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Remodeling Market Indicator Remains in Positive Territory

July 24th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 55 in the second quarter of 2017, down three points from the first quarter of 2017. For 17 consecutive quarters, the RMI has been at or above 50, which indicates that more remodelers report market activity is higher (compared to […]

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NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

July 24th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today reached an agreement with leaders of the House Financial Services Committee to craft a viable, long-term flood insurance reauthorization bill that will keep the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) fiscally sound and enable home builders to provide safe and affordable housing to consumers. “NAHB commends House Financial […]

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EMPLOYERS SUBJECT TO OSHA

July 24th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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The OSH Act covers private sector employers and employees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions, either directly through federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state program. Employees who work for state and local governments are not covered by federal OSHA, but may have OSH Act protections through an OSHA-approved […]

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Discovery and Loss Crime Coverage

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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No employer wants to believe that their trusted employees would steal for them. Unfortunately, the unpleasant reality is that employee theft is all too common. Because of their trusted positions, it is often far easier for employees to steal from a company than any outsider. Also, once an employee begins stealing from their employer, it […]

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Ransomware

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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The damage caused by global ransomware is predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017, according to researcher Cybersecurity Ventures. Up from $325 million in 2015, the costs represent not just the amount of the ransom, but also the costs of downtime and lost productivity. Ransomware is any type of malicious software that infects a computer […]

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Employment Practice Liability Insurance

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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As a business owner, you strive to hire qualified employees to work for you. Unfortunately, as you are well aware, not every hiring decision goes as planned. Even if an employee is terminated for legitimate reasons— such as poor attendance or unsatisfactory work habits—every termination opens the door for potential lawsuits. Read on to learn […]

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Michigan Utility Company Loses Employees After Cyber Attack

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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A Lansing utility company is still recovering from a 2016 cyber attack that temporarily disabled its internal network and asked for a $25,000 ransom. According to officials, an employee unsuspectingly clicked on an infected email attachment, which shut down the company’s accounting and email systems. Since the cyber attack, 14 employees have voluntarily left the […]

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Microsoft Warns of Cyber Attacks

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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Citing an elevated risk of cyber attacks, Microsoft has released several security updates during its June “Patch Tuesday” in an effort to protect against widespread hacking. A recent blog post by Adrienne Hall, General Manager of Microsoft’s Cyber Defense Operations Center, stated, “In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose […]

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DHS Warns of Utilities Malware

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a Ukraine power outage last December. The software was recently uncovered by two cyber security firms—ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software maker, and Dragos Inc., a U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm. The two firms released details of the malware, which goes by two different names, […]

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Cyber Liability Insurance

July 19th, 2017

Chris Larmore

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As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations, the value of a strong cyber liability insurance policy will only continue to grow. The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in a remarkable increase in the potential exposures facing businesses. In an age where a stolen laptop or […]

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