National Flood Insurance Program authorized through January 19th

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was authorized for a five year period that ended on September 30th. Since then there has been three short-term extensions. Currently the program expires on January 19th. Check out the news article from Insurance Business Magazine that reviews the importance of a long term authorization of the National Flood…

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OSHA Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. Under the rule, the first electronic reports were due on July 1, 2017. However, on Nov. 24, 2017, OSHA issued a new final rule officially delaying the first electronic reporting…

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Holiday Parties: Limiting Social Host Liquor Liability

A bartender is legally liable for serving alcohol to a patron who becomes intoxicated and then injures a third party. Does a business face a similar exposure when it hosts a social event where alcohol is served, such as an open house or employee picnic? According to the Insurance Information Institute, liquor liability exposure is…

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