Archive For October 7th, 2013

Construction Risk Insights: A Word to the Wise About Construction Defects

By | October 7, 2013

A Word to the Wise about Construction Defects: What You Can Do to Protect Your Business   Possibly no two words strike more fear in the hearts of architects, engineers and contractors than “construction defect.” A claim for construction defect can cost astronomical amounts to correct and defend. And then there’s the damage to your […]

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Work Comp Insights: Workers’ Compensation and Healthcare Reform

By | October 7, 2013

In the wake of sweeping changes in the U.S. health care system, employers are forced to evaluate the way the reform will affect their bottom lines. One factor that was largely left out of the focus of health care reform—but is certainly linked to it—is workers’ compensation. The program represents less than two percent of […]

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Trucking Playing it Safe: CSA Red Flag Violations

By | October 7, 2013

When investigating a motor carrier, a Safety Investigator (SI) looks at driver history for egregious violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These violations are sometimes referred to as Red Flag Violations and are always reviewed as part of a carrier investigation. At present, there are 16 such violations, which are outlined in […]

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Healthcare Reform: Marketplace Health Plan Categories

By | October 7, 2013

People who buy health insurance often have difficulty comparing health plans based on different benefits and out-of-pocket costs. In addition, it is often difficult to know the benefits and costs of services included in your health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, plans offered in the individual and small business Marketplace are standardized by the […]

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