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Is your organization pursuing planned gifts? It should be. Research suggests that the average planned gift in the United States falls between $35,000 and $70,000 -- and the amount may increase with more Baby Boomers moving into retirement. Yet many not-for-profits, especially small and medium-sized organizations, lack formal planned giving programs.
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Nearly every physician has claims denied from time to time. Medicare, as a government program, has its own way of doing things. As you know, the process is different from insurance companies, which also have their own way of handling claims.
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With technology at the forefront of modern communication, more and more people are turning to the Internet to stay abreast of the latest news and information. Likewise, many of today's consumers use the Internet to find the best prices and to conduct research when they're planning their next purchase.
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Do you have a problem with employees arriving late to work? If so, you're not alone. Overall, American workers do an adequate job of showing up for work on time. But for some perspective, employees in the United Kingdom and Australia put the United States to shame. A recent survey by Deputy (a workforce management software company that deals with workforce scheduling) found that on any given day, 6% of U.S. workers show up late for work, compared to just 2.4% in the UK and only 1.2% in the land down under
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Favorable individual federal income tax rates established by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) are scheduled to expire at the end of 2025. But some analysts think that they could be repealed sooner, depending on the results of next year's presidential election and the preference for budget-neutral government spending. So, taxpayers may want to consider strategies to take advantage of TCJA-related tax breaks as soon as possible.
Thinking about joining a medical practice? You obviously need to perform a due diligence investigation to help obtain basic financial information. It's important to understand the data and assess your compatibility with the practice. Here are some key items that need to be examined:
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If your company has a qualified retirement plan or you have set one up in self employment -- such as a 401(k), profit-sharing, or Keogh plan -- the participants might be allowed to borrow from their accounts. (This option is not available for traditional IRAs, Roth IRAs, SEPs, or SIMPLE-IRAs.)
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Your organization probably spends vast amounts of time and money producing direct mail campaigns to raise funds. Those costs are justified if you get the response you're seeking.
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High gas costs translate into high shipping costs, but manufacturers needn't passively accept this. Those companies that learn how less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers classify freight can modify their shipping processes to lower shipping costs. That requires research into the complex, ever-changing freight classification rules set forth by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, an organization that most LTL carriers belong to.
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As an employer, you want effective job managers who think on their feet. By the same token, your foremen want to please you because you're the one who pays them each week.

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