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Oswald Women’s Leadership Council: 9 Lessons in Virtual Leadership

Michelle Mindell

In my experiences as a female leader, we spend a good portion of our careers trying to attain our desired status and position, while also creating and fostering our leadership style for an open, in-person and community-based work environment. Given that this pandemic has shifted more of us to virtual…

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Oswald Collaborates with Partners on SparkCities 2020 Fit City Challenge Series

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For the second consecutive year, Oswald is proud to partner with Spark360 to present the SparkCities initiative, an ongoing social impact campaign with engaging programs developed to build healthier communities throughout the year. Oswald Companies, Spark360, Vionic, and News 5 Cleveland, WCPO Cincinnati ABC 9, ABC 6, FOX 28, and…

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Risk Advisory: Understanding Active Shooter Coverage

Alyssa Heter

The U.S. government agencies define an active assailant as, “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” In an Active Assailant event, businesses are at risk of loss financially and from a human capital perspective. Consider these questions when purchasing this…

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Michigan Auto Insurance Law Change: How Does it Affect Commercial Coverage?

Susan Tobbe

If you live in Michigan, chances are very good that you’ve heard about the new auto insurance law taking effect on July 2, 2020. Chances are also good that you’re not entirely sure what the changed law means to you if you’re the holder of a commercial auto policy. A…

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Why Consider an Excess Liability Policy

At what dollar amount would you be comfortable liquidating tangible assets to comply with a legal judgement in the event you are sued? This may be a difficult question to answer. Within our litigious society, peace of mind can be hard to find. The potential for involvement in a third-party…

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Oswald Companies Promotes Jonathan Sadlier to Market Leader, Central Ohio

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COLUMBUS – June 15, 2020 –  Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Sadlier to Market Leader, Central Ohio. Sadlier joined Oswald in 2011 as a Sales Executive and was appointed a Vice President for…

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Jennifer Varanese Joins Oswald Companies as Global Accounts Sales Leader, Group Benefits Division

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CLEVELAND – June 10, 2020 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Varanese to Sales Leader of the firm’s Global Accounts Practice. Varanese brings more than 20 years of business development and executive leadership experience…

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Oswald Companies Collaborates with Partners on Face Mask Donation Initiative to Cleveland Nonprofits

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Nearly 100,000 KN95 face masks provided to 100 Greater Cleveland nonprofits to help address shortage CLEVELAND – May 29, 2020 – Seven public and private sector organizations partnered together to fulfill the need for protective face masks on behalf of local service organizations as they continue to serve the community…

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Risk Advisory: OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement Response Plan

Adam Thomas

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. On May 19, OSHA issued an update to their Coronavirus Enforcement Response Plan. The updated plan generally returns to a pre-COVID-19 inspection policy while making COVID-19 related cases a priority. The updated plan provides guidance for OSHA compliance safety and health officers…

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Putting Risk in Its Place with Long-Term Disability Coverage

If you had to rank in order of importance the top three group welfare benefits an employer could offer an employee, what would they be? Perhaps number one would be Medical, number two would be Dental, and number three would be Vision. Would Long-Term Disability (LTD) rank in your top…

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