John Torosian

Recent Ransomware Attack on US Businesses

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

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

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

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

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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Will COVID-19 Spark the Telehealth Revolution?

Will COVID-19 Spark the Telehealth Revolution?

Telehealth Before COVID-19 Pandemic Telehealth or telemedicine is the use of electronic communication, such as video calls, digital photography, instant messaging, telephone, and email, to provide clinical services to patients, without an in-person patient visit. This allows the patient to bypass waiting rooms and driving time when going in for appointment. In recent years, telehealth …

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Safely Re-Opening a Medical Practice Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many non-essential healthcare businesses to shut down or modify their operations for the last few months. As restrictions are being lifted and many businesses are beginning to re-open, it is important for healthcare businesses to understand the necessary steps to take before opening their doors to the public again.   …

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What Steps Should Doctors Who Perform Elective Surgeries be Taking NOW

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many medical professionals and their businesses have been prevented from working and have been forced to shut their doors. This has been especially problematic for plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, medspas and others that primarily perform elective or non-emergent procedures. A few suggestions we have for our clients in the cosmetic …

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COVID-19 Useful Resources and Links for Physicians

NORCAL COVID-19 patient safety resources  Medical Protective COVID19 Resources TDC Telehealth Resources Resources for Plastic Surgery: Collected resources from American Society of Plastic Surgeons Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During Covid-19 EMERGENCY COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Summary from California Medical Association …

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