COVID-19 Related Employment Liability Claims Update

June 10, 2021

A majority of the claims involve an allegation of wrongful termination. Since the beginning of the pandemic, well over two thousand employment complaints have been filed as of April 7, 2021. Most claims involve disability leave, accommodation, discrimination/harassment, retaliation/whistleblowing, and wage and hour claims, according to the COVID-19 Employment LitWatch from Jackson Lewis, P.C. LitWatch […]

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How to Spot a Fake PPE Mask

May 21, 2021

Millions of counterfeit masks have been seized by federal agents and millions more are likely still in use. Liability and health risks from counterfeit PPE (personal protective equipment) masks is a growing problem. Federal agents and others have seized more than 11 million counterfeit masks, including the N95 masks used in hospitals. According to the […]

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Insurance Access Legislation for Marijuana Industry Introduced in Senate

May 7, 2021

Current federal law makes access to insurance products by cannabis businesses illegal. The Clarifying Law Around Insurance of Marijuana (CLAIM) Act of 2021 has been reintroduced by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey, a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee and chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the insurance industry. The CLAIM Act […]

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Some Consumer Responses to the Pandemic

April 21, 2021

A new survey from the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that two-thirds of respondents worked from home at least part of the time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, conducted in October, also revealed that half expect to continue working from home entirely or alternate between working and not working from home in the future. […]

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Does Your Business Need Flood Insurance?

April 7, 2021

A standard commercial policy typically does not cover damage due to flooding, including hurricane storm surge flooding. Natural disasters can be devastating to businesses. While damage caused by some types of natural events — such as lightning or wind — will usually be covered by commercial property insurance, you need a special policy if you […]

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8 Major Cyber Security Concerns in the Age of COVID-19

March 24, 2021

More employees working from home means more possibilities for cyber security breaches. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a game changer for businesses. For some businesses change may have even been beneficial, such as increased online sales or greater numbers of people working from home. But Covid-19 has also brought more digitization, and that has helped […]

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What Impact Will the Biden Administration Have on the Insurance Industry?

March 10, 2021

Expect a great deal of legislative activity on a wide range of issues affecting the property/casualty industry. In January 20, in a historic inauguration ceremony surrounded by U.S. soldiers guarding against domestic terrorism — before a field of 200,000 illuminated flags representing Americans who could not attend the ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic — […]

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Stephanie Calhoun

March 5, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Calhoun has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and shareholder at Teague Insurance. Stephanie joined Teague Insurance in 2007, as a Commercial Account Manager and has since been involved in leadership roles overseeing our customer service departments. With a total of 16 years of experience in insurance, […]

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Should Employees Be Disciplined for Not Social Distancing?

February 24, 2021

Social distancing and mask wearing have been viewed as important ways to protect people from COVID-19. So, employers enforce these precautions on the job site. But what about after hours? What steps can an employer take if there’s evidence an employee is not taking precautions and is engaged in risky behavior when away from the […]

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Auto Damage Claims Growing Twice as Fast as Inflation

February 10, 2021

The average payment for auto physical damage insurance claims increased at more than double the rate of inflation from 2010 through 2018, according to a new study from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). The study, Patterns in Auto Physical Damage Insurance Claims, found that average payments increased 3.7 percent annualized during the study period, while […]

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