How to Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents

How to Avoid Distracted Driving Accidents

It’s back to school time and that means more traffic on the road—including inexperienced teenage drivers. If you haven’t already reviewed the rules of safe driving—and reviewed them with your teens who will be behind the wheel this school year, Roper Insurance would like to share a few reminders with you and your teens to help keep you safe on the road this year.   Distracted Driving is the Number One Cause of Auto Accidents Every day, more than 1,160 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver, according... Read More

How To Start Your Company Wellness Program On A Budget

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Do you have a company wellness program? If not, why not? Is your company too small? Do you think a wellness program is too expensive? Do you think it wouldn’t make any difference? If you answered yes to these three questions, you’re probably wrong. Wellness programs can provide tremendous benefits for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a tiny start-up with only a few employees, or whether you have dozens of employees in multiple locations, you can create and run a company wellness program that will not only help create... Read More

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware

Computer hacking—and especially ransomware—has become a hot topic in the business world. And with good reason. The damage caused by global ransomware is predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017, according to researcher Cybersecurity Ventures. Up from $325 million in 2015, the costs represent not just the amount of the ransom, but also the costs of downtime and lost productivity. Ransomware is any type of malicious software that infects a computer and either prevents it from working as it should or prevents access to certain files until the user pays... Read More

How to Save on Work Comp Costs with a Safety Program

How to Save on Work Comp Costs with a Safety Program

Work comp costs can be one of the highest insurance costs in any business. There are many ways to save on work comp costs but one of the best and most effective ways is to reduce work injuries. And one of the best ways to reduce injuries is to create a company culture of safety by implementing a company safety program. With help from safety programs, you can save your company money, improve productivity and increase employee morale on the road. Here’s how. According to the Occupational Safety and Health... Read More

Employers Need to Start Using New I-9 Form

Employers Need to Start Using New I-9 Form

 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released an updated Form I-9. Employers are encouraged to begin using this form immediately and must begin using it no later than September 18, 2017, or face potentially large fines. You can download the new form here. Form I-9, is the document that verifies the identity of new hires and ensures they are authorized to work in the United States. The new version includes changes to the form’s instructions and list of acceptable documents, which were created with the supposed goal... Read More

How to Effectively Manage Stress at Work — Infographic

How to Effectively Manage Stress at Work

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 25 percent of workers feel that their jobs are the number one stressor in their lives. They also found that stress at work is more highly correlated with health issues than family and financial problems. When overwhelming challenges at work turn enjoyment and satisfaction into exhaustion and frustration, it can lead to illness, injury and job failure.   Causes of Stress Though every individual reacts to situations differently, there are several instances that can trigger undue stress at work:... Read More

How to Avoid Work Injuries at the Office

How to Avoid Work Injuries at the Office

Work-related injuries aren’t just limited to workers in clearly hazardous jobs. In fact, of the 10 most common work-related injuries seven of them can happen in virtually any kind of work setting. Do you ever see a utility worker on top of a telephone pole or a construction worker balancing on a steel beam high above you, and think that you could never work in such hazardous conditions? While those workers do have more dangerous jobs than you, they may actually be safer than you are in the office. This... Read More

Important Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Fun–Infographic

Important Safety Tips to Make the Most of Summer Fun

Summer is here and that means summer sun and summer fun. You don’t want to miss a minute of summer fun so follow these important safety tips to enjoy your summer instead of spending it at the ER.   Burgers, Hot Dogs and Salmonella? Summer is the season of backyard barbecues and spending time outside with family and friends. Independence Day is just around the corner and most of us will find ourselves flipping burgers behind the grill or bringing a container of grandma’s famous potato salad to the party.... Read More

7 Reasons You Need to Use an Insurance Broker

7 Reasons You Need to Use an Insurance Broker

Do you want to save on your business expenses? Do you want more time to build your business and then enjoy the fruits of your labors? You can save both money and time by using an insurance broker to handle your business insurance needs. When most business owners think of saving money, they assume it means doing it themselves. There are many areas of your business where going DIY can save you money. With business insurance, though, going DIY could actually end up costing you more. More money, more time... Read More

Protect Your Business with a Business Insurance Check-Up

Protect Your Business with a Business Insurance Check-Up

When was the last time you had a check-up? No, not you personally—your business. Just as having a regular medical check-up can help keep you healthy and save you money, a regular business insurance check-up can help keep your business healthy—and save you money. As your business grows and changes, your business insurance needs will change as well. But too often, business owners fail to regularly check their insurance policies to make sure their coverage has stayed current with the needs of their business. If any of the following have... Read More