Getting your employees financially fit – it matters!

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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

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

Protecting Your Company Assets 101

John TillistrandCommercial Property Insurance, Cyber SecurityLeave a Comment

Company assets

Providing employees with assets like laptops, cell phones, cameras and even cars tends to go along with growth in any organization. By necessity, business owners invest a great deal of trust into their staff to protect these belongings. If your employee loses or breaks these assets what then? Things can become a little tricky. In the absence of any pre-established … Read More

3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged at Work

Matt BauerBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

Employee engagement keeps the world turning when it comes to the workplace. There’s tremendous power in having a staff that actually likes each other, values involvement, and communicates well. Disengaged corporate climates remain all too prevalent in today’s workforce, however. In fact, a whopping 70% of employees surveyed by Gallup report that they are not engaged at work! Matters of … Read More

Thinking of renting your home out via Airbnb – Not so fast!

Jenn DwyerCondo Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

renting home AirBnB

It sounds like a great idea – you won’t be using your home during a specific period of time, so why not rent it out and make some quick cash? Sounds like a win-win, right? Eh…. maybe not. Listing your home for rent through Web sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) can be fairly simple. But playing host to unknown … Read More

Road Rage – it’s Real and It’s Dangerous

Joe PintoBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation IndustryLeave a Comment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Road rage, according to the NHTSA, emerged as a label to “describe the angry and violent behaviors at the extreme of the aggressive driving continuum.” They clarify that “aggressive driving is … Read More

COBRA Refresher: 4 Important Notices That You Need to Know About

Shannon HudspethBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

COBRA Refresher

According to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (COBRA), employers who offer a group health plan for more than 20 employees must offer temporary continuous coverage to qualifying beneficiaries after qualifying events. A qualified beneficiary generally is an individual covered by a group health plan on the day before a qualifying event who is either an employee, the employee’s … Read More

Rhode Island would be first state to impose carbon tax; trucking industry braces for higher costs

Jonathan BelekRisk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry

A bill currently under consideration by the Rhode Island legislature would make the Ocean State the first to impose a “carbon tax” on fossil fuel production. This is important news for the trucking industry because if enacted as written it means gasoline and diesel fuel producers will be hit with a new tax which will be passed along one way … 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