The DOL recently released an opinion letter that clarifies an employer's obligation to timely designate FMLA leave. According to the DOL, employers cannot delay designating an employee’s absence for an FMLA-qualifying reason as FMLA leave, even when the employee is using paid leave and does not request FMLA leave. The absence must also count against the employee’s annual FMLA leave entitlement.Read More
Vision coverage is similar to regular medical insurance and is one of the voluntary benefit options commonly offered through employers. When you have vision insurance, you pay a premium and the insurance company will cover part or all of the cost for vision care.Read More
Most individuals go through a number of life events that affect their health benefit needs and the choices they make. This Know Your Benefits article presents a list of life events and a brief description of federal laws that may protect an employee's rights when these events occur.Read More
Managing employees through a corporate crisis is one of the biggest career challenges you can face. Sudden change, uncertainty, and anxiety about the future can take a toll on productivity and morale. It’s your job as a manager to do the best you can to prevent this from happening.
Keeping your team motivated during tough times isn’t easy. However, strong leadership, good communication, and empathy can make all the difference. Let’s look at a few strategies for helping your team navigate a crisis.
On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General released a proposed rule that effectively eliminates certain drug rebates. This move is the latest of the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce prescription drug costs and increase transparency. For 60 days following the proposed rule’s publication, the public can submit their comments on the rule. For instructions on how you can submit your comment, click here.Read More