How the CARES Act Affects Employee Benefits

The Senate unanimously passed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  The House is expected to pass the CARES Act as soon as Friday, which will send the bill to the White House for President Trump’s swift signature. It’s almost impossible to overstate the size and scope of the bill. In […]

Delaware Supreme Court Decision May Improve D&O Market

On March 18, 2020, the Delaware Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the case of Salzberg v. Sciabacucchi (a copy of the decision can be found here). The unanimous decision ruled that federal forum provisions (provisions in Delaware corporations’ charters requiring actions arising under the federal Securities Act of 1933 to be filed in […]

Coronavirus Concerns: Addressing Illnesses in The Workplace

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been in the news non-stop since it first surfaced in 2019. Thousands of people worldwide have been admitted to hospitals and tens of thousands more are on lockdown.  Much is unknown about how COVID-19 spreads. Current knowledge is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses. As HR professionals, this latest […]

Reflecting on Women Who Lead in Life Sciences

Last week, my colleague Dana George and I had the opportunity to attend San Francisco Business Times’ Women Who Lead in Life Sciences event. The event featured a panel of women in top roles at life science companies, who spoke about their personal stories and the most current challenges facing women in the life science […]

Introducing Coco Schoeller: Business Development and Due Diligence Project Leader, M&A Advisory

Meet Coco Schoeller, the newest member of the M&A Advisory Team. Based in New York City, Coco will focus on business development, offering insurance, employee benefits, human capital due diligence services, and transactional products solutions such as Reps & Warranties and Tax. Q&A with Coco: Share your career path before coming to ABD. My career right out […]

State of the Market: Reflecting on 2019 and Looking Ahead in 2020

The insurance market typically fluctuates between a hard and soft market over time. Currently, we’re seeing signs that the market is hardening across all commercial lines of business, with the exception of workers’ compensation, which means insurance rates are generally increasing while capacity is decreasing. The ABD Property & Casualty team is committed to keeping […]

COVID-19 Alert: Protecting your company

Information continues to evolve regarding how the COVID-19 virus is spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding public communication and guidance. The information provided below will help you understand how insurance might respond to losses related to COVID-19. We have […]