/2012

Comment On IRS Proposals On Determing Health Plan Minimum Value By June 11
4/26/2012

EEOC Sues Wendy’s Franchisee For Disability Discrimination
4/18/2012

Brokerage Firm To Pay $630,000+ To Benefit Plans To Settle DOL Charges It Wrongfully Steered Clients To Investments
4/18/2012

Arizona Physicians Group To Pay $100,000 To Settle HIPAA Charges
4/18/2012

Latest $100,000 HIPAA Resolution Agreement Nails Physician Group,
4/17/2012

DC Court Enjoins Implementation of NLRB Poster Rule
4/17/2012

Health Plans Should Act Quickly To Prepare Affordable Care Act Required Summary of Benefits & Communications & Update Other Health Plan Communications
3/20/2012

Small Employers Should Evaluate Eligibility For Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
3/14/2012

Health Plan BCBST To Pay $1.5 Million In 1st OCR Enforcement Action Prompted By HITECH Breach Report
3/13/2012

March 21 New Deadline To Comment On Proposal To Extend Minimum Wage, Overtime Rules To In Home Care Workers
3/9/2012

NLRB Report Shows Rise In Unfair Labor Practice Complaints & Formal Proceedings
3/9/2012

Sullivan University System to Pay $483,000 in Back Wages Overtime Violations Stemming From Worker Misclassifications
3/8/2012

New DOL Final Rules Tighten Requirements For Employers To Hire Alien Workers Using H-2B Visas
2/21/2012

Immigration Compliance For The Health Care Industry
2/15/2012

New IRS Worker Classification Settlement Program and its Risks
1/2012

OSHA $1Million Award Against AirTran Airways Highlights Retaliation Risks
1/18/2012

Severance and Other Termination Arrangements: Planning and Executing Defensible Goodbyes
1/17/2012

HHS Chides Trustmark Life Insurance Company For “Excessive” Health Premium Increases After Affordable Care Act Rate Audit
1/12/2012

Constitutionality of Obama Recess Appointments Questioned
1/11/2012

Labor Department Final Rule Defines Recreation Vehicle For Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
1/10/2012

Portion of Health Care Costs Paid By Government Programs Rose As Employer Provided & Other Private Health Care Coverage Declined In 2010
1/9/2012

Stamer Dallas Bar Journal Article Cautions Employers Must Take Holistic Approach To Address Worker Misclassification Risks
12/29/2011

Comment Deadline 1/31 Om HHS Plan To Let States define ACA
12/29/2011

Employers Urged To Strengthen Worker Classification Defenses As Obama Administration Targets Employers Misclassifying Workers
12/27/2011

Record-Breaking Countrywide Settlement Shows Discrimination Compliance Extends Beyond HR
12/2011

Employers Should Tighten Worker Classification Practices As Obama Administration Moves To Stamp Out Misclassification Abuses
12/26/2011

NLRB Changes Certification Election Case Procedures
12/26/2011

NLRB Delays Deadline For Employee Labor Rights Poster Requirement To April 30
12/23/2011

Maxim Health Services Exec Becomes 9th Former Employee Convicted For False Claims Act Role
11/27/2011

Medical Identity Theft/Fraud Convictions Highlight Need For Health Care Providers To Safeguard Health Information, Guard Against Fraud Schemes
11/27/2011

New Rule Offers Plans & Their Advisors New Options For Providing Investment Advice To 401(k) & Other Individual Account Plan Participants & Beneficiaries
11/25/2011

Medical Identity Theft/Fraud Convictions Show Health Care Providers, Plans & Other Businesses Must Safeguard Health & Other Information, Guard Against Fraud Schemes
11/23/2011

IRS U-Tube Video Discusses 2012 Flexible Benefit Plan Rule Change
11/14/2011

$20+ Million Settlement Shows Business Risk of Violating Military Service Member Or Veteran’s Federal Credit, Other Rights
11/14/2011

