Getting your employees financially fit – it matters!

rbcBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Risk ManagementLeave a Comment

SRFM Financially Fit

We take the time to set resolutions for our health and well-being – eating better, working out, quitting smoking – but what about being financially fit? Believe it or not, your employees’ financial well-being affects your company’s output. Seriously! Nearly half of American full-time workers say they worry about personal finances during work hours. And 29 percent say they deal with personal … Read More

6 Simple tips to improving your company’s customer experience

Meagen MedinaBusiness Insurance, Risk Management, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

sinclair customer service

People buy from people they know, like and trust.  People are loyal to brands who consistently deliver on promises made and who treat them with respect.  It all comes down to the customer experience and customer service. A strong company will already have great customer relationships. But a smart company will always be asking “How is my customer’s experience with … Read More

Thanksgiving safety tips – from traveling to deep frying the turkey

Mary McGrathCondo Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, private client group insurance, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Millions of people travel from near and far to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones – it’s one of the busiest travel times of the year. The holiday is also a time when people spend a lot of time in the kitchen whipping up their Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings – resulting in a spike of house fires claims. Whether … Read More

What Employees Want from Employers?

Shannon HudspethBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Wellness ProgramsLeave a Comment

employee

Today’s workforce is far less likely to remain at the same company from college until retirement. The average commitment period for younger millennials sits around two to three years. Turnover comes with a hefty price tag for employers. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it can cost an organization 33% of an employee’s salary. So, what does the new … Read More

Simple Cyber Security Risks You May Overlook!

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Cyber Security, Risk ManagementLeave a Comment

cyber

As large-scale cybersecurity attacks continue to wreak havoc, attackers are broadening their approach in order to strengthen their impact. In addition to the growth of the sheer number of attacks, they are also becoming more destructive and being utilized by other entities, such as nation-states. Aside from putting robust anti-virus and malware software on your computers, you may want to … Read More

How to Get Your Truck Drivers to Actually Use Your Wellness Program

Jill GouletHealth Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry, Wellness Programs, Workers Compensation

Truck drivers have unique health concerns. An NIOSH survey found that 50% are smokers and 70% are obese. They’re prone to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney failure, back problems, and motor vehicle accidents related to fatigue and stress. These problems can lead to a loss of their Medical Examiner’s Certificate and their CDLs. You want your staff to … Read More

Contractors: Get your subcontractor insurance house in order!

Jonathan BelekConstruction Industry, Contractors insurance, Risk Management, Uncategorized, Workers Compensation

It’s a tough landscape for the building trades in Connecticut. Jobs are out there, but bidding is competitive and margins are tight. We’re nearly 10 years past its beginning, but we’re still not fully recovered from the Great Recession that wiped out trillions of dollars in real estate equity. Given that reality, it doesn’t surprise me when a construction firm … Read More

High blood pressure — A hidden danger for your truck drivers

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry, Wellness Programs

If you’re running a logistics business or division, you know how important it is to have reliable and healthy truck drivers. Although most health conditions are easy to diagnose and treat, there’s one in particular that’s tricky to spot — High blood pressure. That’s because high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) often doesn’t show any symptoms, and that’s a … Read More

Planning for Construction Risk

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction Industry, Contractors insurance, Uncategorized, Workers CompensationLeave a Comment

The construction industry is flourishing, with outlooks like the Wells Fargo 2016 Construction Industry Forecast’s Optimism Quotient predicting that local construction, profits, equipment purchases and rentals and overall future growth will be strong this year.  Add to this that warmer weather means the busy construction season is here and it’s a great time to be in the industry, whether you’re an independent … Read More