Category: News Updates

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has announced another drop in workers’ compensation insurance rates, effective December 1, continuing a three-year downward trend. “I am delighted to approve a decrease in workers’ compensation rates in Delaware for the third year in a row,” said Navarro. “These continued decreases mean significant savings for Delaware businesses both large…

The Delaware Department of State has received a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for the fifth year in a row. The award this year totals $268,096 and will go toward assisting small companies develop overseas markets. Export Delaware, a division of the Delaware Department of State, will…

By John Stapleford  As an economist, seeing the slow growth in jobs, wages and personal income in Delaware, it is baffling to see the legislature focus on such things as plastic bags, dogs in restaurants, and transgender bathrooms. How can our legislators be so out of touch with the bread–and–butter issues faced by so many Delaware citizens? …

ChristianaCare is Leading by Example to Protect Patients, Staff and Community from Deadly Flu In a single day, Thursday, Oct. 10, ChristianaCare in Delaware will attempt to vaccinate nearly all of its 12,000 employees in 100 locations in four states, through its #HitMeWithYourFluShot campaign. Between 36,400 and 61,200 Americans died from the flu last year,…

Wilmington– Delaware Care Collaboration (DCC) achieved $10.1M million dollars in savings for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) in 2018 – a 10.85% savings rate. DCC achieved the 12thhighest savings rate percentage among 548 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs. The organization will receive nearly $4.9M in shared savings as a result. DCC earned a…

WILMINGTON — The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has awarded a $205,000 workforce readiness grant to the Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP), the state’s lead economic development organization, to create a plan for a more inclusive tech talent pipeline. National forecasters predicting that, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million open positions that require tech skills, but only…

Jack Harshbarger Guest Columnist Among the factors that can lead to business success or failure, employee engagement is often overlooked as a strategic advantage. The opportunity for improving employee engagement appears significant. Gallup’s 2017 data on employee engagement shows that 85% of American workers are not engaged in their work. Said another way, more than…

NLRB sides with DuPont in retiree-benefits dispute

The National Labor Relations Board has upheld DuPont’s 2013 decision to unilaterally implement changes to its companywide retiree medical and dental plans because the unions that protested had waived their right to bargain over those changes. The September 4, 2019, decision came after a 2-1 vote of members. The NLRB stated in its decision that “the…

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Delaware has helped shut down two websites with Wilmington addresses that were illegally selling prescription drugs and controlled substances. The websites, Drug Mart Pharmacy and Bluerays Pharmacy, had not obtained a necessary license from Delaware Division of Professional Regulation. In addition. the sites sold illegal drugs such as ecstasy…

Three Delaware schools have been honored as one of the 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. They were honored based on their overall academic achievement and progress toward meeting academic goals and closing achievement gaps. Delaware schools that made the list include Charter School of Wilmington, Delaware Military Academy and West Park Place Elementary…