Insurance


According to Fitch IBCA, Duff & Phelps, a rating service, life insurers face an estimated $3 billion to $5 billion in losses related to the September 11 terrorist attacks. But, Fitch says, the industry has $3.1 trillion in assets, it already pays—on average—$52 billion in claims annually, and it has benefited from recent increases in sales and the recovering value of its equity portfolio. ( www.fitchratings.com/corporate/reports/report.cfm?rpt_id=135602 )

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This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

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The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.