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  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: An Overview

    Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program: An Overview

    Healthcare spending in the United States is approximately $3.3 trillion or $10,348 per person annually — and continues to grow. Each year, Medicare spends more than $104 billion treating patients with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes As…
    - 5 Dec 18, 11:57am -
  • Understanding Medicare Part D

    Understanding Medicare Part D

    If you areMedicare-eligible , you may find that navigating Medicare can be tricky. Now that the Annual Enrollment period is here, you may have started researching your options and coverage under Medicare. Your first step when signing up for Medicare…
    - 29 Nov 18, 3:56pm -
  • Medicare for Diabetics: An Overview

    Medicare for Diabetics: An Overview

    Chances are you know someone with diabetes. That’s not surprising, given that 30.3 million people—or 9.4 percent of the population of the United States—have diabetes, and this number is only growing. Approximately 1.5 million Americans are diag…
    - 19 Nov 18, 12:25pm -
  • Self-Funded Health Plans: 10 Terms to Know

    Self-Funded Health Plans: 10 Terms to Know

    Curious about self-funded health plans but confused by all the jargon? GoHealth is here to help with 10 terms you need to know before jumping into the world of self-funded healthcare: 1. Self-Funded Let’s start with the basics: What is a self-funde…
    - 14 Nov 18, 3:32pm -
  • Key Changes for Open Enrollment 2019

    Key Changes for Open Enrollment 2019

    Have you looked into the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for 2019 yet? Not only did registration begin Nov. 1, but the Dec. 15 deadline is looming! Don’t panic, we have you covered so that you can lock in your policy before then. Here are some importa…
    - 8 Nov 18, 5:25pm -
  • Open Enrollment 2019: Key Dates to Know [Infographic]

    Open Enrollment 2019: Key Dates to Know [Infographic]

    Open Enrollment 2019 is here! Before you shop for health insurance coverage, make note of these key Open Enrollment dates to know so you don’t miss a deadline. Then, when you’re ready to shop for coverage, call GoHealth at 866-931-9240 to get hel…
    - 1 Nov 18, 5:05pm -
  • The Deadlines for 2019 Open Enrollment by State

    The Deadlines for 2019 Open Enrollment by State

    It’s that time of year again! The Open Enrollment Period for the 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace is here. The Health Insurance Marketplace is for those who do not have insurance through an employer, Medicaid, Medicare, or the Children’s Health…
    - 30 Oct 18, 2:25pm -
  • Have You Considered Medicare Part B?

    Have You Considered Medicare Part B?

    Some things aren’t mandatory, but they’re certainly a good idea. For instance, you don’t have to turn your car off while getting gas, but it might be a little dangerous to leave it running. No one’s going to arrest you if you deviate from a r…
    - 25 Oct 18, 12:28pm -
  • The Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans

    The Difference Between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans

    Have you ever gone to the grocery store to buy a product and been confused by how many brands were available for that one item? It makes what should be a simple decision confusing. Likewise, products with similar names can sometimes be hard to differ…
    - 23 Oct 18, 3:10pm -
  • Medicare in 2019: Changes You Should Know

    Medicare in 2019: Changes You Should Know

    Whether it’s your first time enrolling in Medicare or you’re already familiar with the program, all enrollees need to learn about its impending changes coming in 2019. The 53-year-old program—signed into law in 1965 under the Social Security Ad…
    - 15 Oct 18, 5:33pm -

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  • AXIS Capital Decides to Stop Insuring Arctic Oil and Gas Projects
    AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. said it won’t insure oil and gas projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, becoming the first North American underwriter to make the commitment after pressure from native Alaskans and environmentalists. The move fo…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:37pm -
  • Wisconsin Suspends License of Pharmacist Accused of Spoiling Vaccine
    A state board has suspended the license of a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of ruining more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine because he thought it was unsafe. Steven Brandenburg was working at Advocate Aurora Health in Grafton, about 20 miles …
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:36pm -
  • Louisiana Bars Lose Appeal in Fight Against Forced COVID-19 Closures
    Louisiana bar owners fighting coronavirus-related closures of their businesses lost an appeal at a federal appeals court. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 13 upheld rulings from two lower court judges who last year refused to block …
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:30pm -
  • Despite Pandemic, North Carolina Traffic Deaths Climb to 1,500 in 2020
    Traffic deaths in North Carolina last year surpassed 1,500 for the first time in 13 years despite a pandemic during which motorists logged fewer miles statewide, statistics show. N.C. Department of Transportation data shows the number of miles driven…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:26pm -
  • Sompo Int’l Hires Generali’s Brown to Lead New London & International Property Team
    Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced the appointment of Richard Brown to lead a new team focusing on property business through retail distribution channels…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:26pm -
  • 2 W. Virginia Bus Drivers Who Attended Trump Rally Sue Over Suspension
    Two West Virginia school bus drivers who were suspended for attending a rally for President Donald Trump in the nation’s capital have been cleared of wrongdoing following hearings, an attorney said Wednesday. Attorney John Bryan, who is representin…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:24pm -
  • AM Best Assigns ‘A’ Rating to Nebraska’s Summit Specialty Insurance
    AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” to Summit Specialty Insurance Co. (SSIC), based in Omaha, Neb. The outlook assigned to these ratings is stable. SSIC is a …
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:18pm -
  • Tug Hits, Damages Louisiana Railroad Bridge
    A railroad bridge in Louisiana is back in place after reportedly being hit early on Jan. 13 by a tugboat, officials said. The swing bridge over the Rigolets near Slidell was reportedly hit by the tug Robert Cenac about 1 …
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:14pm -
  • Hub Acquires Assets of Texas’ Commercial Insurance Brokers
    Global insurance broker Hub International Limited (Hub) has acquired the assets of Commercial Insurance Brokers Inc. (Commercial Insurance Brokers), based in El Paso, Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Commercial Insurance Brokers is…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:12pm -
  • Initial Reactions to UK Supreme Court’s Ruling on Business Interruption Claims
    Insurers, policyholders and industry observers have issued comments on the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that insurers should pay small businesses for many business interruption claims from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The UK Supreme Court dismissed appeals…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:07pm -

Tech Insurance Small Business Center

  • 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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