Genworth Finds Material Weakness – WSJ

Insurer Genworth Financial Inc. said it didn’t have adequate controls in place and failed to identify a $44 million calculation error as it implemented changes to its methodologies as part of a review of its long-term-care claim reserves.

via Genworth Finds Material Weakness – WSJ.

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Update 03.04.15

Miscalculated Risk: The Old-Age Bill That s Crushing Genworth – Insurance Networking News.

This link provides more in depth analysis.

Austerity Kills: Economic Distress Seen as Culprit in Sharp Rise in Suicide Rate Among Middle Aged – naked capitalism

Austerity Kills: Economic Distress Seen as Culprit in Sharp Rise in Suicide Rate Among Middle Aged | naked capitalism.

Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental effects of the economic downturn of 2007-2009, leading to disproportionate effects on house values, household finances, and retirement savings for that age group. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that external economic factors were present in 37.5% of all completed suicides in 2010, rising from 32.9% in 2005.

Ultrasound of the Week | UOTW #36

Ultrasound of the Week | UOTW #36.

Emergency physicians can be trained to identify these lesions with good accuracy. A study by Kerwin et al found that after a brief,  30 minute training module, median percentages correct improved from 67% to 87% when reviewing pre-recorded clips.

I’m at a loss to explain why I like looking at ultrasounds.  I guess I’m simply fascinated that some people can actually know and understand what they’ looking at.  My physician in the family says it’s a matter of numbers.  The more you look at, the better you get.

Underwriters will find the answer and pearl section more useful.