Can fraud occur in an employee benefit plan? Absolutely. One factor that creates risk is a lack of strong internal controls. Plan sponsors can mitigate the risk of fraud by creating a system of internal controls; however, knowing where to start can be a difficult and time-consuming task.
The Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Staffing survey is continuing to be rolled out to more states in 2016. Organizations should understand the focus of the survey and prepare for it, because the results can impact its Nursing Home Compare five-star quality rating.
The IRS is giving employers more time to file paperwork for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The extension was announced in Notice 2016-22.
This article outlines the guidelines not-for-profit organizations must follow when it comes to political activity.
With the help of LeadingAge, state associations, and survey participants, Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) has added over 20 new jobs to this year's CCRC and Nursing Home Salary & Benefits study. To streamline the participation process, the survey document has been completely retooled so that HCS job numbers line up with the job category order used to report staffing and census information for the CMS Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ).