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News - 2018 Archive

November 20, 2018

Having a medical condition doesn't automatically disqualify you from buying life insurance. While finding coverage can be more difficult than it is for others, individuals with challenging medical histories and even severe conditions can usually find at least some coverage.

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November 7, 2018

While your employees can catch the flu year-round, fall and winter are the peak times for an outbreak

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October 29, 2018

Injuries due to slips and falls are one of the most frequently reported workers’ compensation claims. While these accidents can happen anywhere, any time, they typically spike during the winter months. 

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October 24, 2018

With more employees falling victim to addiction, employers are faced with lower productivity, higher health care costs and fewer qualified job applicants, which means employers should try to do everything possible to combat the impact opioids have in the workplace.

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October 17, 2018

Bullying in the workplace not only affects safety, trust, and workplace culture, it can lead to reduced productivity, increased turnover, and sometimes legal problems. 

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October 15, 2018

If you’ve been a victim of a disaster, don’t rush into repairs or rebuilding without contacting your insurance agent, securing your property from further damage/loss, and documenting the damage.

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September 11, 2018

Because anyone can become a target of ransomware, prevention and awareness are most important in managing cyber risk.

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August 15, 2018

With cyber-attacks posing such a prominent threat to businesses, it is essential to create a plan to deal with the problem. Implementing and adhering to basic preventive and safety procedures will help protect your company from cyber threats.

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August 13, 2018

Did you know that by the time a person is thirsty, he or she is already 2 to 3 percent dehydrated? Once this occurs, it's difficult to make up for the lost hydration. 

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August 8, 2018

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that increased the civil penalty amounts that may be imposed on employers under various federal laws. The DOL's final rule implements the 2018 annual adjustments for civil penalties assessed or enforced by the DOL, including penalties under the FLSA, FMLA, OSHA, and ERISA. The increased penalty amounts became effective on January 2, 2018, and may apply for any violations occurring after November 2, 2015.

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