How To Plan For And Anticipate Your Long-Term Care Needs

How To Plan For And Anticipate Your Long-Term Care Needs

Photo via Pixabay by Almadrava | Article by Guest Author June Duncan   How To Plan For And Anticipate Your Long-Term Care Needs Planning for and anticipating what your long-term care needs will be isn’t easy; no one knows what their health will be like five or 10 years from now. It can be stres...
New York Mandates Sexual Harassment Training

New York Mandates Sexual Harassment Training

Every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training annually. We’ve compiled all the information you will need as an employer to take on this newly mandated responsibility.  
New York State Releases Final Mandated Sexual Harassment Policy

New York State Releases Final Mandated Sexual Harassment Policy

New York State Releases Final Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program and Policy New York State has released finalized versions of its model sexual harassment prevention training program and model sexual harassment prevention policy. As a reminder, within 12 months of October 9, 2018,...
Amid changes at federal level, New York state sets health insurance rates

Amid changes at federal level, New York state sets health insurance rates

By Allissa Kline  – Reporter, Buffalo Business First Aug 7, 2018, 6:29am EDT Updated a day ago Health insurance rates for individuals will rise next year at three of four health insurers that do business in Western New York. The New York State Department of Financial Services has released fin...
CMS Issues Final Rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

CMS Issues Final Rule on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance

Background The Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services published a proposed rule to consider allowing short-term, limited-duration insurance to cover longer periods and be renewed by the consumer on February 21, 2018 in response to both stakeholder input in the Request f...
NY Legislature Adds Bereavement Leave to NY Paid Family Leave Law

NY Legislature Adds Bereavement Leave to NY Paid Family Leave Law

New York state lawmakers want to require businesses to give workers three months of paid bereavement leave so they have ample time to mourn when a loved one dies. The Senate and Assembly have already passed the bill, which is currently under review by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, WCBS-TV reported. If final...
DOJ announces biggest health-fraud takedown ‘in history’

DOJ announces biggest health-fraud takedown ‘in history’

600-plus charged for unlawful opioid prescriptions, other crimes Federal agents carried out the biggest health care fraud takedown “in history” on Thursday, the Department of Justice said, charging more than 600 people across the country with bilking taxpayers for $2 billion through fake medi...
DOL’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans Expands Options

DOL’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans Expands Options

Stephen Miller, CEBS Jun 20, 2018 Small businesses can avoid some small group market requirements A rule finalized by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on June 19 will make it easier for small businesses to band together to buy health insurance without some of the regulatory requirements that in...
Update: OSHA 2017 Form 300A Electronic Data Submission Due By July 1st

Update: OSHA 2017 Form 300A Electronic Data Submission Due By July 1st

Employers in 7 States Lose Exemption The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that covered establishments in all states—including establishments in California, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming—must electronically sub...