Implementing the Kindness Challenge in the Workplace

We’ve all heard the saying, “a little kindness goes a long way.” And, while its exact origin may be a bit of a mystery, its meaning is clear – we could all use a little kindness. Human interaction is crucial and will help create a positive environment. It’s no secret that showing gratitude with a simple “thank you,” makes us all feel appreciated about our work and encourages us to perform at our very best. In recent years, there’s been a lot of research on kindness in the workplace, signifying the... Read More

Why Purchasing A Cyber Policy Makes Sense for Your Business

Most companies purchase general liability insurance to protect themselves from potential lawsuits or claims resulting from accidents, injuries or negligence. They purchase professional liability insurance to protect themselves against the cost of errors, malpractice or negligence in services provided to their customers. Likewise, many companies are required by states to buy workers’ compensation insurance to ensure they can cover an injured employee’s medical expenses and loss of income. So, why don’t more companies purchase cyber insurance to protect themselves against first- and third-party claims arising from cyber incidents? Alarmingly, 43... Read More

The ‘Benefits’ of Accident Insurance and How It Can Supplement Your Health Insurance Policy

Do you know what benefits you are entitled to if you have an accident insurance policy? Let’s break things down… an accident insurance policy pays out a lump sum if you incur specific kinds of injury as a result of an accident. Similar to, but legally distinct from health insurance, accident insurance complements disability insurance by allowing you to claim benefits even if the injuries you incur do not keep you out of work. Accident insurance may also complement health insurance if an accident causes you to have medical expenses... Read More

Consolidating Your Payroll and Benefits Services Is Good For Business

Everyone likes getting two things for the price of one. So, why is your organization paying to use a payroll company when you can get the same management services along with a broker who is committed to helping you make informed benefits decisions based on your company’s needs? Highly successful insurance brokers know that by simply offering competitive insurance rates and services isn’t enough to attract and retain long-term clients. In this evolving benefits environment – combined with Health Care Reform and compliance – offering payroll in addition to benefits... Read More

8 Cyber Threats to Watch Out For in 2019

Over the last couple of years, businesses have seen some of the most frequent and severe cyber security attacks ever recorded against businesses across a variety of industries, with some of the largest and seemingly most secure companies being affected. As security professionals prepare for yet another record-breaking year of network breaches and data security risks, it is imperative that companies make themselves aware of the latest cyber threats to ensure their security countermeasures are up to par. While we can’t predict the emergence of new threats, here is a... Read More

New Year, New Broker. How a Great Insurance Broker Can Make All the Difference This Year

As we ring in the New Year, it’s time to be resolute about making healthy changes in our lives and our relationships – even our professional ones.  Is it time to reconsider the current relationship you have with your broker? The fact is, a subpar relationship with a benefits broker can cause employers to overlook opportunities to manage costs and improve employees’ satisfaction with their benefits package. If you decide to hire a new broker, preparation is key. An employer that understands the needs of their workforce and has a... Read More

How Paying It Forward is Good for You and Your Business

The altruistic act of paying it forward – performing a good deed for someone, without any expectation of repayment — long ago became something more significant in the corporate realm. The idea of a community-minded company, of a company with a conscience, dates back to at least the 1950s, when business started looking for ways to live up to their responsibilities and do good deeds for society. By the 1990s the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) became universally recognized, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that it was an important strategic... Read More

Roper’s ‘Cutest Dog’ Contest on Facebook Announces Winner!

Congrats to Raven Banning and her adorable dog, Cambry, for taking ‘Top Dog’ honors, winning Roper’s 2018 Cutest Dog Contest. Cambry’s adorable photo, posted to Roper Insurance’s Facebook page received the most ‘Likes’ to win the contest. As our winner, Raven will receive $50 towards her next purchase at Outward Hound and a photo plaque donated by Brian Hart with Frame de Art. Roper announced the contest in October to coincide with National Adopt-A-Dog Month. A big thanks to all of our contest participants – you’re all ‘tops’ in our... Read More

What You Need to Know About 2019 Affordable Care Act Reporting

Winter is here, which means it’s time for plaid, twinkle lights and figgy pudding. But there’s something else on HR managers’ minds this time of year: The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Whether it’s open enrollment, tax forms, or benefits eligibility, ACA compliance is probably on your radar. As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by the president in December 2017, the individual mandate penalty will reduce to $0 for the first time in 2019. The Affordable Care Act consists of two mandates: the individual mandate and the... Read More