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Individuals Permitted to Retain Non-ACA-Compliant Health Insurance Policies into 2017
The State Health Care Cost Containment Commission, organized by the University of Virginias Miller Center, released a report on how the nations governors and other state leaders can transform the current health-care system into one that is more integrated, coordinated, patient-centered, and cost-effective.The report aims to jump start state-level action on health-care cost containment as states begin new legislative sessions.
The GFOAs Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program has reached a major milestone 4,000 submissions. Its an impressive rate of growth, up from 800 submissions 20 years ago.
Municipalities plans for sustainability vary widely, but there are a number of steps most local governments can take to improve their strategies for urban development, according to Triple Pundit.
On January 31, 2014, the GFOA provided comments to three federal agencies about proposed regulations that could harm state and local government debt issuers. The proposal is intended to make banks more resilient and capable of weathering periods of fiscal stress without direct government intervention by requiring banks to maintain a designated level of high-quality liquid assets. As drafted, however, the proposal fails to classify municipal securities as high-quality liquid assets.
On August 1, 2014, the SEC’s Enforcement Division announced an extension of the deadline for state and local government issuers to participate in the commission’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative from September 10, 2014 to December 1, 2014. The deadline for underwriters to participate was not extended beyond September 10, 2014 (view the SEC press re
GFOA offers numerous training events for members to earn CPE credits.