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Posted by Andy Adams on August 21, 2014 - 3:31pm
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When was the last time you received an email from a friend stuck in a foreign jail or a "business opportunity" to make millions from Nigeria?  I doubt you took any of them seriously upon a moments reflection.  What about an urgent email from your CEO asking you to wire money to an account?  Would you dismiss that as quickly?  The latest "masquerading" email fraud does exactly that.  It is a growth industry:

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Posted by Andy Adams on August 15, 2014 - 1:17pm
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After 19 years and 6 months (oh, let's just call it 20 years!), Lynda Watson retires from Adams Insurance Service TODAY.  Testimonies from customers have been pouring in since her retirement was announced last month.  Lynda has truly been honored by all of your kind words, best wishes, and prayers.  Adams Insurance has been honored by Lynda.  We cannot replace the friendships and relationships she has established during her time here.  Our hope is that we can maintain our customers level of trust and confidence.  
 
Thank you Lynda! We love you and wish you well in all your future endeavors!
 
Your family at Adams Insurance Service!
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Posted by Tracy Dacus on August 14, 2014 - 5:17pm
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Today the Adams Insurance family honors the matriarch of the Adams family, Dorothy Adams.  She celebrates her 100th birthday today!  

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 31, 2014 - 5:31pm
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The legal challenges to the ACA just keep on coming.  We discussed the mixed bag that was the Hobby Lobby decision last month.  For July, it is Halbig v. Burwell.  Here is the skinny:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 10, 2014 - 10:58am
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Nine former and current employees filed suit against Russell Stover Candies, a manufacturer of fine chocolates, alleging the failure to pay overtime.  Just over a year after the lawsuit was filed, Russell Stover has obtained court approval for a settlement of $3,075,000 with a class that grew to 103 claimants:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 9, 2014 - 11:43am
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If "smart bricks" become the dominant construction material in 10 years, my boys are going to have a solid future in construction, given their passion for legos.  Smart bricks are a prototype construction material made from high strength concrete.  They stack and interconnect like legos:

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 8, 2014 - 4:47pm
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As the dust settles from the Hobby Lobby decision, it is becoming clear that this will not be the end of the matter.  A TPA trade association is upset that are being stuck with the bill for contraceptives:

 

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Posted by Andy Adams on July 3, 2014 - 12:01pm
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The Fourth of July is the quintessential American holiday.   We hold parades, gorge ourselves, kick back and relax, and blow stuff up.   I can always remember getting tripped up on the Trivial Pursuit question: “Do they celebrate the Fourth of July in England?”  Of course not, but I just could not wrap my mind around someone not wanting to celebrate something as awesome as the Fourth of July.

But do not mistake our enjoyment of these delights for thinking that we have forgotten the source of these gifts—they are God-given and guaranteed by the blood and sacrifice of our men in uniform since 1776.
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