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Hypertension Redefined

Implications for Brokers and Employers

January 16, 2018

Bruce Campbell, PhD, MD

Background:  Clinical Factors

Company Culture is the First Draw for Candidates

by Bobbi Kloss

In today’s workplace, there is a convergence of forces that are creating challenges to an employer’s ability to attract and retain qualified employees. As we all know, employees are the lifeblood of any good company. Without them, a company simply does not exist. In fact, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of The Virgin Group has been quoted as saying, “Take Care of Your Employees and They’ll Take Care of Your Business.”

Legal Alert: Court Vacates EEOC’s Wellness Program Incentives Rules Effective January 1, 2019

Legal Alert
Court Vacates EEOC’s Wellness Program Incentives Rules Effective January 1, 2019

In an opinion dated December 20, 2017, in American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, the federal court in the District of Columbia vacated, effective January 1, 2019, the portions of the final regulations that the EEOC issued last year under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) addressing wellness program incentives.  The current regulations will remain effective for 2018 while the EEOC reconsiders and promulgates new rules.

Background

Legal Alert: Massachusetts Releases Proposed Regulations on EMAC Supplement; HIRD Form Returns

Legal Alert
On August 1, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed H.3822, which increases the existing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) and imposes an additional fee (EMAC Supplement) on employers with employees covered under MassHealth (Medicaid) or who receive subsidized coverage through ConnectorCare (certain plans offered through Massachusetts’ Marketplace).  The increased EMAC and the EMAC Supplement are effective for 2018 and 2019 and are intended to sunset after 2019.
  

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