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HSA Changes Add More to Consider When Picking Plans

August 17, 2011
Two elements of federal health care reform legislation passed last year that could affect HSAs’ growth. Over-the-counter medications had been HSA-eligible, but now only those prescribed by a physician will be allowed. The second change is an increase to 20 percent from 10 percent in the tax penalties on nonqualified HSA expense withdrawals.
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Ruling in Bipolar-Threat Case Brings Mixed Legal Opinions

August 17, 2011
Lawyers for employers say a court decision that upheld the termination of a bipolar employee balances the legal obligation of employers to accommodate a worker’s disability with their responsibility to provide a safe workplace. But lawyers for that employee say the appeals court gave employers far too much latitude.
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Solving the Diversity Puzzle

August 12, 2011
Lecturing employees about diversity is one thing, but some companies are taking training a step further. Strategies include engaging employees in teamwork exercises and having workers simulate disabilities.
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