Career Sponsorship: Empowering Others and Paying it Forward

Author: Deena Rini | Date:February 22nd, 2017 | Category: Blog, General, News

For most career-oriented individuals, career pathing and progression is constantly on the forefront of the mind. Perhaps you’re doing what you need to do, but you’re still being halted in your progression. Let’s face it: you can’t be fully present in 100 projects at once, while expertly maneuvering through your career jungle gym and maintaining […]

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Countdown to ACA Reporting Filing Deadlines

Author: Andrea Esselstein | Date:February 10th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

As a reminder, deadlines are approaching to file the required IRS forms under the ACA employer reporting requirements. Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) are required to report whether Minimum Value, affordable coverage was offered to any full-time employees (full-time for at least one month during the year).  Full-time equivalent employees must be included when determining if […]

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Protect the Net: Evaluation of Disability Insurance for Athletes, Part 2

Author: Ron Boynar | Date:February 9th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Personal Risk

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the importance of Permanent Total Disability (PTD) and what to look for when acquiring it. For this part let’s turn our focus to Loss-of-Value (LOV) insurance. Remember that PTD covers an athlete in the event of a career-ending injury. LOV, on the other hand, provides a benefit for […]

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Kim FerenchakWomen’s Leadership 2017: 10 Paths Toward Empowerment in Your Work and Life

Author: Kim Ferenchak | Date:February 8th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News

The Oswald Women’s Leadership Council has defined 2017 as The Year of Empowerment. Empowerment for women is distinct from empowerment for men; considering both paid and unpaid work, women are less likely to be able to carve out time for education/professional development, strategic networking, community involvement, leisure activities and self-care. It has been well-documented that […]

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Oswald Design & Construction Releases New Video Feature

Author: admin | Date:February 7th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

  The Oswald Design and Construction team has released a new practice overview video featuring “sites” and sounds from the field. The team extends a special thanks to our clients who participated in this video feature. View the video above and click on the full-screen feature in the bottom right corner to expand the size. View […]

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Status of the ACA: Insights from Washington D.C., as of Feb. 2, 2017

Author: Andrea Esselstein | Date:February 6th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

On January 26, 2017, key members of the GOP met in Philadelphia for a health care summit.  With a goal to establish an ACA-replacement platform by consolidating varying proposed legislative bills, the Republican leadership left the city of Brotherly Love with little actionable progress. “We are still developing what this thing is going to look […]

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Deena Rini to Join Cleveland State University Business Panel: Women in Business, Today and Tomorrow

Author: admin | Date:February 6th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Events, News

Deena Rini, Practice Leader Oswald Financial Inc., will present on a business panel at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Cleveland State University Business School: “Women in Business Today and Tomorrow: Financial Industry.” According to the website, from banking and securities, to commercial real estate, investment management and insurance, the Financial Industry touches nearly all […]

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ACA Employer Reporting Requirements | Upcoming Due Dates

Author: Andrea Esselstein | Date:February 2nd, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

Despite marketplace uncertainty surrounding potential “repeal and replace” details, the 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer reporting requirements remain effective with approaching due dates. Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) are required to report whether Minimum Value, affordable coverage was offered to any full-time employees (full-time for at least one month during the year).  Full-time equivalent employees must be […]

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In Good Form | 2017 OSHA Requirements

Author: admin | Date:January 31st, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Reminder to employers to post their 300A OSHA Form by Feb. 1, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2016. The form must be signed by the highest ranking person on site and posted between February 1 and April 30, 2017. Employers must post the OSHA […]

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personal excess liabilityAll About You: Personal Risk and Liability Situations (Part 2)

Author: admin | Date:January 30th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Personal Risk

In the first post we discussed an introduction to liability coverages and protecting your financial future. Here we have shared a number of situations to consider as you evaluate the potential cost of your liability risks and exposures: Dependent Children Children who lend cars to friends, host parties or use social media put you at risk. […]

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