Volume 4, Number 7

Contracts, Compliance, and Research
DOMA Supreme Court prop 8
Coincident with the release of this issue of Enlighten, the United States Supreme Court has made two important rulings on same-sex marriage. Those decisions will cause many employers to re-evaluate their benefit plans. As details emerge, BSG will provide further information.


Click below to read about the rulings.


Supreme Court Opinion Finding Ninth Circuit Had No Jurisdiction to Hear Appeal from District Court's Decision That California Prop. 8 is Unconstitutional
Click here.


Source: Supreme Court of the United States


 Clinical Trial

Affordable Care Act Requirements for Clinical Trial Treatment

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)


Click here to view the one-page Q&A on the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide coverage for individuals receiving treatment for cancer or another life-threatening condition as part of a clinical trial. 

Obesity Disease
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Advocates say AMA's move will boost resources to fight weight-gain epidemic, but others question decision.

To read the full article, click here.


Dietary Supplement

National Institute of Health (NIH)


This searchable online collection contains product information and ingredients from labels of more than 55,000 dietary supplements sold in the U.S. The companion, My Dietary Supplements (MyDS) app, provides consumers with an easy way to keep track of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products they take, and has science-based, reliable information on dietary supplements.


For more information, click here.


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August 13, 2013
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Client Reminder: More information regarding Health Care Reform and other benefit resources are available on the HR360 website, available to BSG clients under the "Resources" menu of your HR Express website.
BSG subscribes to this service for your benefit. If you would like to learn more regarding this resource, please contact your account management team at BSG. 
Additional Tools:
  • How to Comply with Health Care Reform in 2013 ---- A 5-Step Plan. Click here for webinar information.
  • Pay or Play Toolkit
  • 2013 Health Care Reform Checklist
  • Performance Review Builder 




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