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Q4 Quarterly Compliance Recap 2019

December 27, 2019
Over the past quarter, we’ve seen many important employee benefit compliance updates hit the news. To keep you up to date on the latest legislative updates, here is your quarterly compliance recap! Simply click the legal alert titles to read the full story or watch a short recap video.... Find out more »
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Safe Workplaces Start with Implementing a “Safety Culture”

December 23, 2019
Worker commitment to safety is proportional to the degree of management understanding, involvement and communication. If your safety program is based solely on reducing reported accidents and injuries or compliance with OSHA regulations, your safety and loss control program will never be... Find out more »
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6 Workers Compensation Regulation Trends to Watch in 2020

December 17, 2019
The expansion of presumption laws is just one of the predictions made by speakers at a recent workers’ comp conference. Medical billing fraud, presumption laws, drug formularies, medical marijuana, magic mushrooms and opioids are expected to command the attention of various state and... Find out more »
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Are Your Workplace Policies Up to Date about Vaping?

December 16, 2019
The popularity of vaping is sending some employers scrambling to craft workplace policies governing the use of electronic cigarettes. Vaping is when users puff electronic cigarettes — also called e-cigs, vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems — to inhale an aerosol that... Find out more »
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8 Ways Robots and AI Are Impacting Workers’ Comp

December 11, 2019
impacting nearly every sphere of our lives and our businesses, including workers' compensation. You may already be aware of some of these innovations. Some of them may already be impacting your workers and saving your firm money. But some may surprise you. 1   Exoskeletons in... Find out more »
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When is Indemnity Health Insurance an Acceptable Alternative to a Fully-Insured Plan?

December 6, 2019
Here’s a look at the advantages and disadvantages. Many employers offer employees access to indemnity health insurance as a way to fill gaps in their health coverage. Now, as heath care plan costs increase, some employers who are priced out of the cost of traditional major medical coverage... Find out more »
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Updates on the Automobile Technology Revolution

As technology makes cars safer and more efficient, there are bumps in the road. Here are a few of the latest ones. Cars to Start Talking to Other Cars The auto industry has made great strides with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, linking cars, roadside beacons and traffic lights to... Find out more »
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A Quick Guide to Renters Insurance

December 2, 2019
In a sense, renters insurance is homeowners insurance — without the building. If you rent a house, flat or apartment, you are not typically responsible for insuring the building. But most other features of homeowners insurance do apply to your situation as a renter. Like homeowners... Find out more »
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How Employers Can Avoid FMLA Pitfalls

The FMLA has been law since 1993 but employers can still find the rules confusing. The Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) paid leave and leave stacking rules aren’t new, but they can sometimes trip employers up. FMLA rules generally apply to employers who have 50 or more... Find out more »