01.11.2021

Understanding the $900B Stimulus Package

By Barry Fields, Vice President, Employee Benefits The President signed into law an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. Notably, the bill provides funding for unemployment benefits, small businesses,...

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01.07.2021

New Jersey’s Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

1/13/2021 Update: Beginning January 14th, individuals over 65 and individuals 16-54 with certain medical conditions as defined by the CDC will be eligible. Individuals at High Risk (Phase 1B) (effective 1/14/21) Individuals aged 65 and...

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01.05.2021

New Relief for FSA Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts

By Barry Fields, Vice President, Employee Benefits The New Year brings to us the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which includes relief for plan sponsors offering Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s)....

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12.14.2020

Winter Driving Tips

Driving in the winter can be harrowing, especially in snowstorms and icy conditions. By getting your car ready for winter and using some simple tips to drive safely, you can face almost any weather Mother...

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12.14.2020

Snow Removal Safety Tips

That first snowfall of the year is a truly beautiful event. But getting back into winter routines and snow removal habits isn’t always the easiest transition. This is a season where a safety-first attitude can...

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10.13.2020

The Bummer Summer

By Robin Manougian, Vice President The early days of COVID-19 seemed like a long snow day. Businesses shut down and restaurants closed. Were it not for the specter of the unseen threat around us, the empty...

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10.02.2020

New Jersey Announces New TDI Rates and Benefits for 2021

The 2021 New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) employee/employer contribution rates and taxable wage base were announced by NJ’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  A comparison of 2020 vs. 2021 is provided in the...

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09.02.2020

Why Do Property Managers Need Errors & Omissions Insurance?

By Ryan Hager, Assistant Vice President Property managers wear many different hats in the course of their jobs. In addition to overseeing the maintenance, security, and the overall welfare of the properties they manage, at...

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08.25.2020

Keep Your Company Safe While Working From Home

By Bernie Cosentino, Vice President Since the beginning of the digital age, protecting our information has been a concern. These concerns have never been greater as the spread of the coronavirus has triggered the mobilization...

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08.11.2020

Responding to an Employee’s Positive Coronavirus Test

By Conor Moran, Assistant Vice President Employers are responsible for handling an employee’s positive coronavirus test swiftly to protect the health of other employees while preserving the affected employee’s confidentiality. In addition to notifying the...

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08.03.2020

Homeowner Storm Preparedness: Before, During and After

Isaias is expected to strengthen and make landfall as a hurricane. Hurricanes are capable of producing winds in excess of 155 miles per hour and causing catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland....

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07.28.2020

Understanding the Business Interruption Claims Process

By Gwenyth Luu, Commercial Lines Director Continuity is critical in business, and there are few things more important than continuous revenue and cash flow. In fact, just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly...

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