Media Center

How to Keep Your Travel Plans Worry-Free

oswaldcompanies

The holidays are a joyous time of year and present an opportunity to enjoy a well-earned getaway. Unfortunately, for thousands of travelers across the nation this past year, the only destination was a crowded airport. Extreme weather leading up to Christmas day, coupled with multiple problems at Southwest Airlines, one…

Read More

Major Changes in 2023: Increased Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Benefits

This past year brought potential changes to Michigan employment law that will significantly level the playing field for minimum wage and sick leave benefits – and most employers will likely need to make policy changes to comply. Though legal challenges to these new laws continue, they are currently expected to…

Read More

Stay OSHA Compliant | Know the Safety Regulations of Propane

Oswald Companies

If you use a gas grill, heat your home or spend time in an industrial facility, chances are you have used propane. It’s a well-established gas for many uses, but it can be dangerous. Below are some rules to practice safety in the household and the workplace by following regulations…

Read More

Nine Ways to Protect Your Investment in a Coastal Property

oswaldcompanies

Though the hurricane season lasts for only six months a year, the challenges of building and repairing homes along the coast is ongoing. Whether you are rebuilding, remodeling or starting anew, considering several proactive building guidelines could make an impact on your insurance premiums and how you fare in a…

Read More

Develop Cost Effective Benefit Plans That Retain Current Employees and Attract New Ones

With a limited labor pool, today’s marketplace is pressuring employers to enhance their employee benefits offering in order to attract personnel while retaining current employees. Simultaneously, health care costs continue to increase, so upgrading benefit offerings appears unattainable. It isn’t. Oswald Companies’ William Grebenc, an employee benefits advisor, sees consistent opportunities…

Read More

Water Damage is a Leading Cause of Loss for Homeowners

oswaldcompanies

It’s a familiar sound – drip, drip, drip. When a water leak happens, we immediately run to turn off the water valve. Our minds are already racing, wondering how long it has been leaking, how much damage has been done and what it will cost to fix. You’re not alone.…

Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15: What Your Employees and Their Families Need to Know

oswaldcompanies

Each year, open enrollment provides your employees the opportunity to enroll in workplace benefits such as health insurance, dental or vision coverage, and life insurance. For the growing number of employees approaching or working beyond age 65, there is another open enrollment that takes place Oct. 15 through Dec. 7,…

Read More

Private Equity Investors Have an Ace in Their Pocket for Driving Down Risk, Cost – Common Ownership

Brian Stovsky

Every private equity investor and common owner of a portfolio of businesses asks the same question: How can I lower my costs? The answer: Employees. Your employee population is a valuable resource in saving money. You’re already providing benefits to this group, so consider combining them into one health insurance…

Read More

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…

Read More

What’s Your Appetite for Risk?

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…

Read More