What better way to kickoff warmer weather and celebrate our clients and team through a Tigers Opening Day celebration? Opening Day is practically a Detroit holiday. Although the weather was brisk and winter coats were present, we had a blast welcoming the Tigers back home with old and new friends, amazing food and some Guy Hurley style fun.
Thank you to those that came to say hi or stayed with us all day to celebrate. More than 100 people were in our tailgate lot throughout the day. Here are some of our favorite photos from the day:
The tremendous increase of hacking and phishing has created a security challenge for businesses. No business, whether youre a small business or a large retailer like Target -- is immune. Hackers are even compromising some of our most secure U.S. government agencies. The big hacking attempts like Target and government agencies are the ones that make the news, but did you know that most cybercrime happens to small and medium businesses? In fact, one in five businesses are victims of these crimes each year, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance. All kinds of malicious cybercrime can occur, from gaining access to your system records to transferring funds away from your accounts. Medical practices around the country have to battle with hackers stealing their patients private health data. Unfortunately, the hacking leaves devastation at the company, and over half go out of business within six months post-attack. Theres a huge data recovery cost, and then the inevitable intangible
How is your company responding to recent developments in the Florida workers compensation market? In case you missed it, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has issued a final order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for an overall combined statewide average rate increase of 14.5%. This rate increase applies to both new and renewal workers compensation insurance policies effective in Florida as of Dec. 1, 2016, with no change in rates for current in-force policies. This is a result of fallout from two recent Florida Supreme Court decisions, Castellanos and Westphal. Why the large rate increase? In Castellanos, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the states mandatory attorneys fee schedule for workers compensation cases is unconstitutional under both Floridas and the U.S. constitution as a violation of due process. According to one Florida attorney familiar with the ruling in Castellanos vs. Next Door Co., the decision will
Titled Data Analytics and Contractual Risk Transfer Make Waves in the Surety and Insurance World, Guy Hurleys Bob Heuer writes about the movement afoot to give contractors a peek in the box as to how bond companies evaluate contractors for approval and program parameters in the latest issue of CAM Magazine.(Spolier alert:The aforesaid movement is going on between us and our customers. Whether its going on anywhere else, we really dont know.) Bob writes: If you are a contractor, either a general or a sub, and you havent reviewed (and asked your insurance provider and/or legal counsel to review) your subcontract lately, then you are likely getting substandard protection. Read the full story here that shares how to ensure youre getting in front of issues and opportunities. Guy Hurleys Leslie Loftus also writes about the often overlooked protections your health insurance doesnt cover. Leslie says: With all the focus on healthcare reform and health insurance changes in the past few