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Fortify a Workplace Culture that Values Women: Now and Post-Pandemic

Most days over the past year, my calendar has looked like a crazy quilt of overlapping and wall-to-wall Zoom meetings, something that was barely on my radar during my “old life.” Early in the pandemic, my kids made plenty of uninvited appearances as they adjusted to having Mom’s office in…

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Benefits Trends Shaped by COVID-19 in 2021 and Beyond

While brighter days are on the horizon, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on employees and their benefits continues to be the main topic within Human Resource departments. The year 2020 was a make-it-or-break-it test for employers and benefit strategies. As a result, 2021 benefits packages are evolving to accommodate…

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Joe Curtis Joins Oswald Companies as Vice President, Director of Group Benefits, Michigan

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DETROIT – March 19, 2021 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Curtis to Vice President, Director of the firm’s Group Benefits Practice, Michigan Market. Curtis brings more than 20 years of experience in…

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The Hard Insurance Market: Seven Steps to a Successful Renewal

It’s a new year, and the world is certainly ready for some positive changes. While the future is hopeful, many of the economic challenges that started in 2020 are continuing to impact organizations in 2021. This includes a hard insurance market. As always, proactive business leaders find ways to overcome…

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Protect Your Business from Social Engineering Fraud

Tiffany Fronek

The current climate has created an ideal “phishing season” for cyber criminals. They don’t need a license or a tackle box to try to take advantage of many people’s natural trusting nature. Exploiting this trust is easier than hacking your software, so trickery attempts have become commonplace. According to Crowdstrike’s…

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Homeowners Insurance: What to Consider When Buying or Selling Your Home

Before You Call the Movers, Talk to Your Insurance Advisor While other segments of the economy have struggled under the weight of the pandemic, the real estate market has seen increased home prices amidst soaring demand. Many people have found themselves living and working in the same space. Suddenly, the…

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[Live Webcast March 3] Reshape Employee Healthcare Experience While Reducing Costs

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Discover a smarter way for employees to interact with their benefits, make better healthcare decisions, and save money. Join us on Wednesday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. EST for a LIVE demonstration and to learn how HealthJoy can: Centralize employee benefits experience Provide on-demand health advocacy and network steerage Simplify…

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of the Cyber Market: Planning for 2021

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: Cyber2021!) Watch as Oswald’s Cyber Strategic Leader, Lacy Rex, and Oswald’s Cyber Claims Consultant, Lisa Pape, discuss the current state of the cyber insurance market. During this 30-minute session, they reviewed the shifting cyber liability landscape, and its effect on the cyber liability insurance market. Key topics…

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Cybersecurity Insurance: What Happens if You Fall Victim to a Breach?

Lisa Pape

With all that 2020 has brought with it, the climate has never been more ideal for the cyber criminal. Most of us are working from home via the internet. We’re also buying more—even household essentials—online. During the holiday season, online purchases will likely push virtual sales to new limits, making…

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2021 Benefits Open Enrollment: Making the Most of a Virtual World

Most of us are getting more than a little tired of the phrase “uncertain times.” Especially when it comes to open enrollment for employee benefits, who wants uncertainty to be the theme? Now, more than ever, it’s important to send clear communications around this important topic. As we’ve gotten used…

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