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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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  • 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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  • newDirectors’ and Officers’ Antitrust Liability Risks and D&O Insurance Concerns

    Directors’ and Officers’ Antitrust Liability Risks and D&O Insurance Concerns

    In prior posts on this site (for example, here), I have noted the phenomenon of directors’ and officers’ liability claims arising in the wake of antitrust enforcement actions. These follow-on civil actions arguably represent one part of an increa…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:12pm -
  • ISS Releases 2019 Top 100 Securities Class Action Lawsuit Settlements List

    ISS Releases 2019 Top 100 Securities Class Action Lawsuit Settlements List

    As was the case for the last two reporting years, there were relatively few larger securities class action lawsuit settlements during 2019 compared to prior years. As reported in latest large securities class action lawsuit settlement report from ISS…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 4:04pm -
  • Equifax Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Settled for $149 Million

    Equifax Data Breach-Related Securities Suit Settled for $149 Million

    Over the last several years, plaintiffs’ lawyers have filed a number of D&O lawsuits against companies that had been hit with a cybersecurity incident. These suits have largely been unsuccessful, with the exception of the lawsuits filed against Yah…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 2:16pm -
  • Book Review: “Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials That Defined Modern Britain”

    Book Review: “Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials That Defined Modern Britain”

    Several years ago when my wife (also a lawyer) and I were in London on holiday, we took the opportunity to visit Old Bailey, London’s famous criminal courthouse. We were fortunate on the day we visited to see a portion of rather sensational murder…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 11:56am -
  • A Final Round of Readers’ Travel Pictures

    A Final Round of Readers’ Travel Pictures

    As a follow-up to my year-end activities, including publishing a list of my own top ten 2019 travel pictures, I have also been publishing pictures that readers have submitted of their 2019 travels. My first installment of readers’ 2019 travel pictu…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Feb 20, 2:44pm -
  • Guest Post: Avoiding Event Driven Litigation through Good Cybersecurity Governance

    Guest Post: Avoiding Event Driven Litigation through Good Cybersecurity Governance

    In the following guest post, Paul A. Ferrillo takes a look at the recent findings that the SEC Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations issue with respect to its cybersecurity examinations of registered investment advisers and broker dealer…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 4:52pm -
  • Guest Post: D&O Insurance Pricing Trends

    Guest Post: D&O Insurance Pricing Trends

    As I have noted in prior posts, and as a result of a number of factors, the current marketplace for D&O insurance marketplace is disrupted, with many buyers experiencing significant price increases. In the following guest post, Jeff Hirsch, Head of P…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 4:51pm -
  • EEOC Charges Filed in FY 2019 Declined to Lowest Level in Years

    EEOC Charges Filed in FY 2019 Declined to Lowest Level in Years

    The number of workplace discrimination and harassment charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  (EEOC) during Fiscal Year 2019 (which ended September 30, 2019) declined to the lowest level since at least FY 1997 (the earli…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 5:17pm -
  • Directors’ Duties in Insolvency and the D&O Insurance Implications

    Directors’ Duties in Insolvency and the D&O Insurance Implications

    A recent judicial ruling out of the U.K. provides an interesting perspective on director’s duties under applicable law when a bankrupt company is in liquidation. As discussed below, the Court held that the director’s duties continue in relevant r…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Feb 20, 5:36pm -
  • Broad Form Statutory Claims Exclusion Does Not Preclude Coverage for Common Law Claims

    Broad Form Statutory Claims Exclusion Does Not Preclude Coverage for Common Law Claims

    Policy exclusions with the broad “based upon or arising out of” sometimes may be applied very broadly to sweep beyond the claims that the exclusion aimed to exclude. In a recent coverage dispute, a professional liability insurer sought to apply a…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Feb 20, 3:28pm -
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