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Ed Branam, DVM

Column: Protect and Defend

Protect & Defend columnist Dr. Ed Branam is veterinary and animal services program manager for Safehold Special Risk Inc., a division of Wells Fargo Insurance. He serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Legislative Advisory Committee.

Protect & Defend columnist Dr. Ed Branam is veterinary and animal services program manager for Safehold Special Risk Inc., a division of Wells Fargo Insurance. He serves on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Legislative Advisory Committee.

Protect and Defend

Are you prepared for a data breach?

The theft of sensitive client information can do irreparable harm to a small business, so take preventive steps now.

You don’t need to look far to find a story about yet another data breach. Here are recent headlines: Health care data of 1 million N.J. patients compromised since 2009 Hacker attacks on health care providers jump 600% Hacker publishes 5 million Gmail addresses, passwords Breach at Goodwill vendor lasted 18 months Home Depot data […]

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Get serious about EPLI coverage

Employment practices liability insurance safeguards against costly claims of discrimination and other workplace issues.

In today’s environment, protecting your practice against risk is more important than ever. While preparing for fire and professional liability are no-brainers, safeguarding against less concrete threats often takes a back seat. Consider this: Regardless of whether your veterinary practice is small or large, the chance of encountering an employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) claim […]

Protect and Defend

Are you underinsured?

An introduction to the nuts and bolts of properly insuring your practice.

Finding the balance between too much and too little insurance coverage can be a challenge. How do you know where you stand? Asking your insurance company after you suffer a loss is not the way to find out. As a veterinarian now specializing in veterinary insurance and risk management, I’ve seen many cases where practice […]

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