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  • A guide to health insurance for single parents

    A guide to health insurance for single parents

    If you’re a single parent, you probably don’t get much time to yourself. You have your hands full with kids, your career, and running a household. While being a single parent can be overwhelming, you should prioritize finding health insurance to…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 9:33am -
  • How therapy can help kids cope with bullying
    Over the past several years, modern-day bullying – cyberbullying – has increased due to easy access to the Internet and social media platforms. Bullying is most common for school aged children, and can greatly impact self-esteem and even interfer…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 3:18pm -
  • Health coverage options for college students

    Health coverage options for college students

    Are you heading off to college this fall? If so, health insurance is likely one of the last things on your mind. You’re preoccupied with move-ins, meeting new people, and choosing a major – or two! However, it’s important to make sure you’re…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 3:36pm -
  • Your back-to-school health checklist

    Your back-to-school health checklist

    After a summer of having the freedom to stay up late, eat sweet summer treats and run wild, kids are in for a wake up call as they return to school. Transitioning into a routine can be difficult for kids, so it’s important to prepare for the first…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 4:16pm -
  • August 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…
    - 40 days 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 50 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 70 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…
    - 77 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 9:49am -

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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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  • newOngoing SEC Investigation is a “Claim” Sufficient to Trigger Prior Claim Exclusion

    Ongoing SEC Investigation is a “Claim” Sufficient to Trigger Prior Claim Exclusion

    In an insurance coverage dispute arising out of the high-profile and long-running SEC investigation of and enforcement action against the investment firm Patriarch Partners and its CEO Lynn Tilton, a federal district court judge has ruled that covera…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 7:51pm -
  • D&O Insurer Must Continue Defense Expense Reimbursement Post-Merger

    D&O Insurer Must Continue Defense Expense Reimbursement Post-Merger

    An acquired bank’s D&O insurer’s defense cost obligation to the bank’s directors and officers in connection with merger-related litigation continued after the merger transaction closed and was owed to the acquiring bank, a federal district cour…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 8:24pm -
  • Guest Post: Surge in ERISA Fee Litigation

    Guest Post: Surge in ERISA Fee Litigation

    The last couple of years have seen a wave of ERISA suits aimed at 401(k) plan sponsors and targeting plan fees. In the following guest post, Rhonda Prussack, Head of Fiduciary and Employment Practices Liability at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insuran…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 6:55pm -
  • Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Costs

    Insurance Coverage for Subpoena Response Costs

    One of the perennial D&O insurance coverage questions is the issue of whether or not the D&O policy provides coverage for costs incurred in responding to a subpoena, as I have discussed in prior posts (refer here and here). Increasingly these days, p…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:11pm -
  • Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing

    Thinking About the Growth of Third-Party Litigation Financing

    Third-party litigation funding has its critics and detractors (refer, for example, here and here). The fact is that third-party litigation funding is now well-established and is here to stay. A recent survey by one of the leading funding firms, discu…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 7:08pm -
  • Guest Post: Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Broadening of Corporate Accountability

    Guest Post: Criminal Finances Act 2017: The Broadening of Corporate Accountability

    The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 will go into effect on September 30, 2017. This new law will make corporate organizations criminally liable for the failure to prevent tax evasion by an “associated person.” In the following guest post, Mark Sutt…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 2:46am -
  • D&O Insurance: Antitrust Verdict Does Not Trigger Policy’s Improper Profit Exclusion

    D&O Insurance: Antitrust Verdict Does Not Trigger Policy’s Improper Profit Exclusion

    In a unpublished August 30, 2017 opinion (here), the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that a trial court verdict that a hospital system had violated the antitrust laws was not an adjudication sufficient to trigger the improper profit ex…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:33am -
  • Equifax Data Breach Litigation Now Includes Securities Suit

    Equifax Data Breach Litigation Now Includes Securities Suit

    In the wake of credit monitoring and reporting firm Equifax’s announcement last week that it had sustained a data breach involving 143 million U.S. customers, a wave of consumer class action lawsuits has followed. In addition, the litigation wave n…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 6:40am -
  • U.K. Government Announces Corporate Governance Reform Proposals

    U.K. Government Announces Corporate Governance Reform Proposals

    In the great pendulum swing that characterizes the mood toward government oversight of companies and corporate governance, the pendulum in the U.S. has swung against regulation and against mandated governance requirements. However, in the U.K., the p…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Sep 17, 10:14pm -
  • A Conservative’s Case in Support of Class Actions

    A Conservative’s Case in Support of Class Actions

    In the current political environment, class action lawsuits are under assault, particularly in conservative legal circles. As Joe Patrice put it in an August 30, 2017 Above the Law post (here) , with a somewhat tongue-in-cheek summary of the conserva…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:23pm -
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