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Texas bans compulsory vaccines, sets up clashes with federal law

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Texas bans compulsory vaccines, sets up clashes with federal law

Executive summary Texas has issued an executive order effectively prohibiting Texas employers from mandating that their employees or customers receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The order is likely trumped by competing federal contracting rules, and impending rules affecting many healthcare providers,  …

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IRS clarifies COBRA premium payment deadlines under the outbreak period guidance and ARPA rules

The IRS, with concurrence from the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, recently published Notice 2021-58, which clarifies certain COBRA aspects of both last year’s outbreak period guidance and this year’s COBRA subsidy program under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Among other it …

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Lockton Financial Services announces new team to lead its cyber practice in the Pacific region

With company assets and reputations under constant siege by cyber threats—which are outpacing the world’s best defenses—the ability to stay vigilant of new threats, keep a pulse on the latest in cybersecurity and prepared with the best risk protection plan is imperative when it comes to protecting b …

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Feds set to mandate vaccines, but leave more questions than answers

The White House announced yesterday the Biden administration’s plan to boost vaccination rates and slow the continued spread of COVID-19. This plan formally shifts the vaccination burden from individuals to employers, requiring many employers to mandate vaccines for their employees, and forcing many …

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Protecting real estate assets against climate change

Temperatures on Earth have risen and will continue to do so even with rapid greenhouse gas emissions cut, according to the latest research. Since this is likely to increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, real estate owners need to gather and analyse data related to their port …

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MGAs embrace the product recall insurance space

While many companies prefer the security of buying protection from a global insurance giant, in niche areas such as product recall, managing general agents (MGAs) are ably filling the gaps, and may even offer superior solutions. MGAs are entities that act as an agent of an insurer and manage the un …

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