Mandated Benefits 2013 Compliance Guide

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Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, Dec 19, 2012 - Business & Economics - 1088 pages
Mandated Benefits Compliance Guide, 2013 Edition is acomprehensive and practical reference manual covering key federal regulatoryissues that must be addressed by human resources managers, benefitsspecialists, and company executives in all industries.Mandated Benefits Compliance Guide includes in-depth coverage ofthese and other major federal regulations:Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) ActMental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA)Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act (HEART Act)Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)Mandated Benefits Compliance Guide helps take the guesswork outof managing employee benefits and human resources by clearly and conciselydescribing the essential requirements and administrative processes necessaryto comply with each regulation. It offers suggestions for protecting employersagainst the most common litigation threats and recommendations for handlingvarious types of employee problems.Throughout the Guide are numerous exhibits, useful checklistsand forms, and do's and don'ts. A list of HR audit questions at the beginningof each chapter serves as an aid in evaluating your company's level ofregulatory compliance.Mandated Benefits 2013 Compliance Guide has been updated toinclude coverage and information on:The new Medicare tax on high-income employeesNew regulations and guidelines for health care reform as mandated by thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including updates and newinformation on:Medical loss ratioAdditional Medicare taxHealth Care ExchangesThe "Summary of Benefits and Coverage"Reporting the value of employee health benefits on the Form W-2Essential health benefitsNew general compliance assistance as well as health plan compliance with theADAHIPAA auditsCOBRA and wellness programs, Summary of Benefits and Coverage, and IRS' COBRAaudit guidelinesWithdrawing a job offer based on medical examination results and an expandedsection on the ADA and employee benefitsCertifications for military family leaveConducting criminal record checksEEOC's guidance on using Reasonable Factors Other than Age and the ProposedRule for developing AAPs for individuals with disabilitiesNLRB's rulings on social mediaProposed changes to material safety data sheets and hazardous material trainingRecordkeeping information for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act andVietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act and the Occupational Safetyand Health Act

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