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New Rules Cast Shadow over Ransomware Payments

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 11, 2021

A recent announcement on ransomware from the federal government has put cyber insurance companies and their policyholders in a bind.   If the targeted business ...

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Prepare Your Business for Delays in Postal Service

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 08, 2021

You may not think of postal delays as a cost of doing business or a risk to your operations, but slower mail can pose a number of issues for timely correspondence and p...

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Don’t Forget a Cell Phone Policy for Driving Staff

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 30, 2021

The amount of deadly and injury accidents attributed to distracted driving continues to increase despite laws in virtually every state banning people from texting and enga...

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Cal/OSHA to Implement Permanent COVID-19 Standard

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 27, 2021

 Cal/OSHA has taken the first step in creating a semi-permanent COVID-19 standard to replace the emergency temporary standard that currently governs workplace coron...

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Is Your Data Secure Enough for Employee Phones?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 21, 2021

With about 75% of employees in the U.S. using their own devices for work communications and productivity, businesses must implement safeguards to avoid company data from be...

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You Can Be Sued if a Customer Harasses Your Staff

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 21, 2021

With confrontations between angry customers and employees just trying to do their jobs increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to make sure they have poli...

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COVID-19 Drives Surge in Employment Practices Claims

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 10, 2021

Employers are being hit with a wave of COVID-19-related employment lawsuits, which is starting to have an effect on employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) rates an...

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Businesses and Insurers Are Fighting Over Coverage for COVID-Caused Shutdowns

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 08, 2021

In courtrooms all over the country, battles are occurring between businesses who endured COVID-19-related shutdowns and insurance companies who believe they are not obligat...

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Treat Your Insurance Policies as Valuable Assets

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 03, 2021

Even though your insurance premium payments appear on your books as an expense, you are in fact purchasing a valuable asset.   The law firm of Anderson Kill recommends...

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COBRA Subsidies Ending and Employers Must Send Out Notices

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 01, 2021

The 100% COBRA health insurance subsidies for workers who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic are about to expire on Sept. 30, and that means employers who hav...

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