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Chamber Priority Bill Provides Unemployment Insurance Solution; Health Care Matters Take Center Stage

By Mike Ripley, vice president of health care policy and employment law During the Great Recession from 2007-2011, the state paid out on average $1.1 billion per year in unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, with 2009 being the worst year with more than $1.8 billion in benefits paid. In 2011, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that put all employers [...]

2020-03-27T15:02:58-04:00March 27th, 2020|

QUICK TAKES: Health Insurance Mandate Expected to Clear Senate; Senate Occupational Licensing Bill Tamed; Film and Media Incentive Moves On

Senate Bill 311 (Coverage for PANDAS and PANS), authored by Sen. David Niezgodski (D-South Bend), cleared the Senate Insurance Committee by a vote of 7-2. This health insurance mandate requires coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS), including treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy. While sympathetic to the impact these [...]

2020-01-31T14:44:53-05:00January 31st, 2020|

OneAmerica: 2017 Financials Set Record Highs (Indianapolis)

OneAmerica® recently announced that 2017 was another record-breaking year of growth, marked by all-time highs in revenues, assets under administration and sales. “In 2017, we delivered $5.8 billion in promises paid to customers as we maintained our extraordinary financial strength, which will allow us to meet countless future commitments,” said Scott Davison, OneAmerica chairman, president and CEO. “And we’ve [...]

2018-07-06T16:00:46-04:00April 27th, 2018|

On the Federal Front: Government Shutdown Looms at Midnight; Repeal of Medical Device Tax at Stake

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a short-term funding bill for the government through mid-February. Yet avoiding a government shutdown is far from certain, with the Senate needing 60 votes to move it forward to a vote. Among the provisions, the bill would help continue our military readiness and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six [...]

2018-01-19T15:24:32-05:00January 19th, 2018|