May is Mental Health Month
By Deborah Dutton Lambert and Daina R. Dennis of Encompass Training Program
A RETROSPECTIVE OF WHERE WE WERE AND WHERE WE ARE NOW AND WHY THINGS COULD BE BETTER
When we look back in history to view how people with mental illness were treated, we could conclude that treatment didn't exist.
Florida District Court of Appeal Holds that Additional Insured Is Entitled to Separate, Independent Counsel in "Paper Conflict" With Co-Insured
By Todd M. Davis, Esq. of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
On July 18, 2000, a young child nearly drowned while at a summer swim camp held on a university's campus. The child's parents sued both the camp and the university for negligent supervision.
IRS Deals Another Blow to Businesses, Says Wellness Programs Won't Qualify under ACA
By Thomas F. Segalla, Esq. & Fallyn B. Cavalieri Esq, of Goldberg Segalla LLP
The IRS released proposed new rules which will curb most employer initiated wellness programs from qualifying towards the minimum value for the coverage employers are expected to offer every full-time employee.
Colorado Court Rules Use of 'Medical Marijuana' Not 'Lawful' under State's 'Legal Activities' Law
By Jackson Lewis LLP
A Colorado appeals court has held that an employee's off-duty use of "medical marijuana," although allegedly in accordance with the state's medical marijuana law, was not lawful or protected for purposes of the state's "legal activities" law, and therefore his employer did not violate that law by dismissing him. Coats v. Dish Network, L.L.C., Nos. 12CA0595 & 12CA1704, 2013 Colo. App. LEXIS 616 (Colo. App. Apr. 25, 2013).
By Marc Zimet, Esq. of Jampol Zimet LLP
Amongst the tools available to defendants, time is one of the most powerful. Known as a statute of limitations, there exists a maximum time in which a plaintiff can sue a defendant and if that time expires then a plaintiff cannot bring a lawsuit.
How to Make the MGA Model Work
By Desmond J Bohan of Frates Reinsurance Intermediary, Inc.
There are approximately 80 insurance companies in the P&C, WC and Professional Liability space granting underwriting authority to Managing General Agents (MGA).
By George Nordhaus of Agenciesonline.biz
The best way (and it always has been) to get new business is through referrals. No, that's not very earth-shaking news...it's a fact in the basics of selling that every agent instinctively understands.