According to The Ponemon Institute, 55 percent of small businesses experienced at least one data breach in 2012 and 53 percent had multiple breaches. Yet, a recent study by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec found that only one in 10 small business owners say they have someone responsible for online and cyber security at their business.
Last year, a controversial flood insurance reform law passed, which, according to studies, is going to cost millions of dollars to coastal communities. The law was passed to save the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) from huge debt. Currently, the program is $25 billion in debt, largely due to Hurricane Katrina and Sandy!
With Obama Care website crashing on 1st October and still not coming up live after a month, problems predicted in the insurance system for next few months are enormous. Obama Care was the health care plan devised under Affordable Health Care Act passed in 2010. Under this plan a certain percentage of people who are not covered by health insurance will be able to get health care benefits.
This year, some Americans may not be able to use insurance even though they have signed up for it. This is due to the fact that Insurers are getting faulty data from the U.S. run health exchange. The problem began with consumers using health plans under Affordable health care Act known as ‘Obama Care’ when they could not access the website.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year’s flu season began four weeks earlier than expected, resulting in the earliest flu season in a decade.
While the early arrival proved to be tough on families, it was especially difficult for small businesses and start-ups that rely on their staff to stay profitable and productive during the holidays and tax season.
In its effort to find possible links to terrorism or other criminal activity, according to a published report, The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world, including those of Americans. Talk about the ultimate data breach!
The Obamacare exchanges have been initiated on the first of October and the new health reforms have gone into effect. Now everybody can enjoy health coverage without any regards to their existing medical conditions, and do it at economical rates, making the situation even better. The only thing is that all this can be enjoyed only if the insurance is bought before 31st March next year.
The online enrolment for Obamacare has already started, but small businesses cannot take part in it as of now. The new health insurance exchanges were initiated on the first of October as part of the government’s plans to make medical coverage more reasonable for the masses. Every business could utilize them except small enterprises.
October is Fall Car Care Month, so use it as an excuse to make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead. Taking a few simple steps now can save you the headaches and cost of an emergency breakdown later, says the Car Care Council.
Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician,