Every time you visit a restaurant you face a risk. No I’m not talking about the risk of E. coli or some other disease. I’m talking about the risk of whether to try something new on the menu. If you’re at a Thai restaurant, you might know you like Pad Thai, but do you take the risk and order the Tom Kha? How much do you value novelty compared against the risk of having a disappointing meal?
In this edition of the Cavalcade of Risk, I’ve prepared a diverse menu for your reading pleasure. I hope you stray from your typical areas and risk learning something new from the blog posts below. On this menu, I can guarantee you won’t leave with a bad taste in your mouth.
- The Writers Coin wonders whether Goldman Sachs did anything wrong.
- Health Insurance Providers presents a timeline of changes resulting from the Health Care Reform Bill.
HEALTHY MAIN COURSES
- The Disease Management Care Blog interviews a practice administrator on how large independent physician-owned group practice would fit into the paradigm of the Accountable Care Organization.
- Clarifying Health ponders whether health reform is the death knell for employer-sponsored group health insurance.
- Is a 20% premium increase outrageous? Colorado Health Insurance Insider claims that this may be outrageous, but it is not gouging.
- What is the change you will need long term care in your lifetime? Good Financial ¢ents cites a figure of 70%!
- “What’s wrong with health insurers owning stock in fast food companies?” asks The Notwithstanding Blog.
- Many claim that Massachusetts is the model for Obama’s Health Reform. Healthcare Economist reviews the details of the Massachusetts health care reform.
- Workers Comp Insider talks about the general public risk that we all face when one of our public servants betrays his or her trust.
- Another form of Massachusetts insurance, liability insurance, is discussed at Insurance Coverage Law in Massachusetts.
- After the volcanic eruption in Iceland, Insure Blog delves into the issue of if and what travel insurance will cover.
- With unemployment so high, should employers care if their employee retention rate is low? All Business says this is a risky attitude for firms to maintain.
- Chatswood Consulting reveals that “…many people on disability benefits do not regard themselves as having a disability, while, at the same time, many people classify themselves as severely disabled, do not work and receive no benefits…”
- The Digerati Life describes how a $500,000 device may have been able to prevent billions of dollars of damage from oil spill in the Gulf.