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Navigating Cyber Risks in Healthcare: Pixel Tracking Technology

With new cyber risks constantly emerging and evolving, pixel tracking technology has become a top-of-mind risk for healthcare organizations. These “tracking pixels” hidden on organizational websites facilitate the sharing of protected health information (PHI) with a third party, and many organizations may not even realize they have them. As this has become a focal point for litigation and regulatory scrutiny in recent years, understanding and proactively managing pixel tracking technology is imperative in protecting healthcare organizations against evolving cyber risks.

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Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) Changes – Employer Notification to Rescind Approved Leaves Due June 1, 2024

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued temporary and proposed rules under OAR 839-009-0201. The rules provide guidance to employers for navigating recent changes to Paid Leave Oregon (PLO) and OFLA that were mandated under SB 1515. See our previous article for details on the SB 1515 mandates.

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Risk in Focus :: Education Q2 2024

Higher education institutions face significant challenges in ensuring the health and safety of their students and visitors. Understanding the primary causes of injuries and implementing effective preventive measures is crucial.

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Markets in Focus :: Cyber Q2 2024

The cyber insurance market remains stable, with ample capacity and favorable reinsurance renewals in January. The cyber risk landscape is shifting from ransomware to privacy events and litigation. Class action lawsuits alleging improper collection and sharing of personal information have increased, particularly in the healthcare sector. Insurers are closely monitoring these developments as the number of losses could impact their profitability. Some insurers are using exclusions related to data collection to avoid covering settlements and defense costs.

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Markets in Focus :: Education Q2 2024

Private schools, colleges, and universities are encountering growing discrimination-related requirements in admissions, athletics, diversity, and student care. Failure to comply can harm reputation and result in legal liabilities. Title IX mandates ensure equitable funding, equipment, and facilities for men’s and women’s sports programs. New regulations may extend protections for transgender student participation. Compliance is crucial for institutions receiving federal funds. Non-compliance with discrimination mandates can lead to fines, loss of federal funds, and legal consequences.

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Markets in Focus :: Real Estate Q2 2024

Dynamic shifts are shaping the hospitality industry, from the surge in consumer preferences to innovative strategies driving resilience in the restaurant and hotel sectors. Learn more about how these trends are impacting insurance considerations in our latest Markets in Focus.

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Managing Risk in Construction-Led Design-Build Projects

The design-build construction project method is praised for its potential to enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Nonetheless, challenges arise from contractual risks inherent in this approach, as well as the uneven distribution of liabilities among contractors and designers. Dive deeper into understanding the design-build method and discover crucial strategies for mitigating its associated risks in a Puget Sound Business Journal article from Parker, Smith & Feek Account Executive David Goldsmith.

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Markets in Focus :: Healthcare Q2 2024

Dynamic shifts are shaping the hospitality industry, from the surge in consumer preferences to innovative strategies driving resilience in the restaurant and hotel sectors. Learn more about how these trends are impacting insurance considerations in our latest Markets in Focus.

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