May 10, 2021


Michigan’s auto insurance law guaranteed Cadillac medical care. New law ended the warranty.

General Motors Co. guarantees customers a three-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on every vehicle the Detroit automaker sells.

But what if in the second year of the warranty, the government arbitrarily capped the reimbursement payments for GM dealerships by nearly half and forced them out of business?

Technically, the customer would still have their warranty. But it’s hard to fulfill that warranty when there’s no mechanic.

That’s essentially what the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have done to some 18,000 Michigan residents who were catastrophically injured in auto accidents, often through no fault of their own.

Auto insurance companies literally

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Florida Legislature codifies use of personal-care attendants in long-term care centers

TALLAHASSEE — A measure passed by the Florida Legislature would allow long-term care facilities to continue to employ “personal-care attendants” to help with basic duties and would give the attendants four months to pass a certified nursing assistant exam to keep working in the facilities.

The legislation codifies a state emergency order issued in March 2020 in response to staffing shortages that allowed nursing homes and assisted-living facilities to hire personal-care attendants who had undergone 8 hours of training. The legislation increases the amount of training to 16 hours.

The measure passed the House, 106-11, and the Senate, 32-7. It

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How PACE Helped Amedisys Create a Personal Care Innovation Hub in Massachusetts

As one of the largest aging-in-place companies in the nation, Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED) has a footprint that stretches across nearly 40 states. It has turned one of those states into its chief innovation hub, partly thanks to its small but creative personal care services division.

At the end of 2020, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys had 14 in-house personal care locations in three states, with the strongest presence in Massachusetts. While the up-and-coming segment accounted for less than 4% of the company’s $2.07 billion in annual consolidated revenue last year, its true value goes far beyond dollars and cents, according

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8 Sustainable Soap and Personal Care Brands

Many of the personal care products we use include harmful, non-biodegradable ingredients that damage the environment. Pick up your shampoo or soap and look at the label. You’ll see paraben, phthalates, triclosan, and other synthetic ingredients that hurt not only the environment but also your body. 

There are more eco-friendly soaps, shampoo, and other personal care products available all the time. We looked into how companies treat the environment and their employees to identify the options that make your skin, hair, and body look great, feel healthy and reduce the negative environmental impact at the same time. 

Let’s look at

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7 Ways to Pay for Care Without Long-Term Care Insurance

For example, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), a professional organization for insurance providers, says you may be able to get a long-term care policy after a past cancer diagnosis depending on the type of cancer and what stage it was or if you have remained cancer-free for a period of time. Likewise, you may qualify for coverage after a stroke if the stroke was more than two years ago and you don’t have other medical conditions.

However, shopping for a policy requires care. For one thing, getting declined by one long-term care provider can lessen your chances

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More than $1,400 checks: 5 new health care, COBRA, insurance and FSA savings in the stimulus law

With the new stimulus bill, you may be able to save money on health insurance plans this year.

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When people talk about the $1.9 trillion stimulus law, they usually are referring to the third stimulus check for up to $1,400 per person that it included, along with an expanded child tax credit for up to $3,600 per kid (here’s how to calculate your child credit total) and several other tax breaks for people who are unemployed, low-income or have kids. But the American Rescue Plan Act also contains important updates and tax breaks for

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