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By Lacey Blank | Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Identifying Familiar Stresses and Easing the Strain
Professional Improvement
Small business owners face a variety of stressors that can have a serious impact on their mental and physical wellbeing.
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By Lacey Blank | Tuesday, December 6, 2022
What Factors Determine My Professional Liability Insurance Premium
Insurance Fundamentals
As a financial professional, you’ve probably heard about professional liability insurance. You may even own a policy. However, you might be uncertain about what it provides and what determines its cost. You might also be unaware of how the value of having this insurance exceeds its premium.
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By Lacey Blank | Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Why Bookkeepers Need Professional Liability Insurance
Professional Services--Accounting
Keeping client books is stressful enough without having to worry about getting sued if you make a mistake. That’s why having professional liability insurance is an essential coverage for today’s bookkeepers.
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By Lacey Blank | Friday, December 2, 2022
Attorneys: Beware Trust Fund Schemes
Safety and Loss Control
Welcome to the perilous world of attorney trust fund crime. It’s where clients can be criminals and your IOLTA money can vanish instantly. Even though these schemes have existed for years, and bar associations and insurers have issued many alerts about them, lawyers still fall for them.
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By Lacey Blank | Thursday, December 1, 2022
Why Veterinarians Need Professional Liability Insurance
Veterinarians
With large judgments possible, pet parents are seeking legal remedies more frequently. In response, veterinarians are buying professional liability insurance to shield their assets against angry patients.
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By Lacey Blank | Thursday, December 1, 2022
Four Ways to Protect Your Dental Practice Against Patient Lawsuits
Dentistry
Most dentists view patient lawsuits as something that will never happen to them. But we have news for you: It can happen to you. And if you lose your case, you may be looking at a punishing financial settlement. How can you avoid patient litigation?
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By Lacey Blank | Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Dental Practice Trends after COVID-19
Dentistry
When a 100-year pandemic emerged in March 2020, most healthcare professionals knew it would be severe. Now, several years later, its long-term effects are becoming more evident.
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By Lacey Blank | Wednesday, November 30, 2022
How to Do Debt-Collection Legal Work with Less Malpractice Risk
Safety and Loss Control
Helping clients collect money owed them is a promising legal specialty. But lawyers must always comply with the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).
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By Lacey Blank | Monday, November 21, 2022
What Real Estate Professionals Should Know about RESPA
Real Estate
RESPA— the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act— assures transparency during real estate settlements. As a federal law, it prevents predatory settlements, mandating that mortgage lenders, brokers and other loan servicers offer full transparency to borrowers, avoid kickbacks and excessive referral fees and set escrow account guidelines.
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By Lacey Blank | Thursday, November 17, 2022
Top Reasons to Review Your Business Insurance Policy
Insurance Fundamentals
New business risks emerge or existing ones shrink. When your needs change, your original insurance might stop serving its intended purpose. Reviewing your policies prevents this from happening.
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By Rochelle Miller | Monday, October 24, 2022
How Planning Can Reduce the Risk of a Cyberattack
Safety and Loss Control
Not all cyberattacks operate in the same way. Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is celebrated each October, is the perfect opportunity for associations to bring cyber safety to the forefront and kick off a yearlong training program.
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