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Assurance Brokers is recognized as an expert in the insurance industry. Many times we are asked for opinions, and our professionals are published in industry-leading publications. On some occasions we also author and distribute white papers or informative letters to clients and referral sources. A select group of these items is presented below, along with additional articles of interest.

Two largest Obamacare co-ops fold, 400,000 left without insurance

by Caitlin Bronson  More than 400,000 Americans are now without health coverage as the insurance cooperatives created under the Affordable Care Act continue to fail. Two more co-ops closed their doors this weekend – the Kentucky Health Cooperative, which served 51,000 members, and Health Republic Insurance of New York, with 215,000. The announcements follow those of […]

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Missouri Department of Insurance encourages impacted businesses in the St. Louis area to contact their insurance companies immediately

Business owners with insurance questions can also contact department for assistance Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance encourages business owners in Ferguson and the greater St. Louis area, who have sustained property damage, to contact their insurance companies as soon as possible. The department is currently making preparations to send a team […]

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New OSHA Requirements

OSHA announces new requirements for reporting sever injuries effective January 1, 2015.  OSHA has also updated the list of industries exempt from record-keeping requirement. New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries in the Workplace * Employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within 8 hours. * Work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye must […]

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OSHA Revises Reporting Rule of Worker Injuries

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. Under the revised severe injury rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight […]

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NAWIC Block Kids Set for Feb. 7

Elementary students will have the opportunity to learn about opportunities in the construction industry while showcasing their creativity at the Block Kids program sponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction – St. Louis Chapter (NAWIC). The Block Kids program will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at the Green Park Lutheran School […]

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New Forged Chubb Bonds Discovered, With Mounting Losses

By Richard Korman from ENR. COM  In a coast-to-coast internet-and-telephone crime spree, alleged forgers who had websites that made them appear to be individual sureties have spread fake Chubb completion bonds across the U.S. Twenty-two contractors in nine states have lost a total of more than $3 million paid to two men with addresses in Georgia, […]

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From CNBC: Aetna CEO: Why insurance will be costing more

Published: Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 4:13 PM ET By: Ismaela Best, News Associate Aetna CEO on why health plans are expensive Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 4:00 PM ET Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini lists three reasons why new health care plans created to meet Obamacare minimum standards are more expensive than some older plans. […]

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Dangers of Overloading Dump Trucks

Written by Mark Woodward Loss Prevention, Missouri Employers Mutual, General Safety, Global Drivers of all vehicles have a responsibility to drive defensively, protecting not only themselves, but also other drivers and pedestrians around them. Dump truck drivers have additional responsibilities because their trucks are higher, longer and heavier than most vehicles on the road. Overloading Overloading […]

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Illinois College Halts Project Because of Contractor’s Fraud Indictment

A suburban Chicago college has halted plans to seal coat its parking lots because the contractor selected for the project is under indictment. College officials initially decided to accept the company’s low bid, despite pending criminal charges, after an attorney advised them to require a performance bond and monitor the project closely, according to the […]

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