The United States House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) by a narrow margin (217 to 213) that was generally along party lines. As you will recall, the AHCA is the House Republicans’ health care overhaul legislation that seeks to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). Twenty House Republicans voted against the bill, along with all House Democrats. Read the HCR Update for the impact to employers.
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Although estimates vary, driver fatigue may contribute to more than 100,000 crashes a year. Conservative estimates peg drowsy driving as a contributing factor in about 1,000 fatalities a year, while a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that more than 6,000 drowsy driving crashes a year result in at least one fatality.
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
Unfortunately, OSHA penalty fines and criminal and civil liabilities are significantly increased when information is late or improperly reported to OSHA. Attend this free webcast to learn how to avoid common mistakes and effectively communicate with OSHA.
HIPAA Privacy and Security rules help safeguard employees’ protected health information, an important responsibility now that data breaches are more common. Learn 10 ways your organization can satisfy HIPAA regulations in the May Compliance Guide.
We have all witnessed the devastating effects Mother Nature can cause throughout the year. As we look ahead to the severe storm weather season, now is the time to prepare for the threats posed by flood waters, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: GDP growth slows, ECB stimulus and policy uncertainty.
What happens when a CEO fails to live up to the ethical standards that he himself pronounces? In some cases, nothing much.
National Patient Safety Week has come and gone, but it is still an opportune time to fine-tune practices to improve patient safety. One vital physician skill to keep patients from harm is that of effective communication. Clear, accurate and ongoing communication among patients and colleagues can improve quality of care, lower costs and prevent lawsuits.
The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to report certain serious injuries by telephone within twenty-four (24) hours of the employer becoming aware of the incident.