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May 2014 - Insurance Edition

May 2014 – Insurance Edition

Highlights of the May 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include insurance articles on structured settlements, personal injury claims, health care insurance and more.

Ron Mullin

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: May 2014

In this issue, the Contra Costa Lawyer takes a look at insurance, including structured settlements, personal injury claims and health care insurance.

President’s Message: May 2014

President’s Message: May 2014

There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.

Why You Should Seriously Consider Structured Settlements

Why You Should Seriously Consider Structured Settlements

The structured settlement has many advantages and few disadvantages. The biggest advantage for the lawyer is that it postpones paying taxes.

Insurance and Probate Issues in Pursuing Personal Injury Claims Against Deceased Defendants

Insurance and Probate Issues in Pursuing Personal Injury Claims Against Deceased Defendants

A timely filing of a lawsuit against the appropriate defendant requires compliance with applicable law.

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements: Don’t Treat Them as Boilerplate

HIPAA Business Associate Agreements: Don’t Treat Them as Boilerplate

Business associates should not broadly assume responsibility for HIPAA compliance without understanding the obligations and risks involved.

The Changing Landscape of Employer-provided Health Insurance

The Changing Landscape of Employer-provided Health Insurance

The changes this year relate to plan design, networks, mandated benefits and how premiums are determined. Be prepared, because 2014 compliant plans will replace non-grandfathered plans at the annual renewal.

Long-term Care Insurance vs. Medi-Cal Long-term Care Benefit

Long-term Care Insurance vs. Medi-Cal Long-term Care Benefit

Choosing the right policy is the most essential ingredient in ensuring coverage. Risks abound in such an endeavor because predicting what your circumstances will be in five, 10 or 20 years in the future is difficult.

LRIS is Good for Your Business

LRIS is Good for Your Business

Callers understand that we are performing a service for their benefit without expectation of remuneration. Not only is this a good turn for the public, it enhances the reputation of our profession.

Spring is in the Air at Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

Spring is in the Air at Contra Costa Senior Legal Services

In March 2014, Craig Nevin, president of the CCSLS Board of Directors, announced staff attorney Verna Haas as the new executive director.

Alternative Litigation Funders

Alternative Litigation Funders

Litigation funders also argue that they are like insurance companies, but insurance companies are highly regulated, and funders are not regulated at all. Moreover, insurance companies don’t charge 40 percent a year.

Inns of Court: Immigration

Inns of Court: Immigration

Based loosely on the true story of Marta’s immigration to America from her native Hungary, Judge Flier’s group took the Inns meeting through every immigration option imaginable.

Coffee Talk: What’s your best memory of Mark Ericsson?

Coffee Talk: What’s your best memory of Mark Ericsson?

My best memory of Mark is how, without fail, every single client I sent to him for tax advice came back to me and told me how wonderful he was to work with. Mark was a lawyer of the old school.

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Women’s Section Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction [photos]

Thank you to all our supporters in helping us exceed our $15,000 goal! Proceeds benefit the Hon. Patricia Herron and Hon. Ellen James Scholarship Fund.

Law Practice Management Series 2014

Law Practice Management Series 2014

Our annual Law Practice Management Program has been very well received by members and we are delighted to let you know about our 2014 programs.

Call for Board Nominations!

Call for Board Nominations!

Do you want to be a leader within our legal community as a Director on the Contra Costa County Bar Association Board? Directors are selected for their experience and personal attributes.