Lawyer with Multiple Experiences Helps Psychologists Gain $400,000 Settlement

Columbus, OH–Combining a 25-year career in the insurance business with a successful five-year psychotherapy experience, an attorney has gone to bat for Ohio psychologists, winning a $400,000 settlement for them and other health care professionals. Glenn Karr, who spent most of his legal career in the insurance industry, including Blue Cross and health maintenance organizations, […]

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  • When Grief Becomes a Disorder

    The dictionary tells us that to bereave is to “deprive ruthlessly or by force; deprive by death.” Grief is “keen mental suffering over affliction or loss.” It is a synonym for “mourning, sorrow, or woe.” Life tells us that bereavement and grief are inevitable, until we, too, become the object or source. So then why […]

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  • IRA Distribution Rules Are Complex; Pay Close Heed As You Near Retirement

    Many professionals, in looking toward their retirement years, puzzle over how to plan for their mandatory IRA distributions; they ask us to explain the rules “in plain English.” Readers should realize, however, that these rules are technical and extremely complex. Any “plain English” summary will not be reliable as a guide to actually making all […]

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  • Whether Psychiatry Is Up to ‘Dirty Tricks’ Is Question In Proposed State Parity Laws

    Washington–Psychologists run the risk of being the “bad guys” if they overtly attempt to kill proposed state parity laws limited to Severe Mental Illness (SMI) diagnoses, several state psychological association leaders were told here recently. Still, Ronald E. Bachman, an actuary at Coopers & Lybrand in Atlanta, told the state leaders there are dangers involved […]

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  • Psychologists and Allies Trying to Reform ERISA; insurance industry wields big stick

    With more than 200 of the 435 House members signed on as cosponsors of H.R. 1415, legislation to fix ERISA, psychologists and other mental health professionals have recently directed streams of supportive letters and encouragement to Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga), the principal sponsor.       They rejoice in the prospect that, finally, 24 years after enactment […]

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