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


Is your business next on the target list for cyber thieves?

Target. Home Depot. Apple. Sony. Anthem and Premera Blue Cross. Dramatic headlines about huge cyber attacks on major corporations and the resulting data breaches are almost becoming commonplace. These attacks have compromised the private information of millions of consumers, cost … Read More


Don’t let flooding put your finances under water

When it rains, it pours – and nobody knows that better right now than folks in Oklahoma and Texas. We’ve all seen the dramatic footage of cars submerged on freeways in Dallas and Houston, homes and businesses being washed away … Read More


Beware of accent discrimination: A growing EEOC complaint

If an employee speaks with a heavy accent and is having difficulty performing her customer service responsibilities, is it considered discrimination if you fire her because of concerns about her ability to communicate effectively? What if you don’t fire her, but … Read More


Life insurance: More important and less expensive than you think

Life insurance: Most people know they need it, yet many people still don’t have it. Still others have some, but not enough. If you fall into one of those categories, consider this: Life-changing events happen in an instant. When it’s … Read More