GTL – Group Term Life (payroll taxable benefit) #are #life #insurance #benefits #taxable

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The bank said that its unit, HSBC Insurance (Singapore) Pte Limited, has entered into an agreement to sell its group term life insurance and group medical insurance portfolios in Singapore to AXA Life Insurance Singapore Private Limited.

com, one of the nation’s newest and most innovative health plans and a leader in providing value-based benefit plans to small and mid-sized employers, announced a partnership with United Heritage Life Insurance Company, which has offered a strong portfolio of life and other products to businesses since 1934, to make group term life insurance policies available alongside its group medical plans in California and Colorado beginning November 16.

13% Decline in Total Group Term Life (Basic and Voluntary) sales premium in the first half of 2009 compared to sales reported in the first half of 2008.

Many of you who take advantage of ASAE’s group Term Life Plan may have noticed a hefty increase in your latest invoice.

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79 group term life insurance plan)”between an owner of a life insurance contract and a non-owner of the contract under which either party to the arrangement pays all or part of the premiums, and one of the parties paying the premiums is entitled to recover (either conditionally or unconditionally) all or any portion of those premiums and such recovery is to be made from, or is secured by, the proceeds of the contract” The typical split-dollar arrangement occurs between an employer and an employee.

Employers are also permitted to make contributions to medical savings accounts (MSAs) and provide a limited amount of group term life insurance as well as provide certain fringe benefits (such as free employee parking).

But so are other benefits that are treated like cash – for example, vacation pay, group term life insurance coverage in excess of $50,000, or other benefits that do not satisfy the nondiscrimination rules of Section 125.



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Federal Rules of Evidence #what #are #the #rules #of #evidence

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Federal Rules of Evidence

These are the Federal Rules of Evidence, as amended to December 1, 2015. Click on any rule to read it.

  • ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
    • Rule 101. Scope; Definitions
    • Rule 102. Purpose
    • Rule 103. Rulings on Evidence
    • Rule 104. Preliminary Questions
    • Rule 105. Limiting Evidence That Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties or for Other Purposes
    • Rule 106. Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements
  • ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE
    • Rule 201. Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts
  • ARTICLE III. PRESUMPTIONS IN CIVIL CASES
    • Rule 301. Presumptions in Civil Cases Generally
    • Rule 302. Applying State Law to Presumptions in Civil Cases
  • ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCE AND ITS LIMITS
    • Rule 401. Test for Relevant Evidence
    • Rule 402. General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence
    • Rule 403. Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, Waste of Time, or Other Reasons
    • Rule 404. Character Evidence; Crimes or Other Acts
    • Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character
    • Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice
    • Rule 407. Subsequent Remedial Measures
    • Rule 408. Compromise Offers and Negotiations
    • Rule 409. Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses
    • Rule 410. Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements
    • Rule 411. Liability Insurance
    • Rule 412. Sex-Offense Cases: The Victim’s Sexual Behavior or Predisposition
    • Rule 413. Similar Crimes in Sexual-Assault Cases
    • Rule 414. Similar Crimes in Child Molestation Cases
    • Rule 415. Similar Acts in Civil Cases Involving Sexual Assault or Child Molestation
  • ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES
    • Rule 501. Privilege in General
    • Rule 502. Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product; Limitations on Waiver
  • ARTICLE VI. WITNESSES
    • Rule 601. Competency to Testify in General
    • Rule 602. Need for Personal Knowledge
    • Rule 603. Oath or Affirmation to Testify Truthfully
    • Rule 604. Interpreter
    • Rule 605. Judge’s Competency as a Witness
    • Rule 606. Juror’s Competency as a Witness
    • Rule 607. Who May Impeach a Witness
    • Rule 608. A Witness’s Character for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness
    • Rule 609. Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction
    • Rule 610. Religious Beliefs or Opinions
    • Rule 611. Mode and Order of Examining Witnesses and Presenting Evidence
    • Rule 612. Writing Used to Refresh a Witness’s Memory
    • Rule 613. Witness’s Prior Statement
    • Rule 614. Court’s Calling or Examining a Witness
    • Rule 615. Excluding Witnesses
  • ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
    • Rule 701. Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
    • Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses
    • Rule 703. Bases of an Expert’s Opinion Testimony
    • Rule 704. Opinion on an Ultimate Issue
    • Rule 705. Disclosing the Facts or Data Underlying an Expert’s Opinion
    • Rule 706. Court-Appointed Expert Witnesses
  • ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY
    • Rule 801. Definitions That Apply to This Article; Exclusions from Hearsay
    • Rule 802. The Rule Against Hearsay
    • Rule 803. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay — Regardless of Whether the Declarant Is Available as a Witness
    • Rule 804. Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable
    • Rule 805. Hearsay Within Hearsay
    • Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting the Declarant’s Credibility
    • Rule 807. Residual Exception
  • ARTICLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
    • Rule 901. Authenticating or Identifying Evidence
    • Rule 902. Evidence That Is Self-Authenticating
    • Rule 903. Subscribing Witness’s Testimony
  • ARTICLE X. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS
    • Rule 1001. Definitions That Apply to This Article
    • Rule 1002. Requirement of the Original
    • Rule 1003. Admissibility of Duplicates
    • Rule 1004. Admissibility of Other Evidence of Content
    • Rule 1005. Copies of Public Records to Prove Content
    • Rule 1006. Summaries to Prove Content
    • Rule 1007. Testimony or Statement of a Party to Prove Content
    • Rule 1008. Functions of the Court and Jury
  • ARTICLE XI. MISCELLANEOUS RULES
    • Rule 1101. Applicability of the Rules
    • Rule 1102. Amendments
    • Rule 1103. Title

