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  • 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 The post Thanksgiving safety tips – from traveling to deep fryin...

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  • 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 The post What Employees...

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  • It’s the time of year for costumes, sweets, and tricks and treats. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it can also bring real safety risks for children, adults, and pets. With their minds focused on getting tasty treats, kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car while darting across dark streets on Halloween than any other ... Read More The post Trick or Treating and Keeping it Sa...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 The post Protecting...

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  • You’ve finally purchased your vacation home! It’s states away in a city you always felt at peace in. You’ve furnished the place with all the best appliances and adorned it with your favorite art pieces to make it truly feel like your home away from home. A vacation property can be a wonderful investment, but no one wants to see ... Read More The post How to Protect Your Second Home When You’re Not...

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  • 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 The post Thinking of renting your home out v...

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  • 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 ......

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  • 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 Mo...

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  • When we’re eating right and living a healthy lifestyle, a trip to the doctor may seem like an unnecessary chore to add to our to-do lists. The reality is, we’re not always as healthy as we may feel. As it turns out, the sight of a doctor approaching with a stethoscope and a needle in hand may be just as ... Read More The post Why Employers are So Concerned About Your Health appeared first on SRFM.

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  • The trucking industry is the core of transportation of goods across the United States and beyond. While investing in these monster-sized vehicles can be lucrative in the long-run, they can cost a pretty penny upfront. The average yearly cost of operating a truck is currently set at around $180,000 according to The Truck Driving Institute. The great debate of “buying ... Read More The post Leasing ...

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  • Uber and Lyft are ridesharing services that have quickly gained popularity. At this point, they are available in most parts of the country, especially metropolitan areas. With a few taps on your phone, you can call a driver to your … Continue reading →

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  • 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 … Continue reading →

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  • 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. … Continue reading →

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  • 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 … Continue reading →

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  • As a general contractor, it’s likely that you’ll use subcontractors at some point. Subcontractors can be an efficient way to outsource work. As specialists, they’ll often do a better job than a generalist and their smaller size means they can … Continue reading →

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  • Cars are a big part of our culture. Many of us work in places where cars are required to get around. At some point, you’ll need to purchase a car that costs more money than you have on hand. You’ll … Continue reading →

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  • If you provide an employer healthcare plan, it’s vital to ensure only the correct people are covered. Comprehensive healthcare insurance is one of the most important benefits you provide to employees, so keeping premiums down matters to everyone. One of … Continue reading →

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  • Trucking Risk Insights: Top 10 Vehicle Violations – 2016

    Top 10 Vehicle Violations—2016 A roadside inspection is an examination of individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers by a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) inspector to determine compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and/or Hazardous Materials … Continue reading →

  • Trucking P&C Pro-File Newsletter – February 2017

    New Study Links Multiple Health Conditions to Preventable Crashes It can be extremely difficult for commercial truck drivers to stay healthy on the job. Drivers often work long hours without rest, stay seated all day and don’t have access to … Continue reading →

  • Construction P&C Pro-File Newsletter – February 2017

    New OSHA Beryllium Standards On Jan. 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to amend its beryllium standards for the construction, shipyard and general industries. The final rule will reduce the eight-hour, permissible beryllium … Continue reading →

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  • High blood pressure — A hidden danger for your truck drivers

    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 — … Continue reading →

  • Ice dams, panty hose and ice melt – a winter trifecta

    If you’ve been listening to the predictions for this Winter here in the Northeast – we’re expecting a rough one! And along with a lot of snow comes those horrid ice dams – a serious problem that will not only … Continue reading →

  • Your Business Resolution — Time For a Fresh Approach

    For many, January is the perfect time for a new start. Resolutions to go on a diet, exercise more, pay off debt, get a new job, and otherwise improve our lifestyles are as popular as ever. But, there’s another area … Continue reading →

  • The Modern Office & Managing the Risk

    Today’s employers are placing a premium on employee wellness and engagement. And rightfully so, hard working employees deserve some love. But in addition to doing right by their people, businesses that provide comprehensive wellness plans and lifestyle perks for their … Continue reading →

  • Building Healthy Habits — Beat Holiday Indulgences and Feel Fantastic

    Eating and drinking is one of the great pleasures in life, and the holiday season is the perfect time to indulge. Celebrating with family and friends makes it easy to just have one more serving, an extra slice of cake, … Continue reading →

  • Prepping Your Vehicle for Winter

    As the temperature drops and the skies turn gray, natures’ animals prepare for the great hibernation that is winter. Squirrels stockpile nuts, bears fatten themselves up, birds fly south, and us humans head to the store and buy a new … Continue reading →

  • Health Insurance and Large Groups — Understand How Your Premiums Are Calculated

    As an employer, one of the most valuable benefits you can offer to your employees is health insurance. For larger groups of 51 employees or more, you’ll likely have group health insurance coverage. This is a policy you’ll typically purchase … Continue reading →

  • Use caution when Decking the Halls!

    Photo Credit: National Safety Council (nsc.org) Every year without fail, insurance agents across the country handle thousands of claims involving home fires due to holiday decorations.  Sadly, most of these incidents could have been avoided saving the homeowners from heartache … Continue reading →

  • Keeping Up With the Evolving Workplace

    With the age of Millennials gaining a stronghold in the workforce comes the dawn of the modern workplace. Times are changing surrounding how we hire and train, what we do to retain employees, and the dynamics within the office environment … Continue reading →

  • Millennials and Healthcare — What Are They Looking For?

    As the fastest-growing generational group, millennials (people born between the mid-1980s and the turn of the century) are a vital part of a strong workforce. If you want to attract millennials to your business, it’s important to understand what they … Continue reading →

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  • Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times in life. Embarking on the path to being a homeowner is your dream, and in your heart you’re ready for it. It’s a big deal, and buying a home … Continue reading →

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  • High-net-worth individuals face a greater risk of being sued, especially when unemployment is high and economic growth is tenuous. According to a survey by ACE Private Risk Services, 80% of households with $5 million or more in assets believe their … Continue reading →

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