Good news for Missouri business: expect to see a decline in workers’ compensation rates in 2017

Employers should see a reduction in workers’ compensation rates for the third straight year according to preliminary figures collected by the Missouri Department of Insurance from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The NCCI recently proposed an overall decrease of 3.7% for 2017 workers’ compensation loss costs. “Missouri businesses will be pleased to hear… Read More Good news for Missouri business: expect to see a decline in workers’ compensation rates in 2017

SSM Health assumes operation of health clinics within Walgreens across the region

Today, SSM Health assumed operation of 26 retail health clinics within Walgreens stores across the St. Louis region. The SSM Health Express Clinic at Walgreens is an extension of the SSM Health Medical Group, which provides convenient, high-quality care to consumers. The clinics will continue to provide the same services previously offered by Walgreens Healthcare… Read More SSM Health assumes operation of health clinics within Walgreens across the region

The Obama Administration finalizes the ‘blacklisting rule’

The Obama Administration finalized the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces executive order, or the ‘blacklisting rule’, on federal contractors, meaning firms have to “report past labor law violations to qualify for contracts with the federal government.” The rule mandates “disclosure of even minor violations that businesses or their subcontractors received in the previous three years… Read More The Obama Administration finalizes the ‘blacklisting rule’

Ray McCarty testifies before the Study Commission on State Tax Policy

Ray McCarty testified at a meeting of the Study Commission on State Tax Policy in Springfield last Wednesday, August 17. He discussed a recent change in the application of sales and use taxes to shipping charges, and spoke against a suggestion by one of the workgroups of the Commission to limit the timely filing discount… Read More Ray McCarty testifies before the Study Commission on State Tax Policy