September 2016 Issue Highlights
In the Spotlight: Rushe Hudzinski, Director-Elect of SHRMGA
- September 2016 note from the editor
- Guide to SHRM September Conferences
- 2016 TNSHRM State Conference September 14-16 in Memphis Keynote Speakers and Schedule
- 2016 SHRMGA State Conference September 18-20 in Augusta Keynote Speakers and Schedule
- 2016 ARSHRM ELLA Conference September 15-16 in Little Rock Keynote Speakers and Schedule
- Profile: Rushe Hudzinski, Director-Elect of SHRMGA
- Earn 8.50 HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credits at the Wimberly Lawson 37th Annual Labor Relations & Employment Law Update Conference in Knoxville November 3-4
- Highlights from FordHarrison Half-Day Wage Hour Workshop in Memphis August 4
- Highlights from SHRM-Memphis HR Compensation Forum August 16 at the Crescent Club
- SHRM Certification: Get Ready for a New Kind of HR Leader by Dorothy Knapp
- 7 Ways to Get Over Feeling Like an Imposter by Harvey Deutschendorf
- Book Look: An Everyone Culture – Becoming A Deliberately Development Organization by Paula Hayes
- Payroll and HR Technology
- Could One Benefit Pay for Itself?
- Your HR Mobile Application Can Make Your Organization More Efficient by Nancy Mann Jackson
- 9 Steps for Stress Free Hiring by Julie Henderson
- It’s Amazing What You Can Accomplish When You Put People First
- Tools to Help you Manage Labor Compliance
- One HR Pro (You) Could Save Your Business 6.5 Million
- Employee Benefits and Compensation
- Looking for a New Investment Advisor for Your 401(k) Plan?
- Continuing Benefits After a Leave of Absence by Christy Showalter
- Health Care Cost Control: Two Promising Trends for Employers and Health Care Providers by Jon Von Arb
- Looking Ahead to 2017: Health Plan Compliance Issues by Jennifer Kiesewetter
- How a Revamped Compensation Strategy Created Sustainable Success by Clifford Stephan
- The Business of Health Care in Mississippi by Murray L. Harber
- Employment Law
- How to Develop an Emergency Plan for Your Workplace in a Gun-Friendly World by Courtney Leyes
- With the New FLSA Regs, Time to Dust Off the Portal-to-Portal Act by W. Chris Harrison
- Beyond US Employment Law: Knowing the Global Employent Law Basics by Herb Gerson and Jeremy Corapi
- The DOL’s New Fiduciary Rule: 10 Things the HR Professional Should Know by Douglas Dahl II and David Thornton
- Exempt or Non-Exempt: That is the Question Under DOL’s New Overtime Regulations by Missy McJunkins Duke
- Fines for Immigration Related Violations Increased August 1, 2016 by Bruce E. Buchanan
- Next Issue – Top Labor and Employment Law Attorneys – Ads and Articles due by September 10
Medicare Part D Coverage Notices Due October 14
Medicare Part D annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. Plan sponsors offering prescription drug coverage are required to provide notices of creditable or noncreditable coverage to Medicare-eligible employees. You may provide the required notices with your annual enrollment materials, or in separate mailings or electronically. Regardless of whether you use the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services notices or other notices that meet required standards, you must provide the disclosures no later than Oct. 14, 2016. Group health plan sponsors providing prescription drug coverage to Medicare Part D-eligible individuals must also disclose annually to the CMS by March 1, 2017. You must provide the notices even if you do not offer prescription drug coverage to retirees.
Electronic notice may be provided to employees who do not have access to a work-related computer or to the company’s electronic information system, and to retirees or COBRA qualified beneficiaries, but only with a valid email address and their prior consent. They must be informed of the right to receive a paper copy, how to withdraw consent, how to update address information, and any hardware/software requirements to access and save the disclosure before they can consent. In addition to emailing the notices, you must also post the notice on your intranet. Read More
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