Category Archives: Employee Benefits / Employment Law

For PPACA, 2015 is Here

PPACA: 2015

2015 will be the first real test from an employer perspective on the mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). Most employers that have to comply with the PPACA mandates found that their plans typically met the minimum … Continue reading →

The 12 Risks of Christmas: How We Helped Santa This Year

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Everyone knows Santa to be a great humanitarian and a “jolly old elf,” but he wants to be known for something else: business transparency. So, in our latest client meeting with St. Nick and his senior elf management, they asked … Continue reading →

CMS Delays Enforcement of HPID Requirements

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services pulled an "Emily Litella" with its announcement delaying the Health Plan Identifier. Continue reading →

Will Your Insurance Cover Ebola Treatment, Evacuation, or Fatality?

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The Ebola crisis is continuing apace and we work a lot with businesses whose operations rely heavily on an operational presence in areas of high risk, and specifically those offering ‘international employee benefits’ packages. Continue reading →

EEOC Spooks Employers on Wellness

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A recent injunction by a district court has thrown a scare into many employers who maintain wellness programs.  The injunction was in response to request by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the Honeywell wellness program and keeps Honeywell … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Unlimited Paid Time Off. The Future or a Fad?

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With so much talk about the importance of a healthy work-life balance, it may be a surprise to learn that Americans work longer hours and take fewer days off per year than workers in many countries around the world. Yet, … Continue reading →

More Employment Claims Are Being Settled: Good News for Most

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Figures just released by ACAS show that in the first quarter from April to June 2014, it received a total of 17,145 notifications of workplace disputes. Continue reading →

Changes in Banking are Affecting Employees’ Wellbeing

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Regulation is creating change and uncertainty within the financial services industry—and impacting the wellbeing of a bank’s greatest asset: its people. Continue reading →

Building a Diverse Talent Pipeline

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According to a 2014 SHRM survey, more than half (57%) of human resources professionals think recruiting for diversity is important and design their efforts around that goal. The benefits that a diverse workforce can bring are many. Continue reading →