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COVID-19 News and Updates

Economy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | March 13, 2020

State and federal governments continue to pass measures and issue orders to address the medical and economic fallout from the COVID-19 issue. Here is a summary for employers. April 8, 2020 Govenor Baker Announces New CVS Rapid-Testing Site and Additional $800 Million Healthcare Investment The Baker Administration and CVS announced the launch of a new rapid-testing site in […]

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Health Spending Hits Benchmark But Employer Premiums Rise

Health Care Costs | October 24, 2019

Spending on health care in Massachusetts met a key state benchmark for 2018, but employers and their workers continued to pay significantly more for health insurance coverage, according to a new report. The Massachusetts Center for Health Care Information and Analysis (CHIA) reported last week that health-care spending increased 3.1 percent from 2017-2018, equal to […]

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Budget Assumes EMAC Assessment Will End in December

Budget, Tax, & Finance Health Care Costs News | July 25, 2019

Sometimes the real value of legislation is found in the things left out of a bill.

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Report: More Massachusetts Employers Offering Health Insurance

Health Care Costs News | June 26, 2019

More Massachusetts companies of all sizes are offering health insurance to their workers but fewer employees are enrolling as costs accelerate, according to a new state study released this morning.

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Video Blog: Attorney General Healey Addresses Business Community

Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | May 31, 2019

Attorney General Maura Healey told more than 800 business leaders at the AIM Annual Meeting May 17 that she looks forward to collaborating with employers on key issues such as education, substance abuse, health care and clean energy. Watch her remarks here.

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Attorney General Invites Collaboration with Business

Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | May 20, 2019

Attorney General Maura Healey told more than 800 business leaders at the AIM Annual Meeting Friday that she looks forward to collaborating with employers on key issues such as education, substance abuse, health care and clean energy.

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AIM, Coalition Ask Legislature to Limit MassHealth Assessment

Budget, Tax, & Finance Health Care Costs News | April 8, 2019

A diverse coalition of organizations ranging from AIM to groups representing human services providers and home-care aides urged key legislators today not to extend the two-year assessment imposed on employers last year to close a financial gap at the state’s MassHealth insurance program.

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AIM Calls on Legislature to End MassHealth Assessment on Employers

Health Care Costs | March 26, 2019

Editor’s note – AIM Vice President of Government Affairs Katie Holahan today delivered the following testimony to the Legislature’s Joint  Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in favor of ending the MassHealth employer assessment.

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Health Spending Moderates, But Employers Still Waiting to See Benefits

Health Care Costs | February 13, 2019

Health-care spending in Massachusetts grew less than a key state benchmark and less than the national average during 2017, but employers and workers are not yet seeing the benefits.

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The State of Massachusetts Business 2019

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Health Care Costs | January 29, 2019

Associated Industries of Massachusetts President Richard C. Lord delivered his final State of Massachusetts Business address last Friday before an audience of 300 business leaders in Waltham.

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