On August 7, 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Gerogia President, Jeff Fusile, released this statement: "For more than seven decades, we’ve been proud to offer affordable health plans that give Georgians access to quality health care. In 2014, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started, we created a new set of quality, affordable health plans to offer consumers through the Health Insurance Marketplace, also called the exchange. But the market for these plans has become unstable.
360-degree Reviews Human resources professionals, managers and department heads have a plethora of options when selecting performance evaluations and development strategies and tools. One such tool is the 360-degree review and feedback process, which provides continuous learning and more global feedback to employees than other common types of reviews. Organizational leaders believe this holistic tactic to obtain information about the employee will lead to more significant imp
Overview The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a ruling affecting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final wellness rules. In AARP v. EEOC, the court directed the EEOC to reconsider its final wellness rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The final rules allow employers to offer wellness incentives of up to 30 percent of the cost of health plan coverage. The c
OVERVIEW On Aug. 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas struck down the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 overtime rule, stating that the DOL had exceeded its authority by issuing a new salary level requirement for white collar exempt employees. The DOL is unlikely to appeal this court decision because the ruling does not put into question the DOL’s general authority to set any type of salary limit. However, the DOL has also signaled its intention to propose a new overtime rule. T