May 31, 2016

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Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is widely defined as the “travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical treatment.”  This includes both elective procedures, such as cosmetic surgery and fertility treatment, and essential treatments such as organ transplants and hip replacements. In the earlier days of medical tourism, the United States and other […]

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May 23, 2016

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Health Care Reform Webinar
-Presented May 20, 2016

If you were unable to attend the Health Care Reform webinar we presented on Friday, May 20, you can view a recording of it here. You can also access a copy of the webinar slides here.  

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May 19, 2016

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FLSA Final Overtime Rules Are Out
-But they don't take effect until December

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rules on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions have been long-anticipated. Yesterday afternoon, the DOL released them, which prompted hand-wringing from businesses and philosophical debates from politicians. Those things are likely to continue for quite some time – at least until the rules take effect on December 1, 2016. […]

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May 11, 2016

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E-Cigarettes and the FDA
-FDA releases final ruling over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a final ruling to extend its governing authority over all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, e-pipes and all other electronic delivery systems. These products use liquid containing nicotine along with flavorings and other ingredients. The FDA will now regulate the […]

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May 4, 2016

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New FMLA Poster Available
- But the prior version still compliant

In April 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) released a new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster employers may use in their workplaces. FMLA requires FMLA-covered employers to display an FMLA poster “prominently where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment.” The DOL has advised that the prior, 2013 version […]

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May 2, 2016

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The Facts About HIPAA Audits

There’s been a lot of buzz about the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) gearing up for another round of HIPAA audits. The audits are not intended to be witch-hunts, despite how they are often portrayed. But they are also not anything to dismiss. The Health Insurance Portability and […]

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May 2, 2016

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Are you one of the 95% of adults that do not participate in 30 minutes of physical activity every day? If so, get moving. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and a great time to incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine. Physical activity can improve muscular fitness, bone health and prevent chronic […]

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April 19, 2016

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Are you violating the NLRA with your employee handbook?
- It's quite easy to do.

As we always say in HR Consulting, litigation shapes the way we manage our risk. Having a solid handbook is an excellent way to help mitigate risk. However, a poorly written one can not only be a mecca for employee lawsuits, but can also land employers in hot water particularly with the National Labor Relations […]

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April 14, 2016

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The Drug Problem
- The uncertain future of drug regulation in America.

When Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 overnight last September, they were brought under tremendous scrutiny – though it was not the first increase of its kind by a pharmaceutical company on a newly acquired drug. Turing argues the price change will have little effect on the market, and profits […]

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April 12, 2016

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Online Training-Free Two Week Trial
-Try out the J.W. Terrill Loss Control Online Training Center for two weeks free!

In our continued effort to provide exceptional service, we are pleased to offer our commercial lines clients a free two-week trial to the J.W. Terrill Loss Control Online Training Center. This system offers over 80 high-quality safety training courses. This unique, subscription-based solution can help you reach your training goals. When compared to traditional classroom-based instruction, online training […]

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March 16, 2016

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Coming Soon: New DOL Overtime Rules
-Employees eligible for overtime will increase under new rules

“Taking care of business and working overtime” – Bachman Turner Overdrive, Takin’ Care of Business Like BTO, more employees may soon find themselves working overtime. Not necessarily more hours; just qualifying for overtime pay. Generally speaking, all employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime compensation unless they are exempt from those requirements. There are […]

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March 15, 2016

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A Deep Dive into the Casualty Group Captive Space
-Duke Niedringhaus interviews Rob Walling

Duke Niedringhaus with the Captive Practice Group at J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company interviewed Rob Walling, Principal and Consulting Actuary with Pinnacle Actuarial Resources. Pinnacle is the leading actuarial firm for the casualty group captive industry. This interview highlights some of the most compelling stats of this fast growing segment of […]

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