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Health Care Reform

Senate Committee Continues Health Care Reform Deliberations
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee returned from the July 4 congressional recess to begin its third week of debate on the Affordable Health Choices Act.   [ More ]

SHRM Government Affairs Webcast
Back to the Future: Health Care Reform 15 Years Later
July 14, 2009 2 PM (ET)

President Barack Obama has stated that the key to economic recovery is reforming our nation’s health care delivery system.  Key congressional committees are working on plans to overhaul all or portions of the system, which could mean significant changes for human resource professionals and their organizations.

Lisa Horn, SHRM’s government affairs manager of health care, will discuss the impact these proposed changes could have on employer-sponsored health care, as well as possible new legal and practical requirements. This SHRM webcast will enable you to:

  • Help prepare your organization
  • Be ready to respond to what lies ahead
  • Participate in the legislative process

Register for this webcast now by clicking on the appropriate link below!

SHRM Member: $79

Non-member: $99

E-Verify Developments

Senate Approves Amendment Making E-Verify Mandatory for Federal Contractors 
On July 8, the U.S. Senate adopted an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that will require federal contractors to use the government’s voluntary electronic employee verification system known as E-Verify.  The spending bill also extends E-Verify for three more years. [ More ]

DHS Secretary Announces Plans to Scrap No-Match Rule, but “Will Push Ahead” with E-Verify Mandate for Federal Contractors  
In an declaration that coincided with the U.S. Senate’s consideration of her agency’s Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations bill (see related story), Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on July 8, that the agency would propose a new regulation “rescinding the 2007 No-Match Rule.” [ More ]

Preparations for Flu Season

Government Urges Preparation for Fall Influenza Outbreak
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Education invited SHRM to participate in the 2009 Flu Summit held at National Institutes of Health on Thursday, July 9, 2009. [ More ]


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