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Linking Your Thoughts With a Semicolon

People are always confusing the semicolon with the colon, but they are quite different. All of the comma rules, in one way or other, are separating a dependent clause from the rest of the sentence (e.g., The manager, who led …

People News: The Hartford, AGCS, BSA, Gallagher Bassett

Bush Tapped to Lead Personal Lines at The Hartford The Hartford announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led Small Commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for Personal Lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring …

House, Senate Tax Bills Treat Disaster Victims Unequally

If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who’ve yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires. If the …

Business News: Liberty Mutual, AIG, Consolidated Claims Group

Liberty Mutual Eliminating Over 600 roles in New Hampshire Liberty Mutual has announced it is cutting about 620 positions in New Hampshire. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the insurance company announced the decision earlier this week. Liberty Mutual says many workers …

Genex: Uncovering Hidden Data in the Workers’ Comp Bill Review Process

While several factors define a sophisticated bill review vendor, data analysis and reporting capabilities are becoming increasingly important in selecting the right vendor, according to a recent report released by Genex, a workers’ comp case management company. The white paper …

U.S. Meat, Poultry Workers Fear Retaliation for Reporting Workplace Injuries, Hazards

Workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing plants are reluctant to tell federal inspectors about injuries or workplace hazards amid concerns that they could lose their jobs, according to a government report. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has difficulty …

Study Reveals Window Blind Deaths Show Need for Cord Ban

Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords. Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between …

Researchers Say Businesses Need Better Approach to Compliance Programs

Recent reports of sexual harassment committed by powerful men also highlight the failures of corporate compliance programs designed to protect employees. This is because few companies understand how their employees reach unethical and illegal decisions or have compliance strategies aimed …

Staged Plane Crash, False Drought Claim, Chiropractor Bribes Crash Victims

Texas Pilot Guilty in Gulf of Mexico Crash Insurance Fraud A Texas pilot who survived a 2012 Gulf of Mexico crash and used an iPad to record his time in the water acknowledges it was insurance-related fraud. Theodore Robert Wright …

P&G Becomes Improbable Supporter of Ingredient Disclosure Rule

It took more than a decade, but California has a new law requiring extensive labeling of ingredients in cleaning products, and it got support from what might seem the unlikeliest of advocates: product manufacturers themselves. Companies like Procter & Gamble …

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