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  •  "Do State Commissioners have any teeth"? (4+ / 0-)
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    StrayCat, eastmt, Calamity Jean, MichaelNY
    I dunno, but the IRS certainly does. If it deems the compensation of non-profit execs to be excessive, it can impose severe penalties, including stripping them of non-profit status.
    •  Would be nice.................. (6+ / 0-)

      .......... to think that the IRS would be interested in going after that kind of criminality.

      BC/BS is also the biggest insurance agency in Arkansas and Blanch Lincoln got plenty from healthcare professionals as well.

      Corporate money for campaigns does not equal free speach, it is legalized bribery.

      by socks on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 01:30:06 PM PDT

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    •  Excessive salaries and perks are the norm (6+ / 0-)
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      snakelass, rb608, kurt, eastmt, indres, MichaelNY

      for executives in most large non-profits.  Chauffered limos, private jets, etc. are not unusual even among "charitable" organizations.

      IRS doesn't really have much say in the matter, as long as the perks are reported and the group is following its stated mission.  The non-profit sector is fairly unregulated, though those involved in health insurance have some guidelines related to the plans they offer and how they conduct business.

      Private health insurers always manage to stay one step ahead of the sheriff - Sen. Sherrod Brown

      by Betty Pinson on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 02:30:05 PM PDT

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