The hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season is off to a historically fast start with already three named storms by early June. This year will mark the sixth consecutive year that a named storm has preceded the official start of hurricane season. The … Continue reading Hurricane Safety and Preparedness
With the Senate back in session last week, Democratic lawmakers revealed new legislation aimed at drastically expanding the federal government’s resources dedicated to the targeting and prosecution of child predators, developing new technologies to identify child sexual abuse material online, and funding leading community organizations that work to prevent children from becoming victims. In a … Continue reading Senate Lawmakers Seek $5 Billion to Track Down Child Predators Without Compromising Encryption
May is National Foster Care Month and we want to take time to acknowledge the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. With over 400,000 children in the foster care system at any … Continue reading May is National Foster Care Month
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It is also known as Battle of Puebla Day (not Mexican Independence Day). While it is a relatively minor holiday in … Continue reading 5 Tips on How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Home
Compliance is a word that is used regularly in the world of behavior. It’s written about in Individualized Education Programs, it’s used as a goal when students have behavioral episodes, and data is collected on how often it does or does not occur. Even in personal interactions with kids, such as with our own children … Continue reading Is Compliance Really the Goal of Childhood Behavior?
The earthquake market has moved onto unstable grounds as insurers and alternative capital investors demand higher returns on their capital. Over the past 20 years, the earthquake insurance market has narrowed down significantly, with many insurers leaving the market entirely, while others refuse to issue new policies in certain high-risk areas. Even among those still … Continue reading The Uncertainty of the Earthquake Insurance Market
Just to add to the already stressful times were are all living in, there is yet another avenue in which hackers are trying to take advantage of online users during the current pandemic. As we continue to use Zoom video conferencing, it has come to light that there is a new trend called, ‘Zoom … Continue reading New Pandemic Trend “Zoom Bombing”
As the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to quickly evolve, we want to provide you with an update on how Hawley & Associates is ensuring our ability to meet your business needs at this unprecedented and challenging time. Hawley & Associates will remain fully operational and will continue to provide the insurance products and services … Continue reading Hawley & Associates COVID-19 Updates