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How new options can help Ohio employers reduce their workers' compensation...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Over the past year, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has focused its attention on creating more program options for employers that encourage the correct behaviors and rewards them for achieving performance outcomes that reduce lost work ...more »

Crimes give Akron, Ohio, area national exposure in 2011
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

"Ohio police find third body investigating murder spree," the Telegraph reported to its London readers in December. For a region more used to seeing the spotlight cast on its Goodyear blimp, the All-American Soap Box Derby or LeBron James, ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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The Affordable Care Act In 2012: 10 Health Provisions That Could Begin Bending ...
ThinkProgressJanuary 3, 2012

By Igor Volsky on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm The Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act will serve as the greatest highlight for health care news in 2012, but this year federal and state governments will also implement ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Health law explained: States gain leeway in setting benefits
Bangor Daily NewsJanuary 4, 2012

In California, which was the first state to adopt a law initiating an exchange, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said that the decision “will assist us in bringing more of the long-term benefits of the federal Affordable Care Act to individuals and ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Help available locally for elderly who face financial shortfalls
Northwest HeraldJanuary 16, 2012

Coming to the aid of seniors who are being taken advantage of for their Social Security checks or who are abused in other ways is another way the agency helps. The number of seniors in the Elder Abuse Program also is rising, LaMonica said. ...more »

Living Wills
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New Year Brings New Laws Affecting Gays & Lesbians
KPBSJanuary 2, 2012

The law forces schools to address bullying through mandatory policies. The "Gay Divorce Law," which allows a gay couple married in California, but living in a state that won't grant them a divorce, the right to divorce in California. ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Repeal ObamaCare? Grrrrrrr…
Boston.comJanuary 5, 2012

Directs the establishment of at least two new multistate insurance plans to be made available in each state health insurance exchange? (10104) 45. Reauthorizes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act for the first time since 1992 to expand the Indian ...more »


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