After 40-plus years, it’s the last day on the job for industry icon J.R. (Bob) Tisdale Canadian Underwriter

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Canadian P&C insurance industry icon J.R. (Bob) Tisdale is stepping down today as president and chief operating officer of Pembridge and Pafco insurance companies in Canada, coinciding with his 40-year work anniversary.

Allstate Insurance Company of Canada first announced his retirement in August 2019.

“In my 42 years in the industry, I have seen some incredible changes,” Tisdale wrote in a LinkedIn post commemorating the occasion. “It seems every time our industry is challenged with something new we adapt and provide the products and services necessary to protect people’s financial well-being. I also met some incredible people along the way. Too many to mention everyone but a few really stand out.”

In particular, Tisdale thanked his spouse Christine, “who I met in the industry and has supported my journey for over 35 years. This support allowed me to complete all of my post-secondary schooling while working full-time. It also allowed

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Health Insurance Options When Leaving a Job

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Question: I’m thinking about leaving my job and starting my own business, but I’ll lose my health insurance from work. Can I sign up for coverage through now, or do I have to wait until open enrollment?

Answer: You usually need to wait until open enrollment to buy individual health insurance, but you can get coverage anytime during the year if you’re eligible for a “special enrollment period.” To qualify, you must have experienced one of several life changes, which include leaving your job and losing your employer health coverage; moving to a new zip code; getting married; having a baby or adopting a child; or losing health insurance because you got divorced or legally separated. If you qualify for a special enrollment period, you usually have up to 60 days following the event to enroll in a new health insurance plan. See for more information about special

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With job losses, workers and their families lose health insurance coverage

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What’s going on with extra COVID-19 unemployment benefits?

It’s been weeks since President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum that was supposed to get the federal government back into the business of topping up unemployment benefits, to $400 a week. Few states, however, are currently paying even part of the benefit that the president promised. And, it looks like, in most states, the maximum additional benefit unemployment recipients will be able to get is $300.

What’s the latest on evictions?

For millions of Americans, things are looking grim. Unemployment is high, and pandemic eviction moratoriums have expired in states across the country. And as many people already know, eviction is something that can haunt a person’s life for years. For instance, getting evicted can make it hard to rent again. And that can lead to spiraling poverty.

Which retailers are requiring that people wear masks when shopping? And how are

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Unemployment Insurance Hasn’t Disincentivized Workers From Re-entering the Job Market

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August 5, 2020 at 5:00 am ET

  • The supplemental benefits from the CARES Act expired July 31, 2020, and many of the protections for renters and borrowers have expired or are set to do so shortly.

  • Monthly Morning Consult survey results from May, June and July show that roughly 5.4 million unemployed Americans are unable to cover basic expenses for a full month without financial support from unemployment insurance. These financially vulnerable unemployed Americans weaken U.S. households’ balance sheets, drag down spending and increase the risk of consumer delinquencies and defaults.

  • Unemployed workers who received more in unemployment insurance benefits than they did from their previous job did not return to work at a slower rate than those who received less in UI, casting further doubt on the distortionary effects of expanded UI benefits on workers’ incentives.

This analysis was authored by Morning Consult Economist John Leer.

Five days after

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Losing Employee Life Insurance Due to Job Loss: What’s Next? | Personal-finance

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Additionally, if your spouse has a policy and you are concerned about shared dependents, Holeman says you may want to consider increasing their coverage to help offset the loss of your policy.

Act quickly

“If you are newly unemployed and you want to continue [having] life insurance, you should probably jump on that as soon as possible,” Holeman says. Insurers typically look favorably on employment as it can indicate whether you can pay your premiums. They may not see you as a risk if you can show that your unemployment was recent and you have strong job prospects.

Another way to show financial strength is through your assets. Holeman explains that insurers may be more inclined to sell you a policy if you can show a consistent history of paying for things like a car loan or mortgage.

For those who are worried that they may be losing a job

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Man who flipped out at a Costco for being asked to wear a mask is fired from his insurance job

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A Florida man who went on an abusive tirade at a Costco after an elderly woman asked him to wear his mask has been fired from his insurance job. 

Daniel Maples, whose outburst in the Fort Myers store on June 27 was caught on a viral video posted online Monday, was a leading sales agent at Ted Todd Insurance. 

The insurance agency tweeted on Tuesday that Maples’ behavior was not in line with ‘company values’ and that he had been ‘terminated’. 

‘Threatening behavior and intimidation go against our core mission to be trusted advisors in our community,’ wrote the agency’s CEO Charley Todd in a follow up tweet that promised the company would follow up with a review of its internal culture. 

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A man, whose abusive tirade at an elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask in a Fort Myers, Florida, Costco on June

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California unemployment falls, but virus surge likely to reverse job gains

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California added 558,200 jobs from mid-May to mid-June and state unemployment fell from 16.4% to 14.9% — but don’t start celebrating yet. The numbers don’t account for the resurgence of COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. and in California in the last half of June or the retreat in plans to reopen the economy. The numbers were released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which slightly revised the earlier jobless figure from 16.3% to 16.4%.

Leisure and hospitality added the most jobs, at 292,500, benefiting from statewide reopenings of bars and dine-in restaurants, according to the California Employment Development Department. As of mid-June, that sector had regained more than a third of job losses from March and April. Construction jobs had the highest percentage gain, clawing back 68% of jobs lost during the pandemic. Government suffered the largest decline in jobs, at 36,300.

But the dial-back is bound

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Burberry proposes 500 job cuts as fashion firm posts sales drop

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Burberry is planning to cut around 150 jobs at its London and Leeds offices, it emerged on Wednesday as the fashion company posted a fall in first-quarter sales.

There are also some 350 non-UK roles in shops that could be affected by a restructure, Burberry’s finance chief Julie Brown said.

The plans were outlined as the luxury retailer reported a 45% fall in first quarter sales and showed how Covid-19 has hit the business.

The company was hurt by the Covid-19 lockdown when various countries ordered retailers to shut shops and travel restrictions came in. In England non-essential stores were only allowed to reopen from June 15.

In total Burberry employs 10,000 people, including 3500 in Britain. There are 1350 based in the London HQ.

In the UK Burberry said it wants to “streamline office-based functions”, but Brown said Horseferry House in Victoria will continue to be its HQ. Most

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‘I started selling sexy photos online after losing my job’

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“It was through necessity, I needed an income. It wasn’t because I wanted to just get naked or post pictures of myself,” says Mark.

He lost his job because of coronavirus in March and began posting semi-nude images on a subscriber-based social network.

The 32-year-old had been working for a five-star resort company, performing in shows. But when lockdown hit, his contract was cancelled.

“I applied for every single job I could find – all of the supermarkets, anything that was on the JobCentre website – I applied for them all.”

He later set up an OnlyFans account on his friend’s recommendation.

On the platform, followers pay a monthly subscription fee to access creators’ photos, videos or live streams, with the firm taking 20% commission. It isn’t just aimed at people who sell nude images, but many users do.

Despite the “no full-frontal nudity” disclaimer in his bio, it started

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