JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced 13 health-tech companies from across the nation will showcase solutions that address some of the major challenges of the current health pandemic today at the GuideWell COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative Showcase. A virtual substance abuse support system and an AI-powered COVID-19 symptom attestation platform are among the concepts and prototypes that will be featured.

All of the ideas focus on increasing the scope and scale of resources to reduce the complex stress factors COVID-19 is having on our country’s health care system. 

“Overcoming the health care challenges associated with COVID-19 requires out-of-the-box thinking from some of the brightest minds,” said Camille Harrison, senior vice president and chief operating officer of GuideWell Commercial Markets and GuideWell Innovation. “It is more imperative than ever

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Don’t let your stimulus check get sent to the wrong address.


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Moving to a new location is difficult in itself — and if you forget to change your address, you could be missing out on some important mail, like a second stimulus check, if you don’t opt for direct deposit when the time comes. (Here’s the latest on stimulus check negotiations.)

The first stimulus payment for up to $1,200 — which was sent out as either a direct deposit, a paper check or an EIP card — was sometimes lost in the shuffle or even accidentally thrown away. If you forget to forward your mail to your new address, it’s possible your future check could get delivered to the old address.

If you still haven’t received your stimulus

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to highlight India’s contribution to global cooperation against the Covid-19 pandemic through timely supply of essential medicines and other aid to more than 150 countries in his address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for the general debate on Saturday.

“Since the UNGA this year is being held in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is being conducted mostly virtually. The Prime Minister’s address will be via a pre-recorded video statement broadcast at the UNGA hall in New York,”  according to a source.

The theme of the 75th UNGA is “the future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting the Covid-19 through effective multilateral action”.

Modi’s agenda

India will also push for strengthening of global action on counter-terrorism and more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of entities and individuals in sanction

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With a sweeping pandemic around the globe and rising protests against systematic discrimination, 2020 has brought a renewed spotlight to racial inequality in many aspects of American life. The financial industry is doing its own reckoning as well.

At last week’s digital

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Investment Conference, Morningstar asked a few of its in-house experts in different fields for their insights on the deep racial inequities in income and wealth, investment participation, and workplace diversity, as well as efforts to address those challenges through various channels. We’ve summarized the conversations below and paraphrased the following questions.

How bad is racial inequality in the U.S. when it comes to income and wealth?

The economic racial inequality in the U.S. is longstanding and easy to spot. The median income of African-American adults is 60% of their white peers, according to Steve Wendel, Morningstar’s head of behavioral sciences. The wealth gap is even larger—the median

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The “pernicious and persistent” impact of long-outlawed policies like “redlining” Blacks out of white neighborhoods continues to influence the ability of minority families to amass wealth, and requires a deeper look at how those longstanding problems might be addressed, Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic said on Friday.

Even as laws have moved forward to forbid discriminatory practices, “progress has been incremental” with the median white household today holding 10 times the assets of a similar Black household, Bostic said in webcast remarks to a conference on Racial Justice and Finance hosted by the Atlanta Fed and Princeton University. “This ratio is not much changed from what it was more than 100 years ago.”

“Something more fundamental must happen,” Bostic said, encouraging researchers and policymakers to “look ‘under the hood’ at our institutions to see and truly understand their design and its implications…We can then find more creative

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Leaders from more than 160 major companies and business groups called on Mayor Bill de Blasio this week to address rising crime and quality of life issues so that New Yorkers return to work as the city begins bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Despite New York’s success in containing the coronavirus, unprecedented numbers of New Yorkers are unemployed, facing homelessness, or otherwise at risk. There is widespread anxiety over public safety, cleanliness and other quality of life issues that are contributing to deteriorating conditions in commercial districts and neighborhoods across the five boroughs,” the business leaders said in a letter to de Blasio on Thursday.

“We need to send a strong, consistent message that our employees, customers, clients and visitors will be coming back to a safe and healthy work environment. People will be slow to return unless their concerns about security and the livability

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This is playing with fire. Without swift and substantial action, the hardship tens of millions of Americans face is likely to continue — and grow more acute. Serious negotiations are long overdue.

Given the enormous needs, a package should be as large as can be agreed to, and preferably more than $2 trillion to address the most urgent problems. In a somewhat smaller package, targeting the very highest priorities is critical. A great deal depends on the continued response.

Little action has occurred since the House passed the Heroes Act in May. That robust measure is sized to accommodate a broad range of solutions into next year. If a negotiated agreement is smaller, Congress should prioritize the most urgent measures rather than using up available resources on lower priorities. For example, many families would save a sizable portion of stimulus payments rather than spend them now.

The economic case is

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ADAM wearable skin sensor detects COVID-19 symptoms early

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sonica Health won over the judges from a field of more than 60 business plan submissions to receive $10,000 in prize money for its ADAM skin sensor that detects critical COVID-19 symptoms at the 17th Annual What’s Next Business Plan Competition held virtually at the What’s Next Longevity Venture Summit. Sonica will present its winning presentation at the next Mary Furlong & Associates virtual event, What’s Next Longevity Innovation Summit on December 3.

“We are thrilled for Sonica Health who took the top prize in a very competitive field with a solution that addresses immediate needs for older adults in this pandemic and beyond,” said Mary Furlong, serial entrepreneur and executive producer of the What’s Next Longevity conferences. “This competition has helped startup companies get the necessary attention needed to grow

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TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive the need for businesses to digitally transform, attracting the next generation of business and technology talent has never been more critical. According to KPMG’s recent 2020 CEO Outlook, as a result of COVID-19, CEOs of the world’s most influential companies have cited talent risk as one of the most significant challenges to growth.

To help attract the next wave of top talent, KPMG International hosted its 17th annual global KPMG Ideation Challenge (KIC) 2020 on Aug. 24-25, 2020. The hackathon-style competition, taking place virtually for the first time, gathered both STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and business students to help solve real-world business issues with AI and other emerging technology-based tools and solutions. KIC is the latest example of how KPMG is investing in technology, talent and innovation, helping students acquire tech and business acumen at a time

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During the COVID-19 pandemic with unemployment numbers still high, one local business owner in West Chester, Chester County is looking to step in and help individuals during a time of much-needed assistance.

Local business owner provides free resources to address unemployment

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From business closures to job losses, the pandemic has left many stuck all across the country.

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Laura DiFrancesco, Founder of the Flourish Coworking Space in West Chester, aims to be an added resource for the public. Providing free resources for those currently impacted by the challenges faced in 2020.

“I founded Dean Street Law in February of 2019 and I grew my team quickly to a team of eight,” said DiFrancesco who is a Villanova University law school graduate.

Needing space to work, DiFrancesco says while working out of her home, she thought of an idea to bring the feeling of home

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