Employers Face New Labor-Management Exposures Under Activist National Labor Relations Board
11/8/2011

Unions Gaining New Power From National Labor Relations Board’s New Activism
11/8/2011

OCR 1st HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Notification Compliance Audits Begin
11/8/2011

HIPAA Alert! OCR 1st HIPAA Privacy, Security & Breach Notification Compliance Audits Begin
11/8/2011

OCR 1st HIPAA Privacy, Security && Breach Notification Compliance Audits Begin
11/8/2011

SLP:Employers Face New Labor-Management Exposures Under Activist National Labor Relations Board
11/8/2011

Labor Secretary Comments Highlight Federal Protections & Resources To Support Veteran's Employment Rights
11/7/2011

IRS Exempts Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents From PTIN Requirement
11/4/2011

IRS Exempts Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents From PTIN Requirement-SLP
11/4/2011

EBSA Plans To Include Health Care Reform Compliance In Health Plan Audits Beginning In FY 2012; Disputes OIG Criticism Of ACA Enforcement Efforts
10/30/2011

IRS Publishes More Guidance For Tax Preparers On Preparer Tax Identification Number
10/30/2011

IRS Updates Meal, Travel Reimbursement & Deduction Rules-SLP
10/30/2011

Plans & Investment Advisors Get Flexibility To Give Investment Advice To 401(k) & Other Individual Account Plan Participants & Beneficiaries
10/30/2011

IRS To Waive User Fee On Certain Plan Qualification Determination Applications
10/30/2011

IRS Updates Meal, Travel Reimbursement & Deduction Rules
10/30/2011

2012 Employee Benefits Cost of Living Adjustments Announced
10/30/2011

ABC President Klein To Speak At Nov. 10 Dallas WEB Meeting
10/26/2011

Fact Sheet Final Regulation On Individual Account Plan Investtment Advice
10/25/2011

EBSA Final Rule On Investment Advice To Participants & Beneficiaries In Individual Account Plans
10/25/2011

OCR Settlements Show Health Care & Disabled Housing Providers Face Growing Disability Discrimination Risks
10/22/2011

Affordable Care Act Pre-Existing Coverage Plan Only Covered About 39,000 of Millions Denied Private Coverage As of August 1, 2011
10/21/2011

Stamer Talks About Health Care Reform, ADA, FMLA & Military Leave Developments At 10/21 Joint ABA Tax and RPTE Section Meetings In Denver
10/21/2011

IRS Announces 2012 Cost of Living Increases For Employee Benefit Contributions & Benefits Limits
10/20/2011

OCR Settlements Show Health Care & DisablHealth Care &Housing Providers Face Growing Disability Discrimination Risks
10/19/2011

2010 Webcast Series on Federal Employer Employment of Persons With Disabilities Planned
10/19/2011

EBSA Plans To Include Health Care Reform Compliance In Health Plan Audits Beginning In FY 2012; Disputes OIG Criticism Of ACA Enforcement Efforts-SLP
10/7/2011

ONC Hires APP Design, Inc. To Run Patient E-Consent Trial Project
10/3/2011

New Labor Department Video Tries To Educate Young Workers About Benefits & Benefit Rights
10/1/2011

Employer Assistance and Resource Network Offers Free Webinars For Employers During October In Honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month on Thursdays in October from 2:00
9/29/2011

New IRS Voluntary IRS Settlement Program Offers New Option For Resolving Payroll Tax Risks Of Misclassification But Employers Also Must Manage Other Legal Risks
9/26/2011

HHS Projects Medicare Advantage Enrollment Will Rise As Premiums Decline In 2012; Plans Face Increased Regulation & Enforcement
9/25/2011

HHS Projects Medicare Advantage Enrollment Will Rise As Premiums Decline In 2012; Plans Face Increased Regulation & Enforcement-SLP
9/25/2011

HHS Credits Health Reform For Getting Health Coverage For Added 1 Million Young Adults
9/22/2011

