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CMS Plans to Propose “Guidance” for future medical under Workers’ Compensation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2019 regulatory agenda including a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a rule that would provide guidance for Medicare beneficiaries with respect to health care choices and Medicare Secondary Payer. The text of the notice  is provided below with Notice of Proposed Rulemaking projected for September 2019. The proposal suggests that [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , |Comments Off on CMS Plans to Propose “Guidance” for future medical under Workers’ Compensation

FUTA Tax in California Going Down to 0.6% – Virgin Islands FUTA goes up again

Yes, it is official!! After years of recovery from the 2008 recession and constantly increasing FUTA taxes due from employers in California, the state has finally met the key condition needed to avoid FUTA credit reductions: no outstanding Title XII loans.  On November 10th , USDOL published the official notice. See also the spreadsheet "Final 2018 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |Comments Off on FUTA Tax in California Going Down to 0.6% – Virgin Islands FUTA goes up again

USDOL Publishes Proposed New UI Drug Testing Regulations for Comment

On November 5, 2018 the US Department of Labor published new UI Drug Testing Regulations for Comment. Comments may be submitted in response to the regulations by January 4, 2019. See the link above for instructions. New Interpretation Regulations  In this NPRM, the Department now proposes a substantially different and more flexible approach to the statutory requirements than the 2016 [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on USDOL Publishes Proposed New UI Drug Testing Regulations for Comment

UWC Opposes HR 6545

UWC Opposes Proposal to pay Unemployment Compensation to Individuals Who Quit for Reasons Not Connected to Work HR 6545 sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) addresses a long list of issues associated with the Violence Against Women Act. Unfortunately, the bill includes a provision in Section 702 that significantly amends the requirements of state UI law. The amendment would [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on UWC Opposes HR 6545

Support for Legislation to Improve Administration of Medicare with Workers’ Compensation Grows

The coalition supporting legislation to improve administration of Medicare with Workers’ Compensation (S 3079) which was introduced in the Senate on June 18th applauds the introduction of the Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act in the House by Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/6619?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22HR+6619%22%5D%7D&r=1 . The proposed legislation (HR 6619) would provide for improved [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Support for Legislation to Improve Administration of Medicare with Workers’ Compensation Grows

Whitehouse Proposes to Consolidate the Departments of Labor and Education

On June 21, 2018 the White House released its  “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations” See https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Government-Reform-and-Reorg-Plan.pdf The proposal seeks to organize parts of the federal government with a new alignment designed to eliminate duplication, enhance efficiency and improve service delivery. To be implemented, the proposal would require a comprehensive legislative overhaul through multiple [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on Whitehouse Proposes to Consolidate the Departments of Labor and Education

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