Archive for December, 2012

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Overruled After 57 Years

In April 2008 a taxicab was damaged in a collision.  The amount of damage exceeded the value of the vehicle, so the taxicab was considered a total loss.  The cab company was paid to replace the vehicle and modify the …

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Personal Lines Rates on Upward Swing

The composite rate for insuring personal lines business in the United States increased to plus 4 percent for November 2012 as compared to November 2011.

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November Composite P&C Rate Up 5 Percent

In November 2012, the overall composite rate for insuring commercial accounts in the United States was up 5 percent as compared to November 2011.

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House call

House Calls Replace Health Insurance?

Perhaps you have seen the show Royal Pains on the USA Network.  The plot of the show centers on a doctor-on-demand that has set up practice

Inspection

Negligent Professional Advice is Not an Occurrence

Aquarius Well Drilling was hired by a title company to perform testing on a well located on a property of a pending sale.  Though the report

Christmas fire

Christmas Combustions

When Irving Berlin penned the words to White Christmas, he was probably dreaming of the picture perfect holiday.  The words “may your days be merry and

Social Media

LinkedIn Endorsements

If you are on LinkedIn, perhaps you have received an email saying that someone has endorsed you for a particular skill or expertise.  What exactly is

Social Media

Social Media: Pros and Cons

There are both advantages and disadvantages to Social Media.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) outlines some of the positive and negative aspects and gives

Desk

NIOSH Taking a Stand in the Office

Many companies incorporate some type of wellness program into the employee benefits programs.  Often these programs focus on healthy lifestyles with support for smoking cessation and

Mold

OSHA Advises on How to Deal with Mold in Sandy Cleanup

OSHA has issued a fact sheet with helpful information on the mold hazards that many may encounter in the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.  Approaches vary by material

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