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Workers’ Compensation: The Importance of Processes

“Trust the process,” goes the saying. That’s especially true when it comes to the topic of workers’ compensation (WC). Often perceived as costly and confusing, WC can make employers feel as if they’re not in control. There are steps companies can take to positively influence WC outcomes, though. Let’s take a look: More Safety Equals…

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Cyber Liability Insurance: More than Ransomware

When you think of cyber liability coverage for your business, you probably think of ransomware attacks, and with good reason: Ransomware incidents have spiked over the past few years, as have the associated costs. In many cases the actual ransom amount, steep though it may be, pales in comparison to the associated costs of recovery…

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Commercial Auto Premiums – can you control them?

Commercial auto insurance rates are based on several factors – some you can control and others that you can’t! Frequency and severity of crashes, auto repair costs, medical and hospital costs, lawsuits and court judgments, insurance fraud, vehicle type, and deductibles are all variables dictating your premiums. This means that while your company’s inherent level…

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General Liability Insurance – Your Company’s Defense

Even in the most well-run businesses, incidents happen. Whether these incidents result in property damage, bodily injury or both, they can be costly for businesses to deal with. As such, it is important for your business to be covered for a variety of possible risks. A commercial general liability (CGL) policy protects your business from…

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HR Hotline – Real People, Real Answers

In a recent post we discussed our HR and Compliance Portal, our online portal for convenient access to resources on safety, compliance and much more (read about it here). While this portal is a vast and searchable resource, sometimes you need a little personal guidance, especially when it comes to matters of Human Resources. Chances…

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Employee Benefits – Make it Personal

Each workforce is comprised of unique individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. So why opt for a one-size-fits-all benefits package? Instead, consider providing benefits options that are as unique as your employees. Doing so could be the attraction and retention tool that sets your workplace apart. In fact, 73% of employees said having customized benefits…

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Surety 101: The Who and the What of Surety Bonds

You won’t get too far into any discussion of construction work without the issue of surety bonds coming up. The concept of suretyship is both extremely common and widely misunderstood, and sometimes confused with traditional insurance. Let’s take a look at what exactly a surety bond is, who’s involved and what their roles are. A…

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A Supervisor’s Role in Workers’ Compensation

Supervisors play an essential role in ensuring a company’s efficiency and success. They are responsible for handling the everyday situations that help a business remain functional. Further, supervisors are also an integral part of workplace safety programs. Such programs utilize risk management techniques to keep employees safe on the job, thus reducing workers’ compensation costs.…

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Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Despite significant cyber security exposures, 85% of small business owners believe their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a data breach. This disconnect is largely due to the widespread, albeit mistaken, belief that small businesses are unlikely targets for cyber attacks. In reality, data thieves are simply looking for the path of least…

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Conveyor Belt Safety – Don’t Become a Statistic!

Unnecessary workplace accidents can occur when employees do not think before they act or avoid taking precautions to prevent accidents. Keeping safety top of mind is especially important when working with potentially dangerous machinery like conveyor belts, specifically in a warehouse or wholesale facility. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration frequently cites conveyor…

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