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HIPAA Phase 1 Audits | Chicago Employee Benefits

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) established national standards to secure and protect the privacy of health information. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requires the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to conduct audits of covered entities and business associates in … Continued

Summer Perks

The summer is upon us and that means warmer weather, lots of sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to have some fun outdoor activities. It’s too bad that your office job requires you to be indoors all day, or does it?

Summer Perks

The summer is upon us and that means warmer weather, lots of sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to have some fun outdoor activities. It’s too bad that your office job requires you to be indoors all day, or does it?

Summer Perks

The summer is upon us and that means warmer weather, lots of sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to have some fun outdoor activities. It’s too bad that your office job requires you to be indoors all day, or does it?

Supporting Your Employees During the Back-to-School Season | Chicago Employee Benefits

As thoughts of changing weather and the impending holidays loom, September (and August, in many states) means back to school for employees with children. Don’t forget about your employees with college-age students, who may be driving them across the country to get set up in dorm rooms and ready to face life on a college … Continued

Prescription Drug Copay Trends | IL Employee Benefits Specialist

By Bill Olson, Chief Marketing Officer at United Benefit Advisors UBA’s Special Report – Trends in Prescription Drug Benefits explores our Health Plan Survey findings in more detail, particularly examining what’s happening with prescription drug plan design among different group sizes, regions and industries. When it comes to copay amounts, median retail prescription drug copays … Continued

Don’t Subject Yourself or Co-workers to the Five-Second Rule

If you haven’t heard of the “five-second rule,” it’s the myth that it’s okay to eat a piece of food dropped on the floor if it’s picked up within five seconds.

Don’t Subject Yourself or Co-workers to the Five-Second Rule

If you haven’t heard of the “five-second rule,” it’s the myth that it’s okay to eat a piece of food dropped on the floor if it’s picked up within five seconds.

Guidance for Employers on the Zika Virus | Illinois Employee Benefits

Within the past few days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed the transmission of the Zika virus by mosquitoes to individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida. Before this confirmation, the virus had been spread in the United States only through sexual transmission. The news of the spread of the virus by … Continued

What is Essential? The Madness of Maintaining Job Descriptions Under the DOL | Chicago Benefit Advisors

Your new position just got approved and, finally, that mission-critical headcount addition is green-lighted. Celebration ensues until the actual work of finding the ideal candidate begins. The first step is to get a job description. In some cases, a perfectly vetted position analysis and description may exist, one that captures the particulars and purpose of … Continued