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SparkAmerica Fit City Challenge Announces Winners of Spring Corporate Challenge

190 companies and nearly 3,500 participants accumulated more than six million activity minutes for the Spring Challenge. CLEVELAND – June 30 – Oswald, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms, announced the winners of the SparkAmerica Spring Fit City Challenge. Oswald is a strategic partner of the SparkAmerica…

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A Dive into Water Perils: Maximize Your Insurance Protection

Susan Tobbe

When it comes to water, we’re stuck in a love-hate relationship. In Michigan, we’re surrounded by it and celebrate it every summer when we launch our boats, head north with the jet skis, and plan our beach outings. Yet, water can quickly turn on us, replacing fun with considerable property…

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Hurricane Season: The Time is Now to Review Your Plan

Mary Marley

Actions and planning during the off-season impact how well you are ready to weather another hurricane season. In recent years, the U.S. mainland experienced more hurricane activity than in the recent past. If you felt prepared, that’s great – keep it up! If you didn’t feel prepared, now is the…

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Take Time to Save Time (and Costs): Four Commonly Overlooked Areas Affecting Your Insurance Spend

Faced by supply chain and hiring challenges, unpredictable shutdowns, and ever-changing regulations, CFOs are more strapped for time and resources than ever before. While insurance typically falls under a CFO’s large and growing list of responsibilities, it’s often on the backburner. Policies are simply renewed year after year. All is…

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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


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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