Employers Considering Using New IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program To Resolve Payroll Tax Risks Must Also Manage Other Legal Exposures
9/22/2011

Participant Notification Added To Required Procedures For Church Plan Determination Letter Requests
9/22/2011

HHS Credits Affordable Care Act Adult Dependent Child Coverage Rule With Getting 1 Million Young Adults Health Coverage
9/22/2011

Coping With Health Care Reform: What's New, What Lies Ahead & What To Do
9/14/2011

4th Circuit Rejects Two Challenges To Affordable Care Act Constitutionality
9/8/2011

Stamer Named Fellow In American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
9/2/2011

Unions Get New Tool As NLRB Changes Bargaing Units Certification Rules For Non-Acute Health Care Facilities
9/1/2011

The Nuts and Bolts of Reporting and Disclosure Rules for Employee Benefit Plans
8/30/2011

New IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program Signals Growing Worker Misclassification Audit & Enforcement Emphasis
8/21/2011

ABA TIPS Section Appoints Cynthia Marcotte Stamer Vice Chair of Employee Benefits General Committee
8/15/2011

Affordable Care Act To Require Health Plans Cover Contraception & Other Women’s Health Procedures Beginning In 2012
8/2/2011

Affordable Care Act To Require Health Plans Cover Contraception & Other Women's Health Procedures In 2012
8/2/2011

Labor Department 2011 Stats Show Employer Health Coverage & Other Benefit Statistics
7/29/2011

Stamer Speaks 9/14 On Coping With Health Care Reform: What’s New, What Lies Ahead & What To Do
7/29/2011

Gulf Coast Area TEGE Council Employee Benefits & Exempt Organizations Enforcement & Compliance Summer 2011 Meeting
7/11/2011

Gulf Coast Area TEGE Council Pre-Event Reception & Dinner
7/10/2011

UCLA Health Systems Payment of $865,500 To Settle HIPAA Charges Shows Rising HIPAA Risk
7/7/2011

Group Health Claims And Appeals: The Brave New World For Making, Administering, And Paying Health Claims
6/14/2011

CSI Travel Healthcare: Case Scene Investigation
5/24/2011

HIPAA Privacy Post HITECH Act: OCR Speaks On Managing Risks & Responsibilities
5/16/2011

Welcome To The Jungle: Health Care Reform Bootcamp
4/29/2011

Group Health and Disability Claims and Appeals: The Brave New World for Making, Administering, and Paying Claims Program
4/28/2011

DOL considers easing rules for electronic benefit communications
4/22/2011

Improving the Effectiveness of Compliance & Risk Management By Getting HR On The Compliance Team
4/11/2011

Labor Department Rules On Electronic Distribution of ERISA-Required Benefit Plan Notices White Paper
4/9/2011

Health Plan Embezzlement & Fraud: Prevention, Detection & Response Strategies for Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries
4/5/2011

Plan Sponsors. Their Owners & Management & Others Risk Personal Liability If Others Defraud Plans or Mismanage Employee Benefit Plan Responsibilities
4/5/2011

Company Executives, Plan Sponsors & Others May Face Personal Liability When Others Defraud Plans or Mismanage Employee Benefit Plan Responsibilities
4/4/2011

The Boomers are Coming, Is the System Prepared?
4/1/2011

Agencies Clarify Affordable Care Act Grandfathered Health Plan Rules,
4/1/2011

“What Would the Retirement Benefits Delivery System Look Like if Employers Stopped Sponsoring Plans?”
3/31/2011

EEOC Finalizes Updates To Disability Regulations In Response to ADA Amendments Act
3/24/2011

EEOC Finalizes Updates To Disability Regulations In Response to ADA Amendments Act: Employers Should Manage Risks
3/24/2011

Extended Grace Period For Some, But Not All New Affordable Care Act Health Claims & Appeals Rules Gives Qualifying Plans, Insurers Limited & Imperfect Relief
3/18/2011

