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UWC Asks Congress to Follow Workers’ Comp Opioid Reforms

In a letter to the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives, UWC requested that the committee take note of state efforts to address opioid overuse among injured employees through a number of initiatives such as evidence-based treatment guidelines, closed formularies and system monitoring. UWC further recommended that the committee consider measures to assure consistency in [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on UWC Asks Congress to Follow Workers’ Comp Opioid Reforms

President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Summary: Part II

President Trump's FY 2019 Budget would eliminate workers' compensation reverse offsets and reform the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) Eliminate Workers’ Compensation Reverse Offset The budget proposes the elimination of the Workers’ Compensation Reverse Offset against Social Security, estimating a savings over the ten years ending FY 2028 of $207 million. This proposal has been an ongoing feature of prior [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget Summary: Part II

President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget: Part I

President Trump's FY 2019 Budget would mandate $22 billion UI Tax/Solvency Increases and Create a New National Paid Parental Leave Program Through the UI system UI Tax Increase and Federal Solvency Requirement The President’s FY 2019 Budget proposes  to mandate that employers with employment in states with low balances in their state UI trust fund accounts pay higher UI related [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget: Part I

UWC submits Comments on US DOL Survey of Alternative Financing

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the collection of data to support an analysis of alternative strategies for UI deficit financing. The issue of UI trust fund solvency is one that UWC and the National Foundation for Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation has tracked closely over the decades and through multiple recessionary periods. State UI Trust Fund Solvency [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Tags: |Comments Off on UWC submits Comments on US DOL Survey of Alternative Financing

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Summary

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included new language specifically authorizing grants to states to administer an expanded RESEA program for claimants identified for services through the profiling system. The increased authority was developed through discussions with state workforce agencies, US DOL and UWC.  The new program increases the focus of the UI program on integrity and on returning UI [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Categories: Unemployment Insurance|Comments Off on Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Summary

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Repeals Expanded Medicaid Priority

President Trump Signs the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 on February 9, 2018 The Act includes a repeal of language that would have expanded the authority of Medicaid State plans to seek recovery for items and services covered under Medicaid from third party payments even when the third party payments were not related to the items or services. It has [...]

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