Section 1012 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010, provides the
Not withstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services
shall not publish updated poverty guidelines for 2010 under section 673(2) of the Omni-bus
Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) before March 1, 2010, and
the poverty guidelines published under such section on January 23, 2009, shall remain in
effect until updated poverty guidelines are published.
In other words, the 2009 FPLs will remain in effect at least until March 31, 2010. The
expectation is that by that date, Congress will have come up with a longer range, or even
permanent, solution to the problem.
OESC-Oklahoma Employee Security Commission Reporting Rules
Business Types & Documentation Required for Insure Oklahoma
Business must be in compliance with the OESC to receive approval.
• They must have 99 or fewer employees.
• They must be paid to date with the OESC.
• They must have at least one quarter filed with the OESC.
• If they are a new business and do not have an OESC account or do not have at least
one quarter filed, they are not compliant.
NOTE: If a small business doesn’t file with OESC and a former worker files a claim
– the business will get a wage objection audit which is performed by OESC. If the
business is found to be not in compliance, OESC will allow the unemployment
claim and collect from the business the back taxes owed along with penalties and
interest. Please access the link provided for the list OESC Reporting Rules.
Federal Poverty Levels (FPL)
We have received a number of questions recently about the Federal Poverty
Levels (FPL), which are normally updated during January each year. States and
others have been asking when information on the FPLs for 2010 will be available.
Insure Oklahoma Agent Blast