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Oswald Companies Promotes Jonathan Sadlier to Market Leader, Central Ohio

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COLUMBUS – June 15, 2020 –  Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Sadlier to Market Leader, Central Ohio. Sadlier joined Oswald in 2011 as a Sales Executive and was appointed a Vice President for…

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Putting Risk in Its Place with Long-Term Disability Coverage

If you had to rank in order of importance the top three group welfare benefits an employer could offer an employee, what would they be? Perhaps number one would be Medical, number two would be Dental, and number three would be Vision. Would Long-Term Disability (LTD) rank in your top…

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Steffan Moody Appointed to Global Accounts Director, Group Benefits Division

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CLEVELAND – May 7, 2020 – Oswald Companies has announced the appointment of Steffan Moody to Global Accounts Director, Group Benefits Division. Moody, a Vice President of Oswald, joined the firm in 2007 and has served as Market Leader for Central Ohio and its Columbus branch office since 2015. Here…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): COBRA and HIPAA Deadlines Extended

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. New Cobra Model Notices On April 29, 2020, the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Treasury (IRS) jointly issued a final rule extending several specific notice time frames applicable under HIPAA, COBRA, and ERISA. The rule also extends the time frames for COBRA…

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Understanding the Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Your Health Plan Data

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Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The impact of COVID-19 is reaching all aspects of our lives, and employer health plans are far from immune. Aside from the complex compliance issues that have arisen in recent months, claims experience is going to look different this year. Oswald’s Data…

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Michigan Auto Law Changes: What You and Your Employer Need to Know Now

Marc Lasceski and Sue Penn

Most people know that Michigan’s long-held no-fault auto insurance law is changing on July 2, 2020. At the heart of this change is the PIP (Personal Injury Protection) level that Michigan drivers will now be able to choose. PIP is the part of your auto insurance policy that pays claims…

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Personal Health Insurance Guidance: For Loss of Employment or Income Due to COVID-19 [VIEW WEBINAR]

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Recent events, like the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, have left some individuals and families with reduced income due to layoffs, reduced hours or termination of employment and the possible loss of health insurance coverage. If you or someone you know has recently lost…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): CARES Act – Employer Health Plan Effects

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27. This enormous bill (880 pages) provides $2.2 trillion to address the coronavirus crisis. Provisions in the Act address issues concerning health and welfare plans, retirement plans, financial…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): Departments of Treasury, Labor and the IRS Announce COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The Department of Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the IRS announced impending regulations that will help covered businesses with fewer than 500 employees and all government employers navigate the paid family and sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,…

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Group Health Plan Advisory (COVID-19): Ohio Department of Insurance Notice

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. The Ohio Department of Insurance issued a bulletin on March 20, 2020, providing relief from certain insurance regulations. Background The bulletin was issued in response to the request from Governor Mike DeWine to state agencies to develop and implement procedures designed to…

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