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February 2014

#Insights from Our Integrated ERM and Claims Settlement Solutions Practices

"When you know better, you do better" - Maya Angelou

What are the key risk issues for M&A activity in 2014?

Credit Suisse has issued a new report about the possibility of increased merger activity in 2014. However, there are hosts of new due diligence issues to consider as part of any deal. A recent report from Clifford Chance, lists some of the risk sources and considerations involving mergers and acquisitions. Some of them include tax investigations, cartel activity and price fixing, breaches of international sanctions, cyber security attacks, corruption and cover-ups, data security breaches, and human rights breaches.

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Medicare will start using new Life Tables on March 31, 2014

On January 29th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced they will begin using new Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2009 Life Tables for calculation of any new Medicare Set Asides (MSAs).

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Patients and families can influence chronic case outcomes

In a recent article by Laura Landro of the Wall Street Journal, several key conclusions are summarized for patients and families to consider for management of their chronic conditions.

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