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Trusted adviser – it’s all in the name

By James Fay | November 20, 2021

The term “trusted adviser” offers clues to what to look for when searching for someone to help guide your financial future. A financial adviser must both establish a trust-based relationship…

One perceived dumb mistake on social media does not necessarily mean the end of one’s career

By Stuart J. Alterman Esq. | October 16, 2021

Officers’ Rights By Stuart J. Alterman, Esq., and Arthur J. Murray, Esq. Since the birth of social media, whenever we lecture to members of law enforcement, the members of my…

Court clarifies rules regarding passengers in a stopped motor vehicle

By Ed Esposito | October 16, 2021

Professional Development In mid-September, the Appellate Division ruled in State v. Boston (A-4752-17) that “[i]n a routine traffic stop where the driver has to be arrested on an open traffic…

‘We’re doing ok’

By Ray Heck | October 16, 2021

PFRS Report As we start to look toward the sunset of the COVID pandemic, we anticipate our new office opening in October. We will then be able to provide more staff who will be…

U.S. Supreme Court rules in case involving community caretaking exception in residences

By Ed Esposito | September 23, 2021

Professional Development Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an officer’s “community caretaking” duties do not create a stand-alone doctrine that would unilaterally justify a warrantless search and seizure of…

Reviewing the 2022 SHBP Rate Renewal Report

By Kevin Lyons | September 23, 2021

Health Benefits Report For the past several years, we have had good news to share about the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) rates. While for the most part, this is…

Expected changes to the 2022 State Health Benefits Plan

By Kevin Lyons | August 31, 2021

Health Benefits Report By Kevin Lyons As of this writing, all changes for 2022 have not been finalized. But I wanted to make sure you had up-to-the-minute guidance on where…

Navigating formulary management

By Kevin Lyons | August 16, 2021

Health Benefits Report By Kevin Lyons In 2016, when we took the bold move of moving from an open formulary (all drugs that are FDA-approved for anything) to a national…

NJ Supreme Court further analyzes in-custody for the purposes of Miranda

By Ed Esposito | August 16, 2021

Professional Development By Ed Esposito  In mid-June, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued an opinion in State v. Zakariyya Ahmad, which sets forth more context to the “in-custody” status of…

Protecting your right to see out-of-network providers

By Kevin Lyons | July 14, 2021

Health Benefits Report By Kevin Lyons Last month, we touched on the topic of high-value providers that you can access by using tools such as AMINO. Ironically, while I was…