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Conducting effective vendor risk assessments

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Nearly all organizations need to work with vendors or third-party suppliers. Whether you’re a global organization, a non-profit institution, an agency or a small business, your organization has the potential to face severe fines and penalties for failing to understand and comply with applicable regulations.

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Cyber security essential for smart homes

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Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.

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Know the types of water shut-off devices

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There are two basic categories of water shut-off systems: whole-house systems and point-of-use systems. While both can prevent water damage, generally only a whole-house system qualifies for a premium credit on your homeowner insurance.

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Why is water damage such a big deal?

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Water damage is consistently a common and severe cause of loss to homeowners. It is amazing to see the damage that water can do. Water carved the Grand Canyon – just think what it does to drywall or plaster! The good news is that water damage losses can be prevented or mitigated by a properly installed automatic water shut-off device.

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How not to get stuck in a hospital far from home

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You know how important it is to be treated by physicians you trust in a facility you choose. Yet many people, when faced with an accident or illness while traveling, find themselves stuck in a hospital far from home – at the mercy of health or travel insurance companies in determining the “acceptability” of a facility and the “medical necessity” of a transfer home.

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Strengthen safety at your fitness facility

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The May edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers tips for health and fitness facilities looking to improve their safety practices.

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Are you covered? Don’t be caught underinsured

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Does your homeowner policy have sufficient coverage limits to help you recover fully after a loss and avoid incurring serious financial burdens? It’s a question many people don’t ask, and if they have a claim, it can leave them with unexpected expenses.

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Know the basics of employment practices liability

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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He discusses how even the most professional workplace has a liability risk from a disgruntled former employee.

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Know the basics of employment practices liability

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signs-insurance-risk-CGL

The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He discusses how even the most professional workplace has a liability risk from a disgruntled former employee.

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4 reasons small businesses decline EPLI coverage

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Many owners of smaller businesses make assumptions about Employment Practices Liability Insurance – and some of those assumptions are not true. EPLI coverage provides vital protection for a small business. EPLI provides a limit of insurance, separate from the standard commercial policy, to protect your business operations against many actual or alleged wrongful acts. Those could include personnel and staffing matters, hiring and firing or allegations of discrimination in the workplace. Because circumstances can vary widely, it’s important to assess your situation, consult with your attorney and speak to an[…..]

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