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Important Changes: European General Data Protection Regulation

By Sara Skirvin, Hylant Executive Risk Practice An important change in data privacy regulation was approved and adopted by European Union (EU) Parliament in April 2016 that replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The EU General Data Protection Regulation …

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Construction Projects: Who Covers the Risk and How?

By Basima Rumman, CPCU, Vice President, Hylant Property & Marine Risk Practice With the continued improvement in economic conditions, more businesses and organizations are expanding their operations and building new facilities to accommodate the increased demand for their products …

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Stop-Loss Insurance Contract Carve-Outs: Beware of Potential Pitfalls

By Andria Herr, Senior Vice President, Hylant Corporate Employee Benefits A growing number of U.S. employers are making the switch to self-insured employer-sponsored health plans. Reduced costs, increased cash flow, decreased taxes, access to data and improved service are …

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Directors and Officers (D&O) Policies: Insuring Books and Records Inspection Claims

By Melissa R. Selke, RPLU, CIC, CRM, MLIS While they are not new, Section 220 demands are on the rise. Often, they are a precursor to derivative investigations and class action lawsuits against the company, its directors and its …

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“No” on Ohio Issue 2: Bad Medicine for Employers and Employees

Everyone agrees that U.S. drug prices are too high. So on the surface Ohio Issue 2, the Drug Price Standards Initiative, sounds like a good solution to the problem. After all, drugs offered by the VA are typically discounted …

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Court Orders EEOC to Reconsider Wellness Rules

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued a ruling affecting the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) final wellness rules. In AARP v. EEOC, the court directed the EEOC to reconsider its final wellness rules under …

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Active Shooter: How Do You Prepare for the Unthinkable?

Our thoughts are with those affected by last night’s horrific events in Las Vegas. The once unthinkable, mass shooting, is in the news yet again, with dozens being killed and hundreds being wounded last night in Las Vegas—the deadliest …

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How to Avoid Scams When Donating to Disaster Relief

Despite the sense of urgency to help when disaster strikes, it is important to do some research before donating money. Consider the following best practices to ensure your resources go to a legitimate charity with experience in disaster relief: …

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Hylant Named in Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Hylant has been named for the ninth consecutive year in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program—which recognizes employers who have created environments their teams can thrive in and grow with. “The best part is that the …

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