From policy reminders to breaking news on the federal and state level, we keep our clients and partners updated on the topics that matter in healthcare, wellness and employee benefits.
On March 14, 2019, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the DOL issued Opinion Letter FMLA 2019-1-A. Opinion letters are not considered formal guidance. They are only intended for the party submitting the inquiry. However, they do provide insight into how…Read More »
On Feb. 27, 2019, the DOL released an information letter provided to the Justus Group, L3C (Justus). Justus is a patient advocate and health care claim recovery expert for plan participants both at the initial application stage and at the appeals stages.…Read More »
On March 1, 2018, the IRS released an updated version of Publication 969 for use in preparing 2018 individual federal income tax returns. While there are no major changes to the 2018 version (as compared to the 2017 version), the publication provides…Read More »
HHS Reports Settlement on HIPAA Breach
On Feb. 7, 2019, HHS announced that its final settlement of the year occurred in December 2018, when Cottage Health agreed to pay $3,000,000 and to adopt a substantial corrective action plan to settle potential violations of HIPAA. As background, Cottage Health…Read More »