Get Curious: A Simple Question to Ask Your Employees

June 28, 2018
Rachel Druckenmiller, MS – Director of Wellbeing How do we engage our employees? This is a question I hear on a weekly basis. With employee disengagement hovering around 70%, it's not surprising that this question keeps coming up year after year. Often, we expect a vendor or a portal... Find out more »

Get Curious: A Simple Question to Ask Your Employees

Rachel Druckenmiller, MS – Director of Wellbeing How do we engage our employees? This is a question I hear on a weekly basis. With employee disengagement hovering around 70%, it's not surprising that this question keeps coming up year after year. Often, we expect a vendor or a portal... Find out more »

What Should You Expect for Workers’ Comp Costs? Doom or Boom?

June 27, 2018
Two experts recently gave their opinions on the future of workers’ comp costs. One expert is pessimistic, the other one is optimistic. What do you think? Doom? Workers’ compensation costs could increase 300 percent by 2030, according to economist Richard Victor, a senior fellow with the... Find out more »

Answering Your Employee’s Questions About Enrolling in Medicare

Working past age 65 is no longer uncommon. According to the U.S. Jobs report, almost 19 percent of people 65 or older worked at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017. With that in mind, it pays to be aware of current guidelines for employees who want to keep their group health care... Find out more »

Simple Steps to Reduce Telecommuting-Related Risks

June 25, 2018
Employers’ Responsibilities: 1. Provide clear job descriptions, goals and reporting procedures for your telecommuting employees. 2. Ensure your workers’ compensation coverage applies to telecommuters. For example, if you have out-of-state teleworkers, make sure you have “other... Find out more »

10 Tips for Thinking Outside the Wellness Box

When most of us think of the word, “wellness”, images of yoga mats, massages and FitBits are typically what come to mind. While fitness, stress relief and exercise are all important components of wellness initiatives at companies, there’s more to being well than what we eat and how we... Find out more »

GDPR Deadline

June 1, 2018
What does the GDPR deadline mean for your insurance? Many of you are aware this past Friday, May 25th was the big GDPR compliance deadline. As a result, several clients have inquired whether their insurance would provide coverage for claims associated with this new law. If you’re a US... Find out more »

The Six Types of OSHA Violations and Their Penalties

May 31, 2018
As conscientious as you and your company may be about federal OSHA compliance and keeping employees safe, you may need to undergo an OSHA inspection. Here are six types of violations you could be cited for: De Minimus These violations do not have a monetary penalty because they do not... Find out more »

From Data Breaches to Ransomware: How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Cybercrime

May 24, 2018
Each time you connect to the Internet, you risk becoming the victim of a cybercrime. It's the price we pay for living in a digital world — whether it's at home, at work, or on your smartphone. According to the Identity Theft Resource Institute, the number of U.S. data breaches in 2016... Find out more »

5 Things Employers Need to Know about Domestic Partnerships and Benefit Offerings

May 18, 2018
With the rise in healthcare costs and increase in healthcare legislation, employers are faced with difficult decisions when it comes to their benefit offerings.  Depending on the family demographics of an organization, offering benefits to domestic partners can be a way to promote a culture of... Find out more »