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  • newAugust is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

    August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

    August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. While you’re likely focused on back-to-school shopping and planning, this is a reminder to schedule your annual eye exams as well. Eye exams are especially important at a young age, since…
    - 3 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:46pm -
  • Health insurance terms you should know

    Health insurance terms you should know

    Have you ever felt intimidated by health care and health insurance terms? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that only about one in 10 people in the U.S. have a proficient level of health literacy. However, understanding health terms can save yo…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 10:55am -
  • How to choose between a PPO and HMO health plan

    How to choose between a PPO and HMO health plan

    PPO, HMO, POS, EPO… SOS! Understanding health insurance terminology, abbreviations, and deadlines can be overwhelming when trying to choose a health insurance plan. Understanding the details, however, can save you time, money, and stress. Below, we…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 11:17am -
  • Three of the most popular travel insurance options for 2017

    Three of the most popular travel insurance options for 2017

    Are you planning a big trip in the near future? Before you get preoccupied booking hotels, Airbnb’s, airfare and sight-seeing activities, it may be worth your time to look into your travel insurance options as well. Whether you’re going across th…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:43pm -
  • 5 Simple Tips for Healthy Travel

    5 Simple Tips for Healthy Travel

    by Elyse Janikian Whether you’re staying local, or going cross country for a getaway, travel often has a way of bringing your health and fitness streak to a halt. The purpose for travel is to escape everyday life, whether that is lounging in your h…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 11:23am -
  • National UV safety month: What you need to know about UV rays

    National UV safety month: What you need to know about UV rays

    Summer is arguably the best of the four seasons: warmer weather, longer days, and shorter work hours (if you’re lucky) make for more time outside and in the sun. Whether you’re at the pool, the beach, or going for a run in the sun, it’s importa…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 9:49am -
  • Why following the Mediterranean diet is better than a quick-fix cleanse

    Why following the Mediterranean diet is better than a quick-fix cleanse

    With trendy diets and cleanses widely available and advertised online, a healthy diet with lasting results can be hard to find. Diets that promise extreme weight loss or cleanses that promote great skin rarely produce lasting results. In fact, drasti…
    - 51 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 10:36am -
  • Why healthy people should have health insurance

    Why healthy people should have health insurance

    Accidents happen. Even if you are a healthy, young individual who rarely goes to the doctor, you can’t predict the unpredictable. You can however, make sure you are covered in the event of an accident or unexpected illness. Paying for coverage now…
    - 56 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 10:30am -
  • The freelancer’s guide to health insurance

    The freelancer’s guide to health insurance

    by Brooke Jarchow Freelancing might seem like a dream: setting your own hours, choosing your own projects and working from home. Who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? However, a major advantage to working in a salaried position is having access t…
    - 86 days ago, 23 May 17, 3:32pm -
  • Health insurance options for recent college grads

    Health insurance options for recent college grads


    - 92 days ago, 17 May 17, 5:05pm -

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  • How the Lack of a Federal Data Breach Law Could Be an E&O Headache for IT Professionals

    How the Lack of a Federal Data Breach Law Could Be an E&O Headache for IT Professionals

    The National Law Review reports that two states – Connecticut and Rhode Island – have updated their data breach laws to require a more stringent breach response. Both include changes to specify a set time period to notify affected parties:The R…
    - 6 Aug 15, 9:48am -
  • Holy Cripes! 4 in 5 Web Apps Have "Medium Security" Vulnerability

    Holy Cripes! 4 in 5 Web Apps Have "Medium Security" Vulnerability

    A recent Acunetix study of over 15,000 websites and 5,500 companies unveiled startling numbers. Network scans performed on over 1.9 million files revealed that…Almost four in five web applications were affected by "medium security" vulnerability…
    - 4 Aug 15, 10:04am -
  • Talking with Clients about Security Risks They Should Actually Be Worried About

    Talking with Clients about Security Risks They Should Actually Be Worried About

    A recent IT Portal article debunks common cloud security myths, pointing out that users (and your clients) often have an outdated understanding of the risks they face. Top misconceptions included…There are more breaches in the cloud.Cloud securi…
    - 30 Jul 15, 9:41am -
  • Hackers Admit Targeting Lax Security, Shoddily Built Applications

    Hackers Admit Targeting Lax Security, Shoddily Built Applications

    A funny thing happened after hacker collective Rex Mundi stole 24,000 records from Belgian loan company AFC Kredieten. The hacking group explained what they look for in a data breach victim. As The Register details, the hackers posted on their site t…
    - 28 Jul 15, 9:56am -
  • Why Your Clients Need Cyber Liability Insurance (And How to Explain that to Them)

    Why Your Clients Need Cyber Liability Insurance (And How to Explain that to Them)

    Entrepreneur Magazine recently offered some answers to small-business owners who had questions about their Cyber Liability Insurance, explaining that, yes, all businesses – even small businesses – should consider this coverage.Cyber Liability I…
    - 23 Jul 15, 10:18am -
  • End of Windows Server 2003 Support & Your Associated E&O Risks

