Tag Archives: Health Care

Proposed Regulations Would Permit Employers to Reimburse an Employee’s Premium Costs for a Health Insurance Policy Purchased in the Individual Market

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Takeaway Message: Except in limited circumstances, current regulatory guidance prohibits an employer from maintaining a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) that reimburses the cost of premiums for individual health insurance policies purchased by employees in the individual market. Proposed regulations (found here) aim to eliminate this prohibition, if certain conditions are met.… Continue reading this entry

More Whistleblowing Means More Worries for Employers

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If you are an employer in the health care or defense industry, in addition to compliance with the panoply of employment laws you must adhere to, employers must also be attuned to their exposure to whistleblower claims under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). There has been a veritable explosion of recent FCA whistleblowers bringing … Continue reading this entry

But We Need You to Work More Than 40 Hours This Week! Overtime and the Health Care Employer

Hospitals and other health care facilities often do not know exactly how many hours each week they may need nurses and other allied health staff to work. Other employees may get sick, have a baby, go on vacation, or patient censuses may spike. From the Emergency Department in a busy inner-city hospital to a burgeoning … Continue reading this entry

Interfering With an Employee's Health Benefits Can Get You Sued

Recently, a New Jersey court allowed a mechanic to pursue his claim that he was fired because his employer wanted to avoid paying health benefits related to his wife’s cancer treatment. The employee, Christian Pailleret, began working at Jersey Construction, Inc. in 2005. He had no record of discipline and got a merit-based raise in … Continue reading this entry