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Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014

Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance — commonly called survivorship life — in an irrevocable trust designed to provide liquidity at the death of yourself and your spouse. That was then. This is now.

Today, more taxpayers, i.e., those with combined estates less than $10,600,000, no longer have to worry about the big slice of taxes on your accumulated assets when you and your spouse pass away. The question is then — why keep the life insurance you bought for that purpose if the need has vanished?

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Open Payments search tool released

October 20, 2014
CMS announced it has added a simple search tool to its Open Payments website, which now includes more detailed information.Users can search the database in three ways…
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More evidence needed on benefits of BT, HT in fibromyalgia management

October 20, 2014
Results of a literature review on management of fibromyalgia showed more high-quality studies with larger sample sizes and a focus on long-term results and maintenance…
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‘Virtual ward’ post-discharge model did not reduce hospital readmissions

October 17, 2014
Using a post-discharge “virtual ward” model of care did not reduce readmission rates or death among high-risk patients discharged from the hospital…
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Fixed Versus Onflare Retreatment with Rituximab in RA Results from the Cererra Collaboration

This activity is co-sponsored by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Vindico Medical Education

Cererra Collaboration is a collaboration between 12 European countries with the aim to describe the use of rituximab in…
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Study: DSM-5 could not be properly applied to fibromyalgia patients

November 13, 2013
SAN DIEGO — Frederick Wolfe, MD, of the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, Wichita, Kan., presented…
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Updates in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: What New Guidelines Mean to Your Practice

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) accounts for 5% to 15% of patients diagnosed with JIA and is the most…
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