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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

‘Tis the Season to Be Thankful–Expressing Gratitude to Your Customers

'Tis the Season to Be Thankful--Expressing Gratitude to Your Customers

This week is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving was the first American holiday. Though it’s also celebrated in Canada, it’s pretty uniquely American.  We all know the story of the Indians and the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving and how it was an expression of gratitude for surviving that very difficult first year. Thanksgiving is the time when we traditionally focus on gratitude for all the good things in our lives. When you’re in business, you surely count your customers among those good things. Have you taken the time lately to let them... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Fire Emergency?

are you prepared for a fire emergency

Fires are the leading cause of home injuries and death. Most of us have seen the tremendous power of fires, including the devastating fires in California this week. October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention week and their theme this year is “Every Second Counts,” focusing on the need to have an emergency plan in the event of a fire, either at home or in the work place. Do you have a fire safety plan in place for your home and your workplace?   Prevent Fires The best way to practice... Read More

How to Protect Your Personal Financial Information

How to Protect Your Personal Financial Information

Is your personal financial information secure? This is a question on many consumer’s minds these days in light of the recent report of a security breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit-reporting agencies, that may have affected nearly 150 million people. Not only does this breach leave credit reporting information exposed to hackers and criminals, but it also has exposed personal financial information of millions of Americans, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft. So, what do you need to do to protect your credit AND protect your personal... Read More

Is Your Workplace Prepared For The Unexpected?

Is Your Workplace Prepared For The Unexpected

Mother Nature seems to have gone crazy this summer.  Dozens of wildfires in the west, Hurricane Harvey—and now Hurricane Irma—heading into the Gulf Coast, extreme temperatures and unpredictable weather everywhere. And in addition to crazy weather, there are all kinds of other unexpected events that can throw your workplace into chaos. According to the Insurance Information Institute, as many as 40 percent of businesses forced to suspend operations due to a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen their doors. Try to imagine the challenges and struggles your business would face... Read More

Join Roper Insurance for a fun Networking Event

Join Roper Insurance for a fun Networking Event

Networking events are a great way to wrap up the work day, meet new people and build beneficial professional relationships. And sometimes they’re just fun. Roper Insurance believes in all of these, especially that networking should be fun. We’d like to invite Denver’s HR professionals to join us for an HR Networking event Thursday, September 14th, from 5-6:30 pm at the Lila B. Lounge in Greenwood Village. This is strictly a networking event. There will be no sales, no speakers, no agendas, no recrutiing. We want to provide an opportunity... Read More

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 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