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CMS Releases Updated Guidance for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Reporting and Reviews

By |2024-04-04T20:48:19+00:00April 4th, 2024|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , |

On April 1, 2024, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new detailed guidance for reporting workers’ compensation settlements involving individuals who are Medicare eligible. See NGHP User Guide | CMS. As part of a series of new detailed guidance, CMS provided specifics with respect to the information required by CMS when a workers’ compensation [...]

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GAO Reports $44 billion in UI improper payments in 2023: New UI Improper Payment Methodology Needed

By |2024-03-27T17:25:59+00:00March 27th, 2024|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

On March 26, 2024,the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its improper payment report with an estimate of $44 billion in improper payments in the Unemployment Insurance program for 2023. The US Department of Labor reported a combined improper and unknown payment rate of 22.2 percent for the Unemployment Insurance program in fiscal year 2022, which exceeded [...]

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Bi-Partisan COMP Act (HR 7368) Gains Support from Business and Worker Representatives

By |2024-03-15T16:07:43+00:00March 15th, 2024|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , |

On Friday, March 15th business and worker representatives joined in support of the Comp Act (HR 7368) introduced by Congressmen Mike Carey (R-OH) and Mike Thompson (D-CA).  The letter (attached) notes that HR 7368 would: Create certainty for calculating the amounts to be included in Workers’ Compensation set-asides. Provide appeal rights from reviews by the Centers for [...]

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President Biden’s Proposed FY 2025 Budget Would Increase Integrity Funding While Addressing Reemployment and Equity

By |2024-03-14T03:02:39+00:00March 14th, 2024|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

President Biden has released the proposed Fiscal Year 2025 Budget. See Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2025 (whitehouse.gov) The Budget narrative provides for increases in funding for integrity measures, continued focus on reemployment and equity. The budget describes the UI related initiatives in the proposal below. Modernizes, Protects, and Strengthens UI. The UI program provides [...]

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CMS Expands Workers’ Compensation Reporting Requirements with No New Statutory or Regulatory Authority

By |2024-03-06T16:41:13+00:00March 4th, 2024|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , |

On February 23, 2024 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an alert seeking to expand the Section 111 reporting requirements for Non Group Health Plans (NGHPs) See MMSEA S111 GHP Alert (cms.gov). The expansion goes well beyond the general statutory requirement in 42 U.S.C. 1395y(b)(7)&(b)(8), and would impact self-insured employers,  workers’ compensation plans, [...]

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Coalition Applauds Bi-Partisan Legislation To Improve Administration of Medicare With Workers’ Compensation

By |2024-02-15T23:24:13+00:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , |

Legislation supported by UWC and a coalition of stakeholders in workers’ compensation has been introduced to address the need for clarification when there are workers’ compensation settlements involving employees who are also Medicare eligible. The appropriate determination of amounts to be paid under the applicable workers’ compensation law and Medicare has been an issue for many [...]

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US Senate Finance Committee Releases Joint Outline for Unemployment Insurance Program Improvements

By |2024-02-08T21:19:33+00:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , , |

On February 8, 2024, Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-NC) released a framework of Unemployment Insurance Program Improvements. (see below). The framework reflects some of the features of the Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act (S 1587) and (HR 1163) that have been supported by UWC. No legislative draft language [...]

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US DOL Details UI Modernization Reporting Check List

By |2024-02-08T16:32:49+00:00February 8th, 2024|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

On February 2, 2024, USDOL released a check list for UI Modernization Reports to be submitted by states implementing UI Modernization projects. ETA 9177 Report (Pre-Implementation Planning Checklist Report Version 1) through July 31, 2026. See Extension of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) 9177 Report (Pre-Implementation Planning Checklist Report Version 1) for State Unemployment Insurance (UI) [...]

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US DOL Releases State CARES Waiting Week Payment Reconciliation Requirements

By |2024-01-23T02:53:31+00:00January 23rd, 2024|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

May Impact UI Trust Funds On January 19, 2024, the US DOL released guidance with state requirements with respect to reporting and reconciliation of federal reimbursements for payments for the unemployment compensation waiting week. See Instructions for Reconciling Funds Made Available to States Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act - Section 2105 (dol.gov).The [...]

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Connecticut Pays Off Title XII Loan – Avoids FUTA Tax Increase for 2023

By |2023-11-16T22:44:59+00:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , |

On November 8th, Connecticut Governor Lamont announced that the state was paying of the loan from the federal government that was used to pay unemployment compensation in Connecticut. See the Governor's press release at Governor Lamont 's press release reporting that Connecticut paid off pandemic-era Unemployment Trust Fund debt in advance of the November 10, 2023, [...]

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