All Items: Employee Benefits

  • Temporary Disability Insurance Requirements by State

    Updated to include the District of Columbia's Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, effective April 7, 2017.

  • ACA Information-Reporting Requirements

    Updated to reflect the extended deadline for furnishing information reports to employees in 2017.

  • Health Care Continuation Coverage (Mini-COBRA) Laws by State

    This chart helps employers understand each state's health care continuation coverage requirements. These so-called "mini-COBRA" laws cover smaller employers or may otherwise provide greater rights than the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA).

  • Health Care Reform Timeline

    Updated to reflect the two-year delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act's Cadillac tax.

  • HIPAA Violation Categories and Penalty Amounts

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) improves the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage for workers when they change or lose jobs and establishes a set of standards for the electronic exchange of health information. The Health Information and Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act made significant changes to the privacy and security rules under HIPAA and strengthens HIPAA's enforcement provisions and increases the penalties for HIPAA violations. This chart provides a summary of the HIPAA violation category, the penalty range for each violation and the maximum penalty amounts for HIPAA violations.

  • COBRA Qualifying Events, Qualified Beneficiaries and Continuation of Coverage Periods

    Group health plans must offer continuation coverage under COBRA to qualified beneficiaries after a qualifying event has occurred. This chart provides a summary of qualifying events, qualified beneficiaries and the maximum periods of COBRA continuation coverage.

  • Health Insurance Exchange Decisions by State

    The Affordable Care Act requires every state and the District of Columbia to establish a health insurance exchange, or to default to a federally facilitated exchange operated by the US Department of Health and Human Services. This chart identifies state decisions for creating health care exchanges.

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Key facts for employers and HR relating to employee benefits.