They explained some of the difficulties they have faced so far: “The UN Refugee Agency presented our file to study for resettlement, after one month they inform us that the Norwegian embassy accept our files and gave us an appointment but the day before the appointment the police arrested my brother because he did not have a resident card. … [Read more...] about Edinburgh aid worker, 90, runs 20km to help Syrian refugees
30m workers risk running out of money in retirement
Unfortunately, today’s low interest rate environment -- the ten year treasury rate is currently below 2.0% -- has changed the investing landscape. At current interest rates, using bonds as a risk management tool forces investors to make a trade. Do they want to invest for growth and inflation protection, or are they suffering from apprehensive investor risk and opt for safety? They cannot have both…but there is a way to have much of the growth benefit of stocks while reducing the exposure to volatility. … [Read more...] about Navigating Retirement Risks: Creating Sustainable Retirement Income
The answer is simple. As long as there is systemic vulnerability in an organization rising from compensation practices that favor risk-takers over risk-mitigators, IT infrastructures that inadequately identify and monitor risk exposures on an enterprisewide basis, governance practices that do not establish and adequately communicate risk tolerances from the top down, and other systemic vulnerabilities, there will be a need to get the message out that a failure to confront AML risks can result in significant, practical loss to an organization. As long as there is staff turnover, as long as calm gives rise to complacency and as long as there are funds that require laundering, it is a lesson worth repeating. … [Read more...] about Filthy Lucre: Confronting the Risks of Money Laundering
According to the suit, Evelyn Langford, director of the territory’s department of human resources, said at a 2009 meeting that workers over age 50 should retire to open up jobs for younger workers, the Associated Press reports. Those who didn’t comply were reassigned to less desirable jobs, the complaint alleges. The Pacific Daily News and Reuters also have stories. … [Read more...] about EEOC Sues American Samoa, Claims HR Director Advised Workers Over 50 to Retire
Current MSSP or Pioneer ACOs are eligible to apply for the Next Generation model, in addition to other organizations that meet applicant eligibility requirements. Applicants with prior participation in a CMS program or demonstration will be asked in their Next Generation ACO Model application to show good performance in the previous model. All applicants will be evaluated based on five key criteria: 1) organizational structure; 2) leadership and management; 3) financial plan and experience with risk sharing; 4) patient centeredness; and 5) clinical care model. Of note, ACOs may not simultaneously participate in the Next Generation ACO Model and MSSP or Pioneer. … [Read more...] about Medicare ACO v. 3.0—More Risk, More Money?