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WEBINAR: Top 10 Work Comp Credits for Home Care Agencies via WorkSafe Central

By Derek Jones on Nov 20, 2015

  Derek Jones:                      Good afternoon everybody. This is Derek Jones with ClearCare Online. Thank you for attending our webinar today which is The Secret Sauce: Top 10 Tips to Reduce Work Comp Premiums for Home Care. Let’s get started. Our agenda today, we’re first going to go over a history of worker’s comp. Why the top insurers give home care a hard time? This has been a topic that has been really challenging our industry and we want to make sure that we’re giving you all of the best tips and advice to tackle something that is typically one of your top blind items in your business. We’re then going to dive directly through and give you ten proven tips read more »

McKesson Ventures Invests in Home Care, Adds ClearCare to Portfolio

By Derek Jones on Nov 17, 2015

Funding advances vision of a connected healthcare system, prioritizing the role of home care ClearCare, the leader in software solutions for private duty home care agencies, today announced it has secured strategic funding from McKesson Ventures, the venture capital arm of McKesson Corporation. With this investment, ClearCare will accelerate new integrations into its platform, including telemedicine services, remote monitoring and diagnostics, and the ability to provide medical supplies and medications to all partners across the United States. The funding will also be allocated toward strengthening ClearCare’s cloud-based web and mobile software technology while capitalizing on a growing market demand for healthcare solutions that are proven to save money and shift point-of-care to the home. “With the rapidly aging baby boomer read more »

WOTC Guide For Home Care Agencies

By Derek Jones on Nov 12, 2015

Home Care Agencies can receive thousands of dollars through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program (WOTC). While the policies can be confusing, the benefit to agencies and underemployed caregivers is enormous. Use this guide as a resource to understand more about WOTC and start putting more money back into your business. Here’s where we got you covered: WOTC Hiring Date Extensions What is WOTC? Caregiver Qualifications And Benefit Amounts Is WOTC Legal? Common Questions From Home Care Agencies ClearCare Handles WOTC Easily For You WOTC Hiring Date Extensions For employees hired in 2014, the government allowed retroactive submission until April 30, 2015. You can no longer claim these credits. For any person hired after January 1, 2015, the government is read more »

Home Care Agency Guide – Veteran Aid & Attendance Benefit

By Derek Jones on Oct 21, 2015

The policies for veteran benefits are extremely difficult to navigate without a proper understanding. As a home care agency, you can start making veteran’s lives easier by providing guidance with the Aid and Attendance Benefit. This could lead up to $2,000 per month for qualified veterans and spouses to put directly to home care costs! Here’s what we will cover so that you have a full understanding of the Aid and Attendance Benefit: What is the Aid & Attendance Benefit? Qualifications of the Aid & Attendance Benefit Aid & Attendance Misconceptions Common Questions From Home Care Agencies How To Easily Navigate The Aid & Attendance Benefit All of the information here is from Debbie Burak, founder of Veteranaid.org and Patty Servaes from read more »

Companionship Exemption Survival Guide for Home Care Agencies

By Derek Jones on Oct 19, 2015

Home care agencies must begin to pay caregivers overtime as of October 13th, 2015. The Final Rule issued by Chief Justice Roberts prohibits third party employers, or home care agencies, from using the federal Companionship Services Exemption and Live-in Domestic Service Employee Exemption. As a result, companion and live-in workers who are classified as employees are now entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections for all hours worked in a given work week. This blog post has been compiled to act as a ‘Survival Guide’ for home care agencies who need to quickly comply with the recent removal of the Companionship Exemption. We’ll keep this blog post updated as new resources and information comes in. Please post any questions to read more »

HCAOA Conference 2015 – Agenda, Directions, & 3 Tips

By Derek Jones on Sep 27, 2015

The 2015 HCAOA conference in Washington, DC is kicking off today. If you’re traveling to the Hyatt, click here for Google Map directions. Here are a few tips to get the most out of the event.  1) The Agenda – See below for the full conference flip book. This years agenda covers topics from sales and marketing, tele-health, workers’ comp, creating disease specific care programs, and even how to create a caregiver training lab. Don’t Miss: Patrick Cooney will present ‘HCAOA Public Policy Update: State and Federal Efforts’  Tuesday at 2:30pm. The biggest value a HCAOA member receives is the legislative effort to have the voice of private-duty home care heard as it relates to the Companionship Exemption and Affordable Care Act. Less read more »

Home Care Hero – Meet Nate Hoffman of Visiting Angels Central Illinois

By Tiffany Beddow on Sep 3, 2015

Meet Nate Hoffman of Visiting Angels Central Illinois. Between implementing ClearCare and a new VOIP system, Nate has been able to streamline his agency administrative processes. Did you know he’s a certified SCUBA diver? Check out the entire interview to learn more!

Seniors Helping Seniors selects ClearCare Online, extends technology into the home

By Derek Jones on Aug 25, 2015

ClearCare Online, the leading technology platform for aging in the home, today announced its partnership with Seniors Helping Seniors, a national in-home care franchise network with more than 250 locations throughout the U.S. Earlier this year, Seniors Helping Seniors was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a top franchise – ranking sixth on the list of top U.S. franchises. “It’s never been a better time to be in the home care business – more families need support with aging issues than ever,” said Daniel Jan, VP of operations at Seniors Helping Seniors. “Our steady network success is a result of our strong commitment from franchise partners and collaboration during periods of change. Selecting ClearCare was a strategic decision made by our read more »

Home Care Hero – Meet Karen Curry of Caring Mission Home Care

By Tiffany Beddow on Jul 29, 2015

Meet Karen Curry of Caring Mission Home Care. Learn the benefits of ClearCare’s home care software and family room portal from a trusted user.

Webinar: Tax credit program for home care agencies

By Derek Jones on Jul 1, 2015

Home care agencies can earn up to $9,600 per caregiver via the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). ClearCare, the #1 private-duty home care software provider, has integrated the background check process and tax credit submissions into the natural workflow of agency administrators. Below is a transcript of a webinar held on 6-30-2015 on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, what caregivers are eligible, how to apply for the benefit, and how ClearCare has made the process automatic.   Heather:          You have joined us for The Home Care Agency Guide To Work Opportunity Tax Credits. We are super excited to have you all here. This topic has been a pretty one over the last couple of months, and so we are read more »



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