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The Institute’s accounting standards staff releases two technical practice aids. One provides guidance on reporting financial highlights by separate accounts ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/general/separate_accts.htm ); the other supplies guidance on accounting for computer-systems costs incurred in connection with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/general/health insprotability.htm ).

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