Effective Date and Application of Rules

Pub. L. 93–595, §1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1926, provided: “That the following rules shall take effect on the one hundred and eightieth day [July 1, 1975] beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 2, 1975]. These rules apply to actions, cases, and proceedings brought after the rules take effect. These rules also apply to further procedure in actions, cases, and proceedings then pending, except to the extent that application of the rules would not be feasible, or would work injustice, in which event former evidentiary principles apply.”

The Federal Rules of Evidence were adopted by order of the Supreme Court on Nov. 20, 1972, transmitted to Congress by the Chief Justice on Feb. 5, 1973, and to have become effective on July 1, 1973. Pub. L. 93–12, Mar. 30, 1973, 87 Stat. 9, provided that the proposed rules “shall have no force or effect except to the extent, and with such amendments, as they may be expressly approved by Act of Congress”. Pub. L. 93–595, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1926, enacted the Federal Rules of Evidence proposed by the Supreme Court, with amendments made by Congress, to take effect on July 1, 1975.

The Rules have been amended Oct. 16, 1975, Pub. L. 94–113, §1, 89 Stat. 576, eff. Oct. 31, 1975; Dec. 12, 1975, Pub. L. 94–149, §1, 89 Stat. 805; Oct. 28, 1978, Pub. L. 95–540, §2, 92 Stat. 2046; Nov. 6, 1978, Pub. L. 95–598, title II, §251, 92 Stat. 2673, eff. Oct. 1, 1979; Apr. 30, 1979, eff. Dec. 1, 1980; Apr. 2, 1982, Pub. L. 97–164, title I, §142, title IV, §402, 96 Stat. 45, 57, eff. Oct. 1, 1982; Oct. 12, 1984, Pub. L. 98–473, title IV, §406, 98 Stat. 2067; Mar. 2, 1987, eff. Oct. 1, 1987; Apr. 25, 1988, eff. Nov. 1, 1988; Nov. 18, 1988, Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, §§7046, 7075, 102 Stat. 4400, 4405; Jan. 26, 1990, eff. Dec. 1, 1990; Apr. 30, 1991, eff. Dec. 1, 1991; Apr. 22, 1993, eff. Dec. 1, 1993; Apr. 29, 1994, eff. Dec. 1, 1994; Sept. 13, 1994, Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, §40141, title XXXII, §320935, 108 Stat. 1918, 2135; Apr. 11, 1997, eff. Dec. 1, 1997; Apr. 24, 1998, eff. Dec. 1, 1998; Apr. 17, 2000, eff. Dec. 1, 2000; Mar. 27, 2003, eff. Dec. 1, 2003; Apr. 12, 2006, eff. Dec. 1, 2006; Sept. 19, 2008, Pub. L. 110–322, §1(a), 122 Stat. 3537; Apr. 28, 2010, eff. Dec. 1, 2010; Apr. 26, 2011, eff. Dec. 1, 2011; Apr. 16, 2013, eff. Dec. 1, 2013; Apr. 25, 2014, eff. Dec. 1, 2014.

