It sounds like a scenario right out of TV’s “30 Rock,” but maybe not so funny.
Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Tina Fey is having a little trouble with the Workers Compensation Board of New York. According to a $79,000 judgment brought down last week, she failed to insure her employees for almost a year and a half, by not paying the premiums from November 2012 to February 2013.
Fey’s spokeswoman said she has “proper and current insurance” for all her employees and that there was no lapse in comp coverage. The spokesperson blamed the NY Worker’s Compensation Board for sending notifications to an old address (to an accountant who moved offices almost 6 years ago.)
The New York Daily News reported earlier this week that New York insurance broker Robertson Taylor has accepted full responsibility for the error.
DeMille Halliburton, vice president of Robertson Taylor said, “We collectively accept full responsibility for this clerical error. Tina Fey was never delinquent in paying premiums or having the proper . . . coverage.”
Late Monday, a spokeswoman for the board said Fey’s staff satisfied Albany that she had coverage since November and that Fey’s staffers are working with their carrier to find the paperwork to prove they had coverage for the year earlier.
The comedienne/writer/actress stars in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ in theaters now.
On April 1st (yes, April Fool's Day even), the Obama Administration declared that they had reached their "goal" (scare quotes used because they had refused to say it was their goal just a few weeks ago) of 7,000,000 million "sign ups" for ACA compliant policies through healthcare.gov, the state exchanges, and other enrollment methods. This was heralded as a victory by media outlets and administration officials and a "in your face" moment for opponents and critics of the ACA. So, everything is awesome now! We are all good. Everybody is loving it right? This is now a huge success. So, at any moment, congressional Democrats will be picking up the Obamacare banner and waving it proudly whereas only days before they were in full retreat. Right?