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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 29, 2020) - - Today (May 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved nine additional career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the latest states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21stCentury Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the president's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves First Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves First Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 22, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved six career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are the first six states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the President's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make investments in the highest impact areas of...
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  • Agencies find no Deficiencies in Resolution Plans from the Largest Banks; Find Shortcomings for Several Firms

    Agencies find no Deficiencies in Resolution Plans from the Largest Banks; Find Shortcomings for Several Firms| site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    (December 17, 2019) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced Tuesday that they did not find any "deficiencies," which are weaknesses that could result in additional prudential requirements if not corrected, in the resolution plans of the largest and most complex domestic banks. However, plans from six of the eight banks had "shortcomings," which are weaknesses that raise questions about the feasibility of a firm's plan, but are not as severe as a deficiency. Plans to address the shortcomings are due to the agencies by March 31, 2020. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, describe a bank's strate
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  • U.S. Department of Labor says it Restored Over 2.5 Billion Dollars To Employee Benefit Plans and Participants

    U.S. Department of Labor says it Restored Over $2.5 Billion To Employee Benefit Plans and Participants | site |



    (November 21, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today released its program results for Fiscal Year 2019. EBSA’s enforcement and benefit advisor programs recovered over $2.5 billion in payments to plans, participants and beneficiaries. EBSA’s enforcement program reported over $2 billion in recoveries from its investigations. Under its Terminated Vested Participant Project, EBSA helped participants collect nearly $1.5 billion in retirement benefits owed to them in the form of lump sum payments, present value of lifetime annuity payments and interest. EBSA’s criminal investigations led to the indictment of 76 individuals – including plan officials, corporate officers, and service providers – f
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  • U.S. Small Business Administrator McMahon Issues Statement on Association Health Plans

    U.S. Small Business Administrator McMahon’s Statement on Association Health Plans


    Washington, DC - - (June 19, 2018) - - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda E. McMahon today issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Department of Labor rule expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHP): The President’s decision to expand access to affordable, quality health care through Association Health Plans (AHPs) is welcome news to tens of thousands of small businesses. This reform will help empower small businesses with the kind of buying power that has long been available to large employers, and as a result, many more small businesses will be able to gain access to coverage. It’s an important step in reversing a multi-year downward trend in the number of small business owners offering health insurance to their employees as a result of rising premiums and increasing ...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Nebraska and North Carolina ESSA State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Nebraska and North Carolina ESSA State Plans




    Washington, DC - - (June 5, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Nebraska and North Carolina’s consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “I am pleased to approve these plans which comply with the requirements of the law,” said Secretary DeVos. “I encourage education leaders in Nebraska and North Carolina to continue to embrace the flexibility afforded them in ESSA and to use their plans as a starting point, rather than a finish line, to improve outcomes for all students.” Allowing states more flexibility in how they deliver education to students is at the core of ESSA. Each state crafted a plan that it feels will best offer educational opportunities to meet the needs of the state and its students. The following are some of...
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Sends Clear Message to Plans - - - Stop Hiding Information from Patients

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Sends Clear Message to Plans: Stop Hiding Information from Patients




    Part of the continued roll-out of American Patients First, CMS sends letter to Part D plans explaining that gag clauses that keep patients from knowing how to get the best deal are completely unacceptable



    (May 17, 2018) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sent a letter to companies that provide Medicare prescription drug coverage in Part D explaining that so-called “gag clauses” are unacceptable, as part of the Administration-wide “American Patients First” initiative to lower prescription drug costs. In Part D, Medicare pays prescription drug plans to cover medicines, which beneficiaries buy at a pharmacy. Gag clauses are provisions in contracts that insurance plans and their pharmacy benefit managers enter into with p
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Alaska and Iowa’s ESSA State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Alaska and Iowa’s ESSA State Plans



    Washington, DC - - (May 16, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the Alaska and Iowa consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    “I am pleased to approve these plans which comply with the requirements of the law,” said Secretary DeVos. "I encourage states to use their plans as a starting point, rather than a finish line, to improve outcomes for all students.”

    Allowing states more flexibility in how they deliver education to students is at the core of ESSA. Each state crafted a plan that it feels will best offer educational opportunities to meet the needs of the state and its students.

