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Pension Plans are Bursting: What it Means for You and How to Handle It

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Pension plans are on fire in 2024, and we don’t mean they’re burning to the ground, but rather exploding. The largest U.S. corporate pension plans reached 100% funded at the end of 2023, according to a report in Pensions & Investments magazine. That’s great news, especially given the challenges that have led…

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White Collar Crime is Still Prevalent: Here’s How to Protect Your Organization

Just like clothing styles, some white-collar crimes are back in fashion. In fact, they are so popular that they cost the American economy an estimated $426 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. While it can be hard to prosecute these bad actors, companies can take steps to…

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Stay Focused: Navigating Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of multitasking while operating a vehicle. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to become distracted by our phones, passengers or other activities while driving. However, the consequences of distracted driving can be devastating, leading to…

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Trade Credit Insurance: Is one of your Largest Assets Unprotected?

Accounts receivable typically make up 40% of a company’s assets. With past-due invoices and non-payments becoming more common, it becomes a very vulnerable asset. That’s where Trade Credit insurance comes in. Trade credit or accounts receivable insurance helps businesses protect the capital they have in reserve and stabilize cash flow…

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The Cost of Weight Loss Drugs is Rising, but There are Methods to Control Spending

Alex Alusheff

In the last year, Oswald clients spent more than $49 million on drugs that employees use to treat diabetes or, as has become the latest trend, induce weight loss. Drugs such as Ozempic® and Wegovy® became trendy weight loss alternatives in 2023, going viral on social media and talked up…

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Builders Risk: Owners and Contractors Alert

There’s a significant amount of risk involved in any construction project, so builders and contractors can’t be too careful when it comes to securing Builders Risk coverage for their projects. Oswald’s Design & Construction team recently attended the 2024 AGC Surety and Risk Management Conference, along with 600 of the…

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Don’t Get Burned by the Eclipse: Tips to Plan Ahead to Ensure Your Business Runs Smoothly and Your Family is Safe

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Northeast Ohio is in the global spotlight due to its position in the Path of Totality for the total solar eclipse on April 8. As the sun becomes completely covered by the moon, it will likely be dark enough for streetlights to come on and to see some stars –…

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Storms Among Storms: Spring Severe Weather Preparedness

The Climate Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting above-average temperatures across the country this spring, as well as above-average precipitation in the central and eastern United States. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods – nature will continue outdoors as we respond to, and plan for, the health concerns…

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How to Weave Technology into Your M&A Deal

Jeffery Phillips

Years ago, mergers and acquisitions were sealed with a handshake. Those involved in the deal met in person and technology was in its infancy.   Times have changed. As technology becomes a bigger part of doing business, there are many more risks to be considered when a merger is in the…

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Culture of Health: Encouraging Primary Care (Part 4)

Joey Stoffer

A program and culture that drives individuals to interact with their primary care clinicians is one of the first and most important steps to moving towards a proactive approach of health management. By building trust with his or her primary care physician, an individual is more likely to follow guidance…

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