At the sixth Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summit on June 17, 2011, the latest in a series of summits put forth by the federal government to promote fraud prevention in the U.S. healthcare system, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the introduction of predictive modeling technology as part of the government’s fraud investigation arsenal, as well as a new collaborative tool that enables private payors to enhance their own monitoring and auditing programs.
This Update discusses the implications of the proposed prohibition on discriminating against job applicants due to their current unemployment status, which is part of President Obama’s American Jobs Act.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“Health Care Reform”), signed into law in March 2010, created broad changes which affect employer sponsored health plans. For employers and other calendar year plan sponsors these changes have resulted in several approaching deadlines and tasks that must be completed in the coming weeks and months. This publication highlights some of the upcoming deadlines and recent changes that may impact an employer or plan sponsor’s welfare plans.
It is common for some employers to treat certain workers as Form 1099 independent contractors. Sometimes, workers in these job classifications are more accurately classified as employees. But it may be difficult for employers to make a correction to the employee classification out of the fear that a change in classification would give rise to a liability for payroll taxes for prior years.
With the recent passing of the Leahy-Smith America Invest act 2011, a list of provisions are to take place upon the President’s signing of the bill.
In Scotland there is currently a lot of commercial activity in the renewables sector in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament has passed into law ambitious targets for the generation of clean energy and carbon emissions reductions, and the Scottish and UK Parliaments have introduced a number of financial incentives to encourage activity and all of this is creating a vibrant market which is attracting significant inward investment.
This article provides a summary of the current activity in Scotland and bto’s experience in this sector. To discuss matters please contact Ralph Riddiough on 0141 221 8012 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.