Five ways to reduce the risk of accidents in your fleet

  In the trucking industry, tragedy happens in the blink of an eye. Even with new technology and a renewed focus on safety training, trucking accidents have not declined. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Facts, … Read More


Katrina’s risk management lessons … 10 years later

  When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August 2005, no one could have predicted it would be such a game changer. The storm devastated the Gulf Coast, taking 1,800 lives, causing tens of billions of dollars in property damage, destroying … Read More


COBRA is still alive: An important reminder for employers offering group health

  Most employers in the United States know about COBRA – or they should. However, some employers have made the mistake of assuming that COBRA administration is no longer needed now that the Affordable Care Act is in place. Earlier … Read More


Modern workforce = evolving workers’ compensation risks

Not all that long ago, the idea of “just-in-time inventory” was all the rage as businesses began making use of new technologies to better manage their supply chains. Many industries completely retooled their procurement and manufacturing processes to cut down … Read More


Before leaving for vacation: The burglary prevention checklist

Summer is vacation season, and empty homes are vulnerable to break-ins. Before you take off, be sure your home is well protected against break-ins and theft by following these tips. Lock up! In 30 percent of home invasions, burglars gain … Read More


Construction risk management: Hiring, training and the labor shortage

There’s been a growing buzz in recent years about a labor shortage in the construction industry. According to the latest survey from Associated General Contractors of America, many construction firms are having a hard time finding qualified workers. But many … Read More


Health and wellness trends: 7 takeaways from new research

Last month, PwC released the results of their new Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey, which included respondents from a broad range of industries, company sizes and locations around the world. So what trends did it reveal? 1. Employee benefits are … Read More


How to insure your teen driver for less

Will your teenager be driving soon? As a parent, the view from the passenger seat can be scary at first, but fortunately, the insurance side of the equation is manageable. There are several steps you can take to promote an … Read More


Workers’ compensation alert: Employers need miracle cure for rising drug costs

America has a serious drug problem: The skyrocketing cost of prescription medication. It’s a growing crisis for patients and employers alike. Just look at these sobering statistics: In 2014, 77 percent of employers spent 16 percent or more of their … Read More


Retirement planning resources: Good for workers, great for business

Today’s young people aren’t saving as much as yesterday’s, and it has to do with the Great Recession. According to a paper by economists at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the participation of working-age households in retirement savings plans … Read More