Final rule will expand FMLA for military families and clarify rules for workers and employers

The U.S. Department of Labor has published a final rule on Nov. 17 to update its regulations under the 15-year-old Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — a measure that will help workers and their employers better understand their rights and responsibilities, and speed the implementation of a new law that expands FMLA coverage for military family members.

 

This final rule, for the first time, gives America’s military families special job-protected leave rights. Click here for new rules

 

Wellness Programs in Health Coverage in the Group Market

The attached document below contains final rules governing the provisions prohibiting discrimination based on a health factor for group health plans and issuers of health insurance coverage offered in connection with a group health plan.

 

These final regulations apply for plan years beginning on or after July 1, 2007.

 Final Regs 

 

 

Obama No Single Payor Health Care System

On September 15, 2008 Staten Island University Hospital agreed to return $88.9 million that prosecutors say it fraudulently obtained from government health insurance programs, one of the largest settlements of such a claim ever paid by a single hospital.  This is the fraud that will continue under a single payor health care delivery system. 

 

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