Woman's Power Hour For Executive Women's Network
3/17/2011

Employer Charged With Misclassifying & Underpaying Workers To Pay $754,578 FLSA Back pay Settlement
3/11/2011

Stamer Speaks 4/28 On “Lean On Me” - Group Health and Disability Claims and Appeals:
3/7/2011

Stamer Speaks 4/29 On “Welcome to the Jungle - Health Care Reform Bootcamp"
3/7/2011

CMS Publishes Proposed Consumer Disclosure Notices Detailing Required Health Insurer Rate Increase Justification Disclosures
3/7/2011

Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At Houston SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshop
3/4/2011

NLRB Settlement Shows Care Necessary When Using Social Networking & Other Policies Restricting Employee Communications
3/1/2011

States Get More Info On Affordable Care Act Medicaid Eligibility Maintenance Of Effort; Payers & Providers Must Monitor
2/27/2011

Safeguarding Yourself From Liability For Another’s Employee Benefit Plan Embezzlement Or Other Misconduct
2/25/2011

Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At Dallas SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshop
2/25/2011

$4.3 Million HIPAA Penalty Signals Health Plans, Sponsors & Service Providers
2/22/2011

HHS Imposes 1st HIPAA Privacy Civil Penalty of $4.3 Million
2/22/2011

Attorney Cynthia Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshops Flyer
2/11/2011

NLRB Settlement Shows Care Necessary When Employers Use Social Networking & Other Policies Restricting Employee Communications
2/7/2011

Health Care Employer’s NLRB Settlement Shows Care Necessary When Using Social Networking & Other Policies Restricting Employee Communication
2/7/2011

Complimentary 2/7 RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Arrangements Study Group Teleconference Call Explores Emerging Health Care Reform Plan Guidance
2/7/2011

Attorney Cynthia Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshops
2/4/2011

DOL Wage & Hour Settlements Highlight Rising Wage & Hour Enforcement Risks
1/25/2011

OCR Requires Rhode Island DHS To Provide Translation, Other Services For Limited English, Other Language Impaired Accommodations
1/24/2011

Wage & Hour Law Settlements Highlight Rising Wage & Hour Risks of U.S. Employers
1/24/2011

Supreme Court Medical Resident Stipend Ruling Highlights Advisability of Worker Classification & Payroll Practice Review Advisable For Health Care, Other Employers
1/12/2011

IRS, HHS & DOL To Delay Enforcement of New Insured Group Health Plan Non-Discrimination Rules Pending Guidance; Seek Public Input on Rules
1/4/2011

IRS Expands When HFSAs & HRAS May Allow Over-The-Counter Drug Purchases With Drug Cards
1/2/2011

Holiday Season Celebration Reminder To Manage Intoxication Risks
12/29/2010

Avoiding Post-Holiday Season HR Liability Hangover
12/29/2010

White Paper on New Guidance Clarifying Requirements For Health Plan Credit For Small Employers Now Available
12/5/2010

2011 Standard Mileage Rates Announced
12/4/2010

RESPONDING TO THE EPIDEMIC:STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING DIABETES CARE IN TEXAS
11/2010

Proposed New DOL Defined Benefit Plan Annual Funding Notice Rule
11/19/2010

Proposed New Defined Benefit Plan Annual Funding Notice Rule Reminder of Need to Carefully Manage DB Plan Responsibilities
11/18/2010

Affordable Care Act Grandfathered Plan Rules Loosened To Allow Insured Plans Making Some Insurance Changes To Qualify
11/17/2010

Managed Care Executive Quotes Stamer On Implications Of Affordable Care Act Claims & Appeals Rules
10/21/2010

DOL Proposes To Expand Investment Related Services Giving Rise to ERISA
10/21/2010

EEOC Charges Employers With Violating ADA By Denying Medical Leave
10/19/2010

Health Plan Eligibility Update
10/13/2010

Annual Benefit Limitation Waiver & Anticipated HHS Medical Loss Ratio Guidance Offer
10/3/2010

