Biden Issues Executive Order Seeking Non-Compete Reform

Employment Law Alert July 23, 2021 By: Kimberly B. Malerba, Esq. By: Kassandra Polanco, Esq. On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy which, among other things, seeks to curtail the use of non-compete agreements on the federal level. The Order advocates for a fair, open…

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SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES RESOLUTION OF LAWSUIT OF HEALTH REPUBLIC IN LIQUIDATION AGAINST FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Settlement Yields $220,838,583 and Health Republic will Pay All Policyholder Claims in Full  Superintendent of Financial Services Linda A. Lacewell announced today that Health Republic Insurance of New York, Corp. in liquidation (“Health Republic”) has obtained a judgment to recover $220,838,583 from the United States.  The judgment resolves a lawsuit commenced by the Superintendent as…

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Physician Billing Separate from Hospital – Take Action Today

“Your voice makes a difference and together, physicians are a force for change! Pending Alert: Patient Medical Debt Reduction Act Physicians are urged to contact their Assemblymembers and Senators to urge them to oppose or amend A.3470-A/S.2521-A. There is a seriously problematic provision contained with the legislation that would prohibit a physician or other provider…

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MLMIC February 2021 Albany Report

“The February 2021 issue of MLMIC’s Albany Report breaks down items of interest from Governor Cuomo’s 2021-22 NYS Proposed Executive Budget and highlights some potential political considerations. Governor Cuomo releases $193 billion Executive Budget. Requires Section 18-eligible physicians and dentists to pay half of the premium for excess professional liability coverage Includes a one-year extension of the…

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COVID-19: Vaccine Eligibility

“The COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in phases to groups of people at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure or severe COVID-19 illness. Phased distribution will take time, with vaccines not expected to be widely available to all New Yorkers until mid-2021. The different phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are determined by New York State and…

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