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Health System Pays $1.25 Million in HIPAA Settlement Over 2016 Data Breach

Health System Pays $1.25 Million in HIPAA Settlement Over 2016 Data Breach

More than six years after a data breach that disclosed 2.81 million patients’ protected health information, Banner Health has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the U.S. government to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Campus Safety Magazine recently reported. The Arizona-based healthcare system also agreed to implement changes to better protect patient information.…

Property & Casualty Report: Eye on 2023

Property & Casualty Report: Eye on 2023

2022 was a year that few in the Property and Casualty (P&C) sector could have predicted. Instead of stability, the market remained largely volatile, especially in the Property sector and the reinsurance marketplace. Many carriers suffered through unprofitable years thanks to Hurricane Ian, inflation, and an adverse property insurance environment primarily in Florida and Gulf coast states. Above all, losses…

Cyber Scammers Luring Inflation-Weary Holiday Shoppers with Clickbait Coupons, Fake Deals

Cyber Scammers Luring Inflation-Weary Holiday Shoppers with Clickbait Coupons, Fake Deals

With inflation driving up costs, increased demand for coupon codes and deals could make shoppers particularly vulnerable to cyber scams this holiday season, according to reports. Cybersecurity experts recently told news outlet Axios that hackers are using heightened interest in online discounts to target consumers for phishing and ransomware scams. Other reports also point to the…

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Neighbors Sue in New York, Claiming Construction Work ‘Compromised Integrity’ of Their Apartments

Residents of a New York City apartment building are claiming in a lawsuit that construction on a neighboring office building caused their property to sink almost an inch into the ground, leading to cracks and separation in multiple apartment units and forcing some residents to move out, Commercial Observer recently reported. Filed in New York County Supreme Court by the…

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

The fourth quarter began very different than how the majority of the summer months had transpired from a Natural CAT perspective; as Hurricane Ian used the final few days of Q3 to take aim at Florida’s densely populated gulf coast. Despite mandatory evacuations, fairly accurate forecasting of its path and the usual several days to prepare, its damages were devastating.…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance

Data breaches remain a serious threat for businesses across all sizes and industries. To learn more about how Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance can help companies address this risk, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Ryan Ascenzo, Senior Broker, Professional Liability, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, New York, New York. What are some of the greatest cybersecurity risks companies face today? R.A.:…

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

Architect to Pay $450K to Settle Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Senior Housing

An architectural firm in Riverton, New Jersey, will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit over the design of eight senior living communities that allegedly did not meet accessibility requirements. According to a Sept. 28 consent order released by the Department of Justice, J. Randolph Parry Architects was accused of engaging in discrimination by failing to comply with Fair Housing…

Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel

Top 3: Cybersecurity Awareness Intel

Below we highlight the top 3 trending Cybersecurity Awareness-related intel topics. 1. Trending News Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection The necessity for companies to have data security practices in place in order to secure cyber coverage is crucial to managing risk, our experts advise. As…

New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work

New Report: 1 in 7 Physicians Used Alcohol or Controlled Substances at Work

A new report based on a survey of health care providers found that an alarming number of physicians have used alcohol or controlled substances while on the job. The survey, conducted by All Points North, revealed that 1 in 7 physicians admitted to consuming alcohol or using other controlled substances at work during the last three months, with more than…

Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection

Attesting to MFAs, Security Protocols a Key Part of Cyber Protection

A major insurance carrier is attempting to rescind a cyber policy based on the client’s alleged misrepresentation of its digital security protocols. According to reports, Travelers recently sought a ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois to rescind its Cyber and Privacy Liability Insurance policy with Illinois-based International Control Services because the company was not…

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Macroeconomic trends, namely inflation and rising interest rates, are having a profound effect on the Property & Casualty (P&C) market as we head into the second half of 2022. Inflation impacts everything—from rapidly changing property values to challenges with mid-year reinsurance renewals. These are truly generational inflationary pressures that most professionals within the industry have never personally experienced. Even with…

Trending Intel: July 2022

Trending Intel: July 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in July 2022.   1. Property & Casualty Overview & Outlook Commercial Property, Cyber Liability and Coastal Properties Watch as our experts discuss the Property & Casualty market as we begin the third quarter of 2022. This panel discussion included insights into…

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