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Disability income insurance helps you to ease the financial difficulty associated with a serious illness or injury that keeps you from working.

The Basics of Disability Income Insurance

Your most valuable asset is your ability to earn an income. Disability income insurance is designed to complement health insurance. It provides financial peace of mind for you and your loved ones in the event that you are sidelined by a serious illness or injury by protecting your future...
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The COVID-19 pandemic spurred a supply chain crisis as businesses were forced to halt operations to slow the spread of the virus and prioritize employee health and safety measures. In addition, consumer demand increased more than 15% compared to two years ago, according to Bloomberg News. As business operations begin to normalize, the exploding consumer demand is causing bottlenecks throughout the global supply chain.
 
This article discusses contributing factors to...
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As fall brings colder temperatures, the warm interior of your home can provide shelter, breeding spaces and access to nourishment for household pests. Any pest invasion—whether it’s flies, rodents, squirrels, wasps, ants or various bugs—can cause property damage and pose serious health and safety hazards for any homeowner.

Use these tips to keep pests out of your home:

  • Have a pest control service visit your home quarterly (i.e., every three to four months) to spray around...
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On June 23, the Federal Reserve Chairman announced that inflation had reached a forty-year high in February, intensified by supply chain issues and increased consumer demand. Subsequently, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.4% higher in February 2022 than the prior year. Gas prices are up a soaring 48%, housing 14% and groceries 10% in the last year alone. In addition to these staggering numbers, a recent World at Work study cites that salaries had not kept pace with economic...

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Unlike a living will, which is usually reserved for terminally ill individuals, a health care power of attorney identifies the person who will make decisions on your behalf and carry out your wishes if you are incapacitated. Here are some things to consider when creating a health care power of attorney to manage your medical care.
 
Selecting an Individual
 
Choosing someone to make medical decisions on your behalf is one of the...
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Throughout the past year, material prices across the construction sector have soared, negatively impacting both contractors and their clients. These rising costs have resulted from a combination of continued supply chain shortages and surging demand amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to recent research from Associated General Contractors of America, material expenses are currently sitting at a 35-year high, with prices for a variety of essential construction parts (e.g., steel...
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It has been dubbed by many as - The Great Resignation, The Great Reshuffle, The Big Quit, or The Turnover Tsunami, but what does it really mean to your organization?

The pandemic forced a sudden and immediate shift into remote work. However, the workforce is on the brink of another disruptor – the move to hybrid work. With over 40% of the global workforce considering leaving their employer this year – the talent landscape has fundamentally shifted, and we know a...

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The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) launched nationwide on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call or text 988 and be connected immediately to trained counselors who will listen, provide support and connect people to resources if necessary.
 
The three-digit dialing code is new, but the Lifeline is not. Previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, callers only reached...
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As summer approaches and temperatures rise, construction employers must safeguard their employees against heat-related hazards. After all, workers who spend extended periods of time in hot or humid environments are at greater risk of experiencing heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Here’s a breakdown of these illnesses:

  • Heat cramps—Known as the mildest heat-related illness, this condition is characterized by intense...
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When preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. To protect your residence while you’re away and enjoy a worry-free trip, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Unplug small appliances and electronic devices.
  • Pause newspaper and mail deliveries.
  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Arrange to have your lawn mowed while you’re away.
  • Have a trusted neighbor or family member keep an eye on your home throughout your...
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