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Oswald Companies Appoints John Fasola to Director of Employee Benefits

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CLEVELAND – Feb. 25, 2014 – Oswald Companies has announced the appointment of John Fasola to the position of Senior Vice President, Director of Employee Benefits. In his position, Fasola will be responsible for leading Oswald’s highly recognized Employee Benefits and Health Management Services Division. “We proudly welcome John to…

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Robert Klonk and Eddie Taylor Jr. named to 2014 Crain’s Cleveland Power 150

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CLEVELAND – February 18, 2014 – Robert J. Klonk, CEO of Oswald Companies, and Eddie Taylor Jr., President of Taylor Oswald, have been named to the 2014 Crain’s Cleveland Power 150. Robert J. Klonk is Chief Executive Officer of Oswald Companies, one of the nation’s largest privately held, employee-owned, insurance…

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Oswald’s Paul Catania to present on Health Care Reform at Akron SHRM

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CLEVELAND – February 6, 2014 – Paul Catania, Senior Vice President and Akron Office Leader at Oswald Companies, will present at the Akron Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) February luncheon, “ACA in 2014- Now What” on February 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. -Akron, Ohio. He will cover the most…

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Taking Control: Consumers Becoming More Cost-Conscious of Health Care Providers

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The Affordable Care Act strives to give the public ownership of their health insurance decisions. What we’re seeing in our market, and throughout the country, is the natural increase in the desire of individuals to “understand” and to be better actual consumers. As a result, hospitals are seeing more price-based…

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OSHA Advisory: Employers Must Post Injury & Illness Summaries By Feb. 1, 2014

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to post the 300A OSHA Form, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 2013. The form must be signed and posted between Feb. 1 and April 30, 2014. Employers must post the…

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1099’ed or W-2’ed Employee? Why It Matters More Now Than Ever

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If you’re confused with the IRS rules surrounding “who is an employee” and “who is a contractor,” you are not alone. Temp agencies, retail businesses, transportation companies and other businesses that are seasonal in nature seem to be the most affected by this. However, many transportation and service industries had…

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Oswald Companies Earns Designation of Best Practices Agency From The IIABA

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CLEVELAND – Dec. 3, 2013 – Oswald Companies has been selected by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or Big “I”) as a “Best Practices Agency.” Oswald is one of only five Ohio independent insurance firms to earn this designation out of Ohio’s more than 1,500 independent…

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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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