For some employers, the end of 2017 could bring some unwanted news from the IRS.

Recently, the IRS signaled it will begin to send enforcement letters to firms that owe back penalties for not complying with the Affordable Care Act's "Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement" in calendar year 2015 (tax season 2016)....

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At Plexus, we enjoy reading about insurance -- and we think you will, too. Here are five industry-related stories we are sharing, bookmarking, and scrolling through as the work week rolls on:

-- The U.S. House has voted to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.

-- Do journalists need liability insurance? The...

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New shingles vaccine approved

November 10, 2017

By Integrated Health Concepts, LLC

On October 20, 2017, the FDA approved a new vaccine for the prevention of shingles (also known as herpes zoster). The vaccine, made for adults ages 50 years and older, is called Shingrix.

The new vaccine is considered a game-changer. Patients that received the older vaccine for shingles...

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Companies seeking to protect themselves against unpaid bills from vendors don’t have to just wait and hope for the best. These firms should consider credit insurance, which covers commercial debt, including past-due accounts receivable likely to end up as bad debt. To secure terms, creditors project their annual sales to...

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To combat rising health care costs and ensure the best possible care for their beloved animals, many pet owners now carry insurance for their pets. In fact, the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) reports that nearly 1.8 million North American pets were insured in 2016, an increase of...

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In our latest personal lines insurance news roundup, we lead with a story that should give homeowners some pause.

Study: 60% of homes are underinsured

According to analytics firm CoreLogic, about 3-in-5 American homes are insured for an average of 20 percent less than full value, as Consumer Reports noted earlier this year. In...

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In the latest Plexus Property & Casualty Newsletter, we explore the question of who pays when a boat tossed ashore during a storm lands on your property. (It's complicated.)

News item: Row, row, row your boat, gently down ... the lawn?

Scores of boats swept ashore during Hurricane Irma (not pictured here)...

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We enjoy reading about insurance at Plexus. Here are five industry-related stories we're checking out:

-- Here's a look at how insurance can protect against a variety of potential Halloween-related accidents.

-- Pennsylvania will not allow insurers to charge auto policyholders more for collisions with deer.

-- Here's a useful primer on long-term disability insurance.

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