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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…

College Soccer Player Awarded $111 Million After Injury, Missed Diagnosis

College Soccer Player Awarded $111 Million After Injury, Missed Diagnosis

Over $111 million in damages was recently awarded to a man who was reportedly left with \"catastrophic\" damage to his left leg after a surgery for a fracture he suffered while playing soccer in 2017. Anuj Thapa was 19 years old and a first-year student at St. Cloud State University when the accident occurred, sending him by ambulance to a…

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

As we enter the long-awaited season of Spring which conjures up thoughts of new beginnings, I draw parallels to the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Insurance industry. Several years of disciplined underwriting, including increased rates, adjusted limit deployment, and careful tweaking of policy language, coupled with a tamping of COVID-19 restrictions is resulting in this renewed sense of optimism. Carriers are…

Historic Labor Shortage Creates ‘Brutal’ Situation in Nursing Homes

Historic Labor Shortage Creates ‘Brutal’ Situation in Nursing Homes

A historic labor shortage is continuing to challenge long-term care facilities, where workers are dealing with high levels of burnout, reduced one-on-one time with patients and other strains, a recent NPR report detailed. The conditions are “brutal,” the president of the largest nonprofit senior housing provider in the U.S. told NPR, and researchers are warning that the situation could have…

Children Given COVID Vaccine Instead of Flu Shot at Walgreens Pharmacy

Children Given COVID Vaccine Instead of Flu Shot at Walgreens Pharmacy

A family of four was reportedly vaccinated against COVID-19 by mistake on Oct. 4 when they tried to get their annual flu shots at a Walgreens pharmacy in Evansville, Indiana. The parents claim that shortly after they and their 4- and 5-year-old children received what they thought was the flu vaccine, a pharmacist called to explain that they all had…

Specialty Healthcare Insurance Market Overview

Specialty Healthcare Insurance Market Overview

It is a cautious time for underwriters in the Healthcare insurance industry. The overall hardening of the market continues into 2021 and carriers are pulling back on coverage in key areas in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic—most notably Senior Care and Nursing Homes. Meanwhile, the Medical Malpractice market expects to see claims of up to $20 billion over the…

Property & Casualty 2021 Q2 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty 2021 Q2 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is abundantly clear, the “new normal” will reshape all of our organizations. One of our many goals is to keep you updated on the rapidly evolving insurance marketplace where adjustments have arguably never been more fluid.…

Lawsuit Challenges Nursing Home Immunity as Facilities Look to Post-Pandemic Future

Lawsuit Challenges Nursing Home Immunity as Facilities Look to Post-Pandemic Future

The family of a husband and wife who both died after contracting COVID-19 at a nursing home last year is suing the facility, alleging that it lacked proper staffing, infection control policies and personal protective equipment. William and Martha Ames were both in their late 80s when they were diagnosed with the virus at the Villages of Orleans Health and…

Changing Conditions Impacting the Specialty Healthcare Insurance Market

Changing Conditions Impacting the Specialty Healthcare Insurance Market

Our experts met for a discussion on the state of the specialty healthcare market, trends within the industry that are changing the landscape, and the impacts on specific products. During this webinar, we discuss: The silos of the medical industry The new and emerging risks, including telemedicine and urgent care centers Challenges facing the healthcare market   https://vimeo.com/553094170/e4d82cafe2

Property & Casualty 2021 Q1 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty 2021 Q1 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group Following the release of our Burns & Wilcox Property & Casualty Market Overview and Forecast: Eye on 2021 report last quarter the already challenged Commercial and Personal insurance marketplace was greeted with yet another extraordinary event—Winter Storm Uri (February 13-17). The widespread impact resulted in over 170…

Eye on Q2: Professional Liability Insurance Overview

Eye on Q2: Professional Liability Insurance Overview

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