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Court Bonds 07.19.2021

New Job? Beneficiary Designations

Congratulations on your new job! With your letter of hire in hand, don’t get so immersed in your new life that you fluff over the forms that come with new benefits. For example, take the…
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New Job? Beneficiary Designations
Surety Bonds 07.19.2021

Rebuilding Illinois: $45 Billion

The recently signed Illinois capital plan allocated funds for roads, bridges, railroads, universities and other state facilities over the next six years. Naturally, there is lots of bustling, building and investment in Chicago too. Here’s…
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Rebuilding Illinois: $45 Billion
Surety Bonds 07.19.2021

Craning Your Neck? Where’s The Talent?

Construction industry experts remind us that the skills gap, though exacerbated by the pandemic, has been with us for nearly a decade. An aging workforce, declines in vocational education and limited training for specific skill…
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Craning Your Neck? Where’s The Talent?
Court Bonds 07.12.2021

Retiring? Update Your Plans

  Congratulations: your time is now your own! When you exit the grind, it’s a good idea to re-assess your estate plan. After all, some of the assumptions you previously made about assets and needs…
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Retiring? Update Your Plans
Court Bonds 07.12.2021

Unmarried Life Partners? Make a Will!

Life partners who do not have a marriage certificate but hope to leave assets to each other should take special care to put a will in place. Without a will, you risk not inheriting from…
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Unmarried Life Partners? Make a Will!
Surety Bonds 07.12.2021

Expansion: U.S. Highway 183

  Central Texas has been on a rapid growth spurt and highway expansion is catching up. In a joint venture, two firms have been awarded $477 million for the design and construction of the “183…
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Expansion: U.S. Highway 183
Surety Bonds 07.12.2021

Rising Demand: Life Sciences Buildings

  Demand for new buildings for life science research and study exceeds supply. Constructors are even changing markets to get in on the action. What’s the rush? Building Boom? According to industry experts, the demand…
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Rising Demand: Life Sciences Buildings
Cyber 07.09.2021

Passwords and Plan Sponsors

Bad password practices open retirement accounts to cybercrime. That’s one reason why the Employment Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has provided plan sponsors with Online Security Tips for use in educating plan participants about protecting their…
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Passwords and Plan Sponsors
Cyber 07.09.2021

Cybersecurity: DOL Audit Initiative

  Legal experts share a head’s up for plan sponsors: the Department of Labor (DOL) has begun an audit initiative based on the new cybersecurity guidance issued for retirement plans this spring. Here’s what you…
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Cybersecurity: DOL Audit Initiative