The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released their update for recreational camps for children. These regulations are expected to be in effect for the Summer of 2018. The update to these regulations were finalized 4/20/2018. Below you can find the link to the DPH website to find more information about the updated regulations.

Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC): Many organizations are going to receive an EMAC bill after camp if any of their staff members are on MassHealth.  Seasonality does not matter, part-time/full-time does not matter, whether you offer health insurance or not does not matter, if they’re employed by another organization both organizations are required to pay the tax.

Seasonal Employer Certification Update:  For this year, the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) will interpret the regulations as they have done in the past.  Under a provision of the regulations, DUA can re-determine applications – for those camps that have already applied and received their denials, DUA will issue approvals (assuming they meet the criteria