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New report: Fighting wage theft in America

Fighting wage theftA report released by the National Employment Law Project and its partners in the Just Pay Working Group, of which NCL is an organizational endorser, outlines how the Obama administration can combat the epidemic of illegal pay practices that is exploiting gaps in workplace enforcement and  hurting millions of workers, their families and their communities.

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Workers: Understand your health privacy rights

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), along with its implementing regulations and subsequent rules that build on HIPPA, create a national standard for medical privacy. These privacy laws give patients greater control over their personal health information. Healthcare providers -- including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, psychotherapists -- as well as hospitals and most health plans, must adopt and follow policies to safeguard the privacy of your health information.

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Denied health claim? Appeal it!

Denied health claim? Appeal it!Have you run into problems with your health plan? You’re not alone! Half of all consumers experience problems with them, but fewer than 1 in every 10,000 tries to fight, or appeal, when a claim has been denied. But appealing a denied claim works—maybe more often than you’d think!

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