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Reduce legionella bacteria after COVID-19 shutdown

By agent, center, club, ClubSolutions, coronavirus, COVID-19, disinfection, facility, fitness, Fitness & Recreation, independent, Insurance, legionella, Legionnaires’ Disease, Pandemic, prevent, protect, recreation, reopening, risk, sanitization, sports, spread, staff, train, training, transmission, virus, water
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The August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators, features an article by Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program. He offers a reminder that Legionella bacteria, known to cause Legionnaires’ disease, can be present in water systems shut down due to COVID-19. His article provides tips for dealing with the risk.

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Business continuity planning: Are you ready?

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Business continuity planning: Are you ready?

It’s hard to predict what could go wrong when disaster strikes. Whether you’re dealing with a natural disaster, human-caused hazard, technology disruption or health emergency, an effective business continuity plan could help you respond quickly. Without a plan, the magnitude of what can go wrong could be overwhelming, and your business could be at risk.

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Professional liability coverage options for dentists

By agent, Business Insurance, Chicago Dental Society, claims-made, conditions, consistent, coverage, dentist, exclusions, form, independent, Insurance, liability, limits, medical, occurrence, premium, prevent, procedures, professional, protect, risk, scenario, terms
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The July-August 2020 edition of CDS Review, a publication of the Chicago Dental Society, features an article by Mike Terrell, national program director for Cincinnati’s dentist, veterinarian and optometrist programs. His article describes the differences between occurrence and claims-made insurance coverages and the benefits of each type.

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Strategies to protect yourself from cyber security risks

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Just about everything you do today carries a cyber security risk: networking on social platforms, working from home in the COVID-19 era, video conferencing for work or leisure, paying bills or shopping. Learn how to protect your personal information whenever you engage in technology using your phone, computer or tablet.

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Beware of COVID-19 cyber scams and fraud

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Scammers love to exploit fear, and there’s plenty of that around right now with the COVID-19 threat. The most recent round of fake emails play off pandemic fears and promote false information. Federal agencies are encouraging individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19.

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Tech may advance, but personal touch adds value

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People’s lives change. Businesses grow and transform over time. That’s why we feel the consumer is best served by an independent insurance agent with the expertise to evaluate an evolving risk profile and offer educated advice and products that best match these needs. Their clients can sleep easy.

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Give your chimney a clean sweep

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Homeowners with a wood-burning fireplace or solid fuel stove or insert can protect your property and your family by having a qualified professional inspect and clean your chimney at least annually. Maintaining a chimney through an annual inspection and cleaning is critical, especially as winter approaches and temperatures drop.

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Conducting effective vendor risk assessments

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Nearly all organizations need to work with vendors or third-party suppliers. Whether you’re a global organization, a non-profit institution, an agency or a small business, your organization has the potential to face severe fines and penalties for failing to understand and comply with applicable regulations.

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Cyber security essential for smart homes

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Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.

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Know the types of water shut-off devices

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There are two basic categories of water shut-off systems: whole-house systems and point-of-use systems. While both can prevent water damage, generally only a whole-house system qualifies for a premium credit on your homeowner insurance.

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