EBIA Weekly Newsletter

It’s Not Too Late! Register Today for EBIA Seminars, Advanced Conference, and May & June Webinars From Checkpoint Learning!


   May 18, 2017

The EBIA Advanced Cafeteria Plans and Benefits Conference is only a few weeks away! Join us in beautiful La Jolla, CA, July 12–14, for the latest scoop on “repeal and replace” efforts, hot topics for administering account-based plans, plan design trends, advanced COBRA issues, and much more! Our intermediate-level EBIA Seminars—happening … Read More


Failure to Provide Life Insurance Conversion Information Costs Employer $750,000


   May 18, 2017

Erwood v. Wellstar Health Sys., Inc., 2017 WL 1383922 (W.D. Pa. 2017) Available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCOURTS-pawd-2_14-cv-01284/pdf/USCOURTS-pawd-2_14-cv-01284-4.pdf A neurosurgeon covered under his employer’s life insurance plan became terminally ill with a brain tumor, took extended Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave from which he was unable to return, and eventually died. During his illness, … Read More


Global Ransomware Attack Targets Health Care Organizations


   May 18, 2017

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, Multiple Ransomware Infections Reported (May 15, 2017) Available at https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/05/12/Multiple-Ransomware-Infections-Reported HHS has notified subscribers to its HIPAA privacy listserv of a warning issued by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) regarding a coordinated, global ransomware attack targeting various organizations, including health care organizations. … Read More