California Watch Posts

Health Plans For State Employees Use Medicare’s Hammer On Hospital Bills

March 21, 2019

They’re just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums. Now some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. And it’s triggering alarm from the hospital industry. The strategy: Use Medicare reimbursement rates to recalibrate how they pay hospitals. If the gamble pays off, more private-sector employers could start doing the same thing. Read More

California’s New Data Privacy Law: What Employers Need to Know

March 19, 2019

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name — or at the very least is familiar with your data breach incident response plan. Clients new and old alike have been trickling into law firms in anticipation (or mild apprehension) of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Read More