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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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Insurance Journal

  • newWestern Growers in California Names Floyd Employee Benefits Director
    Western Growers has promoted Darcie Floyd to the insurance services team as the director of employee benefits. Floyd will be responsible for supporting the production employee benefits to new and existing customers. She will also oversee employee ben…
    - 3 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 4:46pm -
  • newWest Virginia to Receive $14.6M in Federal Funds to Fight Opioid Addiction
    West Virginia will receive $14.6 million in federal funds to fight opioid addiction. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding in a news release Thursday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant …
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 12:57pm -
  • newArkansas Plant Board Bans Older Dicamba Formulas After Mid-April
    A state panel has voted to ban use of older versions of an herbicide, clarifying rules it previously agreed upon in February. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the state Plant Board on Friday unanimously approved an emergency rule to ban the …
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 12:21pm -
  • newMidwest Flood Risk Might Last for Months, Experts Say
    Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent …
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 12:19pm -
  • newEscalating War Over Ads, MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch in Wisconsin
    A fight between beer giants escalated after MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to “frighten” consumers into switching to Bud Light with “misleading” Super Bowl ads. MillerCoors said in the laws…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 12:17pm -
  • newErrors a Problem for Oklahoma Program Targeting Uninsured Drivers
    Nearly 5 percent of vehicles flagged as uninsured in Oklahoma were identified by error, according to a prosecutor who leads a new program that includes automatic license plate readers. The Oklahoma District Attorneys Council sent warning letters to a…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 12:13pm -
  • newCompany in Fatal Missouri Sinking Stops 2019 Duck Boat Operations
    The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, announced that it won’t operate the vessels this year because of the ongoing investigation and will instead open a replacement attraction in …
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 12:08pm -
  • newWeather Service Reports Record Gust During Colorado Springs Blizzard
    The National Weather Service says winds reached a record 96 mph in Colorado Springs during last week’s blizzard. The 96-mph gust was measured at 1:04 p.m. on March 13 during the bomb cyclone storm that hit the state. The previous …
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 10:56am -
  • newWashington Teacher Agrees to $850K to Withdraw Discrimination Suit
    The Sequim School District in Washington has agreed that a former middle school teacher and athletic director will receive $850,000 to withdraw her sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit. The Peninsula Daily News reports the settlement agreement a…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 10:54am -
  • newPG&E Pushes Back on Judge’s Proposals to Prevent Wildfires
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is pushing back on a U.S. judge’s revised proposals to prevent the utility’s equipment from causing more wildfires, saying it could not “monitor every tree at every moment of every day” to ensure they don’t …
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 10:52am -

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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The D & O Diary

  • newGuest Post: Claims Against Directors for Failure to Insure Against Cyber Risk Are More Likely Now

    Guest Post: Claims Against Directors for Failure to Insure Against Cyber Risk Are More Likely Now

    In the following guest post, Francis Kean, Executive Director FINEX Willis Towers Watson, take a look at an interesting and arguably surprising recent U.K. judicial decision in which a supermarket chain was held liable for the unauthorized Internet d…
    - 48 mins ago, 25 Mar 19, 7:03pm -
  • The Deteriorating D&O Insurance Environment for Foreign U.S.-Listed Companies

    The Deteriorating D&O Insurance Environment for Foreign U.S.-Listed Companies

    For many years, U.S.-listed companies based outside the U.S. have enjoyed a relatively advantageous pricing environment for their D&O insurance. Because many D&O insurance underwriters based outside the U.S. used a different pricing model than their…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Mar 19, 4:28pm -
  • Russian Telecom Company Hit with FCPA-Related Securities Suit

    Russian Telecom Company Hit with FCPA-Related Securities Suit

    There is no private right of action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. However, regulatory enforcement actions under the FCPA by U.S. government authorities can and often does result in massive fines and penalties. When companies subject to FCP…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 7:02pm -
  • Proposed Nevada Legislation Introduces Fee-Shifting in Shareholder Litigation

    Proposed Nevada Legislation Introduces Fee-Shifting in Shareholder Litigation

    A short time ago, a storm of controversy briefly emerged after a Delaware court endorsed a firm’s adoption of a fee-shifting bylaw. The controversy quieted down after the Delaware legislature adopted a statutory provision prohibiting fee-shifting b…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:53pm -
  • FDIC Settles PwC Colonial Bank Negligence Action for $335 Million

    FDIC Settles PwC Colonial Bank Negligence Action for $335 Million

    In the latest twist in a long-running legal saga, on March 15, 2019, the FDIC announced that it had reached a $335 million settlement of the negligence action the agency had brought against PwC in connection with the accounting firm’s audit work fo…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 5:19pm -
  • Brexit-Related Disclosure in a Time of Uncertainty and Risk

    Brexit-Related Disclosure in a Time of Uncertainty and Risk

    Even as the Brexit process unwinds in an ever more confounding pile of confusion, companies must continue to plan, operate, and report to their shareholders. U.S. securities regulators have already issued calls for reporting companies to provide grea…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 5:41pm -
  • Securities Exclusion Bars Securities Transaction Claim Coverage

    Securities Exclusion Bars Securities Transaction Claim Coverage

    In a number of recent posts (most recently here), I have emphasized the importance of the wording of the securities exclusion in private company D&O insurance policies. A recent case out of Florida underscores the importance of the securities exclusi…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 8:16pm -
  • A Closer Look at 2018 IPOs

    A Closer Look at 2018 IPOs

    For everyone involved in the public company D&O arena, IPOs are a continuing source of interest and concern. An important part of thinking about IPO companies and their D&O risk profile in understanding what is going on in the IPO marketplace. On Mar…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 8:48pm -
  • E&O Coverage Barred for Options Trading Losses

    E&O Coverage Barred for Options Trading Losses

    In a ruling that turned on the interpretation of a technical financial term, a federal district court concluded that the Options Trading exclusion in an investment firm’s E&O policy precluded coverage for investor claims arising out of a financial…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 11:45am -
  • Guest Post: The Missing Link of Cybersecurity — Time for a Cyber Risk Check-Up

    Guest Post: The Missing Link of Cybersecurity — Time for a Cyber Risk Check-Up

    The threats to data security are substantial. Every organization faces some level of cyber risk. So how do we get better at cybersecurity? That is the question that Paul Ferrillo and Christophe Veltsos ask in the following guest post. Paul is a share…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 5:52pm -
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