Friday, November 30, 2012
Affordable Care Act/ Injury and Illness Prevention Seminar.
I am frequently asked about the timeline for the Affordable Care Act .I am sending in the link below the timeline for individuals from 2010 to 2018. Of particular note for many of you that have high deductible plans is that in 2014 they cannot exceed 2000 per individual and $4000 per family. I have heard from some that about 50% of the current high deductible plans exceed these limits Also effective 2014 is Out of Pocket Maximums are $5950 for individuals and $11,900 for families and the elimination of annual caps by insurers.
I am not sure how much these changes will increase premiums but it certainly will have an impact if you are not getting subsidies
Link for HCRs Impact on individuals: https://ga.beerepurves.com/hcr/docs/hcreeimpactflyer.pdf
For those of you in the Oakland area Small Business California has been working on putting together seminars to assist small business in developing an Injury and Illness Prevention Program. For those of you in the Oakland area there will be seminars December 13 and 18. See information below
For those that attend you will leave with a pretty much completed IIPP and will be well on your way in complying with OSHA requirements.
I have in attachments additional information about IIPPs and a registration form.
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
Dear Small Business Owner/Manager:
We are writing to invite you to an important FREE half-day training class on how to develop an effective health and safety program that meets the requirements of Cal/OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) standard. The IIPP standard is the #1 most often cited Cal/OSHA violation when inspectors visit California workplaces.
This hands-on training is being conducted by University of California Berkeley trainers and Cal/OSHA Consultation Service staff. Two dates are provided. Please indicate on the registration form which date you will attend.
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
• A free IIPP template and a Guidebook on how to write your IIPP.
• Free resource materials and tools to help you establish and implement your safety program.
• A free training guide to help you teach and engage your employees in safety.
• Advice on how to comply with the IIPP standard from Cal/OSHA staff.
• For SCIF policy holders, a $200 rebate on your workers’ compensation premium.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Thursday, December 13, 2012 -or- Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
State Office building, 1515 Clay Street, Room 11, Second Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.
Due to building security procedures, we recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Complete the attached registration form and return it to:
LOHP, UC Berkeley, 2223 Fulton Street, 4th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720 by December 6.
The classes have a limited number of spaces so register early.
For more information, contact Robin Dewey at 510-642-2477 or email@example.com.
This interactive, informative training is being co-sponsored by the University of California Berkeley’s Labor Occupational Health Program, the CA Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Small Business California, and California Small Business Association.
LABOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM
2223 FULTON ST., 4TH FLOOR
BERKELEY, CA 94720-5120
(510) 643-5698 FAX
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
CENTER FOR OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH