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Retaliating Against Employees for Raising COVID-19 Concerns Can Cost You

The Department of Labor has sued a Texas dental practice on behalf of a dental hygienist and a dental assistant who were not reinstated after...

Have You Insured Your Boat or Personal Watercraft?

It’s summertime and for many that means leisurely weekends on the river, lake or ocean on their boat or personal watercraft like jet skis. But...

Workers’ Compensation Benchmark Rate Reduction Ordered

California’s insurance commissioner has approved a 3.4% reduction in the average workers’ compensation benchmark rate as of Sept. 1, 2021. Ricardo Lara decided to order...

Attention Employers: IRS Ramping Up ACA Compliance

There are signs that the Internal Revenue Service is starting to step up its enforcement of the Affordable Care Act employer mandate. During the past...

High Heat Increases Risk of Injuries for Inside and Outdoor Workers

As many parts of the country are wrestling with ever-increasing temperatures during the summer months, a new study has found that the hotter the weather...

Do You Have Enough Insurance to Keep Up with Rising Home Repair Costs?

The cost of buying and installing home building supplies is going through the roof, and it may leave you without enough insurance to rebuild should...

Maintaining Your Insurance Agency’s Culture with Remote Staff

With so many insurance agencies having relegated staff to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic – some of them permanently – many principals are wondering...

Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Payroll Reporting Rules Sunsetting

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has announced that two temporary payroll reporting rules to reflect changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders...

CMS Issues New Rules Barring Surprise Billing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service just released a series of new regulations targeted at banning surprise billing in most instances, taking aim at...

Disaster Recovery Checklist for Businesses

If a natural disaster were to strike, would your company be ready? Has your management team hardened the business to continue operating in case of...