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RM Intel Alert: HB 2455

On Friday, June 5th, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed an omnibus labor bill that includes death benefits for first responders who were presumably infected with COVID-19 while on duty and workers’ compensation benefits for essential workers under certain conditions. HB 2455 is the product of negotiations between business and labor establishing evidentiary standards and Read More »

RM Intel Alert: Drug Shortages

April 3, 2020   Drug shortages, including human, animal, and biological products, have been an ongoing issue for the past several years. Many shortages were a result of market changes and supply challenges. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an acute demand for certain products and a disruption in the supply chain. The FDA is Read More »

Make Sure Your Family is Safe – Home Fire Preparedness

Jen Aultman, CPhT, Risk Management Consultant Home fires can devastate your life.  Even a small fire often requires residents to evacuate and reside elsewhere while clean up takes place. Smoke damage can cost thousands of dollars in damage to personal items, not to mention the time to clean what is salvageable. Fire can grow exponentially Read More »

A Breaking Problem

Jen Aultman, Risk Management Consultant, CPhT If an appliance in your home, garage or business had a 25% chance of causing fire – what would you do? Hopefully, the answer is to remove the source of danger. This example could be a reality in your home. Federal Pacific mass manufactured breaker boxes from the 1950’s Read More »

Tornado Preparedness

With winter behind us, our thoughts turn to spring and summer. Unfortunately, with the change of season, also comes the threat of tornados. As with every threat we face in life, putting it into context helps us decide what to do to prepare for the threat.  Tornados: Occur more frequently in the U.S. than anywhere Read More »

Hurricane Preparedness

Pharmacists Mutual wants to remind everyone to be vigilant regarding predicted storms, their path and intensity. We want to remind members that storm surge is flooding and not covered unless specific flood coverage/policy is in place.  Please take action to protect your property from flooding. Hurricane season begins June 1st (May 15th in the Pacific Read More »

ALERT: Members in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Insurance issued Bulletin 2017-03 on July 17, 2017, regarding the flooding that has affected Cook, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties in Illinois. This bulletin was issued to all companies licensed to transact business in Illinois.  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company and The Pharmacists Life Insurance Company are aware of this bulletin, and Read More »

Dental Fraud: A $12.5 Billion Dollar Problem

People often see dentists as professional, caring, ethical and honest individuals. However, there are employees and some dentists out there that can tarnish this image. An emerging issue that is growing is fraud in the dental practice.  According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, of the $250 billion spent on dental care procedures annually, Read More »

Foundation Cracks – Unseen Danger

Do you have cracks in your home’s foundation walls or floor?  Cracks in your foundation can allow water to seep in, causing damage to the interior of your home.  These cracks can also let in something you can’t even see-.  You may have a guest in your house and not even know it.  The name Read More »

Drug Security in the Independent Pharmacy

Since the CDC declared an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the United States in 2010, numerous programs and initiatives have been implemented to control access to narcotics. These have included prescription drug monitoring, increased DEA activity, addiction treatment funding, changes in prescription guidelines, drug take back programs, crackdowns on pill mills, and rescheduling of Read More »