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DOL to Audit All Employers by 2018
Brought to you by Chrystine M. Heier, CEBS, CPE-Compliant, LIA
Principal & Co-Owner, Sullivan Benefits
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After being contacted by another client who received a DOL Audit Notice in the mail just a few weeks ago and having assisted several other clients in the recent past, I thought it may be worth touching on just how much of a priority DOL audit preparation has become to an employer and their broker partner.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has broad authority under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to investigate or audit a health and welfare benefit plan's compliance with various federal laws. More recently, the DOL has increased its investigative authority to enforce compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Considerable resources have been placed into enforcement activities with the intent to audit all health plans by 2018.
Are you prepared to respond to a DOL audit request in a timely manner?  This article will provide a high level overview of what to do when you receive a DOL Audit Notice and the steps to take to successfully navigate through the process.  Read 
Struggling To Get Sleep?
Brought to you by Nan Maley, RN
Director of Corporate Wellness, Sullivan Benefits
Do you struggle to get a good night's sleep? If so, you're likely feeling fatigued throughout your day, which can cause serious problems for your health, your job and your life.
Trouble sleeping and frequent fatigue can lead to more serious sleeping disorders. If some of these tips do not help you sleep better, or if you suspect you have a sleep disorder, it may be time to see your doctor.
Symptoms of Fatigue
Fatigued individuals typically experience drowsiness, mood changes, loss of energy and appetite, headaches, and a lack of motivation, concentration and alertness. Men and women often differ in their symptoms, men may become angry, while women more often feel sadness.
Fatigue in the Workplace
Going to work fatigued even occasionally impairs your ability to perform your job at the highest possible level. The above symptoms are obviously not conducive to productivity, and can also create a safety hazard depending on the job.
Health Concerns, Sleep Hygiene, Healthy Habits and more helpful tips..Read 
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