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Workers' Memorial Day Posted by on

Worker Memorial Day Commemoration and Rally
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
12:00 ?C 1:15 PM

In front of the State House, Beacon Hill, Boston

A private breakfast will be held for families of fallen workers from
10:30AM ?C 12:00 PM, State House, Room 437

  • Join us to honor our brothers and sisters who were killed, injured or suffered from illness on the job last year
  • Demand strong workplace health and safety protections for all workers
  • Visit a legislator to voice your support for State Safety and Health legislation

The 2010 Workers?? Memorial Day Report will be released that day. Contact Katie Mae Simpson at (617)825-7233 x14 or for more Workers?? Memorial Day information or other resources about health and safety in the workplace.

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Massachusetts AFL-CIO, and Greater Boston Labor Council.

Key Provisions of National Health Care Reform Posted by on

From The Segal Company:

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law. On March 30, 2010, the President signed into law the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which contains a package of significant amendments to the PPACA.

The centerpieces of health care reform - the individual mandate, subsidies, Health Insurance Exchanges and the employer free rider penalty - are all effective in 2014. However, important changes to plan benefit design rules, certain tax rules and the Medicare program are effective either in the near future or over the next four years.

The Segal Company has put together a Bulletin that contains a brief summary
of the PPACA's key provisions as amended by the HCERA. To read Segal??s Bulletin online, click here . You can download a PDF version by clicking here.

Dependent Coverage
The new health care reform law contains a provision requiring group health plans that provide dependent coverage for children to continue to make such coverage available for an adult child until the child turns 26 years of age.This requirement applies to group health plans in existence when the law was enacted.

Additionally, a separate new tax code provision allows a group health plan to provide health coverage on a tax-free basis to any child of the plan participant through the end of the calendar year in which the child turns 26.

To learn more about the implications of these new provisions, click here.