Insurance News

  • Reminder: Form 5500 Is Due by Aug. 1, 2022 for Calendar Year Plans June 28, 2022
    Employers with employee benefit plans that operate on a calendar year basis must file their annual reports (Forms 5500) for 2021 with the Department of Labor (DOL) by Aug. 1, 2022.
  • Key Judicial Decisions Affect California Wage Payment Claims June 23, 2022
    The WinCo And Viking Decisions Set Limits On Wage Payment Claims In California Two federal courts—the U.S. Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals—recently ruled on cases involving wage claims by employees. These decisions set
  • Colorado Expands Safety and Health Whistleblower Protections June 23, 2022
    Employer Retaliation Is Now Prohibited Regardless Of Whether There Is A Public Health Emergency  On May 31, 2022, Colorado adopted Senate Bill (SB) 22 97 to expand whistleblower protections for workers. Before this law was adopted, state
  • Illinois Expands Employee Bereavement Leave Requirement June 15, 2022
    Illinois has amended the state’s Child Bereavement Act and renamed it the Family Bereavement Leave Act. The amendments provide additional reasons for bereavement leave, including for the deaths of employees’ family members and for reasons relating to failed pregnancies, fertility treatments and adoptions.
  • IRS Raises Standard Mileage Rates for Second Half of 2022 June 9, 2022
    For the first time since 2011, the IRS has made a mid-year adjustment to the optional mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes. The agency said the change is in recognition of recent gasoline price increases.
  • Connecticut Adopts Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act June 9, 2022
    The Act Regulates Data Collection, Storage And Usage Of Personal Information And Creates New Consumer Privacy Rights  On May 10, 2022, Connecticut adopted the Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act (the Act) to regulate the collection, storage and usage of
  • Maryland Extends Data Breach Notification Requirements to Genetic Information June 9, 2022
    Employers That Own Or License Personal Information Of A Maryland Resident Must Implement Reasonable Security Procedures And Practices On May 29, 2022, Maryland amended its Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) to include genetic information in the definition of personal information.
  • Connecticut Issues Model Notice for Employee Leave June 8, 2022
    The Connecticut Department of Labor has published a model notice of employee rights under the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut Paid Leave Act (CT PLA). Employers may use the model notice to satisfy the notice requirement taking effect on July 1, 2022.
  • Illinois Amends Meal Period Requirements June 1, 2022
    The Bill Also Creates New Employer Notification Requirements On May 13, 2022, Illinois adopted Senate Bill (SB) 3146 to amend meal break provisions of and create notification requirements under the Illinois One Day Rest In Seven Act (ODRISA). The amendments
  • California Supreme Court Rules Employers Must Properly Pay Meal and Rest Period Premiums June 1, 2022
    Employers Need To Accurately Identify And Account For Missed Meal And Rest Periods On May 23, 2022, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. (Naranjo), the California Supreme Court unanimously held that meal and rest period premium pay is subject to the

PROPERTY & CASUALITY FAQ’s

If a contractor or one of his employees gets hurt while working on my property; can they sue me? If they have workers compensation that would take care of them. If they do not have workers compensation; you could end up in a law suit (if you were liable for why they got hurt). Always ask for a ‘certificate of insurance’ for liability and workers compensation before they work on your house. If you don’t get a certificate you can do your own research on the below website:

https://www.ewccv.com/cvs/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com

If a neighbor’s tree falls on my car or house due to a storm, does my neighbor’s homeowners fix my car or house? No, it does not. The tree falling over is due to an act of God, not your neighbor’s neglect or them trying to take the tree down themselves and it falling the wrong way. Your comprehensive coverage on your auto policy would cover your auto and your homeowner’s policy would cover your home. Before you think this isn’t fair if your tree fell over in the storm and hit their house or car, it wouldn’t be your fault and you or your insurance wouldn’t be responsible.

If I loan my car to someone, does their insurance pay if they are in an accident? Your insurance pays first and your collision coverage is what covers your car (if you have collision coverage). Their insurance would pick up additional liability if they have higher liability limits than you.