New Insured Group Health Plan Non-Discrimination Rules Create Significant Liability For Employers & Insurers; Prompt IRS Also To Review Self-Insured Group Health Plan Rules
9/20/2010

Appeals process regulations extend DOL rules to non-ERISA plans
9/1/2010

NLRB To Review, Invites Briefs In Cases Involving Voluntary Recognition Agreements & Successor Employers
8/31/2010

CE Invites Comments On Information Required For IMAGE Program Employers
8/31/2010

Initial EHR Certification Bodies Named
8/30/2010

Affordable Care Act’s Health Plan External & Internal Review Safe Harbor & Other
8/26/2010

Health Care Reform: Building Your Family's Healthcare Survival Plan
8/26/2010

Health Plan Compliance Checkup
8/24/2010

Tighten & Update of Health & Other Plan Claims & Appeals Procedures & Documentation In Response To New Regulations, Tightening Court Review
8/8/2010

Small Employers Sponsoring Health Coverage May Qualify For New Tax Credit,Must Act Quickly To Comply With Other New Federal Health Plan Mandates
8/4/2010

Rite Aid Agrees to Pay $1 Million to Settle HIPAA Privacy Case As Office of Civil Rights Proposes Tighter HIPAA Privacy & Security Regulations
8/3/2010

HHS Regulations Implementing Affordable Care Act Temporary High Risk Insurance Pool Program Regulations Issued
7/31/2010

New Affordable Care Act Mandated High Risk Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Pool Program Regulations Prohibit Plan Dumping of High Risk Members, Set Other Rules
7/31/2010

Congress & Labor Department Considering Tightening Retirement Plan Regulations
7/28/2010

Review Of Worker Classifications Needed As Classification Scrutiny Rises
7/28/2010

Businesses Employing Children Should Review & Tighten Practices in Light of Tightened Rules & Increased Penalties
7/27/2010

Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
7/22/2010

Stamer Speaks On Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N Role: Personal Misconduct In Healthcare
7/21/2010

Labor Department FMLA Guidance Adopts Broad Interpretation,Employer Care Needed Determining Who Qualifies As Child
7/19/2010

Proposed Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security & Enforcement Rules July 14, 2010
7/14/2010

Office of Civil Rights Proposes Changes To HIPAA Privacy, Security & Civil
7/9/2010

Affordable Care Act Health Plan Guidance Update
7/9/2010

Employers Urged To Review & Strengthen Defensibility of Existing Worker Classification Practices In Light of Rising Congressional & Regulatory Scrutiny
6/30/2010

Key Affordable Care Act Health Plan Coverage Mandates Guidance Issued
6/29/2010

Worker Classification & Alternative Workforce: Employee Plans & Employment Tax Challenges
6/29/2010

Affordable Care Act Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Applications Open Today; More Key Affordable Health Plan Guidance Issued June 28
6/29/2010

Agencies Release Key Guidance On Affordable Care Act Health Plan Rules
6/25/2010

TPA & Other Plan Services Agreements - Managing Risks & Improving Effectiveness
6/16/2010

New Regulations Define “Grandfathered” Group Health Plans &
6/15/2010

HHS, DOL & IRS Rules Define “Grandfathered” Group Health Plans & Health Insurance Coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
6/15/2010

Health Care Reform’s Implications For Employers, Health Plans & Employee Benefits Practitioners
6/9/2010

Texas Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration & Education Thank You
5/25/2010

New Rule Requires Federal Government Contractors To Post New Employee Rights Under The National Labor Poster
5/20/2010

2010 Health Plan Checkup
5/13/2010

Update On Employment Law For Health Industry HR & Other Managers
4/26/2010

The Continuing Extension Act of 2010 (H.R. 4851) signed into law April 15, 2010) extends federal unemployment benefits and the COBRA premium subsidy program. While Congress co
4/16/2010

