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National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) follow up

July 31st, 2018

  NFIP Extended until November 30, 2018 Today Congress approved an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which was set to expire on July 31. This latest program extension ensures that the program will continue to operate with full authority until November 30, 2018. From now until November 30, 2018, Congress will work to reach consensus to pass a…Read More

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

July 30th, 2018

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire at the end of the day on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. While the Senate is working to reauthorize the NFIP until November 30, 2018, there is potential for a short program lapse. In anticipation of this, FEMA issued direction on hiatus protocol with Bulletin W-17069. The bulletin provides…Read More

How Telemedicine Is Redefining Healthcare Risk

July 27th, 2018

Telemedicine, which usually involves a doctor or other medical professional providing care to a patient via video conferencing, is rapidly gaining acceptance. The implications of this development are many, not the least of which is the pressure on risk managers to identify telemedicine-related exposures and devise a strategy for mitigating them. The following Q&A will…Read More

I’m moving. What happens if my stuff gets damaged?

July 25th, 2018

It’s moving week. That’s right. We are taking on the monumental task of moving our home. This isn’t new to my family. My wife and I have been married over 25 years and haven’t lived in one house for longer than four years. We have learned a lot in all of these moves. It took…Read More

“Do No Harm” — Healthcare Workers and Aggressive Patient Behavior

July 25th, 2018

Once a doctor or nurse is on the clock, patient care comes first. From checking charts and administering medication to managing routines and updating concerned family members, a caregiver always keeps the patient’s well-being top of mind. But there is one facet that healthcare staff have internalized as “just part of the job” — tolerating…Read More

Sitting Tied to Raised Risk of Death From 14 Diseases

July 3rd, 2018

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Get up off of the couch: Sitting too much may kill you even if you exercise regularly. If you sit for six hours a day or more, your risk of dying early jumps 19 percent, compared with people who sit fewer than three hours, an American Cancer Society…Read More

Why People Like Their Supplemental Coverage

June 25th, 2018

Survey Shows Nearly 10 out of 10 People Satisfied with Their Supplemental Plans One challenge people often face is deciding whether to purchase insurance coverage they hope to never have to use. Ending up in a hospital, facing a significant injury or illness, or worrying about mounting medical debt are issues no one wants to…Read More

U.S. Justice Department says Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional

June 25th, 2018

In a brief filed in a federal court in Texas, the department said a tax law signed last year by President Donald Trump that eliminated penalties for not having health insurance rendered the so-called individual mandate under Obamacare unconstitutional. The Justice Department said that also nullifies two other major provisions of Obamacare linked to the…Read More

5 Facts that Show Why Consumers Love Telehealth

June 25th, 2018

Telehealth is a “game-changer” in health care: It has the potential to make it easier and more convenient for people to access quality care; mitigate provider shortages, especially in rural areas; and save money through less expensive virtual visits. The promise of virtual care is quickly becoming reality. The following five facts explain why: 1….Read More

Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans

June 20th, 2018

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced an expansion of health insurance plans that do not meet all ObamaCare requirements, in an effort to allow customers access to cheaper insurance options. The plans, called association health plans, allow small businesses and other groups to band together to buy health insurance. The move is part of a broader…Read More

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