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10/27/2021

Louisiana has not extended a moratorium preventing cancellation of insurance policies for parishes in the path of Hurricane Ida. Insurers are facing stress from hurricane-related claims and insured losses, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says.

10/27/2021

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10/27/2021

Keith's presentation "ESG Investment Considerations for Insurance Companies: Is Your Company at the Starting Block or Moving Closer to the Finish Line?" explores global and domestic socially responsible investing (SRI) and ESG trends related to exclusionary guidelines and community investing. He dives into aligning an ESG program with organizational goals, clarifying the multitude of investment methods and practical options, while proposing a sustainable framework for current and future responsible investing. Don't miss this critical C-suite-targeted presentation. Register for OnPOINT today.

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iasa.org
10/26/2021

Strategic decision-making is becoming more complex and "must be connected, contextual and continuous," with more attention paid to the most important decisions that affect the whole enterprise, writes Mike Rollings. "Human decision makers certainly shouldn't be replaced everywhere; rather, they should be complemented by the power of data, analytics and [artificial intelligence]," Rollings writes.

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Gartner
10/26/2021

With ransomware attacks on the rise, companies need to have a plan of action at the ready to respond effectively. Seven steps can help a company prepare for such an event.

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CFO
10/26/2021

Nonpublic entities will be able to elect to use the reasonable application of a reasonable valuation method to determine the current input price of equity-classified share-based awards under a practical expedient issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

10/26/2021

As part of an initiative to reduce complexity in accounting standards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2019-12 to simplify accounting for income taxes. This article summarizes key aspects of these simplifying amendments.

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The Tax Adviser
10/26/2021

As companies encourage employees to return to the office, some workers naturally feel anxious and uncertain. Here are tips to alleviate those feelings, including visiting the office before the official return date.

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CNBC
10/26/2021

The HR department faces a balancing act, with professionals there listening to employees' problems but also focusing on protecting the company. Here is a closer look at the situation and what workers can do to maximize the chance of a positive outcome.

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BBC
10/26/2021

In this second part of a two-episode podcast, learn questions you can ask job candidates to learn whether they would fit well into your culture.