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Europe's climate ambitions must be met by socially just and inclusive policies

Europe’s climate ambitions must be met by socially just and inclusive policies

Brussels, Belgium. As Europe takes more and more concrete steps to make the Green Deal a reality, more than 1,200 participants and 75 speakers gathered to discuss the social dimension of the green transition at the first European Forum on the employment and social rights. For two days, President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commissioner …

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One Call Industry Survey Reveals These Are The Top Two Challenges Facing Workers' Compensation Companies As We Head Towards 2023 - Risk and Insurance

One Call Industry Survey Reveals These Are The Top Two Challenges Facing Workers’ Compensation Companies As We Head Towards 2023 – Risk and Insurance

Talent shortages and the need for new technologies remain top concerns for workers’ compensation professionals. In recent years, workers’ compensation has faced a number of challenges. From managing work-related health risks related to COVID-19 to managing the challenges of today’s economic and labor markets, the industry is always facing new challenges. To better understand some …

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Private equity sees billions in eye care as companies target high-profit procedures

Private equity sees billions in eye care as companies target high-profit procedures

[This article by Lauren Weber first appeared in September in Kaiser Health News and in Fortune, republished with permission] Laurent Weber September 19, 2022 ST. LOUIS — Christina Green hoped cataract surgery would clear up her blurred vision, which had worsened after taking medication to fight her breast cancer. But the former English teacher said …

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IRDAI Approves Changes to Capital, Ownership and Solvency of Insurance Companies

IRDAI Approves Changes to Capital, Ownership and Solvency of Insurance Companies

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) approved several proposals at its meeting on Friday, allowing private equity funds to invest directly in insurance companies, allowing banks to partner with nine insurance companies, allowing insurance companies to raise alternative investments like subordinated debt and preferred stock without obtaining prior regulatory approval. IRDAI has …

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Berlin warms to French 'Buy European' plans as global trade rules erode

Berlin warms to French ‘Buy European’ plans as global trade rules erode

Press play to listen to this article Expressed by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — Threatened by a new package of U.S. subsidies that could hammer European industry, Germany is backtracking on its longstanding objections to programs such as France’s “Buy European Act” that would lay down provisions on buying goods locally. Berlin’s growing sympathy for the …

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NYDFS changes cybersecurity rules for financial services companies

NYDFS changes cybersecurity rules for financial services companies

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 On November 9, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released its second proposed amendments to the Part 500 cybersecurity rule. The proposed amendments revise several aspects of the proposed cybersecurity rule amendment released on November 29 July 2022. These changes reflect several comments made in response to the …

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Guest column: Insurance companies need to bolster mental health coverage - Grand Rapids Business Journal

Guest column: Insurance companies need to bolster mental health coverage – Grand Rapids Business Journal

With the annual open enrollment period kicking off and Michiganders looking for their best health insurance options for 2023, one key topic continues to dominate healthcare discussions: mental health care. According to the National Council for Mental Wellness, 1 in 5 adults (52.9 million) in the United States suffered from mental illness in 2020, including …

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As STDS proliferate, companies are rushing to market home test kits.  But are they reliable?

As STDS proliferate, companies are rushing to market home test kits. But are they reliable?

Among the most remarkable legacies of the covid-19 pandemic is how quickly federal regulators, the health care industry, and consumers moved to make home testing a reliable tool to manage a health crisis. public health. But that fast-track approach is missing from another less publicized epidemic: an explosion of sexually transmitted diseases that can cause …

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Risky business: the crossroads between building and buying for mental health companies

Risky business: the crossroads between building and buying for mental health companies

As economic headwinds make small, integrated mental health deals an attractive prospect in 2023, some large vendors may choose to slow down their M&A strategy in favor of de novos. Add-on acquisitions take time, verification and money. And in some cases, even after all of this, transactions may not meet the buyer’s expectations and never …

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Letters to the editor: Solving traffic should be an emissions goal;  emphasize the role of fossil fuels;  companies run healthcare

Letters to the editor: Solving traffic should be an emissions goal; emphasize the role of fossil fuels; companies run healthcare

Madelyn Wynne: Emissions: Resolving traffic should be an emissions goal Our local governments give a lot of “hot air” to emissions targets for such and such a date, with long-prepared Powerpoint presentations, which our taxes pay for. Yet what is being done to reduce stationary traffic at intersections or blocked traffic due to lane closures …

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