The strongest predictors of mortality were structural heart disease or an abnormal electrocardiogram (hazard ratio [HR], 5.6), hypertension (HR, 3.0), and trauma from syncope (HR, 2.24).
This is an interesting development in the world of temporary and contract workers. Bear in mind, once you become a W-2 that changes the composition of your business as a self-employed individual. Examine the pluses and minuses before making a switch like this.
Switching to services like oDesk Payroll has tax implications for freelancers as well. While workers who switch will no longer be subject to the self-employment tax, they will also lose many of the deductions they claim as contract employees.
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A sad reminder for those of us in the risk selection profession.