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AHT Blog

  • How do organizations operating globally manage the risks associated with civil unrest?
  • Health Policy Update

    In my most recent update, I provided with you a summary of some the key components to the proposed transparency regulation, which again, requires self-insured plans – as well as fully-insured “individual” and “group” market plans – to disclose (1) specific cost-sharing information, (2) negotiated in-network rates, and (3) “historical” payments to out-of-network providers. I did not, however, have enough room to provide you with my overall thoughts on the policy set forth in the regs, along with the means through which the policy would be effectuated. Let me do that here.
  • Congressional Update

    As I have explained to you, the debate over surprise billing has ebbed-and-flowed for about a year now. As stated, the employer and insurer community were winning the debate early on, notching wins in various Committees of jurisdiction with the establishment of a Federal “benchmark” rate ONLY-approach, which would be used to determine how much an insurer and self-insured plan would pay a provider for out-of-network costs. Even the White House came out in support of a “benchmark” rate ONLY-approach, pouring cold water on an “arbitration process.”

Wade Associates Blog

  • CBD manufacturers   is your products liability policy covering anything? CG 40 14 12 19. Your insurance agent likely didnt... The post CBD Manufacturers Is Your Products Liability Policy Covering Anything? appeared first on Wade Associates LLC .
  • Protect yourself from identity fraud on CyberMonday. Today is CyberMonday, which is great this time of year because of all... The post Protect Yourself from Identity Fraud on CyberMonday appeared first on Wade Associates LLC .
  • Here at Wade Associates, protecting client data is the most important thing we do. And since were also a provider... The post Corvid Case Study on Wade Associates appeared first on Wade Associates LLC .

Brush Creek Blog

RHSB Blog

  • October 6 12 is National Fire Prevention Week Home Fire Escape Planning and Practice Home fire escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practiced before a fire strikes. Home fire escape planning should include the following: Drawing a map of
  • Dallas Healthcare and the Cost Problem Date: August 29 Location: The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center Address: 300 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040 RHSB invites you to join us for a breakfast discussion where you will learn how to combat the high and rising cost of healthcare. This seminar is recommended for business with 100+
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2019-45 which expands the list of “preventive care benefits” permitted to be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP) when determining if an individual is eligible to make tax-exempt contributions to a health savings account (HSA). In most cases, a qualified HDHP may not pay benefits until

Bolton Blog

Mason & Mason Blog

  • For Immediate Release!

    The post For Immediate Release! appeared first on Mason & Mason Technology Insurance Services, Inc. | California License Number 0A94455 .
  • 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 .

Dan Lawrie Blog

  • Tips for Managing Your Stress During the Holidays Although the holidays can be an exciting and special time of the year, they can also bring about increased levels of stress. Long-distance travelling, preparing for a large party, navigating crowded stores, the increasingly cold temperatures and unforgiving weather can all contribute to heightened anxiety. In addition to external factors, internal factors such as unrealistic expectations, social anxiety, financial pressure and loss of sleep can also make the holidays more stressful. Consider the following tips to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable: Manage expectations—Whether they’re your own or someone else’s, it’s easy to get swept up in the “holiday spirit” and plan for more than can reasonably and healthily be accomplished. Carefully assess what you and others expect of the holiday season, and plan accordingly. Set a budget—The holidays can...read more
  • International Marketplace Insights  December 2019 Edition Events, developments, and opportunities in the international marketplace. We occupy a unique position in the international risk management and employee benefits marketplace, and have the ability and resources to help you globally. We provide our clients exclusive access to a dedicated, in-sourced international department, effectively on their payroll and fully integrated within their operations, acting as an extension of their team. Our network provides access to more experience, technical resources, and innovative industry expertise. We are able to provide direct local involvement worldwide and strengthen insurer relations, providing regional knowledge and expertise as well as regulatory compliance. Please contact us at 1-800-661-1518 if you have any questions or concerns regarding international insurance. Recent Successes: Placed primary excess Products Liability policies in China for the in-country sales of a locally based sugar substitute manufacturer. Placed Products Liability...read more
  • 10 simple ways to save energy and lower your heating bills this winter Heating your home or cottage during a cold Canadian winter can cost a pretty penny — and it can take a hefty toll on our environment, too. Save energy and your hard-earned cash by keeping these simple tips in mind this season: Weatherproof your windows. This might be old news if you’ve already prepared your home for winter, but it’s worth a reminder: Inspect your windows each year and patch any cracks or holes with fresh caulking. For even more protection from the cool air, consider sealing your windows with a thin layer of plastic and waterproof tape. Even one or two neglected windows could be making your furnace work harder than it needs to — and you might be surprised just how much you could save by doing away with...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

AXIS Blog

  • In our Talent Top 10 series we give readers the chance to get to know the friendly faces behind the Axis Insurance Group agencies. This week we asked 10 questions to our talented staff member Lee Fulsher - Commercial Insurance Account Executive.
  • A vast amount of information is now stored on computer servers and databases, and it’s growing every day. Because that information has great value, hackers are constantly looking for ways to steal or destroy it.
  • If your company uses mobile devices to conduct company business, such as accessing company email or sensitive data, pay close attention to mobile security and the potential threats that can expose and compromise your business networks. This section describes the mobile threat environment and the practices that businesses can use to help secure devices such as smartphones, tablets and Wi-Fi enabled laptops.