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New Law in Arizona Requires Caregiver History Disclosure

Caregiver and Patient

As of July 15, 2015, all Arizona home care agencies are required to provide their clients with an annual disclosure statement. The new law, introduced as Senate Bill 1401, requires home care agencies to provide information on criminal and employment background check procedures, as well as an agency’s training requirements, hiring and firing procedures, and […]

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Helping Home Care Agencies Manage Compliance with the Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate in 2015

Navigating the Affordable Care Act

Starting January 1, 2015, many small businesses will be required to provide health insurance coverage to their full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. The Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate requires all businesses with over 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees to provide health insurance coverage for their full-timers, or pay a per-month “Employer […]

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Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations on Companionship Exemption Effective January 1, 2015

—’H˜ome Care Companion

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final rules effective on January 1, 2015 that eliminates the Companionship and Live-In Exemptions for agencies. The final rule includes several significant changes such as: The tasks that comprise “companionship services” are more clearly defined; The exemptions for companionship services and live-in domestic service employees are limited […]

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