Five Ransomware Developments — and What’s Next

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While most people know the basics of ransomware, the details of this threat – like all aspects of cybersecurity – are constantly evolving with new developments. Learn about the trends and what to expect next. In this post by Nick Graf, Assistant Vice President, Information Security, Risk Control at CNA Insurance, Graf discusses recent changes […]

Annual Medicare Part D Notices Deadline Approaching — October 15

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The annual Medicare Part D disclosure notices have a deadline of October 15, 2020. Highlights of the Annual Medicare Part D Notices Medicare Part D imposes disclosure requirements on employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals. Plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices […]

Myths About Life Insurance Dispelled

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The idea of shopping for a life insurance policy can seem morbid, suspicious, and confusing. Plus, there are a lot of misconceptions about the value life insurance offers, how to buy it, and what the policy rules are. However, if the idea of protecting your family and ensuring their future is something you do value, […]

Medical Loss Ratio and MLR Rebates

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What is Medical Loss Ratio (MLR)? Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) is the percent of premiums an insurance company spends on member care, claims, and administrative expenses that improve health care quality.   What is the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate? The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 requires insurance companies to pay annual […]

Who Needs Umbrella Insurance?

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You may have heard of the term “umbrella insurance policy.” Is this type of insurance something you need to consider as part of your insurance plan? Do you really need umbrella insurance? We’ll answer frequently asked questions about umbrella insurance so you can make informed decisions for your situation.   What is Umbrella Insurance? Umbrella […]

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage & Qualified Health Plan Letters

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A Change that Introduces Qualified Health Plan Letters As you know, changes to the Michigan No-Fault law became effective early July 2020. These changes have brought additional requests from auto insurance carriers regarding Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Since Mason-McBride is your trusted advisor, we wanted to make our clients aware of this situation that could […]

Ascentis CarePoint Timeclock Technology

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The Mason-McBride team recently met with Ascentis, a workforce management and Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions company. They shared their first-to-market product with us — Ascentis CarePoint timeclock technology.   Ascentis CarePointe Timeclock Technology: A COVID-19 Workplace Solution   Ascentis CarePoint offers touch-free thermal temperature readings and timeclock voice command functionality (such as punch-ins) to support […]

Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance Agents

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Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents hold themselves to some unusually high standards you will not find elsewhere — because you’re a person, not a policy.  Mason-McBride, Inc., is a proud member of Trusted Choice® independent insurance agents. We’d like to explain more about our commitment to our clients and the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance. […]

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