How Will MICRA Updates Affect Medical Professionals?

By John Torosian | July 7, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law a bill that raised the amount of money a patient can receive for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice case. It has been over 40 years since the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act was signed, setting the cap for suffering recompense at $250,000. The new assembly bill, AB …

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Recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19, 2022 (with ideas)

By Melissa Curtis | March 11, 2022

To help you get creative in recognizing Patient Safety Awareness this week starting March 13-19, 2022, we searched the internet for the best ideas. There are several ideas that can help bring awareness , create a culture of safety and spark action in your practice. Information is helping to promote and improve patient safety. Here …

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The Hidden Costs of Risk Pooling

By John Torosian | December 21, 2021

Insurance renewal season is here again and that means many medical professionals are looking to make changes to their insurance coverage. Before deciding on what type of insurer to work with, it is important to understand the different types of insurers and why you should be wary of reciprocal insurance companies. Risk Transfer and Risk …

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Hospitals are Not Making Cybersecurity a Priority

By John Torosian | August 18, 2021

“With new threat vectors emerging every day, healthcare organizations are facing an unprecedented level of challenges to their security,” said Azi Cohen, CEO of CyberMDX. “Hospitals have a lot at stake — from revenue loss, to reputational damage, and most importantly patient safety. Our new report provides a critical look into the current state of medical …

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Recent Ransomware Attack on US Businesses

By John Torosian | July 15, 2021

A Presidio client was one of the over 200 victims of a recent cybersecurity breach that targeted American companies during the July 4th holiday. As recently as a few months ago, the client was unprotected from cyber-attacks, but fortunately for them, their Presidio Account Executive, Shirin Shakeri, noticed that they did not have cybersecurity coverage …

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California Businesses Reopening

By John Torosian | June 22, 2021

After 15 months of restrictions, California businesses were allowed to reopen fully on June 15th, 2021. Governor Gavin Newsom told the public in April and May that it would be “business as usual.” After months of uncertainty, authorities decided that California has reached a point where it is safe to return to normalcy. So, what …

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CA Senate Bill No. 93: Rehiring Displaced Workers due to COVID-19

By John Torosian | April 29, 2021

In California, a new bill regarding employment practices has gone into effect. Senate Bill No. 93 was approved on April 16, 2021 and requires employers to offer information about newly available job positions to former employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 93 went into effect immediately and is effective until …

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How COVID-19 has Impacted the EPLI Market

By John Torosian | February 27, 2021

What is EPLI? EPLI, or employment practices liability insurance, cover businesses from claims made by employees that the company has violated their rights. Though most EPLI claims are made against big corporations, any business that has employees is at risk of lawsuits. EPLI coverage is sometimes offered as an endorsement to a Business Owners Policy …

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The Risks of Administering COVID-19 Vaccinations and How to Avoid Them

By John Torosian | December 22, 2020

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in the United States with the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and now the Moderna vaccine, which have been made available to healthcare workers. With 2 more vaccines currently in stage 3 clinical trials, it is likely that doctors will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to the public in the upcoming …

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SB 1159 and How it Impacts Employers in California

By John Torosian | November 5, 2020

Several weeks ago, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 into law. SB1159 establishes the presumption (which previously did not exist) that certain employees who test positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at work. This means for purposes of workers compensation benefits employers must now prove an employee DID NOT contract the virus in …

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