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Ian reconstruction cost estimated at $253 billion: CoreLogic

Data and analytics firm CoreLogic Inc. said Tuesday its data analysis shows 1,044,412 single-family and multifamily homes along Florida’s coast with a reconstruction cost value of about $258.3 billion are at potential risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Ian. The forecasts assume Hurricane Ian makes landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and are based on the September 26, 2022 …

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Popular Dutch musician making waves for Sony

Lawyers for Dutch musician Mr. Probz, known for his 2013-14 hit “Waves,” said on Tuesday it has filed a claim for more than $9.66 million against Sony in Amsterdam for royalties the artist claims Sony fraudulently withheld, according to Reuters. Mr. Probz, whose real name is Dennis Stehr, claims that Sony deducted administration and distribution fees from his royalties when …

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CDC lifts universal mask recommendation for health care workers

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its guidelines to say that universal masking in health care settings may not be required if community transmission levels of COVID-19 are low. The new guidelines also state that health care professionals “could choose not to wear” masks “when they are in well-defined areas that are restricted from patient access,” …

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Vermont Supreme Court Finds COVID-19 Can Damage Property

As reported on this blog, policyholders have long held the view that the presence of substances such as COVID-19 and its causative virus SARS-CoV-2, which render property dangerous or unfit for normal business operations, should be sufficient to trigger coverage under commercial general risk insurance , which has been the case for more than 60 years. But many courts, particularly …

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Common life insurance mistakes to avoid

Mistake #4 – Lying on your application It may be tempting to leave out certain facts about your health, lifestyle or family history in order to get lower premiums, but don’t. More than likely, the insurance company will discover the hidden information anyway. When you apply for life insurance, insurance companies can verify your information through various sources, such as: …

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Advice for Foreign Public Adjusters and Restoration Contractors Working in Florida | Property Insurance Protection Law Blog

Note: This guest blog post is by Holly Soffer, Esq., a policyholder attorney and general counsel for the American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters. Unfortunately, as I write this, the Tampa Bay area appears to be directly in the path of Hurricane Ian. I have received a few texts today from friends and colleagues who have been asked to evacuate. …

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Eli Lilly sued for age discrimination by EEOC

(Reuters) — Eli Lilly and Co. was sued Monday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which accused the drug maker of illegally refusing to hire older workers for sales jobs because of their age. The complaint said Lilly’s violations began after Stephen Fry, its senior vice president of human resources and diversity, lamented during a “Leadership Town Hall” in …

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What is an Accelerated Death Benefit Rider?

Why is a driver with accelerated death benefit automatically included on most policies? Life insurance companies are not out to scam people. They are in the business to help them when they need it most, essentially when death is on the horizon. Before these accelerated benefits were an option, desperate insured individuals began selling their policies to the highest bidder. …

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New book from Barry Zalma

“How to Obtain, Understand and Successfully Claim Commercial Property Insurance: Information Needed by Individuals and Insurance Professionals to Manage Commercial Property Insurance” The new book is now available as a Kindle book here, paperback here and as a hardcover here Commercial property insurance is a necessity for any person or entity that owns a piece of commercial property whether it …

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