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Legal Nurse Consulting CE Courses Program

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Legal Nurse Consulting CE Courses Program

Information: Those aspiring to achieve certification status in Legal nurse consulting practice as conferred by the American College of Legal Nurse Consulting, may enroll into the courses defined below.

Courses

Course Fees. Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed.

The following CE courses have provider approvals. The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975 and is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. For additional information please access here .

Legal Nurse Consulting Theory Practice I

This course is the foundational course for the Legal Nurse Consulting program and provides a comprehensive learning program for the current principles and practices of Legal Nurse Consulting today. This course examines issues of health care and nursing law, as well as the judicial system. This course utilizes the most current and authoritative textbook in the specialty of legal nurse consulting and presents all facets of the practice. You receive comprehensive education in the professional practice of consulting, as well as appropriate health care and nursing law. Continuation of the study of legal nurse consulting continues in the other three track courses for this specialty. Requirement for this course is current state licensure/registration as a Registered Nurse.

Course Code: LN 400. Contact hours of education = 45. Course Cost: $250.00.

Legal Nurse Consulting Theory Practice II

This course is the second foundational course for the Legal Nurse Consulting continuing education program and provides for comprehensive learning of more of the current principles and practices and theories of Legal Nurse Consulting today. Students undertake an in depth study of the role, responsibilities, and practice options of a professional registered nurse practicing legal nurse consulting. Solid foundational principles of nursing law are examined as well as a model of research and practice for the legal nurse. This course provides a major emphasis on various types of cases that legal nurses consult on, including theory, practice and application for consulting.

Course Code: LN 420. Contact hours of continuing education = 45. Course Cost: $250.00.

Legal Nurse Consulting Theory Practice III

This third course continues in the study of practice and case analysis for legal nurse consulting. The focus is on the responsibilities of the legal nurse consulting related to case consulting, the role of the legal nurse in expert testimony, and the role of the legal nurse in trial and in mediation/arbitration. Legal issues of practice as well as ethics are examined. Students also study practice setting, building and marketing strategies. This course brings all of the knowledge, skill attainment, and theories together in preparation for the fourth case, which focuses on case analysis and report/consulting writing. Preparation for expert testimony is also examined.

Course Code: LN 430. Contact hours of continuing education = 45. Course Cost: $250.00.

Legal Nurse Consulting Process Application

This final course is pivotal for bringing everything together in the building of a solid knowledge and theory base in legal nurse consulting practice. Students study actual cases and legal nurse consulting reports and learn additional skills related to work product for attorney clients. Effective report writing methodologies are examined. This course culminates in the actual full analysis of cases from the legal nurse consulting viewpoint and work product. Students conduct a real case analysis with full applicability of learned materials from the entire continuing education program of study. This course also provides the knowledge necessary to undertake one more additional and optional Continuing education course for those seeking a CE activity in a preceptorship with an attorney, law firm or a practicing legal nurse consultant. More information is provided to enrolled students concerning this option.

