Here’s How the Senate GOP Plan Would Change Health Care

Seven years after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, Republicans are trying to follow through on their promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. On March 6, Republican House leaders introduced their health plan, and Senate Republicans followed with their own bill on Thursday. Congress will need to reconcile differences in the two proposals before a… Read more »

A Big Change in Labor Standards for Contractors?

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The Labor Department has taken a new, more business-friendly stance on whether companies should be viewed as “joint employers” of workers hired by subcontractors while on a job for a general contractor. While President Obama was still in office, the agency last year issued guidelines that broadly interpreted the meaning of “joint employment,” where two… Read more »

A New Chapter in Teacher Background Checks

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The last thing anyone wants is someone with a history of child abuse or neglect working in our classrooms. That doesn’t mean, however, that subjecting childcare center or teaching job candidates to endless or redundant background checks makes much sense, either – especially when there’s a shortage of teachers nationwide. The Colorado Legislature took that… Read more »

CCIG Expands Employee Health Benefits Team 

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO., June 19, 2017 – CCIG, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in Colorado, has expanded its employee health benefits department. The firm has hired Amy Greinke as an Insurance Advisor serving mid- and small businesses. Amy brings more than 15 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries to CCIG, with… Read more »

Are Fitness Trackers More Fiction than Fact?

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Fitness trackers have gotten some negative press lately, raising questions about whether they truly deliver on their promise of better health and medical-cost savings. Most recently, Stanford cardiologist Euan Ashley and a few of his colleagues took a close look at the performance of seven of the most popular trackers and compared their accuracy to… Read more »

Senate Republicans Hope to Vote on ObamaCare Replacement by July 4

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While the nation’s attention lately has shifted to other topics – Russian investigations, among them – Senate Republicans have been working on their version of health care reform. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told President Donald Trump last week that the Senate may vote on health care legislation by July 4. “We’re getting… Read more »

Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration in Construction-Defects Cases

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday delivered a boost to real estate developers hoping to build more condominiums in a market starved for more affordable housing. In a 5-2 ruling, the court said the Vallagio at Inverness Residential Condominium Association was wrong in ignoring a provision in its bylaws requiring it to obtain the developer’s… Read more »