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Did Biden Just Kill Wellness Programs? by Al Lewis

After a decade of criticism from me (here on ITL, in particular) and a growing number of others, workplace wellness died last week. It had been on life support since Jan. 7.  The bottom line: Brokers and advisers should now be aware both of the professional risks they are taking by pitching clinical wellness programs […]
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Crowdsourcing 6 Themes for 2021 by Matthew Grant

After the roller coaster of 2020, it’s a brave soul who’s willing to commit to what 2021 will look like. But running a global network of talented and successful people means that Robin Merttens and I have been able to dip into the collective wisdom of 20 of our friends and supporters from InsTech London. In an hour-long Zoom […]
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Judges On Race: Lack Of Data Deters Criminal Justice Reform

Many state courts’ failure to gather basic data on sentencing and other important criminal justice metrics frustrates efforts to keep checks on judges’ implicit biases and reduce racial disparities, say Justice Michael Donnelly at the Ohio Supreme Court and Judge Pierre Bergeron at the Ohio First District Court of Appeals.

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A ‘Touch and Go’ Moment for the Industry by Paul Carroll

Sean Kevelighan, CEO of the Insurance Information Institute, said there was a moment in 2020 that was “touch and go” for the industry, in the face of the pandemic. He and I were talking in advance of Thursday’s Joint Industry Forum, the III conference that is the first big event of the year and that […]
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How COVID-19 May Affect Various Insurance Policies

For nearly a year, we have been unable to make long-term plans or create a realistic budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment, furloughs, and pay cuts have made it difficult for many people worldwide to pay their bills. Call your current insurance carrier to inquire if you can still take advantage of them, “explains Clay Janson of Phocus Insurance, a…

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Fla. Justices Close Extra Damages Avenue For Policyholders

Florida’s highest court has shut down a route for policyholders embroiled in property insurance disputes to recover amounts exceeding their policy limits, ruling Thursday in a case involving state-backed Citizens Insurance Corp. that such “consequential damages” can only be sought in actions alleging bad faith and not mere breach of contract suits.

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