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Joe Curtis Joins Oswald Companies as Vice President, Director of Group Benefits, Michigan

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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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Health Savings Accounts Need a Major Makeover

In 2003, Windows XP was the predominant operating system on most computers. Imagine for a moment how frustrating it would be today if Microsoft was prohibited by law from upgrading and improving their technology beyond that point. When health savings accounts (HSAs) were created by Congress that same year, the…

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[Video] Oswald Labs Health Innovation Series: Behavioral Health

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Oswald Labs is a cooperative effort of Oswald Companies and Spark360 designed to bring purposeful, positive disruption to the insurance sector through innovation, collaboration and experimentation. Hear from Christy Conrath, Client Experience Leader, Oswald Companies and Kelsey Finucan, Global Accounts Team Leader, Julie Frischkorn, Director of Behavioral Health & Mindfulness,… Related content: [Video] Oswald Labs Health Innovation Series Oswald Labs Announces Exclusive Partnership With Regenexx to Reduce Orthopedic Surgical Spend for Employers About Oswald Companies Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the…

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Risk Advisory: OSHA COVID-19 Inspection Data and Stronger Workplace Guidance

Jim Hedrick

COVID-19 Inspection Data As of Jan. 14, 2021, OSHA had performed 310 COVID-related inspections and has issued over $4,000,000 in related citations. The most common types of citations are listed below:   Medical evaluations Personal protective equipment (PPE) Workplace assessments PPE appropriateness Employee training Fit testing Storage Reporting Record keeping…

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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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Close to Home: How Has the Pandemic Affected Your Personal Risk Situation?

As the pandemic and resulting health crisis began last year, having more time at home, many began checking belated items off their ‘to-do lists.’ Tasks included ‘power’ cleaning, purging closets and basements, performing light home remodeling projects (the staff at Home Depot and Lowe’s now greet me and my husband…

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Jonathan Sadlier to Present at The Risk Institute Event on Mental Health and the Workplace

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COLUMBUS – March 2, 2021 – Oswald’s Jonathan Sadlier, Vice President and Market Leader, Central Ohio, will serve as a panelist at The Risk Institute’s Fireside Chat: Managing the Exacerbation of Mental Health Issues. The Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is a consortium of…

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Oswald Labs Announces Exclusive Partnership With Regenexx to Reduce Orthopedic Surgical Spend for Employers

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Oswald Labs is excited to announce a unique partnership with Regenexx to offer access to non-surgical orthopedic alternatives to Oswald Lab’s self-funded employer groups CLEVELAND – March 1, 2020 –  Oswald Labs, a cooperative effort of Oswald Companies and Spark360 designed to bring purposeful, positive disruption to the insurance sector…

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Karen Sturm Recognized as 2021 Risk & Insurance® Power Broker®

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CLEVELAND – Feb. 26, 2021 – Oswald Companies is proud to announce that Karen Sturm has been recognized as 2021 Risk & Insurance Power Broker® in an annual listing of the most influential commercial insurance brokers by the professional trade magazine. Karen Sturm is dedicated to guiding high net worth…

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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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