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Harvill Recognized for Leadership in Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Policy and Legislation

By |2017-12-15T03:02:01+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance, Workers' Compensation|

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 – Kelly Services Vice President Matt Harvill was recognized by the national association representing business in unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation law and policy. Matt Harvill served as Chairman of UWC – Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation (UWC) for more than 13 years (2003 to 2016). He is the [...]

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2017 State Workers’ Comp. Fiscal Data Research Bulletin Available

By |2017-12-15T17:48:24+00:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The annual Workers’ Compensation Fiscal Data Research Bulletin showing state workers’ compensation system payments and costs from 2006 to 2015 is now available for purchase. The fiscal bulletin shows the continued  economic expansion and trend toward lower benefit cost rates. The number of covered workers in all states increased from 129.9 million in 2014 to 132.4 million for [...]

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Texas Due to Hurricane Harvey

By |2017-09-16T22:24:54+00:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program is part of the federal response to unemployment caused by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The DUA program in Texas and other states, is administered through the state UI agency. The provisions of the program are similar to the regular Unemployment Insurance program but also apply to individuals who become [...]

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PA Supreme Court Finds Delegation to Most Recent AMA Guides Unconstitutional

By |2017-12-15T17:50:44+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: |

On June 20th , the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Section 306(a.2) violated the non -delegation doctrine and that Section 306(a.2) is unconstitutional in its entirety. The section of the PA code held to be unconstitutional provides: The degree of impairment shall be determined based upon an evaluation by a physician who is licensed in this [...]

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House Budget Resolution for FY2018 Seeks to Reduce Deficit

By |2017-07-20T02:38:35+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

Budget Resolution May Impact SSDI and UI On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the House Budget committee released its Budget Resolution for FY 2018 and proceeded to hold a mark-up in the Budget Committee on July 19th. The proposed budget outline sets budget targets for House standing committees. The committees with primary or sequential jurisdiction for unemployment [...]

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New CMS Re-Review Option for WC MSAs Very Limited

By |2017-07-17T23:41:03+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new re-review option in the updated WCMSA User Manual on July 10, 2017. The new option is very limited. See Section 12.4 and 12.4.3  beginning on page 12-12 and continuing for the following 22 pages ending on page 12-34.https://www.cob.cms.hhs.gov/WCMSA/assets/wcmsa/userManual/WCMSAUserManual.pdf Limitations of New (Amended) Re-Review Option A [...]

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CBO Reviews President’s FY 2018 Parental Leave Proposal

By |2017-07-13T21:52:35+00:00July 13th, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|

CBO Projects FY 2018 Parental Leave Program would increase federal spending by $22 billion and raise UI taxes The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the President’s FY 2018 Parental Leave proposal projects that the proposal would result in an increase in direct federal spending of approximately $22 billion over the ten year budget period. The [...]

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President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Includes $13 billion UI tax Increase to pay for Required Paid Parental Leave

By |2017-05-23T20:11:05+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |

The President’s FY 2018 Budget was released today and contains a number of items that impact Unemployment Insurance, particularly the proposed required parental leave. The Budget summary document may be accessed athttps://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/budget.pdf The budget document includes: Provide Paid Parental Leave. During his campaign, the President pledged to pro­vide paid family leave to help new parents. The [...]

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