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The Benefits of Setting Up a Risk Retention Group

Posted on: December 14, 2018 by Chris Murray

Business owners have many options when it comes to protecting their assets from liability. Commercial general liability insurance policies and specialized coverages are available, but these do not always meet the specific needs of certain business entities. In order to address coverage shortfalls, the U.S. Congress passed legislation allowing for the creation of an entirely […] Read More

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Developing An Assisted Living Risk Management Plan: Assessing Major Risks

Posted on: August 10, 2018 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities have a duty to their patients of providing safe care in a compassionate and comfortable environment. There are many risks associated with assisted living facilities, and the best ones will have comprehensive risk management plans in place to help protect the facility, its staff, and its patients […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Responding to Slips and Falls at an Assisted Living Facility

Posted on: December 14, 2017 by Chris Murray

It’s the moment that everyone fears: hearing that their loved one has been injured. At assisted living facilities, this moment is most likely to be spurred by a slip or fall. Slips and falls are by far the most common form of injury amongst assisted living facility residents and senior citizens in general; one in […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Managing Risks at Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: November 10, 2017 by Chris Murray

Updated November 10, 2017   In 2016, it was reported that lawsuits against assisted living facilities were on the rise, far surpassing the number of nursing home negligence cases. Neville Bilimoria, a partner with Chicago’s health practice law group Duane Morris LLP, said, “The plaintiffs’ [attorneys] use one theme in all of their nursing home […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

Proposed Legislation Calls for New Nursing Home Requirements

Posted on: October 24, 2017 by Chris Murray

United States Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz has proposed a new law that would require nursing homes to have generators that are capable of powering air conditioning units for at least 96 hours. Wasserman Schultz proposed the bill in Florida and cited the tragedy that occurred at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a result […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

What Hurricane Harvey Has Taught Nursing Homes About Hurricane Safety

Posted on: August 30, 2017 by Chris Murray

You most likely have seen recent headlines about the impact of Hurricane Harvey, particularly its impact in southeastern Texas. The storm, the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has caused a death toll of at least 27 (and rising), and disastrous flooding in the Houston area. One piece of news coverage about […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home Risk Management

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: July 27, 2017 by Chris Murray

As technology has continued to advance, the artificial intelligence previously only seen in science fiction has started to become more commonplace in business and everyday life. Items such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Echo, and Tesla’s Autopilot feature have rapidly grown in popularity and are not uncommon to see in everyday life. The business world is […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care

Summer Fire Safety for Nursing Homes

Posted on: July 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

Though the summertime is hurricane season for many parts of the world, areas with drier climates have another weather concern: fires. Nearly 5,000 fires take place each day during the summer, and there are a wide variety of factors that can lead to a fire. From a hot, dry climate to overheating electrical devices, dust […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home Risk Management

The Importance of Network Security for Health Care Facilities

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Chris Murray

Multiple large-scale cyber attacks in recent months have affected businesses and individuals worldwide and left people on edge about potential future threats. May 2017’s WannaCry attack in particular has had an impact on healthcare facilities; the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals were hit by the ransomware and an estimated 70,000 devices were affected. This […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

New Survey Shows Most Small Businesses Lack Disaster Preparedness Plans

Posted on: March 22, 2017 by Chris Murray

A recent survey by Nationwide reports that two in three small businesses do not have disaster preparedness plans in place, even though nearly 50% say it would take at least three months for their business to recover from a natural disaster. This is Nationwide’s second annual survey on the issue, which was conducted online by […] Read More

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