Andrew Mendelson of Berkley Design Professional to Address Design Project Scope Creep & Profitability at ACEC 2018 Fall Conference

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, August 21, 2018 –(PR.com)– Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, senior vice president, chief risk management officer at Berkley Design Professional, a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, will explore the methods for identifying and managing design project scope creep at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2018 Fall Conference to be held October 28 – 31 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The session titled “From Scope Creep to Profitability: Managing Change, Risk, and Your Client's Expectations” will highlight the triggers of change and the…

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Health plan premiums are stabilizing, regardless of Republican efforts to the contrary

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Despite the best efforts by the GOP to kick the pins out from under the ACA, prices are evening out. Even as Republicans work to undermine the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, health plan premiums are stabilizing. Insurance premiums have been rising, but they will be increasing only slightly in the majority of states that have already submitted their 2019 price proposals. Moreover, unlike last year, there are insurance companies stepping into the markets, not out of them. The improvements are the result of reduced political certainty regarding…

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The Plexus Groupe Hires Todd Neaves as Vice President, Business Development

Oklahoma City, OK, August 20, 2018 –(PR.com)– The Plexus Groupe, an innovative, client-focused insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm, has hired Todd Neaves as Vice President of Business Development in its Oklahoma City office. Neaves brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working in the Oklahoma area with employer’s benefit plans, said CEO and Founder of The Plexus Groupe, Walter R. Fawcett, III. “Todd’s expertise is providing cost effective employee benefit strategies that will help our clients recruit and retain the best employees while meeting all financial objectives,” Fawcett…

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NC insurance commissioner bans move-ins in unsafe university residence

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The newly constructed University of North Carolina at Asheville residence halls were found unsafe. The NC insurance commissioner has banned students from being able to move into their residences at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Five newly constructed residence halls are deemed unsafe. The buildings were found to have issues that could pose safety and life concerns to residents. “As insurance commissioner, safety is my top priority,” said NC insurance commissioner Mike Causey. “I will not allow anyone to live in a building that may pose a threat to…

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India aligns itself for largest health care overhaul the world has ever seen

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The country is completely reforming its medical care quality, availability and reduce mortality. India is in the midst of a massive health care overhaul that will become the largest in the world once complete. The goal is to help to ensure health care is available to everyone in the country, not just the wealthy. At the moment, the richest people across the country have ready access to health care. In fact, they can even experience the medical care they need in a luxury resort-style facility. The goal of the health…

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Drew Rothman Named Consultant at RT New Day

Hamilton, NJ, August 16, 2018 –(PR.com)– Drew Rothman has been named a consultant within the National Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice Group at RT New Day, LLC (formerly New Day Underwriting Managers), a leading specialty intermediary of environmental and construction-related professional liability insurance coverages. He is responsible for identifying optimal risk management strategies for clients working in the construction, manufacturing, healthcare and commercial real estate industries. “Drew’s civil litigation and claims experience in the fields of architecture and engineering adds yet another layer of expertise to insurance brokers looking…

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Dog insurance premiums are more affordable in some cities than others

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These locations are providing agents, brokers and animal owners a substantial opportunity. A recent study has revealed the parts of the country where dog insurance premiums are the lowest. There, pet owners can purchase coverage for their furry family members in an affordable way. Pet insurance can come with a hefty cost, depending on where the policyholder resides. When a beloved pet is injured or falls ill, vet bills can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. This can require animal owners to have to choose between their financial…

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Barra & Associates Ranks No. 3851 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 – Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – The Inc. 5000

Itasca, IL, August 15, 2018 –(PR.com)– Inc. magazine today revealed that Barra & Associates is No. 3851 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “With over seven million private companies in America, it’s a tremendous…

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Washington state puts NRA gun insurance under the microscope

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The branded insurance program is being accused of providing coverage for criminal conduct. Washington state has launched an investigation into an NRA gun insurance policy. The examination follows criticisms claiming the coverage provides protection for criminal conduct. The policy is a branded form of coverage for gun owners, called Carry Guard Insurance. The Carry Guard insurance policy advertises “We prepare for so much that leads up to pulling the trigger. Are you prepared for what happens after?” through a marketing video. The NRA gun insurance policy can be purchased online…

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Cancer insurance coverage is not consistent for keeping hair during chemo

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Patients no longer need to lose their hair from chemotherapy, but insurers don’t always pay for it. New treatments are now available to stop hair loss as a chemotherapy side effect, but many cancer insurance policies are not covering it. Oncologists feel that, especially for women, this is an important technique to ensure people get well. “Several patients have told me it’s one of the worst side effects of their treatment. It can affect them really badly psychosocially. Some patients have even refused lifesaving chemotherapy because they don’t want to…

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