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March 17, 2020
Coronavirus: Increased Cyber Risks

Remote Access and Best Practices Cybercriminals are now leveraging our national crisis to target businesses of all sizes by launching cyberattacks an...

March 17, 2020
Coronavirus FAQs: Impact to Business Insurance and Employee Benefits

UPDATED 3/25/2020 As we are all facing unprecedented change and uncertainty, we wanted to respond to some of the most frequently asked questions ab...

March 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Does the Coronavirus create a workers' compensation exposure? The short answer is, not likely. Other than the fact that the Coronavirus is currently ...

March 6, 2020
Coronavirus: start preparing for potential impact to your business

As the Coronavirus continues to spread and the global impact increases, it’s time to consider the potential impact to your employees and business op...

March 6, 2020
Patients, Dentists & Courts, Oh My! How courts resolve claims against dentists.

Thursday, April 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Saint Paul RiverCentre If you will be attending the MDA 2020 Star of the North Meeting, please join...

March 5, 2020
Keeping Your Head Above Water

The Danger Water Presents to Homeowners | March 2020 Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Though you may do your be...

February 10, 2020
Webinar – How Ransomware Can Cripple Your Practice with One Wrong Click

FOR MDA MEMBERS ONLY Please join us on Wednesday March 18th from 12-1pm CST for a webinar to help learn how to protect your busniness from a cyber ...

October 2, 2017
It Can Even Happen to an Insurance Agent

'Something Smells Hot...' I woke up on Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend to the smell of something burning. It was coming from my furnace room. T...

October 30, 2015
Protecting Your Business from Cyber Liability

Small Businesses and Cyber Risk With high profile data breaches (cyber liability claims) such as Anthem, Target and Home Depot, data security conti...

November 22, 2013
Common Interest Community Living

Increasingly, people are choosing to live in a Common Interest Community (CIC). CIC’s are condominiums, townhomes, twin homes and even single family...

June 6, 2013
Protect Your Business with an Insurance Review

As a busy business owner, it’s easy to forget to call your insurance agent when you purchase new office equipment or expand your office space. Howev...

August 9, 2012
Commercial General Liability Insurance for Nonprofits

At Dyste Williams, we advise many nonprofit organizations about liability issues. Most nonprofits are aware of the need for adequate Directors and Off...

July 31, 2012
Pre-Taxing Employee Benefits with a “Cafeteria Plan”

Section 125 of the Tax Code (Internal Revenue Code or IRC) is often called a “cafeteria plan”. It allows employees to pay for qualified benefits w...

July 27, 2012
Recent Changes in Minnesota Homeowners Insurance

Confused about your homeowners insurance policy? You’re not alone. Here in Minnesota and around the country, there have been significant changes in ...

July 24, 2012
Workers Comp for Independent Contractors in Minnesota Dental Practices

Periodically during the course of meeting with various dental practices, the question comes up, do I need to cover my independent contractors under my...

June 25, 2012
Advice to Minnesota Businesses Facing Insurance Rate Increases For 2013

For Minnesota business owners, the value of working with an independent insurance agent is more important this year than ever before. Recently, there ...