April 2012

Good Laptop Ergonomics

You see them everywhere carrying their laptops. They are businesses’ “Road Warriors” with offices-on-the-go.  These offices on-the-go are allowing people to work all hours of the day and night. And from anywhere: their company; their homes; libraries; at customer sites; while traveling in planes, cars, trains, and buses; and even while taking in some sun on the beach! Laptops are increasingly becoming… Read More »Good Laptop Ergonomics

LOSS CONTROL & BACKGROUND CHECKS

     Inadequate due diligence and negligent hiring practices in the home health sector harms not only an organization, but its patients, as well. Indeed, poor hiring can be cited as a contributing factor in the rise of lawsuits, medical malpractice claims and multi-million dollar settlements. Employers in the home health care industry need to obtain a thorough understanding of… Read More »LOSS CONTROL & BACKGROUND CHECKS

New Insurance Markets

OneBeacon forms group to focus on small to medium commercial business – OBPG will write business through select managing general agents, managing general underwriters and program administrators, the Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer said. Dan Beaudette, previously senior vp at Arch Insurance Group Inc., was named president of OBPG. In addition to Beaudette, three other Arch veterans have joined OBPG. Greg Deville… Read More »New Insurance Markets

Insuring Cloud Computing

While cloud computing may seem vague and confusing, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies recently completed a working definition for the term after years of work and 15 drafts. So what is Cloud Computing? According to the official NIST definition, “cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing… Read More »Insuring Cloud Computing

Public Servant Wins Compensation Over Work Trip Sex Injury

An Australian public worker has won the workers comp. claim hearing, for the injury she got having sex in a motel during the business trip, according to ABC News. Now the federal government should pay not only the money spent on her treatment, but also cover the legal costs. The woman, whose name was not released, sued her employer back… Read More »Public Servant Wins Compensation Over Work Trip Sex Injury

Accountants Professional Liability Insurance

Paperless Insurance provides comprehensive Accountants Professional Liability (APL) Just complete a short application online at  and receive a formal quote the same or next day. Minimum premium $300/yr. Insurance for small and midsize local and regional firms at competitive premiums and with “A+” rated carriers Standard Coverage: • Extended Reported Period (EPR) includes options for death, disability and/or retirement •… Read More »Accountants Professional Liability Insurance

Zurich Insurance launches apps for risk managers

Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd. has launched two apps for risk managers, the insurer announced Wednesday at Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc.’s Annual Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Zurich Risk Room app is a limited version of the larger risk modeling software Zurich offers clients. The app shows scenarios for natural catastrophe and disaster management, supply chain disruption, regulatory… Read More »Zurich Insurance launches apps for risk managers

Travelers Introduces Express Pay

We are excited to announce the availability of Travelers Express Pay, an additional payment alternative for Business Insurance Direct Bill customers, coming on Monday, April 16th. Travelers Express Pay provides a convenient one-time online payment option for you. A one-time payment can be made by simply providing a policy/account number and zip code through the online tool. The entire transaction can be completed in 4… Read More »Travelers Introduces Express Pay

Airport-related Property Risks Insurance

We are working with the industry leaders in  insuring airport-related property risks. We understand this industry and its many unique exposures: hangars, airport buildings, specialized mobile equipment and unique business interruption exposures. We are dedicated to providing the specialized coverages needed to address your unique airport needs, including: • Property • Inland marine • Ocean marine • Boiler and machinery • Auto Standard… Read More »Airport-related Property Risks Insurance

Tax Time Tips

With taxes due soon and the IRS’ deadline looming, many consumers are scrambling to get their taxes filed in time. Scammers are also busy this time of year so it’s important to remain vigilant in the practices you use when filing. There are many email scams circulating. These emails, known as phishing, involve the scammers impersonating the IRS or a… Read More »Tax Time Tips