Miscellaneous

In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely on a good faith...

Lately, New Orleans and the surrounding areas have seen an increase in the frequency and intensity of thunderstorms. This increase in storms typically coincides with an increase in flooding events.   Historically, hurricanes were the only weather events that generated such immense flooding. However, times are...

It's time for safer school buses for New Orleans Charters. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration has been working on a plan to stamp out New Orleans school bus violations for some time now. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, the city's public school system has become a loosely...

Homeowner's Insurance is now more important than ever. Homesharing and ridesharing have become major players in our evolving economy. However, the terms can be confusing and have more than one meaning. By now, you are probably familiar with AirBnB. Love it or hate it, it’s...

Have you heard about Insurance and AI? Getting an insurance quote is faster than ever before. Way back, you would have to call around and endlessly repeat your details to the person on the other end. The internet made the process of getting an insurance...

An insurance policy is a promise to protect you against certain types of loss, but it can't do its job unless your agent knows about the loss. Prompt notification is so important that it is actually a formal policy requirement. A policyholder that does not...

Ten flood control projects in Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes will receive a slice of funds. These coastal communities will share more than $41 million to pay for projects aimed at strengthening communities against coastal land loss and...

By now, you've probably heard of innovative insurance solutions. We all have our theories as to what the future holds for the insurance industry. Robots writing policies for autonomous vehicles? This scenario may be a possibility, but not an immediate one. Let’s discuss a few...

There's a reason why people are searching for the best bicycle insurance. Since 2005, New Orleans has quadrupled the number of people that are biking to work every day. The League of American Bicyclists recognized New Orleans’s growing support for more bike-centric streets in the...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has finally secured a reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program that for the first time is directly backed by capital markets investors. As of now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has entered into a three-year reinsurance agreement that...