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Preparing business for employee retirement

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Ask six different people when they want to retire, and chances are you’ll get six different answers. If you’re a business owner with an aging workforce, the answer to that question can have big implications. While business owners might have given thought to their own retirement plans, they need to devote just as much time… Continue Reading Preparing business for employee retirement

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an insurance company and a… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Editor’s Note: CSBJ is partnering with AdvocacyDenver to bring our readers interviews with some of the state’s prominent leaders and policy makers in health care. AdvocacyDenver is a nonprofit, civil rights advocacy organization serving children, teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities — and their families. The interviews are conducted by Health Care Policy… Continue Reading Local nonprofit CEO fights for accessible services

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Medicare surtax planning for high incomes

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As the year comes to a close, there’s little time left to be sure your investments are tax-smart. The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, creates additional Medicare taxes for high-income taxpayers. There are two new Medicare tax increases: (1) a 3.8 percent tax on “net investment income,” and (2) a 0.9 percent Medicare… Continue Reading Medicare surtax planning for high incomes

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Home values strengthen; good time to buy

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Just as the housing market is showing signs of stabilization, weaker consumer confidence and the possibility of higher mortgage rates could result in a bit of turbulence in the sector. Prices in most major U.S. cities rose in September, though more slowly than in prior months, according to the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller home-price index. “The… Continue Reading Home values strengthen; good time to buy

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Inflation is the bane of wealth accumulation. Over time, it reduces buying power. This is why people, especially retirees, are always searching for ways to keep inflation from whittling away at their money. In 1997, the U.S. government introduced a new variety of Treasury bond that was welcomed by investors as a solution to the… Continue Reading TIPS: They’re not the silver bullet to fight inflation

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The recent Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s hearings on the potential of digital currencies as political donations may be of interest. We have known virtual currencies that don’t involve banks: from Monopoly or poker, to more sophisticated video games where “money” is earned at various stages; likewise, they are used in closed communities… Continue Reading Altcoin mania makes it onto stage, but for how long?

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Diversity issues in the workplace have existed for decades. It isn’t uncommon to associate diversity with ethnicity, religion or gender. Workplace diversity, however, encompasses additional characteristics, such as age, tenure, experience, education and work styles. Corporate America is faced with balancing all types of diversity, but it has reached historic precedence when it comes to… Continue Reading Mind the gap: managing multiple generations

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Whatever happened to Silicon Mountain? I will just touch the surface. There have been several threads running mostly in parallel. First thread: Mostek was founded in Dallas with Texas money, and was in the semiconductor memory business. Plans for the Colorado Springs facility were finalized in 1979. Mostek was purchased by United Technologies (UTC), and… Continue Reading Silicon Mountain gone: City requires clear path

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Social media: Join the evolution, not revolution

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Since the days of cavemen, we’ve always communicated. Whether by drawings on a cave wall, telegraph messages or, now, texting. All that has changed over time are the ways we communicate. Because of advances in technology, not only can we interact with the person next to us but now we can chat live with someone… Continue Reading Social media: Join the evolution, not revolution

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