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Good service depends on communication more than one chat room – Legal Insurance Blog – January 7, 2021

The group's legal plans provide a necessary service. There are legal issues that require professional advice and experience. People appreciate that simple wills and suggestions have been made on how to deal with bureaucrats. But there is more to providing high quality prepaid legal services. All forms of communication A group's legal plan should do more than deal with paper. …

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Natural disasters cause damage of $ 210 billion 2020: Munich Re

(Reuters) – Natural disasters around the world resulted in $ 210 billion in damage by 2020, with the United States particularly hard hit by hurricanes and fires, a top reinsurer said Thursday. The damages, calculated by the German reinsurer München Re, increased from $ 166 billion the year before and come when a warming planet increases the risks. Insured losses …

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Light burden to tie a claim to arson against trial still needs proof

One New Year's Eve, Clare Eugene Prisbrey's house caught fire. It took firefighters more than he an hour to gain control of the fire, and the house suffered serious damage. After investigating the scene that evening and the next day, firefighters came to suspect that Prisbrey had deliberately set the flame up, and the state later accused him of aggravated …

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10 trends that will shape insurance in 2021

2021 will surely bring lots of surprises, but ten trends – including "growth of the giants", a race towards green, the transition to use-based coverage and Bitcoin as a new asset class – look set to have a major impact on the insurance industry in the coming year. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of the folly of trying to …

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Pro Se plaintiff shoots himself in the foot when he sues insurer

When a pro pro complainant has little or no knowledge of the law, trial and purpose of an appeal, the chances of success of an appeal are usually small and probably none. I ShaRon Hassan v Liberty Mutual Insurance Corporation, et al . H044053, Court of Appeal of the State of California Sixth Appellate District (December 30, 2020) after a …

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What is a split dollar life insurance plan? (2021)

Understanding employee benefits can be confusing. Mixing life insurance makes it even more complicated, especially a split-dollar life insurance plan. But it does not have to be: Although this particular benefit is not so often offered to employees, the concept of how it works is simple. Once you understand that, you will be able to decide if a split-dollar deal …

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Walmart safety fine on stacked crescent-colored roll containers left

The Occupational Safety and Health Supervision Commission on Thursday fined Walmart Inc. $ 10,864 for alleged storage violations after a worker was hit from above by an unknown number of crescent roll containers at a Walmart distribution center in Johnstown, New York, 2017. that the Swedish Work Environment Authority incorrectly interpreted only part of its rules on safe storage that …

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The NY bill would increase fines for employers who threaten workers

New York legislators submitted a bill in advance to be introduced Wednesday that calls for tougher penalties for employers who jeopardize workers' welfare. S.B. 621 would impose higher fines on companies that commit crimes that result in the death or injury of a worker. Fines for convictions for endangering a worker's well-being would increase from $ 10,000 to $ 500,000. …

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The Labor Department issues final independent contractor rule

The US Department of Labor issued a final rule on Wednesday clarifying the standard for determining independent entrepreneurial status under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, but there are several major states with more stringent qualifications, and the rule may eventually be chosen by the new administration, experts say. . The final rule issued by the department, which enters into …

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