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Blog Posts in July, 2016

  • When Healthcare Kills

    Although not an especially cheery thought, the truth is our lives are bookended by official pieces of paper, “vital records” that give and take a number of legal rights. As far as the U.S. government is concerned, you don’t really exist until you have a birth certificate and you don’t expire until you have a death certificate. Generally, deaths have to be recorded with local health departments ...
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  • Cyber Insurance: New Risk, Same Rules

    According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners , there are around 6,120 insurance companies in the U.S., offering dozens of different kinds of insurance. From the commonplace auto collision policy to the more obscure protection against mudslides, insurance is big business. One type fairly new to the marketplace, but for which demand is growing quickly, is cyber insurance. These ...
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  • Before the Storm

    The forecast for the 2016 hurricane season is out, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The season, which begins June 1 and ends November 30, has a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms. Of these storms, 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including as many as 4 so serious that they ...
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