White Paper: HighRoads
Each year, HighRoads surveys companies about their current processes and future plans for compliance communications. In 2013, HighRoads invited mid- to large-sized organizations throughout the United States to share information about their compliance and governance operations; their approach to producing, updating and distributing Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD) and the steps they are taking to generate the Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and other required notices under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Benefits communication straddles an unusual line between the everchanging requirements of government regulation, the increasing need for clear, concise and understandable content and changing preferences for how to receive and send information. That said, there are some things that remain constant from year to year-such as what employers find most challenging and the lack of good data around compliance expenditures.
By: Hitachi Data Systems
Digital transformation isn't just a biggest challenge; it's also the best opportunity for IT pioneers. Data-driven digital transformation has the potential not only to address competitive threats posed by insurgents, but also to uncover opportunities for new business models and revenue streams. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel digital transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets. This whitepaper provides insights on how to turn digital transformation from a challenge to a data-defined opportunity and the advantage offered by enterprise data. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: The Business Benefits of Digital Transformation The Top Considerations for CIOs, including advice from IT pioneers Five Keys to Digital Transformation Success
In the present scenario, it is very difficult to achieve CASS compliance without the correct CASS governance and oversight framework in place. Most firms with CASS failings painfully resolve their issues only to find more problems down the line, despite all the costs and resources that they would have dedicated to resolving the initial failings. Often this is due to the lack of focus on building a sustainability framework that is forward looking, rather than incident driven. But what does 'Good CASS Governance' even look like? Few firms or consultants can explain what good governance looks like or provide a tangible solution; a lack of clarity in the market exists even before the myriad of CASS arrangements have been added to the equation. This whitepaper provides insights on what firms need to do in order to manage CASS risk and build a robust CASS governance structure. It highlights: Good Governance: The Key to CASS Compliance Personal accountability and Tougher CASS audits The importance of centralized processes and controls Risk management using 'tangible' governance tools A 'Governance Wheel' of CASS governance's critical elements The danger of 'sticking plaster solutions' How Rosediem and AutoRek can help