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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Data security is crucial for all businesses. Customer and client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details—this information is often impossible to replace if lost and is extremely dangerous in the hands of criminals. Data lost due to disasters such as a flood or fire is devastating, but losing it to hackers or a malware infection can have far greater consequences.
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Marshall & Sterling Honored with “TRENDSETTERS AWARD” from National Safety Council
We are proud to announce that the National Safety Council has  awarded Marshall & Sterling Insurance with a “Trendsetters Award” at their 2017 Congress & Exposition, held on September 23, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.
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Tim Dean Honored with Community Service Award
Our president, Tim Dean, received the “Community Service Award” at the annual Professional Insurance Agents of NYS board of directors dinner held Sept. 12, 2017. The PIANY Community Service Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a significant commitment to the improvement of his or her community.
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The Benefits of Stone Removal
Article by Peter Spector, Geib Refining Corporation
 
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Why You Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance
As a business owner, you strive to hire qualified employees to work for you. Unfortunately, as you are well aware, not every hiring decision goes as planned. Even if an employee is terminated for legitimate reasons— such as poor attendance or unsatisfactory work habits—every termination opens the door for potential lawsuits.
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Why Are Auto Insurance Prices Rising?
Inflation will cause the price of all insurance policies to rise slowly, but you may have noticed that your auto insurance has risen more than normal lately. Most lines of insurance cycle between soft and hard markets over a number of years, which has a direct impact on the price you pay.
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5 Common Sources of D&O Liability
In today’s business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organization’s officers and directors face a myriad of employment-related exposures. Regardless of your company’s size or mission, the legal costs associated with a lawsuit can be crippling for both the organization and your directors and officers.
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Compliance Update: President Trump Issues Executive Order on the ACA
Shortly after taking office on Friday, President Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at minimizing the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA").
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Major OSHA Rules to Consider in Early 2017
OSHA frequently introduces or revises safety rules to remain up to date with new technologies and workplace procedures. In early 2017, two new major rules regarding injury and illness reporting will be in effect that all employers and establishments should be aware of.
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Employees Lack Knowledge to Prevent Cyber Incidents
According to a recent report, 88 percent of employees lack the understanding necessary to prevent common cyber incidents.
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