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Senate President Seeks to Move State ‘Back to Better’

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | March 26, 2021

Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka is inviting the business community to work with state lawmakers to create a post-pandemic future that is “back to better rather than back to normal.” The Ashland Democrat told the AIM Executive Forum this morning that the Senate has established several committees that will seek to re-imagine Massachusetts in areas […]

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Here’s a Summary of the Legislature’s 2019-2020 Session

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | January 11, 2021

The Massachusetts Legislature ended an extended 2019-2020 session on January 5 having passed significant laws dealing with everything from economic development to transportation to health care. What will the new laws mean to employers? And how will they influence the ability of the commonwealth’s economy to recover in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The […]

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Health-Care Law Addresses Telehealth, Surprise Billing, COVID

Health Care Costs News | January 4, 2021

Governor Charlie Baker on January 1 signed into law compromise health-care legislation known as S.2984, An Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first, which was enacted by both the House and Senate on December 23, 2020. Key elements include: Telehealth: Leaning on experiences brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislation […]

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Experts to Discuss Vaccine Implications for Employers

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

Dr. Michael Collins, the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, understands better than most people the importance of getting the new COVID-19 vaccines to residents in an efficient and effective manner. “Be assured, all pandemics have ended, and this one will, too,” Collins told the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees last week. […]

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Legislature Set to Negotiate Key Issues during Extended Session

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | August 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Legislature will attempt to reach consensus on multiple issues affecting employers – from health care to transportation to economic development – during a lawmaking session that has been extended for six months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state House of Representatives and Senate traditionally wrap up formal business on July 31 of […]

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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. If you have questions regarding these or other public policy issues, please contact a member of the AIM Government Affairs Team. January 14, 2021 Governor Will Re-Introduce […]

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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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