Policy-ish Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Furloughed federal workers protest the ongoing, partial shutdown of the federal government during a non-partisan rally Tuesday at Independence Mall, in Philadelphia. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Getty Images Furloughed federal workers protest the ongoing, partial shutdown of the federal government during a non-partisan rally Tuesday at Independence Mall, in Philadelphia. Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto/Getty Images As the likelihood of life without a paycheck sets in for 800,000 federal employees and others affected by the ongoing government shutdown, questions are arising about health insurance and other health benefits — dental and vision coverage, and long-term care insurance. Will shuttered agencies continue to cover benefits for employees and contractors as per usual? We've dug up some answers. Are federal workers … [Read more...] about Most Federal Workers’ Health Coverage To Continue During Shutdown, Even If Pay Stops
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michelle Singletary Washington Post January 07, 2019 As they get closer to missing their first paycheck of the new year, many federal employees are filing for unemployment benefits to tide them over during the government shutdown.Even if a deal is reached quickly to reopen the shuttered agencies, workers probably won’t get a paycheck until mid-January or later.So what’s a worker to do? Advertisement In Maryland, the total number of federal employees who filed unemployment claims as of Jan. 2 was 637, according to the state’s Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation. One of those filers is Zachary Levine, a 63-year-old physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, who is still awaiting approval for his claim. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, … [Read more...] about In a panic about their pay, federal workers apply for unemployment
Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press Updated 10:20 am PDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen speaks at the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate against Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Cumberland University Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Lebanon, Tenn. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool) less Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen speaks at the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate against Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Cumberland University Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Lebanon, ... more Photo: Lacy Atkins, AP Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn speaks at the 2018 Tennessee U.S. Senate Debate against Democratic candidate and former Gov. Phil Bredesen at Cumberland University Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Lebanon, Tenn. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool) less Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn speaks at the 2018 … [Read more...] about Claims fly in ads in competitive Tennessee Senate race
For Eagle County resident Bobby Bank, the cost of health insurance is incomprehensible. Bank, like many Coloradans who live in the mountains, faces some of the highest health insurance premiums in the country. “Everyone in Colorado should pay the same price,” he said. “I should be able to buy the insurance you get.” So it’s with keen interest that he and others are watching the state’s gubernatorial race, in which both candidates — Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis — have pledged to bring down health care costs. While many issues separate the candidates, the starkest contrast may be in their approaches to improving the health care system. One of Polis’ marquee campaign promises has been establishing universal coverage for Coloradans. A longtime supporter of “Medicare for all,” Polis is among a handful of Democrats across the country running on such a promise. The Democrat … [Read more...] about “Medicare for all” or “catastrophic” coverage? The stark contrasts between Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates on health care.
In today’s workforce, employees still face persistent discrimination and unfair treatment due to their gender, age, race, and sexual orientation. But some companies have been better at embracing diversity than others. Glassdoor.com, an online jobs and career community where people share workplace insights, recently ranked the 25 best companies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. To compile its list, Glassdoor looked at the 250-plus companies on the Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work 2013 list and compared the companies’ overall ratings on Glassdoor.com, which are based on employee-generated reviews from Feb. 2013 through Feb. 2014. “This list underscores the companies where diversity is appreciated, supported, and embraced,” says Scott Dobroski, Glassdoor’s Community Expert. “At several of these firms we’re seeing some efforts that specifically support their LGBT employees, from employee groups to community … [Read more...] about The 25 Best Companies For LGBT Employees