Course Code: LN 450. Contact hours of continuing education = 30. Course Cost: $200.00.

Overall Program Objectives:

  • To prepare registered nurses to enter the practice of Legal Nurse Consulting with sufficient knowledge for practice at a standard required by the employment market.
  • To prepare registered nurses to practice in a variety of practice settings as a legal nurse consultant including; medical and nursing malpractice, expert witness role, toxic torts, product liability, insurance industry, law firms, health care related organizations, and as an entrepreneurial legal nurse consultant.
  • To understand and practice legal nurse consulting with regards to high ethics and adherence to standards of practice
  • To prepare new legal nurse consultants to increase their body of knowledge related to the practice of legal nurse consulting for personal and career growth.
  • To prepare registered nurses and practicing legal nurse consultants to successfully achieve certification.
  • To prepare legal nurse consultants to develop their own marketing plans for career and business growth.
  • To provide legal nurse consultants with a quality continuing education experience for the practice of legal nurse consulting and for application for certification.

Additional Information:

  • Interested applicants must be a current, licensed registered nurse in the state or country of current practice.
  • All four courses are required to be successfully completed in order to be eligible for Certification status.
  • All courses are continuing education courses and are provided in online classrooms via our website. Upon enrollment a unique identification and password is provided for classroom access. The online classrooms provide full syllabi and course information, including the course exams and evaluations. Students must a achieve a minimum score of 70% on the course examination to pass the continuing education courses.
  • You may register for one course at a time. Once a student registers for the first course, they have a full two-year period of time to complete all four courses required. The total number of contact hours for the courses is 165 hours of continuing education.
  • Upon completion of each course, you will be awarded the corresponding continuing education contact hours and receive the CEU certificate verifying course completion and the award of education credits. Registration may be completed online, by accessing the links below.
  • For additional information on the Certification program, click here .
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AARP Reverse Mortgage Reports

The ultimate consumer report published by AARP is called Reverse Mortgage Loans Borrowing Against Your Home. This comprehensive guide replaces an older report called, Home Made Money. The AARP Reverse Mortgage Education Project (RMEP) published this consumer report along with many others, to help people understand these unique home equity loans.

If you think this type of loan might be a good option for you, why not request a personalized quote today? There is no obligation or sales pressure when you get a quote from us.

Are reverse mortgages safe

The AARP consumer guide is a detailed, 44 page report outlining everything you should be aware of when considering a HECM (Home Equity Conversion Mortgage.) Some of the topics covered are; eligibility, benefits, costs, selecting a HUD approved counselor, choosing a lender, and selecting an interest rate, just to name a few. If you are serious about learning more about this unique loan, the AARP Consumer Guide is a great place to start.

Are reverse mortgages safeIn addition to Reverse Mortgage Loans Borrowing Against Your Home, AARP published several other consumer guides that will help you with your initial investigation into this home equity loan. These reports are a brief overview and will answer many of your preliminary questions about reverse mortgage loans and whether one is right for you or not. Reversing your thinking is the hardest part of the educational process that is necessary before you will be comfortable making a decision. You are invited to download the AARP consumer guides here:

AARP Glossary of Terms

Another helpful resource provided by AARP to assist seniors and their advisers is the Glossary of Terms. Because these loans are highly complex it is a wise decision to review the terminology that will be used if you proceed to the application process. AARP s efforts to help educate the public about this type of loan includes several fact sheets, a comprehensive consumer guide, video tapes and this glossary of reverse mortgage terms.

AARP Long Term Care Insurance Report

AARP offers consumer tips about how to shop and compare prices and features for long term care insurance. This report points out what the typical long term care insurance policy covers, when the right time is for you to buy such a policy and how to determine which policy is right for you. Download a copy of the AARP Long Term Care Insurance report here.

