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cannabis insurance

Insuring cannabis risks a lot like food, pharma

By Commercial Insurance, Food & Beverage, Life Sciences
By Michael Pearl -- Cannabis-related businesses share many of the same exposures as agricultural, food & beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers. They all require workers’ compensation, general liability and property insurance. However, only a handful of insurers have an appetite for cannabis-related business risks. Limits are often lower than many businesses...
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employers turn to self-insurance

Self-funding Cuts Benefit Costs for Employers

By Employee Benefits
By Nicos Mamatos -- Frustrated by the escalating cost of employee health insurance, small and midsize employers increasingly are turning to self-insurance. Employers that self-fund their employees’ health benefits save money by avoiding state premium taxes assessed on insured benefit plans, which shaves 1.5% to 3% off their annual cost....
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anti indemnity statutes and contractors

Anti Indemnity Statutes and Contractors

By Commercial Insurance, Construction
It’s almost impossible these days to find a construction contract that doesn’t include “hold harmless”, “indemnification”, “additional insured”, and/or “waiver of subrogation” provisions somewhere. These are clauses that attempt to hold the subcontractor legally accountable for job-site accidents and injuries. No one would argue that a subcontractor should not be...
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insuring key people

Insuring Key People

By Commercial Insurance
You know you need properly written property insurance to insure such physical assets as buildings, machines or equipment, stock, inventory and so forth, to ensure the continued operations and profitability of your business. Aside from tangible physical assets, though, many businesses, especially smaller businesses with fewer employees and/or thinner management...
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