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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

You've been hacked.  Now What??

Posted by Gia Diep on Aug 17, 2021 3:26:54 PM

It seems that Cyber-Attacks and Ransomware incidents are in the news every day.  Some experts are saying that it is not if, but rather when you are hacked.  Having strong Data Security practices within your organization is the best way to prevent a breach.  A comprehensive Cyber Insurance policy tailored to fit your needs is the best way to recover from a breach. 

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Topics: Breach, Cyber, Ransomware, Hacking, Insurance, Risk Management, Claims

How does the new NYS Hero Act impact your business?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jul 8, 2021 12:00:06 PM

As many of you know, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) into law this past May. The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

NYS has developed a new Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard, a Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan, and industry-specific model plans for the prevention of airborne infectious diseases. Employers are required to comply within 30 days from the DOL release date.   The standard and prevention plan were released this week so the clock is ticking toward that August 5th deadline.  

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Topics: safety, Compliance, Heroact

Marijuana Legal in NY.  What does this mean for your business

Posted by Risk Management Team on Jun 8, 2021 2:08:07 PM

New York Has Legalized Marijuana. ... The law allows New Yorkers over the age of 21 to possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis for recreational use. People with certain marijuana-related convictions will have their records expunged immediately.

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Topics: Cyber, Ransomware, Hacking, Risk Management, Cities, Towns, Village

Is your Village, Town, County or City prepared for a Cyber incident?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Apr 27, 2021 2:30:35 PM

The stakes are higher than ever for cyber incidents and ransomware attacks.

The pandemic has increased the fear and uncertainty and led to behavioral changes for many of us throughout this last year.  

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Topics: Breach, Cyber, Hack, Data, Risk Management, Cities, Towns, Village

Umbrella Coverage – The Other Reason

Posted by Diane Viviano on Mar 9, 2021 2:27:17 PM

As an insurance professional for over 30 years, I’ve learned the importance of having proper coverage, including an umbrella policy.  Not only is it important because, for a few hundred dollars a year, you can increase your liability coverage significantly, but because it gives you an opportunity to be in a better position to “right a wrong” when necessary. 

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Topics: Insurance, home insurance, auto insurance, Umbrella, Risk Management, Protection

Is your district prepared for a CYBER incident?

Posted by Risk Management Team on Mar 8, 2021 1:50:48 PM

The stakes are higher than ever for cyber incidents and ransomware attacks.

The pandemic has increased the fear and uncertainty, and led to behavioral changes for students, staff, and even parents.

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Topics: Cyber, Ransomware, Hacking, Insurance, School, school budget

We Can HELP WITH YOUR  BUDGET....

Posted by Public Entities Risk Management Team on Nov 19, 2020 3:07:29 PM

Haylor Freyer & Coon can help you with your 2021 budget and we can start helping you now!

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Topics: school budget

Are you prepared for the changes to NYS Sick Leave?

Posted by Benefit Consulting Team on Nov 13, 2020 9:06:09 AM

New York State’s Sick Leave Law, located at N.Y. Labor Code § 196-b goes into effect on September 30, 2020, but employees are not entitled to use sick leave benefits until January 1, 2021.  Are you prepared?

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Topics: sick leave, nys labor laws

Risk Transfer:  Plowing & Snow Removal

Posted by Risk Management Team on Nov 11, 2020 8:49:14 AM

With the blink of an eye, wind speed and direction can turn a sunny winter day into a blizzard event that lasts for a week. Whatever the weather, a well-planned snow and ice removal strategy will be essential for the safety of your customers and employees as well as your daily operations and bottom line. One incident of slip and fall can be detrimental, but as the business or property owner, you should be aware of other incidents and risks that may arise from failure to properly remove ice or snow from your property.

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