June 14, 2013
Commission Wraps Without Recommendations on Communications Taxation

The Maryland Communications Tax Reform Commission, which is required by law to submit a report by the end of this month to the General Assembly, held its last meeting on June 12 to finalize its actions.  Instead of voting on a proposal to reform communication taxes in Maryland, the group decided to submit a report with "findings" that would include the three proposals that were reviewed and discussed.  The Commission did not take a vote on any actions. (Read more)  




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Corporate Partner Profile: Benecon

Benecon: Benefit Administrators & Consultants - Public Sector Services  

Benecon's Public Sector Division specializes in creating health insurance purchasing cooperatives for counties, municipalities, authorities, regional municipal entities, and school districts.  Benecon's approach to joint purchasing affords public entities the opportunity to access the benefits of self-funding their employee health benefits in a safe and secure environment. It does so by utilizing a unique risk transfer approach coupled with limited risk sharing. The end result has stabilized heath insurance premium growth while providing a platform to control heath insurance costs both by retaining underwriting gains that would otherwise flow to insurance carriers and by focusing on strategies that reduce claim costs.  Benecon is a MACo Bronze Partner. (Read more
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