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September is National Preparedness Month

In an emergency, every second counts – that’s why it’s crucial to have a solid game plan in place. Supported by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the U.S., and encourages all Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, communities and businesses, since its inception in 2004. To help you get a game plan in place, we’ve outlined a few tips to help you be better prepared should a disaster strike... Read More

Are You Prepared for 2019 Open Enrollment?

Hitting your benefits enrollment deadline is essential for ensuring your employees don’t experience any problems with their benefits package. After all, no one wants to be told there’s a problem with their health coverage when they’re standing in line at the pharmacy or waiting to be seen at their doctor’s office. The work associated with the open enrollment period is time consuming—especially for your human resources department. Rates for existing insurance plans must be updated, and integrations for those switching to a new human capital management provider must be built... Read More

4 Big Insurance Risks You Need To Know About and How to Mitigate Them

It’s no surprise that every business comes with a certain amount of risk.  Thomas Jefferson had it right when he said, “with great risk comes great reward.”  And, while pitfalls and challenges can’t always be avoided, they can be mitigated with the proper precautions, planning and insurance coverage. At Roper Insurance, we’ve got your back with a list of the four biggest insurance risks and what you need to know about them so you can minimize your risk to maximize your reward. 1.) Data Breach – Businesses in all industries have seen a huge increase in cybersecurity problems in recent years. In fact,... Read More

Suicide Prevention: What Everyone Needs to Know

Suicide Prevention What Everyone Needs to Know

Suicide has become an epidemic in the United States. In 2016, there were 1156 recorded suicide deaths in Colorado. That is the highest number in the state’s history. The rate of suicides has also increased. While those between the ages of 25 and  44  are the most likely to commit suicide, tragically, it is the leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds. Suicide is not a new issue. It has been among the top 12 leading causes of death in the U.S. since 1975, according to the Centers for... Read More

Are You Drinking Enough Water Every Day?

Are You Drinking Enough Water

There are many health benefits from drinking water including weight loss and reduced fluid retention, but above all, the body simply cannot function without it. But how much water do you actually need to drink each day? No Easy Answers The truth is, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. No single formula fits everyone, so understanding your body’s individual needs is essential in helping to determine how much water you should be drinking each day to maintain optimal... Read More

Easy Ways to Stay Fit at the Office

stay fit at the office

Staying fit is part of the job description for some people. They have jobs that keep them moving all day, whether it’s physical labor, or other physical activity. But for other workers, they have jobs that are more sedentary or keep them at a desk for the majority of their workday. Just because you have a desk job, though, doesn’t mean your fitness goals have to go out the window. There are many ways to stay fit at the office even if your job doesn’t include lots of physical activity.... Read More

What You and Your Children Need to Know About Bullying

What You and Your Children Need to Know About Bullying

Bullying and its consequences are a hot topic these days. While it’s a problem that has existed for longer than anyone can remember, it has only been in recent years that our society has begun to understand the lasting consequences and costs of bullying, not only for the bullied, but for bullies and for society as a whole. With the start of the school year upon us, bullying is a subject on the minds of both parents and students. To help you get your child’s school year off to the... Read More

8 Things You Need to Know About Retirement Planning

8 Things You Need to Know About Retirement Planning

Most of us are familiar with the concept of saving money for big-ticket purchases, like a dream vacation, a new car or a down payment for a house. But have you thought about the need to start saving money now for your retirement? Just as you put money aside now to take a great vacation later or buy the house of your dreams, you need to put money aside and invest it now so you can have the retirement life of your dreams. It’s important to begin your retirement planning... Read More

Food Safety: Don’t Let Spoiled Food Spoil Your Summer Fun

Food Safety Don’t Let Spoiled Food Spoil Your Summer Fun

Warm weather is here and that means picnics, barbecues and all kinds of outdoor entertaining. Each year millions of people head outdoors to enjoy dining and entertaining in the summer weather. And each year millions of people fall ill due to food poisoning, which occurs after consuming foods that are contaminated during preparation. To lower your risk of food-related illnesses, and to lower your risk of ruining your summer fun, follow these practical food safety guidelines. Focus on cleanliness Wash your hands using hot, soapy water before handling food and... Read More

How to Keep Young Athletes Healthy and Safe

How to Keep Young Athletes Healthy and Safe

Youth sports is almost a rite of passage in this country. More than 70 percent of American children participate in some kind of organized youth sports activity during their childhood. These activities provide opportunities to learn important lessons, develop skills, and build lifelong friendships. But each year, nearly 4 million children ages 14 and under also suffer from sports-related injuries. It is estimated that as many as 20 percent of children participating in sports are injured each year. Every day, from soccer fields to ice rinks, millions of youths participate... Read More