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Fall is right around the corner, and, as the weather changes, it’s important to prepare your home and identify potential problems before they arise. Consider performing the following annual fall maintenance tasks to ensure your home is safe and ready for the months ahead:

  • Have your heating system cleaned and inspected by a qualified technician. Clean and replace the furnace filter if needed.
  • Insulate water pipes in areas exposed to cold temperatures.
  • Check for...
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Let’s Make This Your Best Open Enrollment

It’s that time of year again—Open Enrollment (OE) season is upon us. This can be a stressful time for both employees and employers. In fact, the 2017 ALEX Benefits Communication Survey showed that 36% of the employees polled say the open enrollment process at their company is extremely confusing and 49% of employees whose companies offer health insurance, say making health insurance decisions is always very stressful for them.

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Lower back pain is one of the most agonizing and common health conditions in the world, as well as a leading cause of disability. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 1 in 4 adults will experience lower back pain for at least one day during a three-month timespan.

Although lower back pain is common and usually goes away on its own, there are a number of treatments you can take to prevent or relieve your pain.

Until recently, one of the most...

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When cyber attacks like data breaches and hacks occur, they can result in devastating damage. Businesses have to deal with business disruptions, lost revenue and litigation. It is important to remember that no organization is immune to the impact of cyber crime. As a result, cyber liability insurance has become an essential component to any risk management program.

Cyber liability insurance policies are tailored to meet your company’s specific needs and can offer a number of important...

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A recent study from the University of Minnesota found that talking on a cell phone while driving impairs one’s ability even more than driving while intoxicated. Talking on a cell phone and other driver distractions pose a major hazard to everyone on the road.

To minimize risks while driving:

  • Do not talk on your cell phone or use the text messaging feature.
  • If you absolutely must conduct a conversation use a hands-free device and speed dial...
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As employee benefits continue to evolve it’s important for employers to consider benefits offerings for the modern working parent.

Whether incorporated as part of a strategic plan or merely providing the benefits as “value-adds” there is an opportunity for employers to remind employees of current programs within the benefits program offered and consider offering trendy benefits or perks for working parents. Below is a list of 9 innovative benefits to consider, tailored to the working...

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According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three women has a form of cardiovascular disease. And, heart disease is the leading cause of hospital stays for men in the United States. While there are risk factors that contribute to heart disease that you can’t control, there are many things you can do to maintain your heart health.

Check out the list of risk factors for heart disease that you can control below.

  • High blood pressure...
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Your customers expect you to have safe and reliable products, and failing to meet these expectations can lead to huge financial losses. If one of your products harms a customer in any way, they can sue your business, leading to costly legal fees and settlements. These costs can easily reach six figures. While you may do everything in your power to ensure your products are safe, mishaps can still occur without warning. That’s why, to protect against claims and ensure the longevity of your...

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There is a growing trend in the number of motorcycle fatalities and accidents each year, making motorcycle safety a real concern for riders. Read on for some basic tips to help you arrive at your destination…safely.

Common Causes of Accidents:

  • Motorists fail to see riders when they are coming out of a driveway, making a left turn in front of an oncoming rider or when the motorcycle is in the driver’s “blind spot.”
  • Many riders do not obtain...
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Employee benefits have become increasingly complex and costly for both employers and employees. Though benefits are still considered an important factor in recruiting and retaining the best employees, the task of managing benefits has become more difficult while costs continue to rise and regulations increase. Employers want to spend more time managing their business, not benefits!

Ask an employer what matters most to them when it comes to benefits, and their concerns are almost...

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