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Kim Ferenchak Talks Compliance “Trip Wires” at Crain’s Panel Event [VIDEO]

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From planning, to activation, to responsiveness, strategic compliance programs are critical in today’s business climate, with more recent laws and regulations presenting the growing need for companies to get their arms around all of their unique exposures. Recently Kim Ferenchak, Oswald’s Executive Risk Practice Leader, served as a guest panelist…

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Employee Benefits Webinar Topic 11/14: Stop Loss Coverage

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Join Oswald this Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time for an overview of how the Affordable Care Act increases the exposure to large claims, how to evaluate your risks and alternatives to conventional funding. Mandated changes from Affordable Care Act which must be made for all group medical…

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Oswald CEO Robert Klonk appointed to the Northeast Ohio Medical University Board of Trustees

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Robert J. Klonk, Chief Executive Officer of Oswald Companies, has been appointed to the Northeast Ohio Medical University Board of Trustees (NEOMED). The Northeast Ohio Medical University is a public, community-based medical university and academic health center with a mission to improve the health and economy of Northeast Ohio. NEOMED…

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Oswald to be Sponsor at WKYC Health and Wellness Expo

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CLEVELAND – September 3, 2013 – Oswald – one of the largest independently-owned insurance brokerages in the U.S. – is proud to be a sponsor of the first annual WKYC Health and Wellness Expo at the new Cleveland Convention Center. The expo, a free public event, will take place Saturday,…

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Dedication of Foster Care and Adoption Wing to Honor Marc S. Byrnes

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CLEVELAND – August 29, 2013 – The employee-owners of Oswald Companies will join Bellefaire JCB and community members to honor Marc S. Byrnes, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, for the official dedication of The Marc S. Byrnes Foster Care and Adoption Wing. Marc S. Byrnes, past president, CEO, and…

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Oswald Celebrates 120 Years; To Unveil ‘Oswald Centre’ Corporate Headquarters

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Insurance brokerage and risk management firm to commemorate milestone and official opening at VIP reception and ribbon cutting Sept. 26 CLEVELAND – Aug. 15, 2013 – Oswald Companies, one of the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned insurance companies, is celebrating its 120th year in 2013. In addition to commemorating this milestone,…

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Tightening Your Financial Belt? Tips for Managing Your Personal Insurance

Kimberly Lucarelli

With an increasingly unpredictable economy, the topic of reducing the cost of home and auto policies is front and center.   Of course, it’s never prudent to cancel your home or car insurance poli­cies or let them lapse. That is not only risky, it could invite trouble.   However, by…

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Will COBRA Survive the PPACA?

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With all of the constant incoming news on the accessibility of the insurance exchanges, many questions have surfaced. Will they (or won’t they) be ready? What will the costs be? What will the plans look like? It has stirred some debate among HR professionals as to whether this will serve…

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Health Care Exchanges: Avoiding the Pitfalls in Employee Communications

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Earlier this month, the State of Ohio Department of Insurance released information on the pricing of the proposed rates for the 14 companies that have filed for the 2014 Federal Exchange in Ohio. It states that “insurers expect the cost to cover health care expenses for consumers will significantly increase.”…

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Bonding for Construction Companies

Mark Rader

For construction companies, it is important to have a Surety Broker representing you with the various insurance carriers that write bonds. Most companies can get more bonding capacity by working with someone who knows the business very well. Knowledgeable surety brokers and surety company representatives allow you to learn valuable…

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