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November 2012

November 2012

    Sinas speaks to Local Lions Club about Healthcare Reform

    November 26, 2012 by PRemployer

    Dan Sinas spoke to the Enterprise Lions Club on November 14, 2012 regarding HealthCare Reform.  Click here to view the entire article. If you would like to schedule Dan to speak to your company or group, contact Toni Strickland.

    "We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there."

    November 25, 2012 by PRemployer

    Although this line from the song depicts what the Health and Human Services Department and State Governments face as they scramble to meet the deadlines imposed by Health Care Reform, it is a safe assumption that most business owners are not eager to catch a ride, even if the rich kids are still paying. This article posted on The Hill's website, shows that the HHS is already moving on certain key regulations. _________________________________ Be sure to visit our YouTube channel for videos we have posted from some of the Chamber of Commerce sessions we have hosted.

    Does your company offer a Wellness Program?

    November 22, 2012 by PRemployer

    An article released by The Hill website on Tuesday, discusses the Obama administrations release of new regulations to encourage participation in employer-based wellness programs in an effort to drive down healthcare costs.   The article points out a few aspects of the new regulations such as: increasing the maximum permissible reward for workers who participate in programs that encourage healthier lifestyles the wellness programs provide alternative means of qualifying for rewards for people with special medical conditions You can read the entire article here.

    BREAKING HEALTHCARE NEWS

    November 20, 2012 by PRemployer

    The following information is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Press Release dated 11/20/2012.  Click here to read directly from the HHS website.   News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 Contact: HHS Press Office (202) 690-6343 Obama administration moves forward to implement health care law, ban discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing co...[read more]

    State Exchanges Deadline Extended

    November 16, 2012 by PRemployer

    By today (11/16/2012) each State will have to inform the Obama administration of their intent regarding setting up State Health Exchanges.  State Health Exchanges are a key component in the Health Care Reform plan put out by the Obama administration. In essence, each State will either have to provide the Exchange or look to the Federal Government to come in and set up the Exchange.  This article from Kaiser Health News expounds on this a bit more.  ______________________________________ Many business owners are not aware of how Health Care Reform will impact their companies. We are working to inform and educate by holding Seminars and sp...[read more]

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