April 2010

Webinar: Health Care Reform Update for Employer Sponsored Plans

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April 29th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who attended this free webinar hosted by our Assurex partner on Health Care Reform for Employer Sponsored Plans. May 5, 2010 1:30-2:30 (CST).

Webinar: So You Think Your Small Business Tax Credit is Coming Soon?

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April 28th, 2010

The recently enacted federal health reform legislation contains provisions for health insurance expense tax credits for small businesses. A qualifying employer must have less than the “equivalent” of 25 full-time workers. Employer eligibility rules, how to calculate the full-time equivalent workforce, amount of credit, how the credit is calculated, how to claim the credit and other important concerns were covered in this 60 minute Webinar.

Health Care Reform: What Happens Next?

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April 14th, 2010

It has been difficult enough to keep track of the legislative process and much more difficult to actually know and understand what it contains and means. We know that there are many more questions than there are answers at this point. One simple and common question that we have received from many of you is: “So what happens next?” In an effort to help answer that question, we have made two documents available to you…

Wisconsin Drivers Need Insurance by June 1

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April 14th, 2010

On June 29, 2009, the Wisconsin Budget Bill was signed by Governor James Doyle. Included in that bill were a number of significant changes to Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Insurance Law. Despite insurance industry attempts to strike them from the budget, all insurers licensed to do business in Wisconsin are required by law to implement these mandates. The effect on individual policies will vary based upon your current coverages and limits. The mandated changes may result in a higher renewal premium for your policy due to increased or additional coverages that may need to be added. Policies that renew on or after 11/01/2009 are subject to the following changes…

Personal Insurance – The 15 Most Overlooked Options

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April 13th, 2010

There many circumstances that, if they occur, could be financially devastating to you and your family’s well-being. No worries though! Auto and homeowner’s policies have extra coverage options that may be added to your policy to meet your specific needs. The following are the most common additional coverage endorsements that are added to homeowner’s policies.

Surety Bonding: Managing a Changing Economic Climate

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April 12th, 2010

Construction is a complicated industry that faces ever-changing conditions. 2010 will be no exception as contractors will be feeling the pressure of a struggling economy, increased costs, minimal work and increased competition. Those who are not prepared will feel significant pain and could ultimately fail. The following provides some suggestions for managing the year ahead.

Sole Proprietor Under Contract Requiring A Work Comp Policy

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April 11th, 2010

Can a sole proprietor be required under a contract to have a workers compensation policy even though he or she is not required to have a policy under the Wisconsin Workers Compensation Act? The answer is Yes, and we’ll tell you why and what your options are.