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AHT Blog

  • Few topics in the International Travel Risk Management and Duty of Care space elicit as much agreement as the need to train globally mobile staff and travelers. Beyond a general interest, many organizations struggle with the details: What’s the right content? Is online or instructor-led training better? Do all our travelers need Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)? All great questions with the perhaps inevitable answer, “it depends” – further challenging even the most committed organizations. So, what types of training are out there? While not a comprehensive list, general categories include:
  • ACA Update

    I am no political strategist, nor do I want to be. But, I think I have political acumen based on my background and what I currently do. And I gotta say to Republicans: Come on people, REALLY!? Do you REALLY want to lose the Senate and the White House in 2020?!? In my opinion, Republicans have a “winning” issue with Medicare-for-All. Democratic Presidential Candidates are on record saying that they want to eliminate all private insurance, which includes employer plans that millions of people generally like. That has freaked most of the American public out. Republicans have seen the survey data on Medicare-for-All: Support for Medicare-for-All plummets when John and Jane Q. Public are told that their taxes will go up and/or they will lose their current health plan. Medicare-for-All is a “gift” – with a capital G – that Republicans have been waiting for for the past 2 years (after they embarrassed themselves by failing to make good on their 7-year long promise of “repealing and replacing” the ACA, and then getting out-maneuvered in the 2018 mid-terms because they were too slow in responding to the Democrats pounding them over pre-existing condition protections).
  • In my last update I ended by saying: We are so far removed from ACA “repeal and replace” it’s kind of funny. That is definitely true because we once talked about limiting the scope of public health programs like Medicaid, and also reducing insurance regulations. But NOW, we are talking about a government-run system where the only health coverage that is made available IS a public health program (a.k.a. Medicare-for-All), and also increased insurance regulation under various “shades” of single-payer like a “public option” or a Medicare-Buy-In or price controls.

JJWade Associates Blog

  • Hurricane Florence

    As Florence moves closer to our area, now is the time to make sure you have implemented some basic risk management. 1. Review your insurance documents so you know the... The post Hurricane Florence appeared first on JJ Wade & Associates Insurance - Davidson, NC .
  • Jay Roberts, one of our innovative risk advisers, was crowned champion of the 2018 Wilmington City Amateur golf tournament this past weekend. He finished with a 68-72, one shot ahead... The post Jay Roberts: 2018 Wilmington City Am Champion appeared first on JJ Wade & Associates Insurance - Davidson, NC .
  • The following article was written by David Rainey, innovative risk adviser here at JJ Wade Associates. The North Carolina Reinsurance Facility announced a new 14.61% commercial auto loss recoupment... The post The Upcoming 15% Rate Increase On Commercial Auto in NC is Not a Tax but It Sure Acts Like One appeared first on JJ Wade & Associates Insurance - Davidson, NC .


  • RHSB (Roach Howard Smith Barton) welcomes Dennis Fowler as Vice President. We are excited to have Dennis on board to grow the Employee Benefits Practice group in our Fort Worth office. Dennis is a seasoned sales professional and has been an Employee Benefit Consultant for over 5 years with another Dallas area broker. He
  • Ego DO: Moral Hazards in the Age of Social Media Twitter has a 280-character limit, but it took only 61 characters from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to create a multi-billion-dollar impact. On August 7, 2018, Musk tweeted: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” It’s estimated that Musk initially added $1.4 billion to
  • Fleets of dockless electric scooters made by companies such as Bird and Lime have sprouted up in a number of urban areas throughout the country. Bird advertises on their website that they now offer their service in over 100 cities and universities, while Lime offers similar services in over 70 cities. [1,2] For as little

Bolton Blog

Mason & Mason Blog

  • The escalation of litigation surrounding the Me Too movement has quickly lead to a barrage of lawsuits involving allegations of sexual [] The post Sexual Harassment Allegations, the Me Too Movement and Portfolio Company Derailment appeared first on Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services, Inc. | California License Number 0A94455 .
  • As a co-founding member of TechAssure, we are so pleased to receive this wonderful recognition! TechAssure Earns Insurance Business Award [] The post TechAssure Named Network of the Year by Insurance Business America appeared first on Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services, Inc. | California License Number 0A94455 .
  • The analysis of cybersecurity risks and exposures is a critical component to MA due diligence, which many times does not [] The post The Importance of Cybersecurity Due Diligence in MA Transactions and for Boards of Directors appeared first on Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services, Inc. | California License Number 0A94455 .

