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CAMICO Earns A- (Excellent) Rating From AM Best

SAN MATEO, Calif.— CAMICO, the nation’s largest CPA-owned and directed program of insurance and risk management for the accounting profession, announced today that AM Best has upgraded its Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of a- (Excellent) from bbb+ (Good). In excerpts from its 2024 report, … Read more

Understand Your Risks: Generative Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Generative artificial intelligence (“AI”) solutions such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT continue to gain popularity. Many CPA firms seek to leverage the use of generative AI to accelerate innovation and increase productivity. As the use of AI technology evolves, CPAs need to obtain a solid understanding of their needs and objectives – and gain an understanding of … Read more

Risk Management Aspects of the Employee Retention Credit Withdrawal Process and Voluntary Disclosure Program

                                     By Duncan B. Will, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE and Anthony J. Cooper, J.D., MBT In late December 2023, the IRS announced a Voluntary Disclosure Program for taxpayers who claimed and received the Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) but are ineligible. … Read more

Corporate Transparency Act

CAMICO continues to receive inquiries from policyholders regarding implications of assisting clients with the new beneficial ownership information reporting guidelines under the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”). CAMICO issued a policyholder Alert in December 2023 on this topic, which included, among other things, a Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) document that highlights many of the common inquiries … Read more

Indemnification Clauses in Client Agreements…the Saga Continues

There has been a significant uptick of clients attempting to embed indemnification and/or hold harmless clauses in various documents executed with CPA firms (e.g., non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements, business associate agreements, data protection agreements, etc.) to shift financial liability through contractual apportionment of risk. CAMICO has also noted an increasing trend of clients pushing back on firms’ … Read more

Claim Chronicles 124

Claim Chronicles 124-A  Topic: Trustee Role, Services  Seth Johnson was married multiple times and had eight children from previous marriages. He married Lindsey Johnson in 2012 and was married to her until his death in 2018. In 1991, Mr. Johnson established the Seth Michael Johnson Living Trust. Upon his death, the Trust was to be … Read more