The summer of 2022 may see the first boom in destination travel since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals and families have been stockpiling vacation funds for two years and now as restrictions lift and anxieties ease, find themselves eager to embark on luxury vacations. At the same time inflation is on the rise, meaning that the cost of travel today has eclipsed similar costs in 2019—the last summer during which travelers could move about the world unencumbered.
Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many medical appointments in the U.S. have been conducted though the online process called Telehealth which allows doctors and other healthcare providers to treat and prescribe medication for patients online. The new platform thrived because a number of geographic and other Federal waivers were swiftly implemented to make it so.
From tax years 2015 through 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) opted not to assess penalties on Affordable Care Act (ACA) forms filed with mistakes so long as employers demonstrated “good faith” compliance efforts.
In April 2020 when the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic erupted, the U.S. shed nearly 21 million jobs. Analysts at the time forecasted a difficult climb back - yet two years later the biggest workforce challenge facing the U.S. economy is not joblessness, but persistent labor shortages that cut across market sectors. In fact, The U.S.
For more than 25 years, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has set the standard for governing the electronic exchange, privacy, and security of health information.
What brought you to the insurance industry and eventually to Eastern Insurance?
When your life changes, so should your insurance policy. Aside from an annual renewal, there are several instances throughout the year when you may want to take a second look at your policy and make some amendments with your agent. Making a major purchase, re-locating, expanding your family, and even completing some DIY projects around your home are all events when your current coverage may not be enough. An insurance review can provide peace of mind in knowing that your family and your assets are protected should the unexpected happen.
Each year, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases their list of the top 10 most common safety violations to help bring awareness and prevention to hazards in the workplace.