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Emergency Temporary Standard Issued on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

Jim Gaughan and Anne Jackson

In response to President Biden’s executive order issued in September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its highly anticipated emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccinations and testing on November 4. The new ETS covers private-sector employers (Note: healthcare, nursing homes, Medicare and Medicaid facilities, as well as…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Business Planning and Budgeting for your Cybersecurity Investment

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: Cyber2021!) View the on-demand webinar from Nov. 3 for guidance on how to properly budget for what you need to protect your business and secure insurance coverage. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Check out “Insurance carriers scrutinize cybersecurity controls” for the latest on multi-factor authentication, cyber…

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Nonprofits: The Risks Threatening Your Organization and How to Prevent Them: Nov. 16 Event

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Vulnerabilities and opportunities of risk are topics that worry most organizations. Understanding the risks your nonprofit faces also means understanding the necessary measures needed to prevent those risks from happening. From insurance coverage to internal controls, there are effective steps to put in place to ensure you are protecting your…

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[Live Webcast Oct. 19] Fiduciary Considerations for Retirement Plan Sponsors for 2022

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Join us on, Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 12:00 p.m. EST, for a complimentary webinar in partnership with Invesco. This webinar will offer insightful information on planning for 2022 in the following areas: Cyber security risks as it relates to 401K plans Themes in defined contribution litigation Revolutionizing 401Ks with Pooled…

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[Live Webcast Oct. 27] Reversing & Remedying Discrimination Against Key Employees

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Most retirement plans impose caps on covered compensation that discriminates against highly compensated employees. With the new guidance issued in June on how the IRS will audit non-qualified deferred compensation plans, coupled with Congress expected to raise revenue for the infrastructure bills by significantly increasing IRS audit activity, it’s reasonable…

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Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Oswald Cincinnati Present a Four-Part Series on Cyber Security for Your Business

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CINCINNATI – Sept. 22, 2021 – The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is partnering with Oswald, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms, to present a four-part series on Cyber Security for Your Business. The first program, which will be offered virtually, is Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. The session…

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COVID and the Workplace: Vaccine Mandates, Incentives and More

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If an organization is considering incentivizing vaccinations, mandating vaccinations or introducing financial penalties for unvaccinated employees, a number of general rules need to be considered before introducing a policy within the organization. To assist in the interpretation of the rules, here’s some basic information you should know: The HIPAA/ACA financial…

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The Delta Variant & FDA-Approved Vaccine May Mean More Mandates

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As the summer winds down, several new developments on the COVID-19 front are having a massive impact on how organizations across all industries approach vaccination policies. With the surging Delta variant, news of at least one additional variant and recent FDA approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (with more approvals…

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Navigating Today’s Hard Aviation Insurance Market

Unlike commercial property & casualty markets that have numerous insurers, the aviation insurance market is highly specialized with far less insurers. Depending on the nature of a risk and the limits needed, multiple insurers may be required to insure 100 percent of a placement, or there may only be one…

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Rising Costs, Cyber Threats and Climate Concerns: How Your Construction Company Can Respond and Rebound From the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic will likely be one of the costliest catastrophes the construction industry has ever faced. As a leading national practice in construction, Oswald has experienced the following firsthand: increases in material costs, workforce management and electronic bonding. Here are some lessons learned. Three Steps to Fight Inflation in the…

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