DC Health Exchange Causing Headaches for Associations, Small Businesses

Associations Now

Small businesses in the District are concerned with the technological flaws and potential cost of the city’s small-business health options program. Over 82 percent of ASAE’s DC-based members are smaller than 50 employees and are required to enter the healthcare exchange program.

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Internet Association Wants to Help You ‘Get to the Polls’

Associations Now

It’s less than a week until Election Day, and if you’re in search of your nearest polling location or a sample ballot, a new resource from the Internet Association may be just the ticket. Don’t know where to find your polling place? Need details about what’s on your local ballot?

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911 Outages Show Need for System Upgrades, Group Says

Associations Now

Accessibility Challenge The failure of many 911 systems to stay up to date has also created an accessibility problem: Many such systems are difficult for functionally deaf Americans to use, Mother Jones recently reported. But the problem is, not many of us use TTYs anymore.”.

Retailers Push for Uniform Data-Breach Notification Law

Associations Now

Consumer Confidence While most Americans are well aware of the numerous data breaches that have hit retailers, banks, and other companies, they are not changing their shopping habits, according to a new survey. As it stands, 47 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.5.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… When I was in charge of getting a new AMS back at my old association, I had no idea how to approach selection and implementation. The Transformative Power of Data.

TSA’s Fee Changes Are Causing Headaches

Associations Now

“TSA’s rule may have been a reasonable interpretation of the statute when the focus was on enplanements , but it is a wholly untenable interpretation of the amended statutory language, which now focuses on where passengers’ one-way trips originate.”

Wine Retailer Group Expands Amid Industry Changes

Associations Now

In an effort to keep pace with changing technology and business advancements, the Specialty Wine Retailers Association is widening its advocacy scope to include new industry issues. In line with its newly broadened advocacy efforts, the Specialty Wine Retailers Association has changed its name to the National Association of Wine Retailers, the organization announced last week.

Net Neutrality Ruling Draws Strong Response From Industry, Activist Groups

Associations Now

Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s so-called net neutrality rules , which required that internet service providers (ISPs) treat all web traffic equally. Technology Groups.

Net Neutrality Court Ruling Strongly Favors FCC; Groups Respond

Associations Now

Advocacy groups approved of the decision, but telecom associations emphasized that a Supreme Court appeal was likely. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholding the FCC’s regulations.

Tech and Safety Groups Differ on Navigation App Regulation

Associations Now

While technology groups tout the benefits of map apps, auto-safety organizations say cellphone use on the road is dangerous—no matter the function. Congress and federal watchdogs are turning their attention to the likes of Google Maps and other mobile phone navigation offerings.

Greening the Economy

Plexus Consulting

A study conducted by the Worldwatch Institute and Cornell University Global Labor Institute demonstrates the emergence of a “Green Economy,” one that promises to positively impact the 21st century workforce. Recently, the popularity of “Green” jobs has skyrocketed, especially among the younger generation. Department of Education will provide $48.6 By Steven Worth Though the current economic downturn has negatively affected many, a new industrial sector is on the rise.