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  Recently CareConnect announced their inevitable withdrawal from the NY Small Group Health Insurance Market.  For many policy holders, this is all too familiar.  Many CareConnect policy holders already lived through a similar experience with Health Republic and want security right away. READ MORE >>

Governor Chris Christie (R) signed Senate Bill 2512 into law today. The new law allows a client or PEO to provide workers’ compensation coverage for worksite employees. Previously, New Jersey law only permitted the PEO to provide such coverage for worksite employees. READ MORE >>

On its website, NBC News (9/11, Caldwell) reports that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are embarking on another effort to repeal the ACA, “preparing to offer legislation that would try to bridge one of the key dividing elements of an effort that has twice failed to pass the senate, according to a section-by-section analysis obtained by NBC News. READ MORE >>

Every year that passes by is another opportunity to be the best version of yourself.  That is the best way to respect the memory of every person who lost their life on 9/11/01 and since 9/11/01.  READ MORE >>

This news is worth passing on solely based on the fact that Bipartisan Effort is mentioned.  That doesn't happen very often in the benefits world. The Washington Post (9/5, Goldstein, Eilperin) reports the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold the first of... READ MORE >>

The Obamacare repeal and replace discussion seems to have died down the past few weeks and most Americans may be under the impression that the GOP has given up on any chance of accomplishing this unrealized promise of the Trump Administration. READ MORE >>

A federal judge in Texas has struck down an Obama-era federal overtime rule that would have made more than 4 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant granted summary judgment to more than 55 business groups that had challenged the Obama admin... READ MORE >>

Now is a great time to get familiar with a Professional Employer Organizations (PEO).  Here are the Top 9 Reasons why a PEO might be right for your business. Reduced cost of services for HR, payroll, WC and benefits improves the company financials. READ MORE >>

8/31/17 - Healthfirst Insurance Company, Inc. (Healthfirst) has made an amendment to its small group underwriting guidelines. Effective immediately, they will accept other-employer-sponsored coverage as a “valid” waiver towards the overall participation requirement of 60%. READ MORE >>

8/25/17 Long Island Press - CareConnect, the health insurance unit of Long Island-based Northwell Health hospital group, is pulling the plug on its four-year-old operations, leaving 125,000 enrollees scrambling to find a new insurer, the company announced Thursday. READ MORE >>

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