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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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  • newGuest Post: Considerations for Corporate Directors As Their Companies Confront COVID-19

    Guest Post: Considerations for Corporate Directors As Their Companies Confront COVID-19

    As I have noted in prior posts (most recently here), the current coronavirus outbreak presents corporate boards with a number of challenging issues. In the following guest post, Nick Goldin, Eric Swedenburg and Brad Goldberg of the Simpson Thacher la…
    - 16 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 4:40pm -
  • newGuest Post: GDPR and Whistleblowing

    Guest Post: GDPR and Whistleblowing

    In the following guest post, Frank Hülsberg, partner and member of the board of directors of Grant Thornton Germany, and Burkhard Fassbach, a D&O-lawyer in private practice in Germany, take a look at key whistleblower considerations relating to GDPR…
    - 16 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 4:34pm -
  • Coronavirus and D&O Insurance: An Interim Update

    Coronavirus and D&O Insurance: An Interim Update

    Much has changed since I published my first coronavirus-related post a month ago. The number of confirmed cases and of deaths has soared. Much of the country is now on lockdown. School, work, business — so much of basic social and economic activity…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Apr 20, 12:07pm -
  • PLUS Perspectives on the Coronoavirus Outbreak: D&O Focus Update

    PLUS Perspectives on the Coronoavirus Outbreak: D&O Focus Update

    Three weeks ago, as part of a Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) series of recorded discussions on the professional liability insurance implications of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, I participated in a short recorded conversation…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 5:25pm -
  • The Continuing Case for Securities Litigation Reform

    The Continuing Case for Securities Litigation Reform

    As the number and rate of securities class action lawsuit filings has remained at historically high levels over the past three years, there have been renewed calls for securities class action litigation reform, as I have detailed in prior post (for e…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 6:49pm -
  • Guest Post: UK’s Wrongful Trading Laws Suspended: Good News for Company Directors?  

    Guest Post: UK’s Wrongful Trading Laws Suspended: Good News for Company Directors?  

    One of the questions for companies facing financial difficulties both in the U.S. and in the UK is the extent to which the boards of the companies owe duties to creditors to try to avoid creditors’ losses as the companies approach insolvency. I dis…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 7:32pm -
  • Guest Post: Private Investment Fund Claims from an Insurance Perspective

    Guest Post: Private Investment Fund Claims from an Insurance Perspective

    Private investments funds (hedge funds, PE firms, venture capital funds and the like) are a significant part of the U.S. economy. From a management liability insurance perspective, private investment funds present unique underwriting and claims issue…
    - 7 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 4:50pm -
  • Cash-Crunched Companies Face Insolvency; Will Directors Face Claims?

    Cash-Crunched Companies Face Insolvency; Will Directors Face Claims?

    The current disruption to normal business operations across the country means that many businesses will soon be under significant financial pressure, if they are not there already. As their companies edge toward insolvency, directors are going to hav…
    - 8 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 4:42pm -
  • Signet Jewelers Settles #MeToo-Related Securities Suit for $240 Million

    Signet Jewelers Settles #MeToo-Related Securities Suit for $240 Million

    In yet another significant #MeToo-related development, the parties to the Signet Jewelers securities class action lawsuit have agreed to settle the case for $240 million. There are a number of interesting features to the settlement, as discussed belo…
    - 9 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 11:27am -
  • Guest Post: Coronavirus: An Update on Securities Suits and on Updating Company Disclosures

    Guest Post: Coronavirus: An Update on Securities Suits and on Updating Company Disclosures

    As I have noted in prior posts (most recently here), there have already been at least two coronavirus-related securities class action lawsuits filed. In the following guest post, Priya Cherian Huskins, takes a look at these first pandemic-related cas…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 5:43pm -
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