• EEOC's Status Report in AARP v. EEOC Creates Uncertainty for Wellness Programs

    04/19/2018 | Marathas Barrow Weatherhead Lent LLP

    BLOG-April-2018-EEOC-v-AARP-(3).jpegIn its March 30 status report to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the EEOC stated that “it does not currently have plans to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing incentives for participation in employee wellness programs by a particular date certain, but it also has not ruled out the possibility that it may issue such a Notice in the future.”  

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  • Drug Trend Report 2017

    04/11/2018 | CVS Health

    CVS-LOGO.PNGAs we proceed through the year, The Fedeli Group is committed to keeping you informed on industry trends and carrier performance. CVS Health, a major player in the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry recently released their annual Drug Trend Report. Among the highlights presented were the following:

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  • Final Rule Amending Claims Procedure for Disability Benefit Plans

    04/04/2018 | U.S. Department of Labor

    BLOG-April-2018.jpegWASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its decision for April 1, 2018, as the applicability date for employee benefit plans to comply with a final rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) that will give America’s workers new procedural protections when dealing with plan fiduciaries and insurance providers who deny their claims for disability benefits.

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  • Throwback Thursday- Consistency & Core Values

    03/29/2018 | Umberto P. Fedeli, Smart Business, February 2017

    To serve people effectively, you must know them well. If you want something, you have to give something — to have a friend, be a friend or to be successful, you must help others achieve success. These basic concepts apply to business and life because we don’t operate in silos.

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  • Throwback Thursday- Hungry for Success

    03/29/2018 | Erik Cassano-Fedeli Factor, 2015

    pierre-4-(1).jpgCleveland has become a food town. More specifically, it has become a chef town.

    Nationally and internationally recognized chefs such as Michael Symon, Zack Bruell, Jonathon Sawyer and Rocco Whalen have turned Cleveland into a foodie’s paradise, peppering the town’s revitalized cityscape with innovative restaurant concepts. 

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  • Pharmacy point of sale discount update

    03/21/2018 | ProSential

    As prescription drug prices continue to rise, health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers have come under increased scrutiny of their rebate practices. United Healthcare released the following announcement regarding rebates beginning January 1, 2019.

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  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Announces Revised Health Savings Account (HSA) Maximum Contribution Limits for 2018

    03/07/2018 | HRWS

    On March 5, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service announced a reduction to the maximum contribution limit for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) for the 2018 calendar year.

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  • Agencies Release Proposed Regulations on Short-Term Limited Duration Insurance

    03/07/2018 | ProSential

    On February 20, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (Agencies) released proposed regulations that expand the availability of short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI).  STLDI is offered in the individual (non-group) insurance market and is generally used by individuals such as students or individuals between jobs.

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  • Time to renew your driver's license or ID card?

    03/07/2018 | Keith Hartzell & Ed Kraine

    driverlicense.jpgA new federal law process for “REAL driver’s licenses/IDs” will improve card security and prevent theft. But you must bring the proper paperwork at the time of renewal, and you’ll wait up to 10 days for the new card to be mailed to you. Documentation includes original copies of the following:

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  • DOL Adopts New Test for FLSA Applicability to Interns

    03/07/2018 | ProSential

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has adopted the primary beneficiary test for determining whether interns of for-profit employers count as employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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