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  • DOL Issues Opinion Letter on No-Fault Attendance Policies and FMLA

    The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Opinion Letter, FMLA2018-1-A on August 28, 2018. This letter looks at the interplay between the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and an employer’s use of a no-fault attendance policy.
  • Medicare

    Medicare can be confusing. The Fedeli Group is beginning an educational series to update plan sponsors and employees on this overwhelming, yet important, benefit. This article is the first in the series, answering several questions you may hear from your employees. Look…
  • Department of Labor Issues New Family and Medical Leave Act Forms

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, released a new set of notices and certification forms for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The new forms were issued on September 4, 2018. Three new forms can be found on the DOL website at: https://www…
  • About Association Health Plans

    You may have heard about Association Health Plans but what are they and how can you benefit from them? This article answers the many lingering questions being asked by organizations looking for creative healthcare options. Click the link below to learn how your…
  • Critical HIPAA Compliance Gaps Exposed by HHS

    Over the last couple of years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted "desk audits" of 166 covered entities and 41 business associates. These audits focused on select HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification requirements. HHS has not…
  • 2018 ACA Reporting Draft Forms Now Available

    The IRS released draft 2018 forms for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Sections 6055 and 6056. Draft instructions for 2018 have not yet been released.The 2018 draft forms are substantially similar to the final 2017 versions. However…
  • IRS Allows Student Loan Benefit in 401(k) Plan

    In a private letter ruling (PLR), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approved an employer's proposed program to add a student loan benefit to its 401(k) plan. The employer will make matching contributions to its 401(k) plan for employees who make student loan…
  • Considerations for Employers During Natural Disasters

    With the impending landfall of Hurricane Florence (and the great potential for others to follow), HR Workplace Services is re-distributing an HR Clinic that outlines important employer considerations should an immediate, natural disaster occur.
  • FMLA "To Do" Checklist - Policies, Procedures, Complaince

    The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. With the complexity of the administration of FMLA, now is…
  • Is it Ever OK to Fire an Employee Who is on FMLA?

    While an employer is not allowed to fire an employee simply for exercising their right to take family and medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), there are situations where the employment of an employee that is out on FMLA leave may be ended. Below are…