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Are your buildings and offices prepared to operate in a time with COVID-19?

As self-isolation procedures are lifted, it is important to be prepared for the return of your tenants and employees to their normal places of work. However, returning to work does not mean that COVID-19 risks can be forgotten – there are precautions that must be taken to continue controlling the coronavirus.

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Are your construction sites prepared to operate in a time with COVID-19?

As stay-at-home orders are lifted and operations resume, businesses must prepare to operate in a world where COVID-19 exists. In preparation for the return of the workforce, measures must be put in place to protect workers from becoming infected.

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New COBRA Model Notices

Last Friday, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new COBRA model notices and corresponding frequently asked questions (FAQs) to better guide individuals who may be choosing between Medicare and COBRA continuation coverage.

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Webinar: COVID-19 Return to Work Planning

How and when we are reopening our economy has been on the minds of businesses across Washington state. In this webinar we answer your questions on returning to work. Along with a panel of experts, we addressed questions like: What does reopening mean with continued state restrictions? What can I do to protect workers? What […]

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Agency Guidance – National Emergency Extended Time Frames

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Treasury (IRS) jointly issued a final rule extending several specific notice time frames applicable under HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA. The rule also extends the time frames for COBRA elections, COBRA payments, and HIPAA special enrollments.

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AM Best Ratings: What Do They Mean And How Do I Evaluate Them?

Over the last ten years, we have continued to see lenders, investors, and others rely on AM Best’s ratings as a tool for measuring the financial and management health of insurance companies.

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Webinar: Pivoting During a Crisis – A Conversation with Executives in Manufacturing, Food Processing, and Distribution

In this webinar, we had a discussion with our clients in the manufacturing and distribution space that have been impacted by the pandemic. We heard how these companies were quick to pivot and execute change while managing fluid risks. A recording of the presentation, along with downloadable copies of the materials are provided below. Watch […]

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COVID-19 Update: April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day.

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Phasing Back Into Business

To the relief of many healthcare providers and patients, the Trump administration along with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new…

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Is Insurance Really a Commodity?

Most advertising for home or auto insurance pushes the same message: that shopping around for several quotes is the best way to save money. But is the same true for commercial insurance purchased by businesses?

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Update -COVID-19 as an OSHA Recordable Illness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, adjustments are being made by everyone, and that even includes Federal OSHA.

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COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020

On Monday, April 13, Washington State’s Governor Inslee issued proclamation 20-43, protection for high-risk workers.

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