Community Banks Get Some Relief from the Requirements of the Volcker Rule

Community Banks Get Some Relief from the Requirements of the Volcker Rule

In a move that should offer some relief to community banks, five federal financial regulatory agencies (the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission), have approved an interim final rule ... Read More »

Public procurement: the Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules for public works contract

Public procurement: the Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules for public works contract

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has recently sent to the Republic of Italy a reasoned opinion requesting the member Country to correctly apply EU public procurement rules for the construction of new buildings for the judicial administration of Bari (“Cittadella della giustizia”), with an estimated value of € 350 million. Read More »

Insurers nationwide continue to drop medical providers from medicare advantage plans

Insurers nationwide continue to drop medical providers from medicare advantage plans

Since last fall, tens of thousands of physicians, medical practices and pharmacies nationwide, and their patients, have received notifications from some of the country’s largest Medicare Advantage plan providers, including health insurance giants UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and Humana, that the physicians, and entire provider groups, will be terminated from the insurers’ ... Read More »

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