Dan Lawrie Blog

  • Alongside Health Canada, the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry dedicates the month of April to oral health awareness. Oral health problems are painful and costly, affecting millions of people each year. April is National Oral Health Month Alongside Health Canada, the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry dedicates the month of April to oral health awareness. Oral health problems are painful and costly, affecting millions of people each year. What many fail to realize is that poor oral health can lead to many seemingly unrelated medical conditions. In fact, oral bacteria and oral disease have been linked to a variety of serious illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and pregnancy complications. Keep your oral health in good shape by practising the following: Drink fluoridated water and use fluoride toothpaste. Take care of your teeth and gums. Thoroughly brushing and flossing...read more
  • International Insurance Newsletter  April 2019 Edition Recent Successes: Placed local Property as well as Primary and Excess Liability policies for an Aruba based firm providing engineering services and solutions to the energy industry. Bound General Liability coverage for a roofing contractor undertaking a project in St Croix, USVI for a hotel resort damaged by Hurricane Maria. Arranged the issuance of local Commercial Package, DO and Umbrella policies as part of controlled master programs for an advertising and design firm opening in Canada. Global Political Risk A global view of the Political Risk issues facing multinational organizations and investors suggests that businesses have never before faced such a breadth of challenges. From emerging economies to mature ones, business and trade are increasingly susceptible to uncertainty, with political risks posing a threat to their business interests. Contracts for the supply of goods...read more
  • Budget 2019: Impacts on the Canadian Government Funding Landscape for Canadian Businesses Information provided by Mentor Works When Canada’s federal budget was released on March 19, 2019, it gave Canadians insight into the Liberal party’s spending strategies. Like previous years, the federal government is staying committed to investment aimed at boosting the economy, especially as it relates to middle-class families. However, Budget 2019 also provided a view of the federal government’s commitment to supporting specific Canadian business objectives. There are several indicators in Budget 2019 that point towards new and continued government funding programs meant to boost investment and support competitiveness. Although federal budgets rarely provide clear insight into specific grants and incentives that businesses can apply for, certain budget allotments imply the creation or continuation of funding programs. Budget 2019 made clear commitments to hiring and training programs, research...read more

Diversified Blog

  • The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2018 was a standout event full of 14,000 entrepreneurs, business owners, techies, and even millennials. Morning of the first day was full of incredible speakers. Afternoon was tough deciding which breakout session to attend with so many interesting topics and excellent presenters. Clint Betts started everything off by conducting short []
  • Latest news in the Risk Management world National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Federal Bureau of Investigation (blog) fbi October 05, 2017 Federal Bureau of Investigation National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017. “Cyber risks can seem overwhelming in today’s hyper-connected world, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself []
  • Latest news in the Risk Management world Time Is Running Out to Fund a Program That Insures 9 Million Kids fortune September 28, 2017 This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been []

Plexus Blog


  • Moving to a new home is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life, but can often be a logistical headache. Whether you are making the move across the country, or just down the street, there are plenty of details to consider.
  • “There is nothing in business today that provides as much economic and social benefit, on as many levels, to as many stakeholders, as a strategic partnership between any combination of the nonprofit, for-profit, education and government sectors when focused on the greater good. Nothing else comes even close.” — Bruce Burtch
  • As a small business owner, you have poured your heart and soul into your work. Building your own business venture takes drive and passion. Protecting what you have built requires you to spend smart and plan carefully for any unexpected bumps along the way.