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Extending Medicaid Funding, the Debt Limit, Membership into the American Legion, and Support For 9-11 Victims, Law Enforcement Officers, and Breastfeeding Moms

Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019 (HR 3253) – This bill authorizes appropriations through fiscal year 2024 and makes changes to several Medicaid programs and funding mechanisms. Some of the provisions include allowing state Medicaid fraud control units to review complaints regarding noninstitutionalized patients; temporarily extending Medicaid eligibility to protect against spousal poverty for […]

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The Rise of Biometrics Security and Why You Should Take Precaution

Biometric technology has been on the rise as it promises to make the authentication process more secure and convenient. Unlike passwords and key cards, biometrics are something you will always have, can’t share and can’t forget. This makes the biometric approach convenient and at the same time it has lower password management costs. Biometrics also […]

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Payroll Management Tips

When it comes to an employer’s responsibility for non-exempt workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are many requirements businesses must follow related to payroll. In one example, there are strict regulations on what information employers must document for each non-exempt worker. While there’s no requirement on how the information is recorded, there […]

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2017 vs. 2018 Federal Income Tax Brackets

Single Taxpayers 2018 Tax Rates – Standard Deduction $12,000 2017 Tax Rates – Standard Deduction $6,350 10% 0 to $9,525 10% 0 to $9,325 12% $9,525 to $38,700 15% $9,325 to $37,950 22% $38,700 to $82,500 25% $37,950 to $91,900 24% $82,500 to $157,500 28% $91,900 to $191,650 32% $157,500 to $200,000 33% $191,650 to […]

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Sanctions on Foreign Adversaries, Breakthrough DNA Technology, and Fast-Tracked Approval for Generic Drugs

Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364) – This Act expands U.S. sanctions against Russia (for annexing Ukraine’s Crimea and meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election), Iran and North Korea (for weapons activities). It also establishes a congressional review process to authorize any changes to existing sanctions against Russia, prohibits U.S. persons from […]

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