01.14.2022

Federal Vaccine Mandate: US Supreme Court Decision stays OHSA ETS and Allows CMS Healthcare Worker Mandate to Proceed

Compliance Update On Thursday afternoon, January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), after hearing oral arguments last week, issued rulings concerning the following Federal vaccination mandates: Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

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01.12.2022

Agencies Issue Guidance on Coverage of OTC COVID-19 Tests

Compliance Update On January 10, 2022, the Depts. of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury issued FAQ guidance regarding the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers to cover over-the-counter...

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12.20.2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Reinstated for Private Employers

Compliance Update Private employer vaccine mandate revived by 6th U.S. Circuit Court The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati lifted a November injunction that had blocked the enforcement of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing...

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12.15.2021

Lumber Prices and What It Means for Your Insurance Policy

5 Reasons Lumber Prices Are Rising and What It Means for Your Insurance Policy It’s no secret that lumber prices have increased dramatically over the last two years. In fact, the National Association of Home...

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10.29.2021

3 Benefits Of Partnering With A Broker For Your Employee Benefits

Employee benefits are typically the second largest expense for companies next to payroll. This may come as a surprise for some business owners. It won’t come as a surprise, however, that you should work to...

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10.01.2021

Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (JGS) Announces Partnership with BRP Group, Inc.

Holmdel, NJ – October 1, 2021 – Jacobson, Goldfarb & Scott, Inc. (collectively with certain of its subsidiaries, “JGS”), one of the Top 100 largest independent insurance agencies in the United States, Partnered with BRP Group,...

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09.10.2021

Insurance Market Cycles and the “Hard Market” We Are In

The insurance industry, like most industries, experiences periods of growth and periods of retraction. We refer to periods of growth as “soft markets” and periods of retractions as “hard markets.” Each period may last anywhere...

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08.15.2021

How to Take Control of Your Insurance Premiums

If you don’t understand something, you can’t control it. At JGS, we believe that taking control of your insurance premiums starts with education. Today, we will be pulling back the curtain on how the insurance...

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06.01.2021

Handling the First 24 Hours After a Cyberattack

When a cyberattack occurs, how your organization responds can make all the difference in mitigating the damages. In particular, time is of the essence. That’s why it’s vital for your organization to have an effective...

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05.15.2021

The Importance of a Standalone Cyber Insurance Policy

Over the course of the past decade, many organizations have relied on standard property and liability coverage rather than a standalone cyber insurance policy to provide protection for cyber incidents. In fact, a recent survey...

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05.05.2021

Limiting Ransomware Exposures From Remote Desk Protocol

Remote desk protocol (RDP)—which is a network communications protocol developed by Microsoft—consists of a digital interface that allows users to connect remotely to other servers or devices. Unfortunately, RDP ports are frequently being leveraged for...

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04.30.2021

Protect Your Data with Multi-Factor Authentication

Do you remember the last time you had a code sent to your phone or email to verify your login to a website? What about swiping your debit or credit card and being prompted to...

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