The State Inspectorate is finally bringing order. The eVisitor system compares ads on Booking.com to catch illegal renters

first_imgApart from the fact that illegal renters lower the price, they do not pay taxes (thus earning more than you) damage directly to you, as well as to the entire tourist destination. The new State Inspectorate has consolidated the tasks of 17 inspections within eight ministries. Thus, market, sanitary, veterinary, agricultural, hunting, forestry, phytosanitary, tourist, mining, inspection of pressure equipment, energy, management of toxic chemicals, labor, construction, environmental protection, nature protection and water inspection are united. Those who do everything according to the Law do not have to be afraid or intimidated by inspections. Recall, in accordance with the new amendments to the Law on Hospitality, which, among other things, requires that tourism inspectors have the opportunity to apply the principle of opportunity, ie the possibility that minor violations can be warned, with a deadline to correct irregularities, not to they immediately print out fines. So, if someone has listed their apartment on Booking.com, it is easy to see if the same landlord is also registered in the eVisitor system. On the other hand, all those who respect the Law and settle all their obligations to the State, turn out to be “fools” towards those who do not. So accordingly, the question arises whether you will report your “colleagues”, friends, neighbors who rent illegally? On the other hand, illegal renters are unfair competition and a big problem of our tourism. In addition to not paying taxes and all other levies, by lowering prices, they destroy the market and thus are unfair competition to all those who pay everything regularly and according to the law. RELATED NEWS: As the inspections merged and with the reorganization of the independent State Inspectorate, the work of the inspections should have been more efficient and functional. In tourism, it should enable a clearer and more concrete fight against the black and gray economy. Certainly, it is in everyone’s interest to suppress the black market, because they are unfair competition to legal landlords. It is in everyone’s interest to combat illegal landlords. Why would they be “smart” and you “fools”. Yes, that is exactly what everyone who pays according to the law turns out to be. center_img Report illegal landlords as well as anyone else who does not comply with the Act. “Advertising on platforms such as Booking.com and Airbnb can also be a reason to conduct inspections. Namely, the Law on Catering stipulates that when advertising and advertising services and displaying messages in promotional materials, the landlord may use only the designation of the prescribed type and the category and type of special standard of the facility determined by the competent office, and when advertising and advertising services with taxpayers from the European Union must indicate the tax number, ie VAT identification number”, They explain in the inspectorate for Poslovni dnevnik. TAX ADMINISTRATION MOVES FISCALIZATION SUPERVISION IN THE ACCOMMODATION SERVICE SECTOR Everyone must pay taxes and all levies prescribed by law, including landlords. We need fair market competition, so let the one who is better, more creative, more proactive, more capable “win” and the one who invests more in quality and gives his personal contribution as a host. Non-payment of taxes, non-registration of workers and illegal landlords are the cancer of the wound of our tourism, and the State Inspectorate will focus on that. In order to carry out better control and bring order to the black zone, under the new law, inspectors will be able to enter facilities that have not reported renting accommodation. It is the tourism sector, renters and catering facilities, announced by the State Inspectorate, that will be in focus before the start of the peak tourist season. The unified State Inspectorate began operations on Monday (April 01st). How to find illegal renters? Simply. Assistance to the State Inspectorate will be eVisitor data where all renters must register, and illegal renters will be compared with data / advertisements on the strongest booking portals, such as Booking.com and Airbnb.com. Illegal renters are unfair competitionlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Applauds PA Insurance Commissioner for Issuing Non-Discrimination Guidance to Insurers, Prohibiting Discrimination on Basis of Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity

