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5 Medical Malpractice Insurance Myths

If you are practicing medicine, malpractice insurance is a must. Myths and misunderstandings surrounding professional liability insurance for doctors make the subject more complicated than it is. Here are some common medical malpractice insurance myths, followed by the facts: You Cannot Be Sued for More Than Your Policy Limits This statement is false. You are the one being sued for malpractice. If a jury awards...

Is Your Small Business Recession Proof?

The time to recession-proof your business is before the economy starts to downturn. Later may be too late to turn the ship around. Careful planning and taking specific steps now can help you prepare your small business for future downturns and marketplace changes. Get a Handle on Your Cash Flow Many businesses fail because of problems with cash flow. It is important to know your...

Employee Dishonesty – A Concern for Every Employer

A recent report issued by the association of Certified Fraud Examiners places the cost of employee fraud at 7% of annual revenues. Employers with less than 100 employees saw a median loss of $200,000 according to the ACFE. Another study performed by the Institute for Corporate Productivity and HR.com showed that 20% of all employers have some form of employee fraud. Here are some of...

Human Resource Challenges

There is no doubt that employers have many HR issue to work through.  Increased awareness among employees, litigation, and governmental regulations have all impacted how employers and employees interact. We wanted to find out what the top issues are facing employers today, so we talked to a few employers to determine what they are dealing with. Here is what they told us: Attracting and retaining...

Common Types of Surety Bonds & How They Work

A surety bond is a contract that ensures specific obligations are met. These bonds are often required for contractors working on government contracts. They are performance-based. A surety bond is a guarantee between three parties. The parties in a surety bond are: The Principal: The individual who is required to have a surety bond. The Obligee: The individual requesting the bond. The Surety Company: The...