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US could pay pension bill for AMR as it restructures: report
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Tom Horton, the new chief executive of American Airlines and its parent company AMR said the fact the company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection did not mean its pension plans would definitely move to the PBGC, but he signaled it was a real ...more »

Connecticut Man Sentenced for Role in $4 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
LoanSafeDecember 1, 2011

... Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General; and State of Connecticut Department of Banking. To report financial fraud crimes, and to learn more about the President's Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, please visit www.stopfraud.gov.more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Despite Fears, 'Mental Health Parity' Law Has Not Caused Drop in Coverage
TIMEDecember 9, 2011

Despite fears that a 2008 law requiring employers to cover mental health care and addiction treatment as broadly as medical health care would backfire and cause employers to drop coverage ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Implementing Health Reform: Fine-Tuning The Medical Loss Ratio Rules
Health Affairs (blog)December 3, 2011

The MLR rule has been one of the most controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The MLR provision of the Affordable Care Act (section 2718 of the Public Health Services Act) requires health insurers in the individual and small group ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Senior Citizens Warned of Common Scams and Reminded to Report Elder Abuse
ScoopSanDiego.comDecember 2, 2011

(Mission Times Courier, San Diego, CA) - This time of the year, many seniors are particularly vulnerable to "Elder Abuse" and scam artists who prey on our senior citizens. Citizens are encouraged to report Elder Abuse immediately. ...more »

Living Wills
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Manufactured home registration extended to Dec. 31
Montgomery AdvertiserDecember 2, 2011

Two undocumented immigrants living in Elmore County sued the Department of Revenue and the Elmore County Probate Office on Nov. 18 saying the requirement effectively would force them, as well as their children who are legal US citizens -- out of their ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Minn. health care ratings group plans to examine newly available Medicare data
Minnesota Public RadioDecember 7, 2011

We had a project with Medicare about five years ago where we tried to do this, and ran into a problem with the law that didn't allow it. So it's been in the works now for many years. To get this released both in a way that makes sure patient data is ...more »

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