AARP Reverse Mortgage Shoppers Survey

This AARP Public Policy Institute research report called, Reverse Mortgages: Niche Product or Mainstream Solution? presents the findings from a survey of senior borrowers. Homeowners were asked why they looked into getting a reverse mortgage and what they had used the money for. Respondents that ultimately did not apply for the loan were asked what deterred them from doing so. The study also measured consumer satisfaction with the loan itself, the lenders, and the counselors. Obtain your free AARP Reverse Mortgages Shoppers Guide here.

Bankruptcy Research Report

AARP helped to fund research for a report called Generations of Struggle. The report reveals grim news for older adults. The rate of bankruptcy filings for those that are 65 and older has more than doubled since 1991. Americans age 55 or older have experienced the sharpest increase in bankruptcy filings. The report warns of increasing financial pressure on families as they age, especially in light of recent research suggesting a relationship between financial strain and health problems for older people.

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Which Culinary Schools Are in the San Diego, CA Area?

Learn about culinary schools in the San Diego, CA, area. Get information about degrees available and admission and program requirements to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Baking & Pastry degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Are you looking to further your education in the culinary arts in San Diego? See details about certificate and degree programs, coursework and costs for local San Diego schools to help you meet your educational goals.

What You Need to Know

San Diego programs in culinary arts are most readily provided at the certificate and associate’s degree levels through 2-year, public colleges. Certificate programs can span about 6-12 months in length, while associate’s degree programs usually take two years to finish. Most programs require a mixture of lecture classes and hands-on practicums, so online learning is typically not available. Keep reading for more information on culinary arts certificate and associate’s degree programs in San Diego.

Culinary Certificate Programs in the San Diego, CA, Area

San Diego Continuing Education

This is a 600-hour program composed of six modules. You’ll receive a certificate of completion for each module completed and an additional certificate after completing all six. Throughout the program, you can learn about sanitation, food safety, culinary terminology, culinary techniques, preparation of protein sources, sauces, stocks, garde manger, vegetables, baking and restaurant economics.

  • Program Name: Culinary Arts Certificate
  • Program Length: 24 weeks
  • Tuition: N/A
  • Requirements: High school graduate, married, military and/or at least 18; preregistration
  • School Type: Less than 2-year, public

San Diego Mesa College

In this 30-credit certificate program, you’ll take courses on topics such as equipment, safety, sanitation, theory of food production, service and cooking fundamentals, event catering, menu analysis, preparing food in quantity and food purchasing. You’ll also study classical techniques. Coursework is taught through hands-on training and classroom instruction.

  • Program Name: Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts/Culinary Management in Hospitality
  • Program Length: One year, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,142 per year for residents; $4,670 per year for nonresidents (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Math and English assessment test, orientation session, student education plan designed with a counselor
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 24,200 students (all undergraduate)

Southwestern College

Southwestern College’s cooking and baking program includes such courses as advanced professional cooking skills, baking and pastry production, pastry decorating and design, and cultural foods. If you enroll in the baking and pastry program, you’ll take classes in pastry and baking production, professional bread making and pastry decoration and design, among others. You can also earn a Certificate of Proficiency in Cooking Essentials – Basic, which can teach you the fundamentals of food handling and preparation.

  • Program Name: Certificate of Proficiency in Culinary Arts, Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts
  • Specialization Areas: (Certificate of Proficiency) Cooking essentials – basic; (Certificate of Achievement) Cooking and baking – advanced, professional baking and pastry
  • Program Length: 0.5-1.5 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,336 per year for residents; $5,452 per year for nonresidents (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: English and math assessment tests, orientation and assessment session (recommended)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 19,000 students (all undergraduate)

Culinary Associate’s Degrees in the San Diego, CA, Area

Grossmont College

Some of the courses in the culinary arts program include food service sanitation, sauces, stocks and soups, buffet and catering, pastry making, ice carving, healthy cuisine, wines and commercial baking. In addition to coursework, you’ll complete a seminar and work experiences.

