Early return to work: A pivotal piece in the workers’ compensation puzzle

Most business owners know that preventing workplace accidents is the best defense against out of control workers’ compensation costs. But despite safety measures, accidents still happen. So the next best thing is having an effective process to get your injured … Read More


The tax man cometh – and in 2018, he’s coming for your Cadillac health plan

 Beginning in 2018, the “Cadillac Tax” under the Affordable Care Act kicks in, and if you’re still offering these high-cost plans when that time comes, it’s going to cost you. How much? There’ll be a 40 percent excise tax on … Read More


Long-term care awareness: The other reason to celebrate November

 What do people celebrate during the month of November? You’re thinking turkeys, aren’t you? Of course, there’s a lot to be said for Thanksgiving. The food is superb, and it’s a beautiful time of year. It’s also a holiday about … Read More


Takeaway from the Ebola crisis: Don’t be caught off guard

When the Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea hit the news back in December 2013, it was a distant problem in a distant country. Then came the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who was … Read More


Winterization 101: Checklist for homeowners

Winterizing your home is a task that can sound all too mysterious; one of those semi-impossible ideals that “other homeowners” do – you know, the ones who do everything right. The good news is, it’s all very doable. If you’re not sure … Read More


Six spooky Texas business risks

They’re back! The ghosts, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween have returned as millions around the world prepare to celebrate another season of creepy fun. It’s also a good time to remind you of the spooky risks you face in your … Read More


Nurse triage: TLC for your ailing workers’ compensation costs

When workplace accidents strike, you need to make quick decisions about your next steps. Should you send your employees to the emergency room or to a primary care doctor? Or should you just send them home to see if the situation … Read More


Make breast cancer awareness part of workplace wellness

The season of pink is upon us again! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and thousands of businesses and employees will take part in awareness campaigns. Why? Because cancer isn’t just a health issue; it’s a business issue. Consider … Read More


Asbestos Claims – A growing construction exposure

Eight hundred million dollars. That’s the amount RPM International, parent company to the DAP and Rust-Oleum brands, is paying to fund a trust set up to resolve asbestos injury claims relating to a business owned by its Specialty Products Holding … Read More


Voluntary benefits continue to redefine modern day company perks

Back in the “old days” (pre-1980s), employees generally had to settle for the standard company perks – job stability, annual pay raises, vacation time, and a one-size-fits-all health insurance plan. Today, the benefits game has completely changed. Over the past … Read More