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Cyber Crime is Here to Stay

Posted by Anto Almasian, AAI on Mar 10, 2022 1:34:07 PM

If it seems like every couple of weeks there’s a cyber-incident dominating the evening news; it’s because there truly is. Cyber-Attacks, especially those involving Ransomware, have taken center stage in news coverage since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. And now, with the situation in Ukraine, the Cyberthreat is even greater. 

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Topics: Cyber, Ransomware, Hacking, Risk Management

How does your insurance policy respond to Property or Business Income Losses resulting from the Russia-Ukraine War?

Posted by Gia Diep on Mar 1, 2022 4:15:39 PM

Does a commercial Property policy cover property damage or business income arising from the Russia-Ukraine war?  Unfortunately, most Commercial Property Policies will not offer coverage for losses arising from War.  

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Topics: Risk Management

NY Workers' Compensation Experience Modification Rating (EMR) is changing.

Posted by Risk Management Team on Feb 8, 2022 12:14:13 PM

New York State is working to incentivize workplace safety by revamping the Workers' Compensation experience modification rating program, effective October, 2022.    What does this mean for your business?

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Protect Your Business When Purchasing Insurance

Posted by Steve DeRegis, Sr. Vice President on Jan 17, 2022 10:48:51 AM

The most common mistake in purchasing insurance occurs when businesses shop their insurance program at the expiration date of their policies.  Often times this results in multiple brokers being involved, combined with a lot of the insured’s valuable time and effort being expended, only to make a rush decision at the 11th hour.  Businesses end up making a last minute decision and do not have the information necessary to make a well-informed one.  

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More about cyber and how it impacts your business

Posted by Risk Management Team on Dec 7, 2021 12:16:33 PM
How do you protect your business from the m assive increases in cyber attacks?  These attacks present themselves in various forms.
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Topics: Breach, Cyber, Ransomware, Hack, Hacking, Data, Risk Management

Is your business prepared for legalized marijuana in NY?

Posted by Gia Diep on Dec 7, 2021 12:13:00 PM

Residents of NY will be allowed to purchase, possess and grow marijuana for personal use.  It will be a regulated and taxed industry that will see significant growth in the coming years.  NY has formed the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) to establish the regulations about production, distribution and sale of recreational marijuana. 

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Topics: Insurance, Risk Management, Marijuana, Legalized Cannabis

Employment Practices Coverage,  Covid and #metoo

Posted by Risk Management Team on Nov 9, 2021 4:00:31 PM

When it comes to safeguarding your business, it’s important to protect yourself against employee lawsuits. The costs associated with these claims can be staggering and can impact businesses of any size or type. Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) provides protection against employment practice claims such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wage & hour and wrongful termination. During FY 2020, the EEOC resolved 70,804 charges of employee discrimination, securing $439.2 million for victims in both the private sector and government workplaces.

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Topics: OSHA, Sexual Harassment, Employment Practices, Risk Management, Covid

Insurance Buying: Are You Taking the Right Approach?

Posted by Steve DeRegis, Sr. Vice President on Sep 16, 2021 2:31:49 PM

The most common mistake in purchasing insurance occurs when businesses shop their insurance program at the expiration date of their policies.  Often times this results in multiple brokers being involved, combined with a lot of the insured’s valuable time and effort being expended, only to make a rush decision at the 11th hour.  Businesses end up making a last minute decision and do not have the information necessary to make a well-informed one.  

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Insurance Buying - Are You Taking the Right Approach?

Posted by Steve DeRegis, Sr. Vice President on Sep 13, 2021 12:41:56 PM

The most common mistake in purchasing insurance occurs when businesses shop their insurance program at the expiration date of their policies.  Often times this results in multiple brokers being involved, combined with a lot of the insured’s valuable time and effort being expended, only to make a rush decision at the 11th hour.  Businesses end up making a last minute decision and do not have the information necessary to make a well-informed one.  

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NYS Activates Hero Act- Immediate Action Required

Posted by Michael J. Halter, MS, CSP, CPCU, Director of Loss Control on Sep 10, 2021 8:59:18 AM

On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul directed the commissioner of health to designate COVID-19 as a highly contagious, communicable disease that presents a risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act. This means private employers must implement their workplace exposure prevention plans. (NY HERO Act

These workplace exposure prevention plans were required to be adopted by August 5th and then posted for employees by the September 4th deadline.

The Hero Act Law applies to all New York State private employers, regardless of size.  

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Topics: safety, Compliance, Heroact