09.10.2019

Set the Rules of the Game So You Can Win

By Ryan Fleming, Director – Habitational Group When it comes to playing any sport or game, there are rules. Often it’s those who know the rules best who come out on top. A clear understanding...

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09.04.2019

Why Proactive Safety Programs Are Better Than Reactive Ones

By Conor Moran, Assistance Vice President – Commercial Lines  You run a small construction company. One of your employees is climbing up a ladder with one hand while holding some power tools with another and,...

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08.28.2019

You’re Either First, Best or Irrelevant

By Ryan Fleming, Director – Habitational Group  Timing is everything. I catch myself constantly saying “Early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable.” With most things, being early is ideal, yet...

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08.19.2019

Does Your Business Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance?

By Chase Helwig, Assistant Vice President In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 97,443 charges of workplace discrimination in private, federal, state, and local government workplaces. The EEOC responded to over 585,000 calls...

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08.13.2019

How To Fix Anything: Part 1

By Steve Roderick, Assistant Vice President Hey, What’s Your Problem? How many industries would you describe as perfect? How many things, in general, would you describe as perfect? In the next few issues, we will...

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08.05.2019

Unmanned Aerial Systems

By Eric Wokas, Risk Control Consultant Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), aka drones, are rapidly increasing in our nation’s airspace, which raises challenges for public safety. Whether you are a novice drone pilot or have many...

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07.30.2019

Disaster-Specific Insurance is Essential for Your Business

By Bernie Cosentino, Vice President – Habitational Imagine this scenario: You have been successfully operating your business for five years, seeing massive year-over-year growth. One year, a flood comes through and wipes out half of...

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07.22.2019

6 Fears to Overcome for Business Success

By Alicia Ambrose, Marketing Associate Fears are powerful. They are easy to run from and they are even harder to break. In business, like in life, fears tend to shape who we are and can...

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07.18.2019

JGS Compliance Alert: House Votes to Repeal Cadillac Tax

  Thursday, July 18, 2019 On Wednesday afternoon, the House approved the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019.  After two votes to delay the implementation of the ACA’s “Cadillac tax,” on high-dollar...

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07.17.2019

Beat the Heat: How Employers Can Control Heat Illnesses in their Workplace

While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction, forestry, manufacturing or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable. When this happens, a worker’s body temperature can rise to dangerously high...

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07.15.2019

Does Unplugging to Recharge Really Work?

By Ross Rutman, Assistant Vice President – Habitational The modern world of technology can be overwhelming at times, with information overload hitting you from every direction. Little wonder, therefore, that there’s a growing trend to...

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07.08.2019

The Importance of Client Onboarding

By Conor Moran, Assistant Vice President – Commercial Lines Onboarding is a buzzword that’s been circulating for some time. It relates to the process of getting a new client up and running. However, it is...

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