Denise MirtichOswald’s Denise Mirtich Featured in the September Issue of PLANSPONSOR

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:October 3rd, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, News

Denise Mirtich, Director, Informatics & Technology Solutions at Oswald Companies, has been featured in the September PLANSPONSOR Magazine article, “Harvesting The Right Facts and Figures” by reporter Judy Ward (subscriber login required). The article reads: In this age of ‘big data,’ sponsors have the analytic tools at hand to make more informed decisions. In the […]

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Be PreparedRisk Updates and OSHA Reminders | September 2017

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 26th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, News, Property & Casualty

Please read below for important upcoming deadlines and notifications: -OSHA’s New Silica Standard for Construction goes into effect on Sept. 23, 2017. Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. Quartz, the most common form of silica, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Materials containing […]

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Ohio Best Workplaces AdOswald Companies Named a Best Workplace in Ohio 2017 by Ohio Business Magazine

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 26th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Events, News

Oswald Companies has been named to the second annual Best Workplaces in Ohio list, announced in September 2017 by Ohio Business Magazine. Nominations for the top 75 chosen honorees were collected, reviewed and approved by a Best Workplaces committee, which evaluated companies based on a variety of factors including culture, benefits, career development, community engagement and more. In addition […]

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Stay OSHA Compliant | Know the Safety Regulations of Propane

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 26th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Distance rules and requirements of propane tanks to their surroundings continues to be an important topic for both legal and safety reasons. Nearby buildings, additional tanks, other flammable objects, awnings, etc. need to be taken into account whenever propane tanks are present. The proper storage, handling and transfer of propane and other Liquefied Petroleum (LP) […]

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Blue chalkboard business peopleUnderstanding Important Exclusions in Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Author: Mary Fessler | Date:September 20th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

Many Directors and Officers of private companies and non-profit organizations understand the importance of D&O insurance to protect their personal assets, as well as the entity’s balance sheet. Yet, many fail to take the time to understand important exclusions that are embedded in the policy. One such exclusion: professional services rendered by the company. Underwriters seek […]

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Identity Theft | A Costly Crime [INFOGRAPHIC]

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 15th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits

Identity theft is a crime. According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 15.4 million U.S. adults were affected by this in 2016. Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud […]

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Three Key Actions Toward a Better Work-Life Balance: Women’s Leadership 2017

Author: Cindy Bowman | Date:September 13th, 2017 | Category: Blog, General, News

As my career progressed, I found myself struggling to have a successful work-life balance. If I spent too much time focusing on my job, family and friends would be left behind. How can one have both? Through research and personal discovery, I found three keywords and actions that help me strike a balance: SELF-CONTROL: Travis Bradberry shares […]

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Oswald Companies’ Michigan Branch Welcomes Schneider to Group Benefits Team

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 11th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Employee Benefits, News

DETROIT – Sep. 11, 2017 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Schneider as Sales Executive in the Group Benefits Department. She specializes in working with clients to plan, consult and deploy strategic benefit plans. In her role, Schneider […]

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Hurricane Season: Preparation and Contingency

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:September 7th, 2017 | Category: Blog, News, Property & Casualty

With hurricanes and tropical storms threatening areas of the United States, we have provided the following information on prevention and contingency: HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS AND PLANNING PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE DURING A FLOOD OR HURRICANE After the Storm: Do what you can to secure all property from further loss. Cover roof damage with tarps and cover windows […]

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Should parents be seeing ‘red’ over the new “Yellow” app?

Author: Kimberly Lucarelli | Date:September 5th, 2017 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Personal Risk

Through my “Socially Smart” campaign, I’m continuing my efforts to bring awareness to the community about the dangers that lie within social media, and the potential negative impact to children. Over the past two years, I must confess that I have found this challenge daunting. Just when I research new apps and concerns, more troubling social media platforms are being introduced faster […]

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