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Oswald Companies Named a Best Workplace in Ohio 2021 by Ohio Business Magazine

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Oswald Companies has been named to the sixth annual Best Workplaces in Ohio list, announced Aug. 3, 2021 by Ohio Business Magazine. Nominations for the top chosen honorees were collected, reviewed and approved by a Best Workplaces committee, which evaluated companies based on a variety of factors including culture, benefits,…

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Rising Costs, Cyber Threats and Climate Concerns: How Your Construction Company Can Respond and Rebound From the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic will likely be one of the costliest catastrophes the construction industry has ever faced. As a leading national practice in construction, Oswald has experienced the following firsthand: increases in material costs, workforce management and electronic bonding. Here are some lessons learned. Three Steps to Fight Inflation in the…

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Personal Risk Advisory: Six Tips to Help You After a Cyber Incident

Katie Burger

Cyber criminals have recently begun migrating their attacks from larger businesses and organizations to private wealth clients. With information like your Social Security Number and birthdate, scammers can file tax returns, steal from investment accounts, or rack up medical bills. Be careful to protect your ‘paths of least resistance’ which…

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Effectively Communicating With Employees in a Hybrid Environment: Crain’s Cleveland Feature

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Oswald Companies was a featured contributor in the Crain’s Cleveland Employee Benefits: Thought Leadership Custom Content, July 2021. In the article titled “Effectively communicating with employees in a hybrid environment,” Bill Fisher, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader, Group Benefits, discusses the importance of employee communication and engagement for all aspects…

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Oswald Columbus Raises Funds for Pelotonia in Partnership With Hamilton Parker

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Summertime is the perfect time for a friendly game of corn hole. That good time is made even better when it’s for a good cause. This month, Oswald sponsored the Pelotonia cornhole tournament at Hamilton Parker in Columbus. Not only was Oswald a sponsor, the company also had eight teams…

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Overcoming Employee Communication Challenges

Communicating with employees has always been a vexing problem. Though, we can’t blame it on too little communication, considering the amount of emails and phone calls zoom through offices every day, even beyond the traditional office hours. And considering how fast-paced businesses run, we aren’t stopping to consider if our communication capabilities…

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Cyber Hygiene is Critical to Obtaining Cyber Liability Coverage

Lacy Rex

Increased cyber claims have necessitated the insurance carriers to scrutinize cybersecurity controls with an increasingly rigorous underwriting process. We are seeing premium increases 60 percent to 100+ percent. As insurance carriers focus on controls, cyber hygiene is crucial to securing cyber liability insurance coverage, and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is essential.…

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What Employers Need to Know About Medicare

Stanley Sieniawski

Many employees are postponing retirement and working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. While this segment of the workforce provides important experience, there are some challenges for both the employer and the employees. Employees may not fully understand what Medicare offers and stay on the group health plan at…

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Why You Should Consider Product Recall Insurance for Your Agribusiness

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While rates for most insurance coverages—including property and casualty, cyber risk, and others—have increased over the last 12 to 18 months, rates for product recall coverages have actually dropped over the same period of time. Product recall coverage has traditionally been viewed as an ancillary item that many businesses in…

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Are Insurance Captives Right for Your Business?

Moira Lyon and Jonathan Sadlier

As you look at options for insurance, the thought of captives may sound intimidating. Captives are simply defined as insurance companies owned by the insured. Captives are a way for a business owner, either alone or with a small group of aligned businesses, to take on self-insured risk for issues…

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