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23 September 2016

Safe Travels: Making Sure You’re Ready for that Next School Trip

There’s certainly something to be said about taking students out of the classroom and into a new and exciting learning environment. Whether it’s a 10 minute drive or a 10 hour flight, your next school trip will provide some great experiences for your staff and your students. And yet, the very factors that make these events so special can ultimately pose...
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21 September 2016

Medicare Part D Advisory

Group health plan sponsors must provide Medicare Part D creditable coverage notices prior to October 15th, the start date of the Medicare annual enrollment period for Part D, Prescription Drug coverage. The enrollment period is October 15th – December 7th. Most plan sponsors customize the Model Medicare Part D Notices provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
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19 September 2016

2nd Circuit Says Managers can be Liable for FMLA Violations

The United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit has ruled that individual managers can be held liable for violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under the FMLA regulations, an “employer” can include individuals acting in the interest of an employer. The case is Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, et al. Cathleen Graziadio was fired from her...
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16 September 2016

Heat Illness and Concussion Management: Small Steps that Make A Big Difference

As we continue the conversation on National Campus Safety Awareness Month, we move our focus toward preventative measures regarding two common concerns within places of learning and higher education: heat illness and concussion management. It’s not uncommon for campus communities to encourage and engage in activities that promote wellness and healthy lifestyles. And while this push is certainly beneficial, especially...
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12 September 2016

Proposed Regulations Clarify ACA Reporting Requirements

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations that clarify the reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and self-funded plans. IRS Notice 2015-68 provided guidance on various issues related to the reporting requirements and indicated that the IRS would be proposing regulations addressing certain issues on which comments were requested. Reporting is generally...
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09 September 2016

A month for National Campus Safety Awareness: Building Safer Campus Communities Together

For educational institutions, the topic of safety is an ever-present and important one—and with good reason. Unfortunately, news headlines, official reports and statistics show time and time again that violence and crime continue to plague campus communities. And there’s plenty of elevated exposure to risks associated with athletics, studying abroad and international travel programs, and other activities that create an ever-increasing...
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07 September 2016

State and Local Law Update

One of the most difficult things for human resource and absence management professionals to do is to keep up with changing State and local laws. Below is a brief summary of some new laws of interest: Colorado: The Colorado Civil Rights Division has released a new poster required under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This new law went into effect August...
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01 September 2016

Let’s talk about trust: the California Independent Schools Benefit Trust

Some Background: If you’re part of an independent school in California, you’ve likely heard of the Independent Schools Business Officers Association of California—or Cal-ISBOA as it’s more commonly referred. The concept of Cal-ISBOA is a fairly straightforward one: provide professional support and solutions to business officers from independent schools throughout California. If you want to steep this concept down a...
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