Proud IBM Technology Partner Helps Not-For-Profits Advance Their Mission
When CPAs Dawn Mortimer and John LoConte worked at a national accounting firm and had the chance to spin off an IT consulting firm, they jumped at the opportunity. At the accounting firm, their expertise and efforts centered on helping clients incorporate new software applications to streamline business functions. Mortimer and LoConte used their deep knowledge in this area to launch KDSA Consulting, LLC in 2004.
What are these CPAs doing at the helm of an IT firm? A world of good, actually. For the past decade, KDSA has worked with IBM and other industry-leading partners to help not-for-profits, health care facilities, and small to mid-size businesses advance their missions through the development and implementation of advanced technologies. KDSA also gives back to the community by participating in many fundraising activities and encouraging its employees to get involved. KDSA is much more than a vendor; it’s a partner in helping not-for-profits make the world a better place. …Read More
Managing Risk in a Dynamic Healthcare Market
Never has the healthcare industry in the United States undergone such a dramatic transformation, so rapidly. The Affordable Care Act is creating exciting new opportunities, as well as daunting challenges for health plans, providers, and employers. Verisk Health helps these and other risk-bearing entities manage risk; reduce costs; prevent fraud, waste and abuse; improve quality; and comply with emerging regulatory requirements.
Case in point: When an insurance company became suspicious of certain medical claims, it turned to Verisk Health to ensure valid claims were paid fairly and questionable ones were addressed. Verisk Health delivered a solution to review and validate 30 million claims and identify suspect providers and aberrant billing patterns. As a result, in one year, Verisk Health helped identify more than $170 million in savings through suspect exposure for that one company alone. …Read More
Top Local Performers With Global Connections
In terms of its history, character and charm, the Greater Boston housing market is one of a kind. Yet in terms of supply and demand, it’s no different from other major real estate markets across New England. City dwellers hoping to plant roots in quieter outlying communities are finding listed properties in scarce supply; competition is fierce, and time is of the essence. The moment a potential dream home hits the market, buyer frenzy ensues.
What might seem like a breeze for sellers and their Realtors®, however, is often a whirlwind of competing overtures, confusion and disappointment on both sides of the table. According to Laurie Cadigan, CEO and owner of Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty, the process can be an utter mess if it’s not managed by experienced real estate professionals. …Read More
International Planning Group Serves Life Insurance Needs of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Marketplace
Some companies thrive in their areas of operation. Others shape and even redefine entire professions. International Planning Group is in the second category.
With a sales staff of only 26, IPG is a world leader in life insurance-based wealth planning. The company creates customized solutions for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and large, closely held or multinational corporations the world over.
This is not the usual insurance sales and distribution company; far from it. The firm has a solutions …Read More
Business-Savvy, Concierge Service in
It’s 6:18 p.m. the day before the holiday. Everyone has gone. You’re about to run the last report, log off and leave. The network freezes.
You sigh. You dial IT service. You settle in for the wait. A few minutes later the phone rings. Coretelligent calling back: We’re on it.
Chances are, Coretelligent was on it even before your call connected. This information technology services firm proactively monitors clients’ systems to keep them running smoothly and to respond quickly if something needs attention. “We have established …Read More
You’re Never a Number at Constellation Financial &
Wealth Management Services
Only yesterday, or so it seemed, the young woman was a newborn, her parents’ newest tax dependent. But here she was, 22 years old, with financial concerns of her own.
“I remember clearly her dad coming into my office and dropping her Social Security card on my desk and saying, ‘I have another tax deduction this year,’” says Stephen P. Piotte, E.A., CEO of Constellation Financial & Wealth Management Services. “In fact, the plan I worked out with him helped her get through college, while allowing him to continue to save for his and his wife’s retirement. …Read More
Private Wealth Management Since 1838
Managing investments is a lot like steering a ship. It is easy to stay on course in good weather, but when the sea is rough, there is nothing so reassuring as having an experienced captain at the wheel.
For nearly 175 years, Welch & Forbes has been at the helm, helping New Englanders protect their assets through all types of market conditions. Founded in 1838—before the stock market existed—this revered Boston firm originally oversaw the personal business affairs for the families of sea captains and ship owners while they traveled the world. Much …Read More
Personalized Wealth Management for Retirement
Retirement should be a time to relax. Concerns about the global economy and uncertainty over the future of
taxes, health care, Social Security and other variables, make it increasingly difficult to
know which way to turn. Massachusetts-based Flagship Financial Advisors, LLC helps take the worry out of wealth management for retirees and those who are approaching retirement.
“We believe in doing the planning before we start with investment selection,” says Managing Director Paul V. Ryan Jr., CFP®. “You have to know where you want to go, before deciding how to get there.” …Read More
Steering Client Legacies With a Steady Hand
Before she became a trusted financial advisor to her fellow North Shore residents, Pamela M. Nottingham was a registered nurse. She later became the director of admitting for two merging hospitals, leading her to pursue a graduate business degree and forge a new career path in the financial sector.
“As a nurse, I was used to looking at the big picture,” Nottingham recalls. “When I became an advisor, I had no interest in the hot stock of the day. I really wanted to focus on what was important to my clients and to help them achieve their total financial health.” …Read More
Building a Better Workforce Through Sustainable Productivity
It’s a well-accepted fact that top workforces drive top employers. And landing – and keeping – those workforces are among an employer’s biggest challenges.
It’s a subject with which Bright Horizons is eminently familiar. For more than 25 years, the Massachusetts-based organization has helped leading employers move ahead with workforces that are productive, resilient and engaged. Recognized as the leader in the work/life industry, Bright Horizons partners with more than 800 clients, strengthening workforces …Read More