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Healthier Employees = Lower Costs. Could it Really be That Simple?

Brian Stovsky

Every year, employers stress over the cost of health insurance for employees, but there are some tricks to controlling costs. You have to know what’s driving costs up in the first place – and then figure out how to reign them in. Maybe your company hasn’t shopped around enough for…

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What’s Your Appetite for Risk?

Joe Buick

When it comes to food, most people have a rather hearty appetite. A four-course dinner at a trendy new restaurant or a burger and a beer at a beloved corner bar? Bring it on! But when it comes to business-essential topics like insurance and the associated commercial risks that make…

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Do Contractors Need Professional Liability Insurance?

With the evolution from the design-bid-build approach to construction to more collaborative delivery models (integrated project delivery, design-build, delegated design, design-assist), all or portions of the risk for negligent act, errors or omissions in design have shifted to the construction manager and its subcontractors. General liability policies carried by contractors…

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Give Your Employee Benefits Renewal the Time You and Your Employees Deserve

Like taxes and Michigan road construction, your employee benefits renewal is inevitable and may often be unaddressed until what feels like the last minute. This is rarely going to lead to the best possible outcome (just like all those annoying asphalt road patches aren’t the best response to the jarring…

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[Video] Bring High Value and Low-Cost Options to Attract and Retain Top Talent

oswaldcompanies

Al Rubosky, benefits advisor, at Oswald Companies, speaks on how Group Captives may be a solution for many companies. Watch:  

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Why Implementing the Wrong Technology Can Increase Your Vulnerability for Cyber Attacks

Evan Morris

Tracking devices seem like a great way to manage fleet operations or even save money on auto insurance. After all, they’re commonly used to track the location of our cell phones, family, friends, and our personal vehicles. However, choosing the safest technology is critical to avoid costly cyber attacks. Among…

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Employers: Plan Now for Health Care Inflation to Affect Your 2023 Budget

It only takes a trip to the gas pump (or the grocery store) to remind us how inflation is affecting our daily lives. The latest consumer price numbers from the U.S. government show us that last month inflation rose 8.6 percent from a year ago, the highest increase since December…

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Executive Benefit and Life Insurance Solutions: Recruit, Retain & Reward Your Key Leaders

oswaldcompanies

Executive leaders today face unique challenges when it comes to saving for retirement. The amount they can put aside through their employer’s qualified plan is often far from what they need. Furthermore, if participation by rank and file employees in an existing plan is not high enough, or the plan…

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Organizational Culture in 2022 and Beyond: A Time for Reassessment

No one needs to be reminded that the last two plus years have brought about lasting changes—invited or not—to just about every facet of life. Arguably, the workplace has borne the greatest brunt of the pandemic’s impact. Mix in considerable social unrest, and the result is an organizational environment in…

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Cyber Risk: Preparing Your Organization Against the Growing Number of Insider Threats

The computer emergency response team (CERT) defines ‘Insider Threats‘ as: The potential for an individual who has or had authorized access to an organization’s assets to use their access, either maliciously or unintentionally, to act in a way that could negatively affect the organization. Insider threats can come in many…

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