Archive For October 22nd, 2013

Trucking Playing it Safe: The Controlled Substances/Alconol BASIC

By | October 22, 2013

The Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Tips to keep your CSA scores low The Controlled Substances/Alcohol Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative. As […]

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November Trucking Newsletter

By | October 22, 2013

Do Your Drivers Have Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last at least 10 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times a night. Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that often goes unrecognized and […]

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Healthcare Reform: Patients’ Bill of Rights

By | October 22, 2013

Do you know your rights when it comes to the Affordable Care Act?  Download our Patients’ Bill of Rights presentation and find out.   The Affordable Care Act’s Patients’ Bill of Rights

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Healthcare Reform: Exchange Eligibility Rules for Medicare Beneficiaries

By | October 22, 2013

Exchange Eligibility Rules for Medicare Beneficiaries Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires online competitive marketplaces, or Exchanges, to be available in each state for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance coverage. Individuals may purchase coverage for themselves and their families through the Exchanges’ individual market, while small businesses may purchase […]

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Healthcare Reform: Rating Restrictions for Health Insurance Premiums

By | October 22, 2013

Rating Restrictions for Health Insurance Premiums Effective for 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms the rating practices of health insurance issuers in the individual and small group markets by limiting the factors that can vary premium rates. These rating restrictions do not apply to grandfathered plans, large group plans or self-funded plans. Under the […]

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Healthcare Reform: Pediatric Dental Care Considered “Essential”

By | October 22, 2013

Pediatric Dental Care Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), pediatric dental services are considered an “essential health benefit” that all non-grandfathered plans in the individual and small group markets must offer. This requirement applies to plans offered inside and outside of the Exchanges, which are scheduled to become effective in 2014. Self-insured group health […]

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OSHA Safety Newsletter, Fall 2013

By | October 22, 2013

On Aug. 23, 2013, OSHA announced a proposal to amend the current standard for respirable exposure to crystalline silica. According to OSHA, employees exposed to crystalline silica face a significant health risk at the current permissible exposure limits (PEL). OSHA believes that a new standard will substantially reduce the risks of exposure, potentially saving nearly […]

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October Work Comp Newsletter: Safety Focused – Manual Handling in the Workplace

By | October 22, 2013

Manual handling—using bodily force to move a load by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling—is conducted throughout every workplace across the United States. However, improper handling practices can cause undue strain and injuries. The risks of manual handling are more complicated than just transporting a large, heavy item. You can inadvertently injure yourself even with […]

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Playing it Safe: Preventing Truck Rollovers

By | October 22, 2013

Preventing Truck Rollovers Three rollover myths and ways to avoid crashes Rollovers happen every day in the trucking industry, but they don’t have to. Read on to learn about three major rollover myths, the three main causes of rollovers and what you can do to prevent them from happening to you. Three Common Rollover Myths […]

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Healthcare Reform: Small Employer Healthcare Tax Credit – Changes for 2014

By | October 22, 2013

Small Employer Health Care Tax Credit: Changes for 2014 The Affordable Care Act (ACA) amended the Internal Revenue Code (Code) to create a tax credit for certain small employers that provide health insurance coverage to their employees. The ACA’s small employer health care tax credit, which is contained in Code section 45R, became effective with […]

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