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OSHA Recordkeeping: Tips to Get Your Logs in on Time

Adam Thomas

The OSHA recordkeeping process can provide valuable information to an organization. The information can be leveraged to develop strategic plans to improve the company’s risk profile, reduce workers compensation claim activity, and provide a safer work environment for employees. Although valuable, the regulation itself is very detailed and can often…

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Navigate the Complexities of Insuring Your Condo

Christel Romer

In today’s highly competitive housing market, you may be excited when you think you’ve found the perfect home: a condominium in your price range with a great location and the promise of a lawn maintenance-free future. Before you finalize your purchase, you should first carefully review the association bylaws and…

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Unlocking Value in Your Life Insurance

For over 20 years life settlements have been a little known, yet powerful tool that provided individuals over the age of 70 a way to unlock value in their existing life insurance policy. In its basic form, a life settlement transaction involves a policy owner, the seller of the life…

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Health Care Reform Advisory: Guidance Released for Health Plan Coverage Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests

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On January 10, 2022, the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury (“The Departments”) released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Part 51, in response to the Biden Administration’s directive to issue guidance requiring group health care plans and insurers to provide coverage of over the counter (OTC)…

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How the C-Suite Should Be More Involved in Managing Their Benefits Plan

Employee benefits are becoming more and more important for companies who are competing for the best and the brightest available in this ever-changing work landscape. According to a recent article, discussions about employee benefits are under more scrutiny than ever from the C-suite and beyond. The reasons? There are several,…

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Group Health Plan Advisory: Court Rules OSHA Vaccination Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard Can Move Forward

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The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned an earlier court ruling that had blocked OSHA’s vaccine mandate Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The new ruling means that private employers with at least 100 employees will need to implement a mandatory vaccination program unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes. In…

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Cyber Risk Advisory: Apache Log4j Vulnerability

A maximum severity rating was recently issued for Apache Log4j vulnerability on Dec. 10, 2021. It allows cyber threat actors to use remote code execution on the servers of the open-source Java package used for logging applications. Log4j is widely used in consumer and enterprise services, websites, applications, and operational…

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Ohio Legislation Update: Design Professional Payment Assurance Bill

Ohio Senate Bill 49, also known as the Payment Assurance Bill, was signed into law July 12, 2021, and took effect on Oct. 4, 2021. It established a payment assurance program for registered Design Professionals thus allowing them to file a lien for unpaid fees on projects located within Ohio.…

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The Hard Insurance Market: Why Personal Insurance Rates Continue to Rise

Personal insurance is the kind of insurance we think of that covers our day-to-day: It covers individuals against loss that results from death, injury, or loss of property. These insurance lines generally protect people and their families from losses they couldn’t afford to cover on their own and allow us…

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Insurance for Fractional Aviation Ownership

Have you ever seen the line of private jets at the airport and think, “I’d like to travel that way.” Well, more and more corporations and families are doing just that—purchasing a share of an aircraft or blocks of time to use as they wish. According to an article on…

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