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No-fault insurance in Kentucky

No-fault insurance in Kentucky

By: K. Kelly White Bryant and Sarah Cronan Spurlock House Bill 151, “An Act Relating to Insurance Fraud,” was signed by the Kentucky Governor on March 26, 2019 and went into effect on June 27, 2019. In part, the Act creates a new section of the Kentucky Motor Vehicle Reparations Act (KRS 304.39) that prohibits

Use these three questions to assess effectiveness of your corporate compliance program

By Sarah Hines In April 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, issued a guidance document entitled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.” This guidance updates standards the DOJ utilizes to investigate, charge and negotiate criminal charges related to corporate crimes. Although the DOJ recognizes that each company has its own set of

US Senate takes on major health legislation

By Ben Keeton In late June, Senator Alexander introduced a broad bill focused on lowering healthcare costs across the US. This legislation passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee and if passed, will have implications across the healthcare sector in Kentucky. The wide-ranging bill aims to tackle many issues including: surprise medical bills,

A reinvestment in infrastructure

One sign of a healthy economy is the number of cranes visible on the skyline. During the great recession, many healthcare organizations placed their new building and renovation projects on moth balls, as they figured out how to make do with their existing facilities to meet the healthcare challenges they faced.   As the economy has

Making recovery possible for more people

By Scott Hesseltine Every year, a new report highlights the toll of drug overdoses in our communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s August report, 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year with most stemming from opioid use. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl can be 50 times more powerful than heroin thus causing a

Students as solution

By Allison Tu In January of this year, the death of Seven Bridges, a 10-year-old, marked the eighth student suicide in Jefferson County Public Schools in the 2018-19 school year alone. In just seven months, this rate has already far surpassed last year’s three suicides. Kentucky’s students, clearly, are struggling—on the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior

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