first_img Equality,  Non-discrimination Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today applauded Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller for announcing new Insurance Department expectations for non-discrimination provisions in health insurance policies, including language prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This guidance, submitted for publication in the April 30 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin, will apply to all health insurance plans regulated by the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, which includes individual and group policies purchased through the federal marketplace.“I am proud of this move by Commissioner Miller,” said Governor Wolf. “We need to ensure that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place, regardless of the color of your skin, your gender, the religion you profess, or the person you love. Next, I am excited to work with Democrats and Republicans in the legislature to pass a statewide non-discrimination bill that protects all Pennsylvanians and makes it clear to the world that Pennsylvania is a welcoming place for everyone.”“Governor Wolf recently announced that the commonwealth’s policy is to treat all Pennsylvanians with the respect and dignity they deserve, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity and expression,“ Commissioner Miller said. “My department is also committed to doing all it can protect the consumers we serve, and we expect health insurance companies to join in this effort.”This guidance does not require insurers to cover any particular services that they are not otherwise required to cover. However, under this guidance, health insurance policies under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department will not exclude services based on gender identity and will provide coverage for medically necessary covered services regardless of a policyholder’s gender identity.In addition, health insurance policies will not contain a blanket exclusion of coverage for health services related to an individual’s gender transition.Commissioner Miller said that her department expects health insurers to include language within policies that specifically details these protections in order to maintain compliance with state and federal laws.“Denying coverage for medically necessary covered services on the basis of gender violates federal regulations and Governor Wolf’s policy for Pennsylvania, and my department will not tolerate discrimination in the policies that it regulates,” said Commissioner Miller.The policy is consistent with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, as explained in a proposed rule issued on September 8, 2015 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights. That proposed rule delineated non-discrimination protections on the basis of sex to include sex stereotyping, gender identity, and sexual orientation.Health insurance providers around Pennsylvania vocalized support for non-discrimination provisions.“We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and have been recognized regionally and nationally for our responsible actions. Across the state, we serve a very diverse population and believe our employees, policies and actions need to reflect the very communities that we serve,” said Highmark Health Plan President Deborah Rice-Johnson. “We currently provide coverage for health services related to gender transition to our workforce and to likeminded large employer insured groups across the state who choose these benefits and who are committed to supporting the diverse needs of their employees.”“UPMC Health Plan has been a proud and vocal advocate of diversity and of the fair and equal treatment of all persons, including through our support of the Pennsylvania Fairness Act. We are currently reviewing the Non-Discrimination Notice and will work with the Department to fully understand its scope, objective and practical impact,” said a representative from UPMC Health Plan. “We are committed to ensuring that all of our members, regardless of their sex, gender identity, or recorded gender are treated fairly and have access to the high-quality health care services they have come to expect from UPMC.”The notice will be available in the April 30 issue of the PA Bulletin and can be viewed online at www.pabulletin.com. Insurance companies that have questions regarding this notice should contact the Insurance Department’s Bureau of Life, Accident, & Health, Office of Insurance Product Regulation at ra-rateform@pa.gov.Consumers who have questions regarding whether their health insurance policy is affected by these guidelines are encouraged to contact the department’s Bureau of Consumer Services at 1-877-881-6388 or online at www.insurance.pa.gov.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf April 27, 2016 Governor Wolf Applauds PA Insurance Commissioner for Issuing Non-Discrimination Guidance to Insurers, Prohibiting Discrimination on Basis of Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identitycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Jović is optimistic about the spring part of the season for FK ”Sarajevo”

first_imgThe preparations of FK ‘‘Sarajevo’’ have begun with a meeting of all football players at the stadium ”Asim Ferhatović Hase” in Sarajevo. The coach, Dragan Jović invited 25 players, out of which 24 came to the first training session and meeting. Ivan Tatomirović was excused from the meeting but he will join the players soon.Jović presented the new player of FK ”Sarajevo” Amer Osmanagić, who previously played for FK ”Velež”. The coach of this team said that the team will stay in Sarajevo till the 28th of January, when they will go to Međugorje. After Međugorje, the teams will go to Opatija, where they will stay until the 20th of February. Jović also commented the recent very turbulent period when several football players transferred to other teams.“Many players transferred to other teams, but we made an effort to bring as many good players to the team. One of them is Osmanagić who can replace Husejinović. I know Osmanagić since the time when he played for ”Velež” and I believe that he will work hard and play good for the team. Besides that, we also have contacted four or five more players and I claim that we will be in better shape in the spring that we were previous autumn.”- said Jović.last_img read more