Legislation (S-1766) that would greatly expand the amount of damages that can be awarded under the New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act (N.J.S.A. 2A:31-1 et seq.) was posted for consideration in the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, but was held for consideration. Under current law, damages are limited to economic or pecuniary damages. The proposed measure […]
The Legislature is back in session. Please find below a couple of updates, as well as bills posted for consideration in the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on Thursday, Nov. 14. Senate and Assembly to Host Joint Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health & Youth, Nov. 12 Senators M. Teresa Ruiz and Joe Vitale, together with […]
Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., Chairman of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee highlighted his upcoming priorities for the NJBIA Health Affairs Committee Nov. 1. They include expanding the Board of Directors at University Hospital, ensuring patients have access to chemotherapeutic medications, addressing the lead in New Jersey’s drinking water, hosting a roundtable discussion on […]
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association submitted a letter to the New Jersey Congressional delegation opposing the implementation of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). NJBIA believes the tax, which is set to go into effect soon unless Congress acts, will raise the cost of insurance. As such, NJBIA requested the HIT tax remain on […]
On average, the premium price of 2020 plans for the individual market will be 8.7% higher than this year’s. That number is still 1.4 % lower than what consumers paid on average in 2018. Rates in the Small Employer Market will increase on average by 1.1 percent over last year.