Measures to improve public health, relating as they do to such obvious and mundane matters as housing, smoking, and food, may lack the glamour of high-technology medicine, but what they lack in excitement they gain in their potential impact on health, precisely because they deal with the major causes of common disease and disabilities. Geoffrey Rose, 1992 (via publichealthfiles)
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Letter to Congress Opposing HR 3522 – Health Plans that Offer Coverage Outside of Insurance Marketplaces will be Costly to Consumers

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I urge you to oppose H.R. 3522, introduced by Representative Bill Cassidy. This legislation would allow health insurers to continue offering coverage outside of the insurance marketplaces established by the health law even if those plans do not comply with its coverage requirements.

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EEOC Says Wellness Program Violates ADA

EEOC Says Wellness Program Violates ADA

Originally posted on Joe’s HR and Benefits Blog:

An employer can have a program that rewards employees for attaining positive health goals, but it must remain voluntary and not penalize workers who decline to participate, the EEOC said yesterday in announcing its first Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit over such programs.

According to the EEOC, Orion Energy Systems, based in Manitowoc,…

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ERISA’s 40th Birthday—Private Plan Performance

ERISA’s 40th Birthday—Private Plan Performance

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By Dallas Salisbury, EBRI

This week marks the 40th Labor Day since President Ford signed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 into law. ERISA has been amended many times since then—as have Internal Revenue Code provisions that relate to ERISA-covered employee benefit plans. Private-sector regulatory change has come as well, via the…

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