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Client Advisory: Potential impact of a recent court decision on the D&O marketplace

In a previous Client Advisory, USI's national Executive and Professional Risk Solutions Team discussed the Dropbox litigation and its application to the federal forum provisions (FFPs) under California law. While waiting for the Dropbox litigation decision, another California state court dismissed a Section 11 case for lack of jurisdiction due to the inclusion of an FFP in the company’s articles of incorporation.

Making the transition to virtual open enrollment

No one understands better than the person who administers benefits about the difficulty of open enrollment season. It was hard enough ambushing employees in the workplace to remind them that they need to submit their packets. Let’s not even talk about the headache of creating multiple schedules so that employees can take physical breaks from work and listen to benefits presentations. Now, administrators must figure out the best way to get the packet to the eligible employees in the first place.

Cold and flu season update: Employee exposures to COVID-19

Employers frequently come to our Compliance and Workplace Solutions team to help them navigate COVID-19 Exposures. Let them report to work? Send them home? Make them stay home for two weeks once they get back from that political rally? Although some cases may have unique circumstances, we have compiled common scenarios and set forth options based on an organization’s risk tolerance.