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April 7, 2014

3 Questions to Ask Your Insurer about Waivers and Releases

Spring is here, and with it many business are preparing to open their doors for summer recreational activities. Sports leagues, summer camps, fun runs and bounce […]
March 14, 2014

When the Worst Happens: Dealing With a Crime Loss

Businesses invest significant time thinking about how to prevent crime at their companies, and those that are prepared know the right kind of crime loss coverage […]
February 27, 2014

Loss Sustained and Loss Discovered: the Difference Between the Two Main Crime Coverage Forms

Imagine this nightmare scenario: one day you wake up to discover one of your most trusted employees has been stealing from you. He’s been forging checks, […]
February 6, 2014

Anatomy of a Crime Loss

Enron. Worldcom. AIG.  The biggest business scandals of the decade all share one thing in common: it was insiders who took these companies down.  Big cases […]
January 20, 2014

What the Target Credit Hack Means for Your Company

The recent credit hack affecting over 100 million Target customers have made headlines for weeks now.  It should also sound the warning bell to companies small […]
December 30, 2013

On Target: The Credit Card User’s Risk Management Plan

A few years ago, Visa ran an ad campaign promoting the convenience of using your Visa card to make purchases.  The scene was a bustling coffee […]
December 19, 2013

Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…what a wonderful time of year the holidays are.  Getting together with family and friends, reflecting back […]
November 25, 2013

Distracted Driving Killed More People Last Year than the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11

In 2012 there were 3,328 distracted driver deaths, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In […]
October 29, 2013

Energy Saving Tip: How to Insulate Hot Water Pipes

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can increase water temperature 2°F–4°F hotter than uninsulated pipes. Insulated […]
October 7, 2013

DOL Model Exchange Notice: Will You Face A $100-Per-Day Fine?

As of October 1, 2013 businesses with at least one employee and $500,000 in annual revenue were required to provide a written notice to all employees […]
April 28, 2014

My Favorite Season of the Year

In addition to her position as a Senior Vice President and the Director of Insurance Operations at Lanier Upshaw, Mary Fran Mullan serves as an Associate […]
April 7, 2014

3 Questions to Ask Your Insurer about Waivers and Releases

Spring is here, and with it many business are preparing to open their doors for summer recreational activities. Sports leagues, summer camps, fun runs and bounce […]
March 14, 2014

When the Worst Happens: Dealing With a Crime Loss

Businesses invest significant time thinking about how to prevent crime at their companies, and those that are prepared know the right kind of crime loss coverage […]
February 27, 2014

Loss Sustained and Loss Discovered: the Difference Between the Two Main Crime Coverage Forms

Imagine this nightmare scenario: one day you wake up to discover one of your most trusted employees has been stealing from you. He’s been forging checks, […]
February 6, 2014

Anatomy of a Crime Loss

Enron. Worldcom. AIG.  The biggest business scandals of the decade all share one thing in common: it was insiders who took these companies down.  Big cases […]
January 20, 2014

What the Target Credit Hack Means for Your Company

The recent credit hack affecting over 100 million Target customers have made headlines for weeks now.  It should also sound the warning bell to companies small […]
December 30, 2013

On Target: The Credit Card User’s Risk Management Plan

A few years ago, Visa ran an ad campaign promoting the convenience of using your Visa card to make purchases.  The scene was a bustling coffee […]
December 19, 2013

Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…what a wonderful time of year the holidays are.  Getting together with family and friends, reflecting back […]
November 25, 2013

Distracted Driving Killed More People Last Year than the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11

In 2012 there were 3,328 distracted driver deaths, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In […]
October 29, 2013

Energy Saving Tip: How to Insulate Hot Water Pipes

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can increase water temperature 2°F–4°F hotter than uninsulated pipes. Insulated […]