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Fly-in Brings Voice of Business to D.C.; Highlights Include McConnell and Trade/Tariff Talk

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses our Fly-in audience as Sen. Todd Young awaits his time at the podium. The Indiana Chamber’s annual trip to Washington coincided with all eyes on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving the Supreme Court nominee. On Wednesday night at the dinner portion of our event, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [...]

2018-09-28T13:36:18+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Smoking Reforms in Spotlight in Interim; Increased Cigarette Tax Most Likely

The interim study committees are just getting started in earnest; on Thursday, the Interim Study Committee on Fiscal Policy went through a lengthy agenda. The topic of the fiscal, economic and workforce development impact of Indiana smoking rates was of special interest to the Indiana Chamber. Smoking reform has been a top legislative priority for the past few sessions. [...]

2018-08-28T15:16:38+00:00August 29th, 2018|

Going for the Balanced Approach

Work-life balance is realized by some after years of effort, while the concept remains elusive to others. But what about recent college graduates? Here is some guidance from Purdue University’s Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management in the Krannert School of Management and research director at the Butler Center of Leadership Excellence. Schedule fun (and healthy) [...]

2018-07-12T10:29:04+00:00July 3rd, 2018|

Focus on Health This Summer

What’s the state of Indiana’s health? Unfortunately, it’s not good. In fact, Indiana ranks at the bottom in several health metrics. One of those is opioid abuse, which has received a lot of attention recently around the state. However, Hoosiers also continue to struggle with tobacco use and obesity (and diseases related to both), as well as high infant mortality rates. [...]

2018-06-29T13:01:30+00:00June 12th, 2018|

WGU Indiana: Master of Health Leadership Degree Realigned to Support Changing Healthcare Industry Needs (Indianapolis)

WGU Indiana’s Master of Health Leadership (MHL) program has been realigned to meet today’s health leadership needs, enabling graduates to lead organizations in delivering the right support at the right time. The MHL provides skills and tools to deliver innovative and value-based care and manage change related to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and other new health initiatives. Offered by [...]

2018-07-06T16:01:43+00:00March 14th, 2018|

State’s Largest Safety and Health Conference Coming to Indy March 12-14

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Hoosier businesses can mitigate risks, improve safety and stay current on key issues when representatives attend the 2018 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo March 12-14. The largest safety and health conference in the state offers over 70 education sessions, engaging speakers and more than 100 exhibitors and safety vendors during [...]

2018-02-26T09:59:02+00:00February 26th, 2018|

Drug Formulary Bill for Workers Compensation Passes Senate Overwhelmingly  

Bill and Title: SB 369 – Workers Compensation Drug Formulary Author: Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) Summary: Except during a medical emergency, prohibits workers’ compensation and occupational disease compensation reimbursement for drugs specified in the ODG Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary Appendix A published by MCG Health as "N" drugs. Permits a prescribing physician to request to prescribe an "N" drug. [...]

2018-02-09T13:55:21+00:00February 9th, 2018|

More Hoosiers in Trump Administration; Other Delegation Briefs

Another Hoosier is headed to Washington, D.C. to work in the Trump administration. This week, President Trump announced his pick for Secretary for Health and Human Services: Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly executive. A lawyer by trade, Azar has spent the past 10 years focusing his time on government health care regulation.The most recent secretaries of this agency [...]

2017-11-17T14:20:11+00:00November 17th, 2017|

Committee Work Concludes With Tobacco Surcharge and Diabetes Discussion

The Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services wrapped up its work last week at the Statehouse. The committee heard that the state is in negotiation with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over the waiver contract regarding the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). HIP hopes to implement a tobacco surcharge for members who do [...]

2017-11-03T13:10:01+00:00November 3rd, 2017|