Leveraging The Law To Strengthen Your Defenses
3/26/2010

Revised Joint Commission Medical Staff Bylaw Standard Requires New Collaboration, Other Updates
3/25/2010

Revised Joint Commission Medical Staff Bylaw Standard Requires New
3/25/2010

House Could Vote On Obama Health Care Reprint
3/18/2010

Getting Your Health Care Reform Views Before Key Congressional Decision-Makers
3/17/2010

IRS To Allow Medical Resident FICA Refund Claims
3/2/2010

Employers Concerned About New Union Powers As NLRB Orders Union Elections In 31 California Health Care Facilities To Proceed
3/2/2010

SouthWest Benefits e-Connections Highlights Stamer On Importance For Health Plans, Their Sponsors & Business Associates To Update HIPAA Policies, Practice
2/21/2010

SouthWest Benefits e-Connections Highlights Stamer Article About Importance For Health Plans, Their Sponsors & Business Associates To Update HIPAA Policies, Practice
2/21/2010

Health Plans & Business Associates Face 2/17 Deadline To Update Policies, Contracts & Procedures For HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes
2/16/2010

Employers, Group Health Plans Subject To New CHIP/Medicaid Notice, Coordination of Benefits & Special Enrollment Requirements
2/16/2010

New Labor Department Rule Establishes 7 Day Deadline To Deliver
2/11/2010

Labor Department Final H-2A Certification Procedures Tighten Requirements
2/11/2010

St. Louis Employer’s OSHA Violations Trigger Contempt Order and Penalties
2/11/2010

HITECH Act Health Data Security & Breach Update 2/09/201 NTHCPA Presentation
2/9/2010

NTHCPA 2/9/10 HITECH Act Health Data Security & Breach Update
2/9/2010

Inapplicability of HIPAA Privacy To Disability Insurer Not License To Impose Unreasonable Proof Of Loss Requirements
2/8/2010

Legal Alert: Tough times are no excuse for ERISA shortcuts
2/5/2010

New Mental Health Parity Regulations Likely Require Health Plan Changes
1/29/2010

New American Academy of Pediatrics Report Urges Early Child Obesity Treatment
1/25/2010

DOL Announces Changes To H-2B Prevailing Wage Calculation Rules
1/20/2010

Homeland Security Updates List of Nations Whose Nationals Are Eligible For H-2A or H-2B Visas
1/19/2010

Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents
1/2010

Legal Alert: Holiday season can cause legal headaches
2009

Newly Extended COBRA Subsidy Rules Require Employers, Administrators Send Required Notices & Update Health Plan Documents & Procedures Quickly
12/30/2009

Distressed Businesses & Their Business Leaders Face Liability Risks When Employee Benefit Obligations Mishandled.doc
12/30/2009

Employer & Health Plan Action Required In Response to Law Extending & Expanding AARA COBRA Subsidy
12/22/2009

President Signs Law Extending & Expanding Temporary AARA COBRA Subsidy Requirements For Group Health Plans
12/22/2009

Holiday Season Can Cause Legal Headaches
12/4/2009

Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors & Fiduciaries Urged To Review Bonding, Credentials of Staff & Service Providers Under ERISA
12/2009

Mishandling Employee Benefit Obligations Creates Liabilities For Distressed Businesses & Their Business Leaders
12/2009

Department Of Labor Announces Plans To Expand Employee Benefits, Wage & Hour, OSHA & Other Reporting & Disclosure Requirements & To Implement Other New Employee Benefit Regula
12/2009

Employers Must Exercise Caution To Management Employment Liabilities When Acting To Manage H1N1 or Other Contagious Disease Risks
11/30/2009

Employers Should Act Proactively To Minimize Legal Hangover Risks Following Holiday Season Cele
11/30/2009

House Passes Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Bill Requiring “Chemical Facilities” To Implement Complex New HR & Other Safety & Security Mandates
11/16/2009

