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If you want to live in the Florida sunshine year round you have to put up with a lot. Floridians stay prepared for hurricanes to hit their coastline, and you never know when a crocodile is going to come crawling out of a marsh to steal your golf ball. On top of crocodiles and alligators, a 17 foot, 17 inch Burmese Python weighing 165 pounds was found last August! (story on that here).
But now there’s a new pest hitting Florida - and it’s slow and slimy. Meet the giant African land snail.
At hearings last week, HB 1468 had support and faced opposition. HB 1468 provides a much needed fix to the problem created by the Texas Supreme Court's XL Specialty decision.
Testimony will be heard on Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00 AM on HB 1925, a bill designed to put some much needed teeth into existing laws against worker misclassification. This is a companion bill to SB 676, which we highlighted here.
The ACA gives employers more flexibility in creating incentives for employees to participate in wellness programs. This article in Business Insurance illustrates the efforts of several large employers to do exactly that:
SHOP stands for "Small Business Health Options Program." It is intended to be part of the health exchanges opening next year at an internet URL near you (either your state or the federally-facilitated exchange ("FFE")). The SHOP is meant for employers with less than 100 employees, though states will be able to restrict that number to less than 50 until 2017.
It's only 21 pages! Simple no? This is only the beginning. Check out the portion of the application that the employer has to complete.
OOOOOOOOOOOKLAHOMA! Sorry, I bet the good folks North of the Red River get that way too much. If you are hanging in Lawton, OK tomorrow or happen to be near one the twelve satelite locations receiving the data feed from Lawton, don't miss my hour long talk on what the Affordable Care Act has in store for employers! You can RSVP here.