    End of Windows Server 2003 Support & Your Associated E&O Risks

    Support for Windows Server 2003 is set to expire on July 14, 2015. Now is the time for IT professionals to remember they can be liable if their clients are using old, outdated technology that is vulnerable to security risks.As TechRepublic reports,…
    - 21 Jul 15, 9:48am -
  • Dreading Workers' Comp Payments? Consider the Benefits

    Dreading Workers' Comp Payments? Consider the Benefits

    Many IT businesses choose to hire independent contractors and subcontractors rather than employees because it means less hassle and no responsibility to pay employment taxes and benefits like Workers' Compensation Insurance. But as their business gro…
    - 16 Jul 15, 9:57am -
  • Pinterest Fixes Security Flaw, Skirts Crafty Hack Attack

    Pinterest Fixes Security Flaw, Skirts Crafty Hack Attack

    Threatpost reports that Pinterest – the popular pin board social media site – released information about an old vulnerability that it fixed months ago. The flaw would have exposed user account information, but Pinterest's staff was able to patch…
    - 14 Jul 15, 10:24am -
  • Old Is the New New in Technology Startups

    Old Is the New New in Technology Startups

    We've been hearing so much about the "new" economy where companies use freelancers and independent contractors to build a flexible workforce. But as the New York Times reports, some tech companies and startups are opting for a more traditional approa…
    - 9 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • 5 Strategies to Help Your Clients Avoid "Embattled" Status

    5 Strategies to Help Your Clients Avoid "Embattled" Status

    When a company goes through a public relations disaster like a data breach, it often gets the word "embattled" next to its name in newspaper headlines. Case in point: after its embarrassing breaches, the Office of Personnel Management has been in "em…
    - 7 Jul 15, 9:54am -
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  • Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiffs

    Ninth Circuit’s Standing Ruling in Remanded Spokeo Case Could Boost Plaintiffs

    As courts have wrestled with standing issues in a variety of kinds of cases, the central question has been whether or not under the standard the U.S. Supreme Court enunciated in the Spokeo case the plaintiff alleged an injury that is sufficiently “…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:29pm -
  • Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court

    Shareholders File Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuit in Australian Court

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s June 1, 2017 announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, one of the things I predicted was that the administration’s action likely would trigger a host of reactions on t…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:16pm -
  • Gambling Acceptance and Propensity for Financial Misreporting

    Gambling Acceptance and Propensity for Financial Misreporting

    What factors might indicate a likelihood of financial misreporting? There might be markers in companies’ financial statements, for example, with respect to reserving practices or practices with respect to other estimated items. There may be more ge…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 6:23pm -
  • Rule 10b5-1 and the Defense of Securities Fraud Claims

    Rule 10b5-1 and the Defense of Securities Fraud Claims

    Seventeen years ago this month, the SEC instituted Rule 10b5-1 to permit company insiders – who often hold a significant portion of their wealth in company stock – to sell their shares without incurring liability under the federal securities laws…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 5:46pm -
  • Guest Post: Groundbreaking Cyber Insurance Decision

    Guest Post: Groundbreaking Cyber Insurance Decision

    Over the last several days, I have published several posts discussing important insurance developments relating to social engineering fraud, sometimes called payment instruction fraud. In the following guest post, Peter S. Selvin of the TroyGould PC…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Guest Post: First Canadian Cyber-Coverage Decision Joins Series of U.S. Judgments on Social Engineering Frauds

    Guest Post: First Canadian Cyber-Coverage Decision Joins Series of U.S. Judgments on Social Engineering Frauds

    As many readers are aware, there have been a number of recent case decisions addressing insurance coverage issues arising out of social engineering fraud, sometimes known as payment instruction fraud. The recent round of judicial decisions includes a…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • Now Trending: Cybersecurity and Climate Change Disclosure Practices

    Now Trending: Cybersecurity and Climate Change Disclosure Practices

    One of the fundamental principles on which our system of securities regulation is based is the importance of disclosure. The system is built on the notion that companies must disclose certain basic information about their operations and performance s…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 6:24pm -
  • Deepening Circuit Split on Data Breach Suit Standing

    Deepening Circuit Split on Data Breach Suit Standing

    In the latest decision in which class action consumer data breach claimants have been successful in establishing the requisite standing to pursue their claims, on August 1, 2017, the D.C. Circuit held that the claimants’ risk of future harm is suff…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 6:18pm -
  • D&O Insurance and Delaware Appraisal Rights Proceedings

    D&O Insurance and Delaware Appraisal Rights Proceedings

    Much has been written about the explosive growth in merger objection litigation in recent years. A less common but increasingly frequent type of merger-related litigation is appraisal rights litigation. In these types of lawsuits an investor exercise…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 8:29pm -
  • More about Crime Coverage and Social Engineering Fraud

    More about Crime Coverage and Social Engineering Fraud

    Just days after a Southern District of New York judge ruled in the Medidata Solutions decision that the Computer Fraud section of a commercial crime policy covered losses from social engineering fraud  (as I discussed in a post last week), a judge i…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 6:53pm -
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