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  • Give employees more bang for their buck – How to use default deferral rates and auto-escalation clauses

    Year End 2015
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: According to a Plan Sponsor Council of America survey, only 46% of defined contribution plans automatically enroll participants. The most common default deferral rate for those that do is 3%. Are plan sponsors telling employees that they can afford to retire by saving just 3% of their salary each year? Some participants may think so. This article discusses how to use default deferral rates and auto-escalation clauses to boost participants’ retirement savings.

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  • Incentive-based safety programs: Benefits and risks

    Fall 2015
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: Some construction companies can manage safety informally through stated rules, trust and accountability. But, as a business grows, a more formal approach may be warranted. Many contractors eventually consider an incentive-based safety program. This article describes both the benefits and risks of these programs.

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  • Option pricing models help experts calculate DLOMs

    March/April 2015
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: The valuation of noncontrolling interests in a business can come up in many legal contexts. A critical step is determining an appropriate discount for lack of marketability (DLOM). One way to make that determination is to use option pricing models, which base the discount on the cost of an option to sell shares in the subject business. This article discusses three models experts frequently use: Chaffe, Longstaff and Finnerty.

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  • Have your bylaws kept pace with your nonprofit’s growth?

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: A nonprofit’s bylaws should be detailed enough to address all organizational issues but flexible enough to provide institutional stability. If they no longer achieve this delicate balance — or perhaps never did — it’s time to amend them. This article advises organizations to form a bylaws committee, focus on their mission and ensure bylaws conform with their articles of incorporation and relevant state statutes.

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  • New government programs promote veteran hiring

    July / August 2014
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the construction industry will add more than 1.6 million jobs in the decade leading up to 2022. This article looks at the U.S. Department of Labor’s centralized online resource specifically designed for business owners, including contractors, looking to hire veterans. It not only allows companies to post job openings, but also provides human resources managers with tools designed for veteran recruitment. The article also discusses tax credits for companies that hire veterans.

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  • Want to join a bundled payment network? Here’s what you need to know

    Summer 2014
    Newsletter: Rx for Practice Management / Practice Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: In January 2013, the CMS announced the health care organizations selected to participate in its three-year Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. It comprises four defined models of care, which link payments to the full range of services that beneficiaries require during an episode of care. This article discusses differences between the four models, and notes the importance of planning ahead for operating under such arrangements; confusing though they may be, bundled payments are here to stay.

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  • Accounting for credit losses – Getting ready for big changes

    Summer 2013
    Newsletter: Community Banking Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: For community banks, accounting for credit losses — which are reflected in the allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL) — is a critical process that can have a significant impact on earnings and capital. Recently, both the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued proposals to change the way financial institutions determine when and how credit losses should be recognized. This article looks at the different proposals and what the future might hold.

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  • Selecting a C corporation’s tax year

    February 2012
    Newsletter: Tax & Business Alert

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: Businesses that operate as C corporations have substantial flexibility when selecting a tax year. However, businesses that operate as partnerships or S corporations are restricted by law in their choice of a tax year. Once selected, a tax year generally must be maintained until the business is required or elects (with IRS permission, if necessary) to change it. This article discusses the two types of tax years and the considerations involved in choosing one.

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  • Playing catch-up with your retirement savings

    July / August 2011
    Newsletter: Planning for Prosperity / Wealth Management Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: For those who are age 50 or older, “catch-up” contributions are one tool that can quickly build — or rebuild — a retirement fund. These contributions over and above the regular annual contribution limits offer the opportunity to add meaningfully to savings over time. This article offers an example of how much of a difference it can make to take full advantage of catch-up options, and provides a table showing how much can be contributed to traditional 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plans, along with SIMPLEs and IRAs.

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  • Health care reform – Safeguarding your grandfathered status

    October / November 2010
    Newsletter: Public Company Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: Although the recent health care reform legislation makes sweeping changes to the U.S. health care system, “grandfathered” group health insurance plans may be exempt from some of the changes. Companies, however, need to be careful not to endanger their plans’ status. This article discusses federal regulations that offer guidance on maintaining grandfathered status and warns of actions that will cause plans to lose this status.

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  • Shelter your business assets – Preserve more wealth for your heirs with asset-protection strategies

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 513

    Abstract: Estate planning and asset protection go hand in hand. Most people concentrate their asset-protection efforts on insulating their personal wealth from frivolous lawsuits or other claims. But if a significant portion of a person’s wealth is invested in a business, it’s equally important to protect its assets from unreasonable or excessive creditor claims. This article explores asset-protection strategies. (Updated: 11/30/12)

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