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

Travel Safety: How to Avoid Being a Target When Traveling Abroad

How to Avoid Being a Target When Traveling

The summer travel season is here, and many are fortunate enough to have great adventures planned. Traveling can be stressful, and there are plenty of things to think about before leaving for a long trip, especially if it’s overseas. Amid the packing and the goodbyes, don’t forget to think about travel safety and how you can avoid becoming a target when traveling abroad. Whether your trip is short- or long-term, international or within the United States, follow these guidelines to ensure your time in an unfamiliar place is memorable, productive,... Read More

Bill to Offer Comp Time Advances to Senate

Bill to Offer Comp Time Advances to Senate

While comp time, also known as compensatory time, has long been a common practice for many federal and state employers, it has not been allowed for private employers. The Working Families Flexibility Act is set to change that. The Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow comp time for certain employees, if certain conditions are met. This bill (also known as H.R. 1180), will authorize private employers to offer compensatory time instead of overtime pay for nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours per week.... Read More

The “Tornado” of Single-Payer Healthcare

The “Tornado” of Single-Payer Healthcare

As the healthcare debate continues both in congress and in states throughout the country, many are touting a single-payer healthcare system as the answer to our country’s healthcare and health insurance challenges. A single-payer system is, in essence, government-run healthcare. Instead of choosing coverage from the insurer of your (or your employer’s) choice, you would pay for your health coverage to the government in the form of taxes. This is not a particularly new idea. It has been the norm in many parts of the world. And it was even... Read More