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  Insurance coverage is the same from company to company, right? While that may be true for many kinds of insurance, it is not necessarily true for boat and yacht insurance. Marine insurers providing boat and yacht insurance offer a wide range of coverage suited to that company's level of expertise, underwriting appetite, and type of client they wish to attract.
One Year Later - William Passolt, CPA - President & CEO, Director "It was approximately one year ago that Fortress’ business was severely interrupted by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Thinking back only reminds me of how surreal things were. Dental practices in most states were closed, with no indication from health authorities how long that guideline would remain in place. Many of you were forced to furlough or lay off staff to contain costs. Fear and uncertainty were very high.
  "When winter weather strikes, drivers face out-of-the-ordinary challenges when they get behind the wheel. Snow, slush or icy roads are involved in nearly one in four weather-related vehicle crashes.* These conditions can make it harder for drivers to see, slow down and stop – all factors that can increase the chances of an accident.
JLK is working hard to gather the most up to date information about COVID-19, health standards, and changing government regulations as it pertains to your business. We will continue to add more resources and information as they become available to us. Below are lists of current resources we have found helpful. The information on these websites is constantly changing so make sure you keep yourself up to date by checking them regularly.   
A Patient Safety and Risk Management Newsletter from Fortress Insurance Company  "Page 2 Featured Article: Periodontal Disease Treatment: Best Practices to Improve Patient Outcomes and Mitigate Risk - This article shares best practices to help improve patient outcomes related to periodontal treatment. By: Julie Goldberg, DDS Practice Management
The Middle Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is hosting the 2019 Spring Meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD. The major theme is "Successes and Failures in Anesthesia for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Doctors have the ability to get 5% risk management credit for their OMSNIC policy. Eight hours of continuing education will be provided.  
  The Golden Rule of Dentistry Michael R. Ragan, DDS, JD, LLM - Medico Legal Consultant "At some point in time, you will likely inherit a patient from another provider. That patient’s experience with the previous provider may or may not have been positive. Moreover, the condition of the patient’s teeth or restorations may make you say to yourself, “What was the previous dentist doing?” While your observations may seem accurate at the time, great caution should be taken when memorializing those feelings in either writing or conversation with your patient. 
2018 Defense Counsel Seminar (OMSNIC Law School) Recap James Q. Swift, DDS - Chair of the OMSNIC Board
  A Risk Management Newsletter from OMSNIC Feature Article - Reducing the Incidence of Failure to Diagnose Claims: Colin Bell, DDS, MSD - Patient Safety and Risk Management Committee Member