Tag Archives: HIPAA

Wellness Programs Offer Great Benefits (if they follow EEOC rules)

by Laura Pokrzywa Last month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final rules regarding employers’ wellness programs. The rules clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs. … Continue reading

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Effective Wellness Programs are a Win-Win!

by Laura Pokrzywa Wellness programs are a proven method for employers to promote the health and well-being of their employees. When done right, these programs can increase employee productivity and morale while reducing health care costs for both employer and … Continue reading

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Vacation vs. PTO: Which plan is right for your organization?

By Laura Pokrzywa As the temperatures rise, so do the number of requests for vacation or personal days. If you are finding yourself a bit overwhelmed trying to manage your vacation policy, now might be a good time to consider … Continue reading

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SHHHH! It’s a Secret.

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Lately, I have engaged in several discussions with clients concerning an employer’s obligation to maintain confidentiality with regard to medical information and records. Employers may house many different types of medical records including those related to … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday.” Time to talk about PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL EXAMS . . .

You asked:  “Can we start requiring pre-employment physical exams to help us avoid hiring someone with a history of serious health issues?” Laura answers: The hiring process presents endless opportunities for unintended discrimination. One of the most hazardous areas is … Continue reading

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It’s “What’s Up? Wednesday”. Time to answer your question about HIPAA requirements . . .

You asked: “We are an employee benefits broker and we have a client that is requesting a regular report be provided to them on the various types of customer service we are providing to their employees.  They want this report … Continue reading

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