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Weitz and Luxenberg Files Data Breach Lawsuit Against Premera Blue Cross

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. today filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle-based Premera Blue Cross on behalf of policy holders who lost sensitive private information as a result of a massive, sustained hacking of Premera’s computer systems, the law firm announced.

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Getting the Lowdown on Long-Term Care Insurance No Longer Laborious Thanks to Tech-Savvy Agents

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thinking about long-term care insurance but loathe to schedule a lengthy interview in your home? You may be laboring under an outmoded assumption, that reaching out to an expert is a big deal. That’s no longer the case with a new breed of tech-savvy agents. So says ACSIA Partners, an industry leader, in a consumer alert issued today.

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New Firm Offers Alternatives to Traditional Long Term Care Insurance

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., March 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether they are too old, too ill, or find traditional long term care insurance problematic for another reason, more than 90 percent of people do not own a policy. ‘Traditionally, long term care insurance was the only solution that financial advisors and insurance agents could offer people,’ says Bill Jones, co-founder, President and CEO of The National Alliance of Insurance Agencies, Inc.

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EPIC creates ‘Panda-monium’ in the Insurance Business

ATLANTA, Ga., March 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage, and employee benefits consultant, announced that they have added Panda Mortality and Transit Insurance to a growing list of specialty risk management products and consulting services that the rapidly growing national firm provides.

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EPIC’s Tammy Mission Honored as a 2015 Insurance Industry Power Broker

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Tammy Mission has been recognized as a Power Broker and an Under-40 designee in the non-profit sector by Risk and Insurance Magazine. This is the second time Mission has received this honor, with her first recognition (also in the non-profit sector) coming in 2013.

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Weitz & Luxenberg’s Anthem Data Breach Lawsuit Helps Kids, Too

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Anthem Inc. data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children – and not just adults – affected by the health insurance giant’s massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced.

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Anthem Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation’s second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.

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Tax Puzzle: Millions Expected to Forego Deductions as High as $4,750 for Long-Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Every year 10’s of millions pass up a few hundred to a few thousand dollars – tax deductions for owning long-term care insurance. How come? Four sales leaders with ACSIA Partners point to psychological obstacles and suggest ways around them. ACSIA Partners is one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

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Consumer-Friendly Website Launched by Recognized Expert on Long Term Care Insurance Planning

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Matt McCann, one of the nation’s leading experts on Long Term Insurance, has launched a new educational website which will allow consumers to learn more about this important retirement planning topic.

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Kent Collier Joins Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting – a Division of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

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AccuSure Shows Businesses How to Save Money by Doing Something They Are Legally Required to Do, Anyway

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AccuSure today announced that is willing to help any business learn how to comply with one of the most important but overlooked mandates from OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration). Most businesses are required by law to publish a summary of their OSHA 300 log from 02/01 – 04/30 annually.

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Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Agency Doubles Worksite Sales

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies, reports 2014 sales of approximately $5 Million for its Worksite Division, up 100 percent from 2013. ‘Double in just one year! For us, that’s huge,’ says Dan Cahn, Senior Vice President, who heads the worksite operation.

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EPIC adds Southeast Region Employee Benefits Consultants Joe Salome and Barbara Scales

ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center), a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Joe Salome and Barbara Scales have joined the firm’s Employee Benefits Consulting team in Atlanta.

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EPIC adds key team members in Birmingham, Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Aimee Sapp, Kelly Chapple, Heather Perdue and Mark McInnis have all joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner, Wilson Long and Andy D’Entremont as part of EPIC’s Birmingham-based National Energy Construction Practice.

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EPIC adds Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney to National Employer Services Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Shelley Dawson, Jon Greenstein and John Gaffney have joined the firm in San Francisco.

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Five Reasons to Give Yourself the Holiday Gift of Long-Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re 50-plus, Denise Gott has some holiday advice for you. ‘Consider giving yourself the gift of long-term care insurance,’ she says. ‘It just might lift your spirits during the gift-giving season.’ Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

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Employers with 1099 Contractors Can Learn to Prepare for Workers Comp Claims

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We are all looking to operate as lean as possible and many employers turn to 1099 employees to reduce tax and insurance burden, says Jamie Reid, CEO of AccuSure. But a big question remains: if they file a work comp claim, would it be covered? Can the insurance company charge premium on a work comp audit? These are important for employers to know.

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EPIC Ranked #20 among Top Large Group Employee Benefits Broker/Consultants

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #20 among the nation’s top large group employee benefits consultants by Employee Benefit Advisor.

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EPIC expands with the acquisition of Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Inc., a specialty insurance broker and risk management consultant based in Atlanta, Ga., with locations in St. Louis, Mo. and Tampa, Fla.

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Savvy Siblings Discuss Long-Term Care at Thanksgiving Table – They Seek to Protect Estates While Elders Still Healthy and Insurable

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In recent years, Thanksgiving has become more than a time for getting together, showing appreciation, and renewing family bonds. It has also become a time to talk turkey about the long-term care needs of aging parents, according to ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

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EPIC adds Andy D’Entremont in Birmingham, Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Andy D’Entremont has joined Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long as a principal in Birmingham, Ala.

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Level Funded Health Offers Affordable Care Act Alternative to U.S. Small Business Owners

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is Level Funded Health the new escape hatch from Obama Care for small businesses with healthy employees? It could be. Level Funded Health may just be the answer to many small businesses’ concerns over rising health insurance premiums because it can potentially provide them a 30 to 40 percent annual refund on their health benefit costs.

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EPIC adds Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long in Birmingham, Alabama

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Crawford McInnis, Brian Tanner and Wilson Long have joined the firm as principals in Birmingham, Ala.

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EPIC adds Sharon Rusconi as Vice President and Regional Surety Executive

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that surety executive Sharon Rusconi and her team have joined the firm in Sacramento, Calif. Rusconi’s book of business and other assets were purchased by EPIC from Lesron Insurance Agency, Inc.

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EPIC Ranked #46 Among the World’s Top Insurance Brokers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has been ranked #46 among the world’s top insurance brokers in Finaccord’s Global Insurance Broking: A Strategic Review of the World’s Top 150 Commercial Non-Life Insurance Brokers.

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Is Your Long-Term Care Exposure a Broader Danger Than Ebola or Terrorism?

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Americans concerned about terrorism and Ebola should be aware of a much more likely, though less scary, development: one day needing long-term care. ‘The risk is great and too many ignore it,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning.

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EPIC’s Michael Nischan to Advise Trucking Industry on Minimizing Risk and Enhancing Safety at 22nd Annual TIDA Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the head of the transportation safety and security consulting business for EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, Michael Nischan will present his views on risk management in the trucking industry on a panel during a three-day industry seminar hosted by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA).

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