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EPLI: Study Shows Female Physicians Face Widespread Workplace Discrimination

Posted on: May 18, 2017 by Chris Murray

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) released the findings of a recent study of female physicians and physician mothers from online group, Physicians Moms Group. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, was based on 5,782 survey responses, and found that 77.9% of female physicians and physician mothers experience some type of […] Read More

Posted in: blog Directors & Officers Employment Practices Liability Insurance Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

What D&O Trends Should Executives Be Watching

Posted on: March 28, 2017 by Chris Murray

The landscape for directors and officers is fraught with risk, with a few exposures seeing an uptick over the past year. This includes an increase in securities class actions and merger-objection suits last year, along with the continuous threat of data privacy claims. According to a study conducted by Cornerstone Research, U.S. courts approved the […] Read More

Posted in: Cyber Liability Directors & Officers

What Makes a Healthy D&O Policy for Assisted Living Facilities & Nursing Homes?

Posted on: September 20, 2016 by Chris Murray

Directors and officers, whether working for a public, private or nonprofit company, in their capacity are entrusted with the management of corporations and their assets. In their role, directors and officers must exercise due care and diligence in managing corporate affairs. Should the negligence of an officer or director result in losses to the corporation […] Read More

Posted in: blog Directors & Officers

The Growing Need for Contractor’s Pollution Liability Insurance

Posted on: April 7, 2016 by Chris Murray

Contractor’s Pollution Liability insurance (CPL) for environmental consultants and remedial contractors provides protection to a firm for third-party pollution claims (bodily injury, property damage) and clean up costs arising out of the contractor and contractor’s subcontractor operations. In addition to the “base” coverage for job site activities, CPL offers the ability to cover the transportation […] Read More

Posted in: blog Directors & Officers E&O

Cyber-Related D&O Claims Expected to Rise

Posted on: December 3, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Cyber-Related D&O Claims Expected to Rise Last month at the Professional Liability Underwriting Society’s (PLUS) annual conference, one key takeaway highlighted included the world of cyber threats with companies expecting to see an increase in securities class action lawsuits when computer systems are compromised. The bottom line: Boards of directors should adapt their protocols to […] Read More

Posted in: Cyber Liability Directors & Officers

Inside a Directors and Officers Insurance Policy

Posted on: July 11, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Inside a Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance is needed for all types of businesses including assisted living facilities, nursing homes and other healthcare and medical facilities. Policies can be written to cover the directors and officers of for-profit businesses, privately held firms, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. These policies cover […] Read More

Posted in: Directors & Officers

Cyber Liability An Emerging Risk for Directors & Officers

Posted on: August 20, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Cyber Liability An Emerging Risk for Directors & Officers Directors and officers are vulnerable to a number of exposures from securities and business litigation, which includes breach of fiduciary duty, derivative shareholder action & securities fraud, and class action suits. And although there has been a downturn in the number of suits filed for the […] Read More

Posted in: Cyber Liability Directors & Officers Uncategorized

Aging Population, Late Retirees Changing Workforce Demographics

Posted on: August 15, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Aging Population, Late Retirees Changing Workforce Demographics Whether it’s because of economic necessity or the desire to continue to work and be engaged, an increasing number of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are choosing to postpone retirement. The result is a shift in the broader workforce, according to a study conducted by […] Read More

Posted in: Directors & Officers Insurance

Nonprofits Survey on Risk Awareness, Exposures Provides Insights

Posted on: June 24, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Nonprofits Survey on Risk Awareness, Exposures Provides Insights A recent survey by a global insurance brokerage of nonprofit entities shed some interesting light of risk awareness and risk exposure among organizations with revenues exceeding $20 million. The area of focus for the nonprofits surveyed included human services, community service and foundations, religious entities, arts and […] Read More

Posted in: Directors & Officers Professional Liability Professional Liability Insurance

Errors and Omissions Rates Beginning to Rise for Second Quarter

Posted on: September 26, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

Errors and Omissions Rates Beginning to Rise for Second Quarter The latest MarketScout barometer showed that commercial lines insurance rates overall increased by 5% in August, with Commercial Property taking the lead at 7% and Workers Comp at 6%. Towers Watson also released data showing commercial insurance pricing increasing by 6% during the second quarter […] Read More

Posted in: Directors & Officers E&O Errors & Omissions