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Use of multi-tenant cloud vendors vs single tenant cloud vendors

Chuck Johnston, Chief Marketing Officer

When securing your data do you prefer a deposit box (shared security) or distinct (personal) vault? The wave of digital transformation in the life, accident and health industry has put carriers into the position of deciding which functions they should use a multi-tenant cloud vendor to support and which functions they should use a single … Read More

Changes to the FMLA are on the horizon

Megan G. Holstein, Esq., SVP Absence and Claims Product

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a notification that its regulatory agenda will include a request for information (RFI) to solicit comments to improve the FMLA regulations in two ways: Better protect workers; and Reduce employers’ FMLA compliance and administrative burdens. The DOL is expected to issue the RFI by April 2020, … Continued

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Maryland Enacts Maryland Organ and Bone Marrow Donation Leave

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

On May 13, the Governor of Maryland signed into law House Bill 1284, providing a leave of absence for employees serving as an organ or bone marrow donor (“Maryland Organ and Bone Marrow Donation Leave”). The leave provisions of the law go into effect October 1, 2019, while the other aspects prohibiting discrimination by insurers … Read More

Kentucky Boosts its Leave and Accommodation Protections for Pregnant Workers

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

On April 9, Kentucky’s Governor, Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 18, the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act, requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, including but not limited to the need to express breast milk or take a leave of absence. The law goes … Read More

Agile and Culture Thrive Together - Is software development history repeating itself?

Michael Kelly, CEO

My late father was early into software development in the late 1950’s. He worked for the Irish national transport company, a Government owned semi-state company who were one of the first organizations in Ireland to computerize. The software department had about 60 staff, they worked in teams of 6-8 people, with each team dedicated to … Read More

Group Insurance Technology: Back to the Future for Policy Admin & Billing

Dan Watt, VP, Product Management

This is the first in a series of three blogs to start a practical and real discussion about industry challenges and how technology can help. Often, we look at technology and think about the grand advances we’ve made since Otto Rohwedder sat down after a long day of slicing bread and thought, “Geez, wouldn’t it … Continued

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Three Notable Changes to Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave

Megan Holstein, Esq., SVP Absence and Disability Product

Before any employees have received benefits under Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (WA PFML) program, the law has been amended. On April 3rd, Governor Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1399, (“Amendment”) amending the  WA PFML law to in order to make several changes and clarifications. Three notable changes include: ability for employees to use … Read More

A Department of Labor Opinion Letter Brings Clarity: An Employer’s Generosity Can Land Them in Hot Water

Lori Welty, Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

Employers compete in the marketplace in many ways, one of which is one-upping each other with generous employee-friendly benefits, such as leave of absence policies. These can often exceed the federal, state, or local minimum requirements, providing for extended unpaid leaves, paid leaves, and leaves for unique reasons. But uncertainty can arise when employers try … Read More

Paid Leave Laws Off to a Busy Start in 2019

Lori Welty, Esq., Absence Management Senior Compliance Attorney

The states are off to the races, as they’ve begun the year with a slew of new paid family and medical leave initiatives. Some of the latest proposals include a novel duel-state program, six months paid family leave, and paid vacation: Vermont and New Hampshire Join Forces New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and Vermont Governor … Continued

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