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The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at

The No Surprises Act’s transparency rules for health plans

The federal No Surprises Act (NSA) generally protects patients from receiving large unanticipated bills for out-of-network care.  To implement the NSA, transparency rules have been issued that require self-insured and insured health plans to include deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums on ...

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Find out and fix what big data says about you

I thought I knew all about the information that consumer reporting agencies were collecting on me. Then I discovered The Work Number — a database that reports every paycheck I’ve received from my company, with net and gross amounts, going ...

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Making high oil prices a positive for your business

Higher oil price costs threaten business owners’ profits, sales, and viability in the near term. However, we believe this provides further incentives for business owners to accelerate energy transition plans. What do higher oil prices mean for business owners? They ...

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Here’s when corporate do-good efforts actually work

Customers spent more buying stuff from companies that engaged in corporate social responsibility than those that didn’t – as long as those do-gooder efforts actually addressed damage the businesses caused. That’s the main takeaway of a new study I conducted ...

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Commoners in the land of trademarks

One of the British tabloids has taken Meghan Markel to task because she wants to trademark “archetypes’ for use in conjunction with her Spotify podcast. The tabloid defiantly asserts archetypes is 470 years old. So? They write she should not ...

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