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HUB INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF MISSISSIPPI-BASED FOX/EVERETT

Chicago, IL and Jackson, MS - Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits firm, announced today that its Hub International Gulf South division (Hub Gulf South) has acquired the assets of Fox/Everett, Inc.

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The Live vs. Artificial Debate

The kind of tree that adorns a person’s home during the holidays can provoke debate as much as Coke vs. Pepsi or Chevy vs. Ford.

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75% of U.S. Workers Say Employer Unprepared for Disaster

Driving home the notion that most U.S. employees believe their employers aren’t prepared for a disaster or a major crisis may be one of the best way to get people to take notice that September is National Preparedness Month.

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Mississippi Coast Property Owners Told to Buy Flood Insurance Now to Save

With the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina near, homeowners along the Mississippi Coast also have to brace for possible rate increases of 20 percent for flood insurance and 3.2 percent for wind pool insurance.

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5 Policies for Insuring High-Value Homes in a Coastal State

Over the last decade, hurricanes and tropical storms have devastated coastal regions, with eight of the 10 costliest U.S. hurricanes occurring since 2004, according to the Insurance Information Institute. As a result, insuring properties—especially high-value ones—in coastal states has become increasingly complicated.

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Cyber Insurance Adds to Cyber Security

The purpose of any type of insurance is to protect your most valuable assets so in order to combat the prevalence of cyber attacks and data breaches, an increasing number of businesses in the health-care, financial services and technology industries have purchased cyber insurance policies to protect themselves from the crippling cost of a data breach. Cyber insurance is especially popular among start-up tech companies in Silicon Valley in order to safeguard their intellectual property (IP) since their IP is the backbone of their livelihood1. Since small businesses generally don’t have a risk manager and IT department dedicated to data security, a good cyber insurance policy can help mitigate cyber security risks.

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Keep Your Home in Tip-Top Condition

Many consumers have faced rapidly escalating insurance premiums on their homeowners insurance during the past few years. In some cases, consumers have experienced difficulty in procuring homeowners insurance, particularly people with several claims. However, consumers can take numerous measures to lessen the possibility of future losses, resulting in more readily available insurance down the road and more affordable premiums.

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Personal Posts: Are You Protected?

Have you ever posted a controversial comment on Facebook or Twitter, confident that you were protected by freedom of speech? You might want to think again. Social media liability doesn’t just fall on companies, it also falls on individuals. Here are risks you may face when posting content online – and some real life examples.

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Governor Phil Bryant Signs Historic Workers' Comp Bill

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed SB 2576 on May 14, 2012– a historic comprehensive workers’ comp bill that will bring many reforms to Mississippi. The new law, heavily lobbied for by MASI and many other business groups and employers, will become effective July 1, 2012. It will apply to all workplace injuries occurring on or after July 1.

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Review Your Homeowners Insurance Policy After Completing Your Summer Home Improvements

Summer is the most common time for home improvement projects, with those long sunny days to get lots of work done in your home and yard. That screened porch and new bathroom you've been meaning to tackle have finally become a reality, but are these new additions to your home adequately covered by your homeowners insurance?

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Affordable Care Act Goes to Supreme Court

Two years after President Barack Obama signed into law a healthcare overhaul, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday takes up a historic test of whether it is valid under the country's Constitution.

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U.S. Should Expect Another Above-Normal Tornado Season in 2012

Last year ranks as the fourth most deadly tornado year ever recorded in the U.S. ?There were 1,709 tornadoes in 2011, which fell short of the record 1,817 tornadoes set in 2004. In comparison, AccuWeather said the average number of tornadoes over the past decade is around 1,300.

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The Wrong End Of Lawsuits

Law firms are loading up on insurance against expensive liability claims as they increasingly find themselves on the wrong end of lawsuits.

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Do you need a cyberumbrella?

If your company were hit with a cyberattack today, would it be able to foot the bill? The entire bill, including costs from regulatory fines, potential lawsuits, damage to your organizations' brand, and hardware and software repair, recovery and protection?

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