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Update ‐ OSHA Deems COVID-19 a Recordable Illness

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and change our work and personal routines. This dynamic situation is creating questions…

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HDHPs Will Not Lose HSA Qualified Status for Covering COVID-19 Expenses & Other Benefits Questions

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and as of March 12, 2020 the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated 1,215 cases of the virus within the United States. Not surprisingly, employers have many questions about the impact of the virus on employer-sponsored benefit plans.

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COVID-19 Update: March 13, 2020

Parker, Smith & Feek will be providing a weekly recap of changes and updates that may impact your employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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OSHA Deems COVID-19 a Recordable Illness

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and change our work and personal routines. This dynamic situation is creating questions, and some that are coming up more frequently center on the OSHA 300 log.

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The Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Important ACA Case

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear California v. Texas (formerly known as Texas v. United States) during its next term. The Court will consider whether to affirm the lower court’s ruling that the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Surviving an Earthquake

The most important step you can take to survive an earthquake is to learn what to do to protect yourself and your family when “the big one” happens.

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Update ‐ Preparing for and responding to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, nationally, and locally, causing many organizations to face the reality of temporarily closing their doors or halting operations.

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A Tale of Two Markets – 2020 Construction Insurance & Surety Update

When it comes to the current states of the construction insurance and surety markets, it could be said that, “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times,” with a sharp nod to Mr. Charles Dickens, of course.

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How to Leverage Fringe Benefits in Prevailing Wages

In 2019, the federal government spent close to $600 billion on government contracts, an increase from over $550 billion in 2018. As our economy strengthens, the Northwest has become a fast-growing hub for…

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Medical Malpractice Liability and the Changing Market

Over the last decade or more, the healthcare industry has been in what is considered a soft market. Decreasing premiums, flexible underwriting, and an abundance of capacity have insurers looking to expand their market…

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Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies

So you’ve worked hard to create business continuity plans for the most common disasters that threaten your organization, taking into account things like fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods for all your facilities.

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Preparing For and Responding to the Spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of Feb. 11, 2020, the CDC has confirmed thirteen cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and expects to see more.

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