July 2011

Landscapers and Lawn Care Operators urged not to use Imprelis

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July 22nd, 2011

A recent article in Lawn & Landscape advises that DuPont Professional Products has cautioned lawn care operators of the damage to conifers and other trees potentially caused by the use of the herbicide Imprelis™.  Click here to read the online article in Lawn & Landscape. 

Social Media Seminar for HR Managers

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July 20th, 2011

Today, every customer is a reporter and every employee is a potential marketer. Learn about the basics of social media and how to apply it to your own Human Resource functions. Presenters: Jeff Coon, Art Director & Partner at Stream Creative – Social Media Expert and Inbound Marketing Certified Educator Who Should Attend: Human Resource» Read Full Article

Cyber Liability Seminar Announced

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July 15th, 2011

R&R Insurance announces the date for the new Cyber Liability seminar, which will cover how a business can protect itself against cyber crime, will be Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 8:00am – 11:30am, held at the MRA conference Center in Waukesha, WI. Companies receive an average of 4 million attacks against their networks on a daily» Read Full Article

Structured Return-To-Work Programs Essential For Workers Compensation Program

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July 13th, 2011

Having a structured return-to-work program has several benefits, the most important of which is the reduction of lost-time (lost-time has 3 times greater impact on your workers compensation premium dollars than a no-lost-time claim). Other benefits include having more control over the claim itself, better observation of the recovery process, and an overall better experience for the employee.» Read Full Article

Is Your Healthcare Practice Covered For Compliance Allegations?

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July 12th, 2011

In 2009, medicare reclaimed $2.51 billion from physicians and other health-care providers which is a 29% increase over the prior year. Over $441 million in federal medicare money was returned in 2009 which was a 29% increase over 2008. R&R Insurance offers protection for your practice and reputation with FFActs Regulatory Compliance Insurance. Coverage Includes: Protection from Alleged» Read Full Article

Workplace Violence Do’s and Don’ts

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July 12th, 2011

You undoubtedly encounter a wide range of people on the job, some of whom are easy to get along with and others you want to avoid at all costs. It’s only human nature to avoid contact with people whose personality traits set your teeth on edge, but there is one type of person who cannot» Read Full Article

Average Cost of Corporate Data Breach is $7.2 Million

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July 11th, 2011

R&R will be having a Cyber Liability seminar on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. In preparation for that seminar, I came across this great article regarding corporate data breaches and the costly ramifications by Tim Wilson of Dark Reading. Everything’s more expensive these days — and experiencing a major corporate data breach is no exception. 2010 Annual» Read Full Article

Cardiology Physician Group Covered For $2.4 Million Repayment

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July 9th, 2011

A four-physician cardiology group in Mississippi was targeted by the Center for Medicare Services (CMS). After an initial review of 159 claims, CMS determined that 30 were improperly paid. Based on the error rate, CMS demanded more than $2.4 million be repaid to the Medicare program within 30 days. Fortunately, the group had purchased the» Read Full Article

The Impact of 2011 Catastrophes on Insurance Premiums

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July 7th, 2011

With half of 2011 already gone and virtually every region of the country stricken to some degree by natural disasters, this year is shaping up to be one of the most unique—and costly—in many years. Natural disasters play a key role in insurance premium rates – specifically property & casualty. Because of our central location, Wisconsin» Read Full Article

HIPPA Regulations Another Liability For Hospitals

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July 7th, 2011

Rules governing the restricted use of patient information create an additional liability exposure for the healthcare industry. The final HIPAA regulations establish the first ever national standards for privacy of health information. Enforcement activity for non-compliance may become an additional challenge for hospitals that are governed by these regulations in the near future.  R&R Insurance offers coverage» Read Full Article