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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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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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