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How your accountant can provide benefits to your business beyond tax season
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Most business owners know to call their accountant when they're filing their taxes or doing succession planning, but there are other times a CPA can benefit your business. Whether it's making a large purchase or crafting a benefits plan, ...more »

New laws expand family planning benefits
Annapolis CapitalJanuary 1, 2012

By BRIAN WITTE, AP By BRIAN WITTE, AP More low-income women will be eligible for Medicaid family planning services in Maryland this week when a new law takes effect. AP VIDEO more>> The expansion will allow Maryland women who are at or below 200 ...more »

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Bad Faith Insurance
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Mayor: Explaining the Impact of Public Employee Pension and Health Care ...
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

The firefighters will be receiving wage adjustments of 1.25% on January 1 st and July 1 st of each of the three contract years. The City's contracts with the public works union and the library workers union were not due to expire until the end of 2012. ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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New health-care tax will affect many in 2012
Royal Oak Daily TribuneJanuary 4, 2012

“People need their health insurances,” she said. “My problem with this is that we are being nickel-and-dimed to death.” She also said the national Affordable Care Act that goes entirely into effect in 2014 is “insane and costs are astronomical. ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Patient abuse by nurses extremely rare, experts say
Calgary HeraldJanuary 15, 2012

After a four-month investigation, police identified a second alleged victim: an 11-year-old boy who they say was abused in August 2010. The elder victim's father, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the child, said he still has questions. ...more »

Living Wills
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Appeals court to rehear South Dakota law promoting abortion-suicide link
American Medical NewsJanuary 2, 2012

9 whether a 2005 South Dakota law mandating what doctors say to women seeking abortions is constitutional. The court will address again a specific provision in the law requiring physicians to inform patients of possible suicide risks in relation to the ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Health Net to sell Medicare prescription drug plan business to CVS Caremark ...
Healthcare Finance NewsJanuary 10, 2012

Except as may be required by law, Health Net undertakes no obligation to address or publicly update any of its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.more »


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