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Irving, Texas, pays city workers to lose weight
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Thousands of city workers in Irving, Texas, are losing weight and gaining cash thanks to the I Win program started four years ago. I Win stands for Irving Wellness Incentive Now. Employees can earn points through testing, by keeping their biometric numbers — blood pressure, cholesterol, triglyceride level, body fat, hip to waist ratio, fasting glucose levels — positive and by maintaining preventative healthcare as well as attending healthcare classes offered through the city. More

The Premiere Government HR Association

IPMA-HR is the leading association for human resource professionals in the public sector. Beyond providing members with a wealth of services unavailable anywhere else, we offer HR professionals with the proper tools to address human resource situations specific to government organizations. MORE

Florida city stop hiring smokers in effort to reduce health insurance premiums
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A Florida city has announced it will stop hiring smokers in an effort to keep health insurance premiums low. The commissioners of Delray Beach voted recently to stop hiring anyone who uses tobacco. Current employees who are smokers are exempted from the policy. More

Fort Worth, Texas, police vote to hike pension contributions in exchange for keeping retirement formula
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Nearly two-thirds of Fort Worth, Texas, police officers voted in favor of increasing their contributions to retain their retirement benefits formula, throwing it to City Council members to decide whether they want negotiate that as part of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association's contract. More

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CDC: Rare meningitis cases up to 26
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An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections, health officials said recently. Four people have died. Eighteen of the cases are in Tennessee where a Nashville clinic received the largest shipment of the steroid suspected in the outbreak. More

New York City woman wins coverage for transgender procedure
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A New York City transgender woman has won insurance coverage for her sex change operation. The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund said recently MVP Health Care agreed to cover the doctor-recommended procedure for Ida Hammer. More

Electronic Stability Control Workshops

BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. sponsored this innovative driver safety class for Law Enforcement in their area this month. Find out why your agency should too. MORE

Who insures a driverless car?
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California recently became the third state to legalize driverless cars, a concept automobile under development by Google that could one day revolutionize the way we drive. But the development raises a host of liability questions for insurers. More

City denies liability for OC Transpo passenger's alleged crash injuries
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An OC Transpo passenger's own negligence is to blame for any injuries she might have received in a collision between two buses on the Transitway in February, the city says in its defense against a legal claim that seeks nearly $1 million in damages. More

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