Mid-Summer Regulatory Update: DOL Seeks FMLA Input and Issues Updated FMLA Forms; Colorado Passes Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law; Georgia Extends Kin Care Law

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

While some may be enjoying the lazy days of summer at the moment, for the absence management industry, mid-summer continues the flurry of regulatory activity that we’ve seen all year in 2020. Below are recent updates from the U.S. Department of Labor, Colorado, and Georgia.  DOL Releases New FMLA Forms  The U.S. DOL has released … Read More

DOL Issues FFCRA Guidance for Summer Camp Closures

Sheri Pullen, Best Practices Product Manager, Integrated Disability and Absence Management 

On June 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL WHD) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2020-4. Aimed at DOL WHD investigators, the FAB provides guidance explaining how the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) applies to employees taking leave to care for their child whose summer camp, summer enrichment, or other similar summer program is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons.   FFCRA History and ...

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Tennessee Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

On June 22, Tennessee Governor Lee signed into law Senate Bill 2520, the Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The law, effective October 1, 2020, requires that Tennessee employers with 15 or more employees make reasonable accommodations for employees with medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Among other accommodations, this includes: Providing … Read More

The Revolution is Finally Here for the Insurance Industry

Jason T Andrew, Chief Alliance Officer

Summary: One insurer found that 120 steps could be condensed, digitally, to seven and turnaround time reduced from several days to a few minutes. We are finally beginning to experience a long-awaited revolution in the insurance industry. Historically, insurance has been one of the last and slowest industries to embrace technology as a means of … Read More

Returning to Work in the Time of COVID-19

Sheri Pullen, Best Practices Product Manager, Integrated Disability and Absence Management

With most U.S. states relaxing restrictions and stay-at-home orders, many employees have returned to work or are gearing up to do so soon. Among the hodgepodge of information available from various agencies is a helpful Technical Assistance Questions and Answers webpage published and maintained by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This publication offers … Read More

Future Trends to Expect in Insurtech

Jason T Andrew, Chief Alliance Officer

As an insurtech company, Limelight Health finds ourselves riding a wave of excitement as the industry develops and expands. In addition to unprecedented amounts of funding pouring into our space, there is a lot of money going into HR-related startups; HR tech startup companies have seen considerable momentum, raising $2.4B in 2015. The hottest segments … Read More

Three Things to Avoid in Building a Modern Insurance Industry Platform

Chuck Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer

I attended an industry conference earlier in the year and sat in a lot of sessions with insurers and software vendors. Listening to the various sessions, got me thinking about how some parts of our industry have really progressed and other seem to be mired in the mud. At FINEOS, we focus on providing modern … Continued

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Massachusetts Releases New Draft Regulations

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has released a draft of revised Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations.   The regulations provide updates to many topics, including:  Use of accrued paid leave and how its use impacts the MA PFML timebank;  The definition and application of job protected leave, including leave where … Read More

Time to Disappear?

Eoin Kirwan, Head of Product Management

These days too many of the best minds in software are devoting their energies to winning and retaining your attention. Getting their products noticed in all today’s noise. Our product wants not to be noticed. The things that work best are often those you don’t see. Examples from everyday life include the electricity grid, the … Continued

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