Category: Professional

Professional
// September 6, 2018

It’s been a year since the #MeToo movement was born. The stories that poured out of Hollywood brought harassment in the workplace to light, and the traction hasn’t slowed down since. The #MeToo movement may have started in Hollywood, but it doesn’t stop there. It brought awareness, education and transparency to the world. So how…

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Professional
// June 7, 2018

Over 63 million Americans reside in communities such as condominiums, homeowners associations, planned unit developments or cooperatives. In the past few years, associations began offering unique amenities, and more and more homeowners are flocking to these large associations due to the extensive list of amenities. “Policing” the residents has become a necessity due to the…

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Professional
// March 8, 2018

In 2017, allegations of harassment, discrimination and molestation went mainstream. Many individuals within the entertainment industry were involved in lawsuits, and, as the year wound down, we saw a high profile suit involving the USA Gymnastics national team doctor. Dr. Larry Nassar graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985; the following year, he became…

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Professional
// December 6, 2017

As we approach the New Year, people will say, “This is the year I’m going to…” That sentence can be completed in many different ways, such as, lose weight, buy a house, rent an apartment, get married or get an early jump on taxes. The New Year is always a great time to start fresh…

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Professional
// September 7, 2017

According to Charity Navigator, nonprofit organizations in the U.S. closed out 2016 with a staggering $390 billion dollars in donations received. Several years ago, the phrase “going viral” was born, and pertained to all things pop culture and news-related, but charities have also seen the benefits of “going viral.” Online giving through smartphone applications, social…

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Professional
// June 6, 2017

By now you have heard of the ransomware “WannaCry” that hit computers in an estimated 150 countries, according to CNBC. The exploit targeted Windows-based systems that were not updated with a March 2017 patch. A cybersecurity researcher in the UK was able to bring WannaCry to a halt when he found and activated a “kill…

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Professional
// March 14, 2017

Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  And so, once a year, we file our tax returns. Any refund is often spent long before we receive it. We pay off credit card bills, book vacations and make down-payments on a new car. But what if…

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Professional
// March 6, 2017

Cyber hackers and rogue employees have been terrorizing Coverage Town! Can you help us find the five suspects? Crime Scene 1   Home Run Sporting Goods was targeted by a hacker and was hit with a data breach, exposing credit and debit card numbers with expiration dates. State law required the Home Run to report…

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Professional
// December 8, 2016

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry continues to explode, being one of the top three industries driving economic growth in the U.S. As our population ages and advances are made, this can only continue. In 2014, there were nearly one million home health aides, and, as one of the fastest…

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Professional
// September 12, 2016

While medical malpractice insurance is probably the most popular way for health care facilities to mitigate risk, employment practices liability (EPL) insurance is a close runner up. EPL claims are ranked second in severity. At USLI, we are trying to meet the ever changing demands that a health care facility faces. In the past, we…

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Professional
// June 9, 2016

Small business owners have always had countless responsibilities; however, as the use of technology has grown, so have the risks for some business owners. Online shopping sales are increasing year over year.  Traditional brick and mortar retail shops are feeling the need to compete. Many are now offering online shopping options as well. But are…

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Professional
// April 28, 2016

Fundraising. Fundraising. Fundraising. A critical component to every nonprofit organization’s mission is ensuring both their short and long-term financial stability. With increasing competition for donor funds and changes in government grant programs, nonprofits are constantly looking for new ways to fund their operations and secure their financial futures. Online and mobile giving is a new…

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