If you’re interested in ownership or a management position in the culinary arts, the culinary entrepreneurship program can provide the training you need. Courses in this program include accounting, marketing, computers, menu management, culinary arts skills, catering management, preparing food in quantity and food purchasing.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science
  • Fields of Study: Culinary arts, culinary entrepreneurship
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,388 per year for residents; $7,196 per year for nonresidents (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Math, reading and English assessment test, orientation, appointment with an adviser
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 18,000 students (all undergraduate)

San Diego Mesa College

Courses for this associate degree program cover tourism and hospitality, human resources for hospitality, service and cooking fundamentals, gourmet food preparation, garde manger, basic pastry and nutrition. You’ll also complete a practicum, which provides hands-on experience in short-order food prep, catering, buffet service, storeroom procedures and dining room management. Upon graduation, you can seek entry-level employment or transfer to a 4-year program.

  • Program Name: Associate in Science in Culinary Arts/Culinary Management in Hospitality
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,142 per year for residents; $4,670 per year for nonresidents (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Math and English assessment test, orientation session, student education plan designed with a counselor
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 24,200 students (all undergraduate)

Southwestern College

This degree program prepares you to work in the hospitality industry or in a restaurant kitchen. You can learn to prepare food by studying ingredient functions, cooking methods and nutrition. Specific courses include basic professional cooking skills, food purchase, breads, pastry design, sanitation and cultural foods.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Culinary Arts with a specialization in cooking and baking
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,336 per year for residents; $5,452 per year for nonresidents (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: English and math assessment tests, orientation and assessment session (recommended)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 19,000 students (all undergraduate)

For a culinary education in the San Diego area, one can find certificate and associate’s degree options through San Diego Mesa College and Southwestern College, a certificate through San Diego Continuing Education and an associate’s degree through Grossmont College.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:



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About the GRE ® Subject Tests

The GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCM) Test was discontinued in December 2016. Scores will continue to be reportable for five years following the 2015 16 testing year.

What Are the Subject Tests?

The GRE Subject Tests are achievement tests that measure your knowledge of a particular field of study.

Show what you know about a specific subject and graduate schools will take notice. The Subject Tests can help you stand out from other applicants by emphasizing your knowledge and skill level in a specific area.

Each Subject Test is intended for students who have an undergraduate major or extensive background in one of these six disciplines:

Note: The GRE Computer Science Test was discontinued following the April 2013 administration. Scores will continue to be reportable for five years following the 2012 13 testing year. The GRE Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCM) Test was discontinued in December 2016. Scores will continue to be reportable for five years following the 2015 16 testing year.

Who Takes Them?

Prospective graduate school applicants take the Subject Tests. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE Subject Tests provide a common measure for comparing candidates’ qualifications.

GRE Subject Test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study. Some Subject Tests yield subscores that can indicate the strengths and weaknesses in an individual student’s preparation and may also be useful for guidance and placement purposes.

Where and When Do People Take Them?

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Have you always dreamed of paying off your credit card debt. and then owning a yacht, a sparkly new Lamborghini and a place in the Hamptons? Hate to break it to you, but money doesn t grow on trees you have to work for it (unless you were born rich). And for many of the highest-paying careers, you ll need years of education as well as on-the-job training. But if you pick the right career and put in the time, even you yes, you could be making it rain.

For this Top 10 list, we ve tallied up the annual mean wages for the highest-paying jobs in the U.S. workforce as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in May 2015 (the most recent figures available). However, we should note that we made a slight change. Most of the highest-paying jobs in the U.S. are in the medical field, so we ve grouped doctors and surgeons together to avoid this list becoming 10 reasons why you should ve studied more in high school science and gone to med school. Without further ado, here are the highest-paying careers in the United States.

