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Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

U-Turn on Presumption of Guilt for UK Senior Managers

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The UK Treasury today announced a major revision of one of the most controversial provisions in the Senior Managers Regime due to take effect on British and foreign banks operating in the United Kingdom from March 2016. Continue reading →

The Cadillac Tax is Politically Unpopular – So is Repeal a “Done” Deal?

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Willis is a member of the Alliance to Fight the 40 – the reference is to the 40% excise tax on so-called “Cadillac” plans that is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Alliance used that … Continue reading →

Bitpay Sues Insurer After Denied Cyber Claim for Spearphishing

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In December, BitPay, one of the leading BitCoin payment processors, was the victim of a social engineering attack. Continue reading →

Understanding the Impact of Pharmacy Costs and How to Cushion the Blow

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In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have shifted gears: from developing drugs that treat common or more prevalent diseases, to spending billions to develop drugs that combat or even cure cancer or rare diseases. This includes drugs for chronic conditions such … Continue reading →

Whistleblowers: You Know they Make Sense if You’re a Regulator!

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The FCA published last week new rules on whistleblowing. The key requirements of the new rules are to: appoint a senior manager as their whistleblowers’ champion put in place internal whistleblowing arrangements able to handle all types of disclosure from … Continue reading →

Creating a Capital Markets Union: And the Winners Are…

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In November 2014, the European Commission (EC) announced a flagship project to build a deeper and more integrated capital market among the EU28 countries – named Capital Markets Union (CMU). This blog takes a closer look at the motivation behind … Continue reading →

Is it Bullying or is it Harassment? A Liability Either Way

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Most human resources practitioners have heard the complaint, “I am being harassed,” and are trained to know what to do when it happens. Generally, it is up to HR or legal counsel to determine if the complaint is truly a … Continue reading →

Smart Home Technology: A Target-Rich Environment for Hackers?

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The use of smart home technology is on the rise in the modern world, and those technological advances are changing how people interact with where they live. Continue reading →

Telemedicine Law and Liability: 2015

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Telemedicine has been growing exponentially in recent years and will continue to do so over the next decade. Telemedicine has the potential to improve care and reduce cost, goals fully consistent with the aims of health care reform. Indeed it … Continue reading →