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Oct. 24 Compliance Observer Alert – CMS Releases Enrollment & Contributions Submission Form & Extends 2014 Deadline to November 17th

October 24, 2014 CMS Releases Enrollment & Contributions Submission Form & Extends 2014 Deadline to November 17th QUICK FACTS: The ACA imposes reinsurance fees on issuers and self-funded group health plans. Contributing entities must submit their annual enrollment count to HHS by Nov. 15 each year. An FAQ extends the regulatory deadline for 2014 to […]

AssuredPartners Announces Asset Acquisition of Turner & Hamrick, LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Lang Assured Neace Lukens (513) 624-1725   AssuredPartners Announces Asset Acquisition of Turner & Hamrick, LLC Alabama-based brokerage offers property & casualty, professional liability and individual insurance LAKE MARY, Fla. – Oct. 23, 2014 —AssuredPartners Inc., through a subsidiary, has purchased the assets of Turner & Hamrick, LLC, headquartered […]

Upcoming HIPAA Audits in the Senior Living Industry

Understanding privacy and security standards and how to apply them can be challenging for businesses in the senior living industry. HIPAA compliance and security continues to be scrutinized and according to the National Law Review, it is expected that the Office for Civil Rights will resume its audit program this fall. This means that both […]

How to Take a Home Inventory

If your home was burglarized, or damaged by water, fire or strong winds, would you be able to provide an itemized list of your stolen or damaged belongings? If your answer is no, you may want to schedule some time to start working on your home inventory. A home inventory is a list of your […]

RMSC Safety Sentinel – October 2014

October, 2014 Last month we discussed tips for identifying workplace safety hazards. This month let’s follow through on that topic and review basic principles of hazard control. Hazard Controls A control is anything that disrupts the process of hazards effecting employees. Controls range from simple items like fixed guards, or stair railings all the way […]

Fleet Safety Newsletter – October 2014

What is Defensive Driving? The term defensive driving is often used very loosely. But, how many drivers really understand what it means and do you actually practice it when driving? Defensive driving is: Driving to avoid all collisions By not committing mistakes or driving errors ourselves Looking out and compensating for the incorrect actions of […]

Space Heater Safety

With the temperatures dropping, you may be tempted to bring out the space heaters if you just need to heat one room, or if you’re trying to postpone turning on your central heating. While helping keep everyone toasty, they can also be very dangerous if used incorrectly. Research from the National Fire Protection Association states […]

OSHA Expanded Reporting- Jan 1, 2015

OSHA Expanded Reporting- Jan 1, 2015 Effective January 1, 2015, under the revised rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. Previously, OSHA’s regulations required an employer to report only work-related fatalities and in-patient hospitalizations of […]

OSHA Required Record Keeping Exempt

Starting on January 1, 2015, the following NAICS will be partially exempt from OSHA record keeping requirements: Non-Mandatory Appendix A to Subpart B — Partially Exempt Industries Employers are not required to keep OSHA injury and illness records for any establishment classified in the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), unless they are asked […]

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