10. Lawyers

Annual mean wage: $133,260
Training time: 7 years

Ahh, just what the world needs, more lawyers. Reactions like these aren t uncommon when it comes to the legal profession, but when you re in a bind, you ll be thankful to have a good lawyer by your side. Lawyers have to go through years of schooling, and read a stupid amount of text to do what they do, but they re usually paid well when they get hired. Oh, and they re considered the most attractive profession on Tinder, so there s that. More than half a million lawyers make up the workforce, which amounts to nearly as many doctors and surgeons. California and New York lead the way with nearly 150,000 practicing lawyers working in the two states alone, but those in Washington, DC, are the highest paid on average. Lawyers typically need a bachelor s degree in pretty much anything within the arts and sciences, three years of law school and completion of the bar exam. If you want to join the best of the best, go to law school at Yale .

9. Airline Pilots, Co-Pilots and Flight Engineers

Annual mean wage: $136,400
Training time: 6+ years

Want to have your office above the clouds, get free travel and make lots of money? Easy, become a pilot. Well, maybe easy isn t the best word to use. Becoming a pilot requires a bachelor s degree in an aviation-related discipline, a commercial pilot s license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. You ll also need several hundred hours of pilot-in-command experience, specialized training in specific tools and devices, as well as regular physical and mental testing. It s all pretty expensive and time-consuming, and it can take 10 years or longer before a newly minted pilot starts making serious cash flying the longer scheduled passenger flights. But that s not the end of it. Airline jobs, particularly for popular commercial airlines, are expected to be scarce in the coming years, so if you want to get a job, you might have to fly for low-cost regional airlines and nonscheduled aviation services, at least to start. There s not really an undisputed champ when it comes to the best school for aviation, but the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. which has campuses in Florida and Arizona, is a good school.

8. Natural Sciences Managers

Annual mean wage: $136,570
Training time: 4+ years

Natural sciences managers are the head honchos in the lab who supervise scientists in fields such as biology, physics and chemistry, and split their time between office and lab work. The highest-paid in this field work in the tech industry with semi-conductors and electronics manufacturing and are most likely to be employed in California. Interestingly, while technology as well as R D appear to be booming, natural sciences managers are projected to have slower than average growth over the next eight years, according to the BLS. Becoming a natural sciences manager typically requires a bachelor s degree in a scientific field, followed by several years working in labs. If you like chemistry or physics, you ll want to go to the University of California – Berkeley. while the best school for biology is Harvard .

7. Marketing Managers

Annual mean wage: $140,660
Training time: 4+ years

It s not just about what you re selling, it s how you sell it. The prestigious world people like (the fictional) Don Draper worked in back in the 1950s is still prestigious, and one of the highest-paying. However, the highest-paid marketing managers don t just work in advertising or promotions, they work in securities and commodity exchanges, which manage money trading on places like Wall Street. Although, there are just 60 people in the country with that job, so it might not be the best field to target. Marketing in general is a field where the required education is a bit cloudy. Many businesses want you to have a bachelor s degree in marketing, but years of experience and an eye-catching portfolio can help elevate you to the level of marketing manager. The best marketing school in the country is up by the Canadian border at the University of Michigan Ross Marketing School in Ann Arbor.



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Taxes » Tax Law » Do you ever owe taxes on insurance benefits?

Whether you’ve received a payment to fix your roof or to replace your income while you recover from an accident, you’re likely to feel relieved that you had insurance and that it worked the way it’s supposed to. Before you spend that benefit, though, you might wonder if you ought to set aside some of the proceeds to pay income taxes on the money.

“Generally, if you’re paying premiums yourself, such as for homeowners insurance and auto insurance, then your insurance benefits are not a taxable event,” says Adam Sherman, CEO of Firstrust Financial Resources in Philadelphia. “Your benefits are reimbursement for expenses, rather than income.”

Still, there are times when an insurance payout or policy will attract the attention of the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities. Here’s a look at the various types of insurance, answering the question: Taxable or tax-free?

Homeowners insurance

Benefits: Generally not taxable. When you are reimbursed for a claim to repair your home or even replace it if it’s destroyed, such as in a fire, no tax is owed.