    ALASKA

    The following are some of the unique elements from Alaska’s approved plan as highlighted by the state:
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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Approves Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky’s ESSA State Plans

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Approves Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky’s ESSA State Plans





    Washington, DC - - (May 7, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of the Alabama, Colorado and Kentucky consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

    "I am pleased to approve these plans which comply with the requirements of the law," said Secretary DeVos. "I encourage states to use their plans as a starting point, rather than a finish line, to improve outcomes for all students."

    Allowing states more flexibility in how they deliver education to students is at the core of ESSA. Each state crafted a plan that it feels will best offer educational opportunities to meet the needs of the state and its students.

    ALABAMA The following are some of the unique elements from Alabama's approved pl
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  • U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves South Carolina and Virginia’s ESSA State Plans

    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves South Carolina and Virginia’s ESSA State Plans




    Washington, DC - - (May 3, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of South Carolina and Virginia’s consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “The state plans meet the requirements of ESSA, and I am pleased to approve them,” said Secretary DeVos. “As implementation begins, I look forward to seeing how local leaders are able to use the flexibility afforded by ESSA to innovate on behalf of their students.” Allowing states more flexibility in how they deliver education to students is at the core of ESSA. Each state crafted a plan that it feels will best offer educational opportunities to meet the needs of the state and its students. The following are some of the unique elements from South Carolina’s approved plan as highl...
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    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves Second Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 29, 2020) - - Today (May 29, 2020), the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved nine additional career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the latest states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21stCentury Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the president's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make...
    06-05-2020, 03:03 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves First Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Education Secretary DeVos Approves First Wave of Perkins Career and Technical Education State Plans| site |



    Plans detail how states will use federal investment to offer students multiple pathways to success


    (May 22, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education published the following information: WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department of Education has approved six career and technical education (CTE) state plans. Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire are the first six states to have their CTE plans approved under the new, bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), which was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on July 31, 2018. "Thanks to the President's leadership, the new career and technical education law gives local leaders the flexibility to make investments in the highest impact areas of...
    05-26-2020, 04:04 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies find no Deficiencies in Resolution Plans from the Largest Banks; Find Shortcomings for Several Firms
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies find no Deficiencies in Resolution Plans from the Largest Banks; Find Shortcomings for Several Firms| site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    (December 17, 2019) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced Tuesday that they did not find any "deficiencies," which are weaknesses that could result in additional prudential requirements if not corrected, in the resolution plans of the largest and most complex domestic banks. However, plans from six of the eight banks had "shortcomings," which are weaknesses that raise questions about the feasibility of a firm's plan, but are not as severe as a deficiency. Plans to address the shortcomings are due to the agencies by March 31, 2020. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, describe a bank's strate
    ...
    12-19-2019, 04:47 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor says it Restored Over 2.5 Billion Dollars To Employee Benefit Plans and Participants
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Labor says it Restored Over $2.5 Billion To Employee Benefit Plans and Participants | site |



    (November 21, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published the following information: WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today released its program results for Fiscal Year 2019. EBSA’s enforcement and benefit advisor programs recovered over $2.5 billion in payments to plans, participants and beneficiaries. EBSA’s enforcement program reported over $2 billion in recoveries from its investigations. Under its Terminated Vested Participant Project, EBSA helped participants collect nearly $1.5 billion in retirement benefits owed to them in the form of lump sum payments, present value of lifetime annuity payments and interest. EBSA’s criminal investigations led to the indictment of 76 individuals – including plan officials, corporate officers, and service providers – f
    ...
    11-25-2019, 08:08 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administrator McMahon Issues Statement on Association Health Plans
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Small Business Administrator McMahon’s Statement on Association Health Plans


    Washington, DC - - (June 19, 2018) - - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Linda E. McMahon today issued the following statement in response to a U.S. Department of Labor rule expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHP): The President’s decision to expand access to affordable, quality health care through Association Health Plans (AHPs) is welcome news to tens of thousands of small businesses. This reform will help empower small businesses with the kind of buying power that has long been available to large employers, and as a result, many more small businesses will be able to gain access to coverage. It’s an important step in reversing a multi-year downward trend in the number of small business owners offering health insurance to their employees as a result of rising premiums and increasing ...
    06-22-2018, 10:44 AM

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