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EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Application of the ADA to Employer Wellness Programs


Posted on April 21, 2015 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Calvin R. Chambers

On April 16, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the issuance of a proposed rule that would describe how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The proposed rule was officially published in the Federal Register on... READ MORE

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Obama Administration Follows Employer Mandate Delay Announcement with Specific Guidance


Posted on July 15, 2013 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: William D. Roberts

Early this month, a Treasury official announced in a blog that the Obama Administration would delay implementation of certain health care coverage reporting requirements and the “pay or play” shared responsibility payments under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).  (See July 3, 2013 Hall Render blog post “Obama Administration Takes Its Foot off the Gas Pedal,... READ MORE

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Health Insurance – Read the Policy before Extending Coverage during Leave or Severance!


Posted on August 28, 2012 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Tara L. Slone

A common scenario – Extending health insurance coverage It is not uncommon for employers to provide continued health plan coverage for employees on non-FMLA leaves or in connection with severance packages.  However, those employers should be certain that the terms of their group health plan provide for such coverage, otherwise the employer could be... READ MORE