What is an Irrevocable Trust?

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What is an Irrevocable Trust?

A trust is an estate planning tool that allows a person to control their assets during their lifetime and make provisions for incapacity and death. Many trusts are revocable, however, irrevocable trusts can be an incredibly useful way to plan for your future.

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One thing you should know about irrevocable trusts is that, unlike revocable or living trusts, irrevocable trusts cannot be changed or amended. They are set in

Are You Prepared for an Audit?

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Are You Prepared for an Audit?

The Federal Government is constantly auditing healthcare entities. A recent Michigan settlement resulted in prison time and a hefty repayment for violations of the False Claims Act.

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If your compliance plan needs to be updated, now is the time.

You want to make sure that your practice is protected so that you are not faced with a similar situation as a vascular surgeon from Bay City, Michigan.

A vascular surgeon …

Bank regulator action on climate change ‘overdue and now urgent’ – Business News

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Bank regulator action on climate change ‘overdue and now urgent’ – Business News

Climate action ‘over due’

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Canada’s environment commissioner says action by the federal banking regulator on climate change is overdue and now urgent.

Commissioner Jerry DeMarco said in an audit released Thursday that it’s encouraging that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OFSI) both recognizes the risks of climate change to banks and the financial system, and is taking action on the challenge.

But he notes that since climate change has only recently become a priority of the regulator, the full implementation

Elon Musk’s Twitter drops government-funded media labels – Business News

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Elon Musk’s Twitter drops government-funded media labels – Business News

Twitter has removed labels describing global media organizations as government-funded or state-affiliated, a move that comes after the Elon Musk-owned platform started stripping blue verification checkmarks from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee.

Among those no longer labeled was National Public Radio in the US, which announced last week that it would stop using Twitter after its main account was designated state-affiliated media, a term also used to identify media outlets controlled or heavily influenced by authoritarian governments, such as Russia and China.

Twitter later changed the label to “government-funded media,” but NPR — which

Lyft gears up to make ‘significant’ layoffs under new CEO – Business News

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Lyft gears up to make ‘significant’ layoffs under new CEO – Business News

Lyft is preparing to lay off hundreds of employees just days after new CEO David Risher began steering the ride-hailing service with an eye toward driving down costs to help bring its fares more in line with its biggest rival, Uber.

Risher, a former Amazon executive, informed Lyft’s workforce of more than 4,000 employees in an email posted online Friday that a “significant” number of them would lose their jobs. It came

Are You Prepared for an Audit?

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Is Your Compliance Plan Protecting You?

Healthcare compliance plans are essential to ensure your practice is following the law. Your compliance plan can keep your practice out of trouble.

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A recent enforcement action highlights the need for an effective and updated compliance plan.

A physician in Arkansas has been sentenced to 102 months of prison time and to pay over $4.63 million in restitution. Following release from prison, he will have three (3) years of supervised

How Can I Preserve Wealth for Future Generations?

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How Can I Preserve Wealth for Future Generations?

Some of our clients are interested in preserving wealth for future generations, and in that instance, we sometimes recommend starting a family bank.

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A family bank is an estate planning tactic to help preserve wealth for generations to come. They can be structured in a variety of ways to meet that family’s needs, however, they are intended to help benefit a group of family members.

If our clients give their

Is Your Practice Fraudulently Billing?

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Is Your Practice Fraudulently Billing?

Most of our clients would obviously answer ‘no’, however, some providers are submitting bills incorrectly and could be subjecting themselves to hefty fines.

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Recently, a Florida Cardiology group and 10 of its physicians agreed to pay $2 million to settle False Claims Act allegations.

According to the settlement, the group submitted inflated claims to Medicare and Medicaid and billed for services while they were outside of the United States.

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