Insurance Limits and Case Value - A Clear Correlation?
The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
Underwriting: Art or Science?
Medical PL Risks in Retail Healthcare
Physician Considerations When Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Amy Levine Discusses TNC Insurance Policies at 2015 CIWA Summer Forum
Mark Robinson Discusses Price Optimization at the 2015 CIWA Summer Forum
David Hauge Discusses Insurance Rebates at the CIWA Summer Forum & Annual Meeting
Electronic Medical Records: Help or Hindrance?
Variables Affecting Medical PL Settlement Values
Technology in Healthcare
Prior & Pending Litigation
Nowotny on Private Placement Group Variable Deferred Annuity Contracts for Tax Exempt and Foreign Investors
Nowotny on Private Placement Variable Deferred Annuities
The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Nowotny on Private Placement Life Insurance
Is Private/Non-Profit D&O Coverage Under Priced?
Halliburton: Good for the Plaintiffs’ Bar?
D&O in Brazil and Latin America
The Cybersecurity Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”) met last month, as part of on the NAIC’s 2015 Summer National Meeting in Chicago. The Task Force focused on two issues: the...more
IoT is discussed in the media more and more frequently. It has important social, economic and legal implications, most of which are yet to be fully understood.
The following sets out a brief list of things you should...more
Early days still for coverage litigation about cyber risks – whether under cyber insurance policies or other types of policies. This is not surprising given the relatively short history of cyber risks and even shorter history...more
Nationwide, states continue to enact laws requiring commercial health plans to cover medical services provided via telemedicine to the same extent they cover medical services provided in-person. These laws are intended to...more
CMS Reopens Attestation Period For First-Time Hospitals Until August – CMS recently announced that eligible hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for the first time in 2015 may...more
This Week: 21st Century Cures Legislation Passes House in Bipartisan Vote... CMS Releases Proposed CY 2016 Home Health Prospective Pay Rule... CMS Releases Final CY 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)...more
On June 1, 2015, the Connecticut Legislature passed S.B. 949, a comprehensive data privacy and security bill that tightens the state’s data breach response requirements and imposes new obligations on state contractors and the...more
Connecticut and Oregon were recently added to the increasing list of states adopting stricter laws addressing the handling of health information and penalties in connection with breaches of health information. Both states...more
Connecticut marks the 28th state to enact a telemedicine commercial reimbursement statute. The legislation (SB-467) was sponsored by Senators Looney, Duff, Crisco and Gerratana with twenty co-sponsor senators, and was signed...more
Public Act 15-88 is the first comprehensive law in Connecticut to address telemedicine (also referred to as “telehealth”), and to establish regulatory requirements for providing telehealth services, and mandates certain...more
In This Issue:
- IN THE SPOTLIGHT
• Risky Business: Common Cyber Security Risks, Expensive Consequences
- LIFE INSURANCE
• Ninth Circuit Finds Bonus Indexed Annuity Delivers Exactly...more
This Week: Leading Up to the SCOTUS King v. Burwell Decision... House Votes to Repeal the Medical Device Tax... CMS Announces It Will Bolster Transitional Reinsurance Payments... MedPAC Releases June Report to Congress....more
Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that imposes strict new timing requirements for entities conducting business in the state that experience a data breach, which Governor Malloy reportedly intends to sign into law. ...more
From the 2015 PLUS Medical PL Symposium session “Technology in Healthcare: EHRs & PHI,” moderator Patricia Marzella-Graubert (Swiss Re American Holdings Corporation) and panelist Alexander Grijalva (New York Presbyterian...more
On May 4, 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and seven agencies including the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security jointly published...more
This week the Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 949, "An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness," (the "Act") which includes new or modified State requirements concerning the security of...more
CMS proposes a new rule to modernize Medicaid and CHIP managed care; the Florida saga continues with CMS proposing to extend—and reduce—LIP funding; and California's Marketplace approves a co-pay cap on specialty drugs....more
On May 20, 2015, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (“CareFirst”) announced that it was the latest victim of a major cyberattack, with as many as 1.1 million plan customers affected. Current and former CareFirst members and...more
The 340B Federal Drug Pricing Program (the 340B Program) requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to offer drugs at discounted prices to eligible hospitals, clinics and other entities for use in the outpatient setting. The 340B...more
In This Issue:
Judgments; Legislation; and Reports & Publications.
Excerpt from Reports:
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
- 19 May 2015 - $19 billion pharmacy deal sign of skewed health...more
Security experts are warning that 2015 is the “Year of the Healthcare Hack” as media outlets continue to report on a number of high-profile companies that have recently experienced attacks by cybercriminals seeking valuable...more
BREAKING NEWS: Health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield disclosed today that hackers gained access to one of its databases, exposing personally identifiable information for approximately 1.1 million people....more
Recent Lawsuit Underscores Critical Lessons for Purchasers of Cyber Insurance -
Why it matters: Columbia Casualty Company v. Cottage Health Systems was filed on May 7, 2015, in the Central District of California. Cottage...more
Columbia Casualty Company v. Cottage Health Systems, No. 2:15-cv-03432, was filed on May 7, 2015 in the Central District of California. Cottage Health is one of the first cases nationwide—if not the first case—in which the...more
Key takeaway: The insurance applications and underwriting questionnaires prepared in connection with cyber insurance do matter.
Cyber security, and cyber insurance, have dominated the industry headlines for several...more
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