Archive for December, 2016

IRS pushes ahead with PEO certification program

IRS pushes ahead with PEO certification program

A PEO might pay benefits brokers, compete with benefits brokers, or both. Source: Yahoo! News     

December 31, 2016 | By More
Fact-checkers should stick to checking facts

Fact-checkers should stick to checking facts

Opponents may disagree about where to draw the line between truth and falsehood. Source: Yahoo! News     

December 31, 2016 | By More
Auditors say ACA exchange broke federal grant rules

Auditors say ACA exchange broke federal grant rules

A watchdog agency wants Connect for Health Colorado to give back 5.3 percent of its start-up funding Source: Yahoo! News     

December 30, 2016 | By More
New York state adds addiction treatment mandates

New York state adds addiction treatment mandates

A new law requires insurers to cover inpatient anti-addiction services for ‘as long as an individual needs them.’ Source: Yahoo! News     

December 30, 2016 | By More
One Utah City’s Home Values Fall Due to Sinking Foundations

One Utah City’s Home Values Fall Due to Sinking Foundations

Retirees Karen and Richard Bennett were supposed to pay off their Woods Cross, Utah, home by 2013. Instead, they had to take out a $133,000 home equity loan that year to help pay for repairs caused by their home sinking … Source: Claims Journal     

December 30, 2016 | By More
Illinois Conceal and Carry Classes Aim at Increasing Gun Safety

Illinois Conceal and Carry Classes Aim at Increasing Gun Safety

Jim Owens, a former Decatur, Ill., police officer, teaches his students a lot more than how to shoot straight and load their weapons. The motto of his concealed carry instruction school is “win the fight,” which translates to surviving an … Source: Claims Journal     

December 30, 2016 | By More
Ohio High Court Rules 5 Officers Sued Over Chase Injuries Not Liable

Ohio High Court Rules 5 Officers Sued Over Chase Injuries Not Liable

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that five police officers sued by a woman injured during a high-speed chase are immune from legal liability. There was disagreement among the justices on immunity standards. The majority ruled that officers chasing suspects … Source: Claims Journal     

December 30, 2016 | By More
Focus on Opioids May be Curbing Prescriptions

Focus on Opioids May be Curbing Prescriptions

Pennsylvania’s avalanche of opioids that rolled from factories through pharmacies to medicine cabinets, and then tumbled into the streets with tragic results, may finally be slowing thanks to pressure on the prescribing practices of its doctors. This year, the long-lagging … Source: Claims Journal     

December 30, 2016 | By More
Wildfires, School Bus Crash Top Tennessee News Stories of 2016

Wildfires, School Bus Crash Top Tennessee News Stories of 2016

The devastation from wildfires that roared out of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, torching hundreds of buildings and leaving 14 people dead, has been voted the top Tennessee news story of 2016, according to an annual Associated Press survey … Source: Claims Journal     

December 30, 2016 | By More
Increased Drunken Driving Penalties Begin on Jan. 1 in Wisconsin

Increased Drunken Driving Penalties Begin on Jan. 1 in Wisconsin

Repeat drunken drivers will face more time behind bars in Wisconsin starting New Year’s Day under a law the state Legislature passed overwhelmingly nearly a year ago. The new law doesn’t make the first offense a criminal violation, leaving Wisconsin … Source: Claims Journal     

December 30, 2016 | By More