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In September of 2013, the HIPPA Omnibus Rule became effective. The purpose of the Omnibus Rule was to strengthen the privacy and security of patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), by among other things, expanding the HIPPA privacy and security obligations of healthcare organizations to business associates of healthcare organizations. Business... Read more →

Originally published by Life Happens, April 20, 2017, written by Peter Colis. Your life insurance needs will ebb and flow throughout your lifetime. Buying a term policy early in your career or taking a basic employer-issued life insurance policy is a common course of action. However, deciding how much and... Read more →

Law Firm Data Breaches: A Legal Snapshot By now, attorneys recognize that law firm data security has become a top concern for clients, regulatory agencies and state legislatures throughout the country. Countless firms have suffered data breaches, from solos to Big Law, but beyond the initial headlines, early settlements and... Read more →

The average income in the US for 2017 was roughly $73,0001. The average personal injury claim in the United States settles for $53,0002 (unsurprisingly, this number increases considerably when plaintiffs retain an attorney, and file a lawsuit). When compared to the annual household income, the income-tax-free nature of monetary recovery... Read more →

Remember the days of sending letters to clients and opposing counsel? Over the years, this practice has diminished and emails have become the most common type of communication. Email has become an everyday tool for attorneys to communicate with their clients, opposing counsel and third-parties. Unfortunately, with the evolution of... Read more →

NYSBA Insurance Program - Lawers Professional Liability

The landscape for the Lawyer’s Professional Liability marketplace is changing – and USI Affinity is on top of it. We are working constantly with our carriers to ensure that our offering is addressing the most common gaps seen in today’s policies. With over 50 years of experience in providing Lawyers'... Read more →