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The Hill - (6/11, Hellmann) reports that Republican lawmakers in the Senate are attempting “to strike a balance that’s proving difficult: lowering healthcare insurance premiums for young adults while shielding older people from massive price hikes. READ MORE >>

The Hill  (6/5, Bolton) reports that GOP senators were skeptical about the prospects for an ACA repeal bill when they left for the recess, and they are returning “more doubtful than ever.” For instance, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), “said Thursday it’s ‘unlikely’ the GOP will get a healthcare deal. READ MORE >>

The weekly contribution rate for Paid Family Leave is 0.126% of the employee's weekly wage (capped at New York State's current average weekly wage of $1,305.92*). This translates into a maximum contribution of $1.65 per week per employee in 2018  READ MORE >>

The most comprehensive Paid Family Leave program in the country is set to go into effect January1, 2018. Employers can begin making payroll deductions as early as July 1, 2017. A Quick Recap of New York Paid Family Leave Paid Family Leave provides employees with the income they need to enable them to stay home and care for: READ MORE >>

House and Senate GOP lawmakers are at odds over what to do about Pre-existing conditions as they try to repeal or replace ACA.  While this is certainly a moral issue it is also most definitely a key component of affordability.  If there are no rules pertaining to pre-ex then there can be no market stability. READ MORE >>

Federal authorities plan to propose ending small group plan enrollment on the federally run Small Business Health Options Program exchange while keeping access for qualifying employers to the small business health care tax credit Off-exchange. READ MORE >>

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