Health Care Reform Part 2
By Bill Ford, CLU JD CPCU ARM AAI CIC
Last month's article dealt with the opportunities and options employers with less than 50 employees have under Obama Care. This month will deal with employers having fifty and above employees. This area of the law is under almost daily change and anything written now will undoubtedly change in the months ahead but at least a framework to use will be presented.
Cleveland Indians Sue Insurance Broker following Wrongful Death Claim
By Lila M. McKinley, Esq. and Joanna J. Romero, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla LLP
It is generally understood that an insurance broker may be held liable for failing to obtain requisite insurance for the insured. But, there is plenty of room for debate when the broker fails to obtain coverage for a third-party; i.e. an additional insured. This issue was put to the test by the Cleveland Indians following the death of one of its patrons attending pre-game activities. According to the Sixth Circuit, the team stated a valid claim.
The Complexity of Obamacare
By Aaron Peterson of CenterPointe Solutions Inc.
Health Care Alert
The October 1st Deadline is fast approaching - Employers need to notify all employees of employer health coverage options
E&O Loss Prevention Tip
Description of Claim:
Classification of employees - Employee vs. Independent Contractors
Allegations against the Agent: The agency was asked by its client, a large trucking company to procure a complete commercial package policy, including but not limited to general liability, cargo, premises liability and company trucks. At the time the policy was initially written, the client hired independent truckers to haul their products.
LinkedIn Beats Twitter and Facebook in B2B Conversions
By Steven Miltonberg, Co-Founder/CEO of iLikeUs Marketing
Among three leading social networking platforms-LinkedIn, Twitter, andFacebook-LinkedIn is the most effective source of leads for B2B companies, according to data from HubSpot.
In a study of 3,128 HubSpot B2B customers in 2011, LinkedIn generated a visitor-to-lead conversion rate of 2.60%, on average.
Are the Federal Courts Starting a Trend To Preclude Experts on Bad Faith Issues?
By Brent A. Green, Esq. of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
There is the potential for "bad faith experts" to usurp the jury's fact-finding role.
- In federal courts, juries often determine allegations of bad faith.
- Recently, two decisions granted motions to preclude the plaintiffs' experts who were critical of the claims handling.