Proposed Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Bill Would Obligate Chemical Facilities To New Background Check, HR & Other Safety & Security Safeguards
11/13/2009

2009 Health Plan Update 10/2009
10/2009

Legal Alert: Appeals court says ADA Amendments Act is not retroactive

Nomination of Phyllis Borzi as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employment Benefits Security Administration Unanimously Confirmed
7/15/2009

Stamer Moderates June 25 ABA Teleconference On When Benefits Lawyers and Other Service Providers Be Sued for Malpractice for Services to ERISA Plans
6/25/2009

With September 8 Deadline for Government Contractors to Use E-Verify, USCIS Invites Comments on E-Verify Program Designated Agent Process
6/23/2009

June 23, 2009 Dallas HR Management Association Health Plan Eligibility Update
6/23/2009

Making Gainsharing Work:Managing Physician Performance At Dallas Bar Association
6/17/2009

Stamer Moderates June 25 ABA Teleconference On When Benefits Lawyers and Other Service Providers Can Be Sued For Malpractice For Services to ERISA Plans
6/9/2009

102 House Members Back New Bill To Mandate Employers Give 56 Hours Paid Leave Per Year
6/8/2009

Bill To Dictate Employers Give Up To 56 Hours of Paid Leave Per Year Enjoys Broad Support In House
6/8/2009

Government Contractors & Subcontractors Deadline to Use E-Verify
6/8/2009

Legislation To Exempt Health Benefits For Domestic Partners and Other Beneficiaries Introduced In House & Senate
6/3/2009

Making Gainsharing Work: Managing Physician Performance
5/26/2009

New Amendments To False Claims Act Increase Whistleblower and Other Exposures For Health Care Providers
5/26/2009

Most Employers, Plans Still Have Work To Do To Comply With Stimulus Bill COBRA Rules
5/13/2009

Legal Alert: Group health plans will face challenges with GINA
5/8/2009

Mitigating Workplace Fallout of Pandemic Response
5/5/2009

Dealing With Leave & Other Workplace Fallout of Swine Flu Pandemic Response
5/4/2009

Workforce Swine Flu Pandemic Survival Preparedness Tips For Business Dallas Morning News
5/1/2009

Workforce Swine Flu Pandemic Survival Preparedness Tips For Business
4/29/2009

HHS & FTC Release Guidance On HITECH Act Data Breach Rules for HIPAA Covered Entities & Entities Dealing With Personal Health Records
4/20/2009

FTC Proposes Data Breach Regulations For Personal Health Records
4/17/2009

April 21 ABA JCEB Subrogation Soup Teleconference
4/7/2009

Retaliation For Filing HIPAA Complaint Recognized As Basis For State Retalitory Discharge Claim
3/30/2009

2009 HIPAA Privacy & Security Update Webinar
3/25/2009

JPI & United Airlines Lawsuits Highlight Rising Discrimination Risks To US Businesses
3/22/2009

Supreme Court’s Broad Definition Of Retailiation Requires Employers To Exercise Care
3/20/2009

March 25 HIPAA Privacy & Security Update Webinar
3/20/2009

Obama Taps David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P. To Lead Effort To Modernize U.S. Health Information Technology
3/20/2009

DOL Releases Stimulus Bill Model COBRA Notices, Other Guidance
3/20/2009

Actions That Can Confirm Client Claims
1/19/2009

The Hospitalist, Avoidng The Bad Hire
10/2007

Cybercrime and Identity Theft: Health Information Security Beyond HIPAA Reprint
5/2005

Patient Confidentiality & Medical Records
5/7/1998

Privacy & Security Standards: A Brief Nutshell
2/4/1995

Most Employers, Group Health Plans Need Additional Action To Finish COBRA Subsidy Compliance
12/30/1991

2/27 Deadline For Employers To Comment On DOL Proposed Rule Changes Extending Minimum Wage & Overtime Rules To More Home Caregiver Workers
12/27/1991


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