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More attacks are coming: 5 things to know about cyber in 2020
On Property Casualty 360 - December 31, 2020

From Capital One to city municipalities, we’ve seen the devastating effects of cyberattacks in 2019. These will only continue in 2020.

In fact, many security experts believe that all businesses will at some point experience a cyberattack. This is not a question of if they’ll experience a cyberattack, but when. Breaches of well-known companies may dominate the headlines, but small- and mid-size businesses are facing the largest risk since an attack for them can be a company-ending event.

Active listening in claims investigations
On Property Casualty 360 - December 31, 2020

The first statement regarding a new loss is critical, no matter how it is assigned. It may be the only time you speak with those involved, particularly if the claimant secures an attorney. For that reason, it is imperative to extract as much information as possible early in the process.

This first interview should include active listening, which involves a higher level of interaction. It can make the difference in a sound investigation of the case. Comprehending the statement details and asking appropriate follow-up questions are obvious, but let’s look at what often happens in the typical case where an insurance rep reads from a general script instead of processing the answer and changing course as needed.

California business owner sentenced for workers compensation fraud
On Property Casualty 360 - December 23, 2020

Michael Zendejas pleaded no contest to insurance fraud for underreporting payroll by approximately $4.9 million.

Michael Zendejas was sentenced to 180 hours of community service, three years formal probation and ordered to pay $944,718 in restitution after pleading no contest to insurance fraud for underreporting payroll by approximately $4.9 million that resulted in a $944,718 loss to his insurer, according to the California Department of Insurance.

Bipartisan bill would require comp coverage for alien workers
On Business Insurance - December 12, 2020

Congressional leaders on Wednesday introduced a bill that would rewrite immigration requirements for immigrant farmworkers in the United States and require employers to provide workers compensation regardless of state laws.

H.B. 5038, known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker status and changing a certain temporary worker program. It has 63 cosponsors of whom are both Republican and Democrat.

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