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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Attorneys Offer Top 10 Guide Regarding DOL's New Fiduciary Rule

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September 7, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Doug Dahl and David Thornton authored an article for HR Professionals Magazine outlining the top 10 things every HR professional should know about the Department of Labor's (DOL's) new fiduciary rule. In the article, Doug and David answer the following 10 questions about the new rule:

  1. How Does the Final Rule Change the Definition of Investment Fiduciary?
  2. What is an Investment "Recommendation?"
  3. Could an HR or Benefit Professional Become an Investment Fiduciary?
  4. Is Investment Education Considered Advice?
  5. Does the Final Rule Apply to My Company's Health and Welfare Plans?
  6. Will this Change My Relationship with Plan Service Providers?
  7. What is the Best Interest Contract Exemption That I Keep Hearing About?
  8. What Should I Do If My Company is in the Financial Service Industry?
  9. What Should I Know About the Final Rule and IRAs?
  10. When Does the Final Rule Become Effective?

The full article, "The DOL's New Fiduciary Rule: Ten Things the HR Professional Should Know," was published by HR Professionals Magazine on September 6, 2016, and is available online or in the September 2016 print issue of the publication.


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