“If you’re repairing damage to your personal residence, then your benefits are not taxable,” says Gregory Burke, a certified public accountant with John Waddell Co. in Sacramento, Calif.

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But he adds: “There may be an exception in the case of an insurance claim on an investment property, because the insurance proceeds could be considered a taxable gain if you don’t reinvest the money fast enough to repair or replace the property.”

Auto insurance

Benefits: Generally not taxable. Insurance money you receive after a car accident or when your car has been stolen is not reported as income, says Burke.

“If you are repairing or replacing your personal vehicle, then you don’t have to pay taxes on the insurance benefit,” he notes. “However, if you deduct part of the cost of your car as a business expense, the insurance benefit might be considered a gain. You are only taxed on the benefit if the insurance reimbursement is above the amount of your tax deduction for the use of your car.”

Life insurance

Death benefits: Sometimes taxable. “Death benefits on an individual’s life insurance policy are not considered taxable income,” says Drew Tignanelli, president of the Financial Consulate, a financial planning firm in Hunt Valley, Md. “However, depending on the amount of the life insurance policy, how it is owned and the state where the deceased person lived, you (the beneficiary) could have to pay estate taxes on a life insurance policy.”

Federal estate taxes must be paid on life insurance benefits above $5.25 million in 2013, but only if the policy was owned by the deceased individual, says Tignanelli.

“If a life insurance policy is owned by the beneficiaries, they won’t have to pay an estate tax,” he says.

The minimum benefit subject to state estate taxes varies. For example, in Maryland, life insurance benefits of more than $1 million are subject to the state’s estate tax.

Dividends and interest:

Sometimes taxable. Unlike term life insurance policies, many permanent life insurance products earn dividends or interest.

“Dividends are typically considered a return of the premiums you have paid and are not taxable unless you previously deducted the premiums from your taxes,” says Burke.

But interest that accrues on a cash value life insurance policy will be considered taxable income, and you should receive a Form 1099 showing the total interest earned each year, he says.

Many insurance companies offer policyholders the option of using their interest to buy additional insurance. In that case, the interest is not taxed, Tignanelli says.

Disability insurance

Benefits: Sometimes taxable. Whether disability insurance benefits are taxable depends on how you paid your premiums, says Sherman.

“If you pay your premiums with pretax income, then the benefits are considered taxable income,” he says. “If you pay the premiums with after-tax dollars, then the benefits are tax-free.”

Tignanelli says most disability insurance policies cover only 60 percent to 70 percent of your income if you become disabled, so he recommends purchasing your policy with after-tax income so you won’t have to worry about taxes if you have to receive benefits.

“It’s a lot easier to handle that drop in income if it’s tax-free,” he says.

Long-term care insurance

Benefits: Sometimes taxable. Sherman says long-term care insurance benefits are typically tax-free.

“However, some people can deduct a portion of their long-term care insurance premiums from their taxes,” says Sherman. “If you deducted some of your premiums, you may have to pay taxes on some of your benefits.”

Your benefits also could be taxed if they exceed your medical expenses.

“As long as you have a doctor attest to your need for care, some insurance policies will pay your benefits even if you are being cared for at home by a family member rather than incurring expenses in a nursing home,” says Tignanelli. “In that case, since you wouldn’t actually have reimbursable medical expenses, your benefits would be considered taxable income.”

Health insurance

Employee benefits: Sometimes taxable. Currently, health insurance is not taxed in most circumstances. But one exception is employer-sponsored health insurance for workers’ domestic partners, which is considered taxable income under federal law.

An employee must pay tax on what his or her partner’s coverage costs the company; some employers “gross up” an employee’s salary to cover that tax.

If a domestic partner qualifies as a dependent of the employee, then the health insurance coverage is tax-free, says Burke.

“In order for a domestic partner to be a dependent, the partners must reside in the same household and the other partner must provide over one-half of his or her support,” he says.

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