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In almost 8% of trials in 2005, the plaintiff winner was awarded $1 million or more in compensatory and punitive damages.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, 2015 (most current data available)

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Risk Management

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    There are three basic types of medical insurance plans: fee-for-service, managed care, and high-deductible health plan.

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  • Evaluating Insurance Companies

    Using a financially sound insurance company is an important part of ensuring your family’s financial security.

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    The odds of needing long-term care increase as you age. Prior planning can help protect you from financial ruin.

  • Medicare Coverage

    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for those persons age 65 and over. But what does it cover?

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