What is the FTC’s Reach After a Data Breach?

Federal Trade Commission can come down hard on businesses for failure to protect consumers

The electronic storage of consumer data is among the most useful developments to come from the technological revolution.

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Mobile Healthcare Technology Aims to Hit Underserved Populations

As mHealth technology improves, the market prepares for it

We’ve all seen the apps. The ones that track your baby’s growth, or tell you how many miles you ran, or what that weird rash really is. You know what I’m talking about. These all serve their purpose in many first world situations. But, what if there was a way to use your smart phone to reach the underserved?

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Cyber Risks for Human Resources

What Are They and How Can We Prevent Them?

 

It was reported on July 9 that Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the United States government agency that houses the personal information of all federal employees in March, according to senior American officials. They appeared to be targeting the files on tens of thousands of employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

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2014 Hurricane Season is Upon Us

How to prepare in hurricane season

The six-month hurricane season officially started on Sunday, June 1. But, the first hurricane of the season, Hurricane Arthur, just made landfall earlier this month off the coast of North Carolina. As a Category 2 hurricane, Arthur brought 100 mph winds and several inches of rain with it, creating damage along the east coast, according to The Weather Channel.

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Driverless Cars Expected to Hit Roads in 2018, Insurers Beware

How would driverless cars change the insurance industry?

About 93 percent of all accidents are attributed to human error. This statistic is likely leading the way for a new trend in the auto industry, and it could impact the auto insurance industry in a big way too, according to Zurich’s Jonathon Charak, FCAS, MAAA.

Meet Automated Vehicles (AV), also known as self-driving cars, set to hit the market sometime between 2018-2020. That’s right. No driver required.

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Cloud computing risks and how to control them

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Jim Charron, CPCU Practice Leader, Technology Zurich North America, Middle Markets Commercial, talks about cloud computing’s biggest risks and how to help combat them.

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Get the Inside Scoop on Insurance Fraud

Loretta-WortersLearn the ins and outs of insurance fraud from expert Loretta Worters

Insurance fraud affects nearly every segment of our economy and society. Across the U.S., businesses lose millions in revenue each year because fraud increases employee health coverage expenses and business insurance costs, according to Zurich.

Get the inside scoop on insurance fraud and how to avoid it from an expert in the industry. Check out what Loretta Worters, Vice President of Communications for the Insurance Information Institute, has to say about it.

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4 Ways to Help Reduce Risk in Construction

Injury claims are on the rise in the construction industry. Help keep workers safe and claim costs down.

 

According to Zurich data, there is not enough skilled labor to support demand in the construction industry.  Because of the lack of skilled labor on job sites, compensation claims are increasing for construction companies, causing some organizations to spend as much as 14 to 21 percent of total payroll on disability costs as a result of employees being off work. To help combat this, Zurich offers these four tips:

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Construction is Changing … Are You Prepared?

In an evolving industry, inexperience and age are big factors in driving worker’s compensation claims in construction

The U.S. construction industry will need about 1.7 million more workers by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Occupational Outlook. This is fantastic news, especially since the 2009 Global Recession laid off more than 2 million construction workers.

It’s time to get hiring, right? Well … maybe not.

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California’s Fires Give Us All a Reason to Get Prepared

How pre-fire planning can help save your business and help save lives

On Tuesday, May 6, state, local, and federal officials said in an article from The San Diego Union-Tribune, that a bone-dry California is poised for its worst fire season ever and they urged residents to be prepared.

“We are right now looking at a pretty tough wildfire season,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “Cal Fire has already fought 1,244 wildfires (this year) – that’s triple the average for that period of time. And it’s not going to get better over the course of this year. That’s something every citizen of California should know and they should take steps to protect their communities and their homes.”

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