Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, global equity markets have seen significant declines with the S&P 500 down over 30% from all-time highs in February. In addition, the bond market has seen muted gain. This market is typically non-correlated with stocks and, when used effectively, can diversify an investment portfolio. Experts are projecting that [...]
Community banks face many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bankers should evaluate current functions and activities throughout this uncertain time. Below you can find CRI's community bank COVID-19 checklist, by functional area, to be used as a resource to assist in this evaluation process. General Ensure effective communications are ongoing with bank customers and employees [...]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, information is changing daily, even hourly. While management is managing the day-to-day activities, the Board of Directors also has a key role in oversight, and its fiduciary duties do not stop. In its oversight, the Board must monitor management activities, make assessments as to whether management actions are appropriate, and provide any [...]
The AICPA's Employee Benefit Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) recently released an alert providing an update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) filing relief for employee benefit plans. A summary of the employee benefit plans filing relief is below: Form 5500 filings The IRS has not yet issued a notice of tax filing relief for employee benefit plans, but [...]
The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has created a scenario that has required most local governments to instruct many of their employees to work remotely. This is unchartered territory in an environment that is evolving daily, and most established policies, procedures, and controls were not designed to operate in this scenario. With many members [...]
Since the first nursing home case in Kirkland, Washington, 147 skilled nursing facilities in 27 states have at least one resident with COVID-19, according to data recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While every year seems to bring challenges for the providers to care for their residents, COVID-19 has quickly [...]
The effects of the COVID-19 virus are only beginning to be felt within our communities and across the nation. Both business leaders and employees are looking for answers to difficult questions as we work to control both the spread of the virus and the economic effects after its curtailment, resulting in significant insurance policyholder considerations [...]
The effects of COVID-19 have been widespread, devastating, and extremely rapid across the global economy. One of the most affected segments is healthcare. While acute care facilities (hospitals, skilled nursing, etc.) are required to deal with tremendous volume, despite lack of staffing and resources, the remainder of the healthcare spectrum, namely non-acute care providers, are often [...]
Three members of the US Senate (two Democrats and one Republican) have recently proposed the Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act. This is primarily a hospital event. While simply a proposal, it is important to understand the provisions, as some (or all) of these measures may eventually make their way into law, in some [...]
Updated March 26, 2020 Congress has passed the Phase 3 Stimulus Bill, which is unprecedented in recent years in terms of the dollars to be expended and the scope of the legislation. The following are a few key provisions of the bill that are relevant to healthcare providers. All Healthcare Providers: Elimination of the 2% [...]
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Conference of State Bank Supervisors (from now on referred to as the Agencies) have issued the Interagency Statement on Loan Modifications [...]
Clients and Friends, To start, we hope that you and your family are healthy and doing well. These are challenging and unpredictable times for us all. As mentioned in our previous communication, the safety and health of our partners, staff, clients, families, and the communities in which we live and work are and will always [...]
CRI Tampa Bay's David Alvarez will present a GASB update session at the Florida School Finance Officers Association (FSFOA)/Florida Association of School Business Officials (FASBO) joint conference. David's presentation will highlight updates on governmental financial reporting topics. The FSFOA/FASBO conference is an opportunity to learn from experts and build relationships with public school business and finance staff [...]
CRI Partner Byron Shinn has been appointed to the Florida Cybersecurity Task Force by Florida Senate President Bill Galvano. The role of the Cybersecurity Task Force is to provide guidance and recommendations to the state's cybersecurity efforts.
CRI Supervising Senior Robert Madison receives the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation.
CRI Manager Matt McDaniel receives the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) designation.
CRI Partner Doug Mims receives the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential.