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Deadline Approaching for Undoing a 2016 Roth IRA Conversion

Posted on: October 12th, 2017
f you converted a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2016 and your Roth IRA has sustained losses, you may want to consider whether it makes sense to undo (recharacterize) your conversion. You have until October 16, 2017, to undo your 2016 conversion....

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15

Posted on: September 26th, 2017
What is the Medicare open enrollment period?...

Brick-and-Mortar: The Precarious Fate of Traditional Retail

Posted on: September 20th, 2017
The rise of e-commerce has been a disruptive force in the retail sector. In fact, 5,300 store closings were announced in the first half of 2017 — about three times as many as during the same period in 2016....

The Equifax Data Breach

Posted on: September 13th, 2017
On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1...

CMS Puts Up Web Page Underscoring "Improvement Standard" Settlement

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a web page devoted to the settlement in Jimmo v. Sebelius. ...

Medicaid Applicants' Children Do Not Have Standing to Appeal Medicaid Denial

Posted on: September 4th, 2017
A Connecticut appeals court rules that the children of Medicaid applicants did not have standing to appeal Medicaid denials in their individual capacity, but that they should have been given the opportunity to substitute themselves as administrator of their respective parent’s estate....
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