If Your Files Could Talk, What Would They Say?
By Curtis M. Pearsall, CPCU, AIAF, CPIA. Executive Director of AOA Learning Center
It is extremely important for all agency staff to realize that when an E&O claim is made against their agency, they will be asked to provide a complete copy of the specific file that the claim pertains to. The file may consist of paper or be an electronic one or a combination of the two.
Fewer Than 90 Days and Counting . . . Are You Ready for the HIPAA Compliance Deadline?
By Michael A. Dowell. Esq. & Carol D. Scott, Esq. of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Covered entities and business associates have fewer than 90 days, or until September 23, 2013, to come into full compliance with the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (the "HIPAA Final Rule"). The HIPAA Final Rule details several new requirements for covered entities and business associates and requires changes in policies and procedures of covered entities and business associates.
Hey California Self-Insurers, don't forget about SB 863
On September 18, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 863 into law, making many changes to California's workers' compensation system. This bill prevents "professional employer organizations," temporary agencies, and employee leasing organizations from being self-insured, as well as stopping an employer who has been illegally uninsured from becoming self-insured unless the employer receives approval from the Self-Insurers' Security Fund (SISF) via approval from The Office of Self Insurance Plans (OSIP).
Do You Hide Your Money In The Furnace?
By Mark H. Snow, CEO of SafelyFiled.com, LLC
My Uncle Ed was born in 1919. He had 4 uncles, all born in the 1890's. His Uncle Frank is the one I remember best. These uncles lived through World War 1 and more importantly, the Great Depression.
By George Nordhaus of Agenciesonline.biz
Keeping clients content...
What does it take to keep our clients happy?
Ah...that is the $64 billion question! It gets harder to answer with each passing day, with each new GEICO (et al) TV ad, with the expansion of the Internet, with the major buying decision revolving more and more around price.
Insurance Coverage Tip
Matthew Heilmann of Martin & Company
According to various reports, the Kidnap & Ransom market is still a void that needs attention in the marketplace. Trends point to carriers adding new coverage parts to their existing Directors & Officers or Management Liability policies.