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What You Need to Know About Vaccine Passports

President Joe Biden recently announced that 90 percent of American adults will be eligible to receive their coronavirus vaccine by Mid-April, with all adults vaccine eligible no later than May 1st.  As more and more people get vaccinated against the coronavirus, many are wondering how to prove inoculation and whether or not that is necessary…

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Return to the Office on the Horizon

Remote work might be the new normal, but it wasn’t meant to last forever. Even now, a year after coronavirus forced offices to shut down at a drop of a dime, most employees remain at home. While there are advantages to remote work, it has its downsides. Numerous company executives believe that having employees in…

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What Does an Administration Shift Mean for EPLI and Workers’ Comp?

The new administration has pledged to make several significant workplace changes that broaden worker rights – from pay equity to additional anti-discrimination protections and stronger safety regulations. The changes may potentially usher in additional employment practices-related lawsuits and Workers’ Compensation claims.  Here are some of the planned changes and what they potentially mean for Employment…

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Can Restaurants Use CBD?

If it feels like you are seeing CBD everywhere, it is because you are. From cookies and desserts to lattes and cocktails, and anything in between, incorporating CBD into menus is a hot new thing. With CBD at the intersection of three rapidly growing consumer trends — the anxiety economy, the cannabis industry, and the…

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Inside ADA Laws and Website Compliance

B2B and B2C demand for 24/7 access to services and information online have sped up the need for the insurance industry to create more robust digital platforms. We’re seeing this every day with the ability for customers to request policy changes, initiate Certificates of Insurance, get a quote, make payments, and perform other insurance transactions…

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In the Weeds on the State of Cannabis

Marijuana laws are changing at a rapid pace across the country. Since 2012, 15 states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for adults over the age of 21. In total, 43 states have legalized medicinal or recreational use of marijuana. New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota in their November elections are the most recent…

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OSHA Called Upon to Step Up COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

Reuters recently released its finding in a report after examining the regulatory response of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to workplace COVID-19 safety practices. It analyzed 106 U.S. workplaces where employees complained of mishandled pandemic safety practices on the heels of the outbreak and reported that regulators either never inspected the facilities or,…

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What We Know About the Vaccine Distribution Plan

The FDA’s emergency use authorization of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines clears the way for nationwide distribution and administration. While it will not be a magical, cure-all solution, it is a critical step in getting control over the pandemic and resuming a more normal life. Decision-making and logistics have been left largely to states,…

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Lloyd’s Standardization of Insurance Lifecycle

Lloyd’s of London in early 2020 announced its “Future at Lloyd’s” initiative with the goal of utilizing technology in innovative ways and embracing new methods of modernizing the insurance lifecycle. The end result is to employ a smoother, more efficient, and faster platform in delivering products and policy renewals and endorsements and in settling claims….

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Remote Work, COVID Impacting Employee Benefits

The shift to remote work and the effects of COVID on the mental health of individuals have transformed the employee benefits landscape with employers looking to better address the needs of their workers both emotionally and economically. Here are some of the benefits changes taking place now and into 2021:

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Blockchain and the Insurance Industry

In the business world and beyond, blockchain is a hot topic. While many of us have heard the word before, most are not familiar with what exactly it is. Essentially, a blockchain is a transparent, yet secure, recordkeeping system. It ensures secure exchanges of information between parties by encrypting information and preventing it from being…

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