Insurance helps hospice care providers focus on the patient

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Hospice organizations focus on the care – not a cure – for the patient, as well as support to the patient’s loved ones. If your organization operates a hospice, you are in a unique position to affect quality of life in your communities. By making sure your organization has appropriate insurance protection, you can keep your focus on the important services you provide to patients and their families. Take time to review the declarations page of your insurance policy.


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New federal overtime guidelines under FLSA

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A federal judge in Texas issued an injunction on November 22, 2016, that delays the implementation of this rule. Consult with your legal adviser before making changes in your employment policies. For more information about how employment practices liability insurance can protect your business, see your local independent insurance agent. __ A new federal rule for overtime pay that becomes effective December 1, 2016, may increase an employer’s need for EPLI – employment practices liability insurance.


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When you have help at home, look to EPLI protection

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When it’s time to hire a personal assistant, nanny, housekeeper, gardener or other private staff, you picture finding a perfect match for your family and hope to consider that person a friend. No matter how wonderful you feel about the relationship, you have become a domestic employer. There is always the possibility that one of your staff may accuse you or a family member of a wrongful act such as discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination.


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Your business: Managing the risk of employee claims

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Managing people in the workplace can be risky business. Even in the best employment environments, there are opportunities for an employee to become disgruntled. Seemingly insignificant mistakes made by a manager can lead to a charge or lawsuit resulting in financial losses for your company. You can mitigate the risk to your business by purchasing employment practices liability insurance (EPLI).


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