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The Psychological Effects of Workplace Injuries

June 13, 2011 By Dr. Howard M. Rombom John Smith, a New York City subway conductor, was piloting his train into the station one day when a commuter leaped from the platform onto the tracks. After Smith witnessed the suicide, he followed all of the appropriate procedures as mandated by the New York City Transit…

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Vince Lombardi is Not Available

May 25, 2011Tom Canty, Vice President Sales, Empire BlueCross BlueShieldMost of us agree, there have been times when we’ve needed a coach. Our closets are a mess and our bank account, even more so. Marital bliss is far from effortless, and our own teenage angst was a walk in the park compared to what we’re…

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Myths About Worker’s Comp

May 19, 2011 Myth – I cannot afford an attorney, so how will I be able to represent myself at a hearing? Truth – Lawyers only get paid if they win. After Joe was injured on his construction job he asked his employer about workman’s compensation. He needed help to cover the medical bills for…

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These Regulations Save Lives and Jobs

April 29, 2011 By Joel Shufro Today, April 28th is Worker Memorial Day, a day on which we remember the millions of brothers and sisters, here and throughout the world, who have died as a result of a job related injuries or illnesses and when we recommit ourselves to fight for the human right of…

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New Tools Help You Get the Most from Your Health Benefits

April 21, 2011 By Tom Canty, VP & GM Sales, Empire BlueCross BlueShield What’s the difference between a co pay and co insurance? What does it mean if a doctor is ‘out of network’? How does a Health Savings Account work? Understanding your coverage and benefits should be a top priority. That’s why Empire BlueCross…

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State Nurses Association Reacts to NYS Budget

April 6, 2011 The New York State Nurses Association applauds the state legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo for not including the suspension of the Nursing Care Quality Protection Act (Public Health Law 2805t) in the 2011-12 state budget. This important law protects public health by disclosing nursing quality care indicators and staffing ratios and its…

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State Budget Includes Major Health Reforms

April 2, 2011By Richard N. Gottfried, Assembly Health Committee Chair The new state budget enacted this week includes major cuts to a broad range of vital programs in health, education, human services, and almost every area of public services. However, it is about as good as could be done, considering the financial, political, and legal…

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Republicans Plan OSHA Budget Cut

March 7, 2011 By Brian Naylor Congressional Republicans are promising to scrub the government for what they say are “job killing” regulations. One of their primary targets is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.

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