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Restaurants Hopeful Applicants Will Come When Unemployment Benefits End

As businesses return to normal operations in 2021, employers want their workers back. But this is proving to be a challenge, particularly in the service sector. This Restaurant HR Insights article explores the current state of the restaurant industry and touches on factors contributing to the current worker shortage. Read more.
Published 8/3/21

Personal Lines inSights Newsletter - August 2021

Learn how to avoid insect bites and stings, know the pros and cons of run-flat tires and learn about hazardous household products in this month's Personal Lines inSights Newsletter. Read more.
Published 8/2/21

Safety Focused Newsletter - August 2021

This month's Safety Focused newsletter outlines tips for preventing pinch point injuries on the job and minimizing back pain in the workplace. Read more.
Published 7/30/21

Cyber Risks & Liabilities Newsletter - Q3 2021

This quarter's Cyber Risks and Liabilities newsletter emphasizes the importance of promoting cybersecurity in the expanding digital economy, outlines key advantages of penetration testing and provides best practices for preventing supply chain cyber exposures. Read more.
Published 7/29/21

Benefits and Me Newsletter - August 2021

This month's Benefits and Me discusses surprise billing, shopping around for health care and common health insurance terms. Read more.
Published 7/28/21

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter - August 2021

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month's newsletter discusses summer travel safety tips, long-term effects of COVID-19 and how caffeine and sleep can impact your day. Read more.
Published 7/27/21

Certain Aerosol Sunscreens Recalled Due to Traces of Cancer-Causing Chemical

Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall of five sunscreens after finding that the products contained trace amounts of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. This News Brief explains further. Read more.
Published 7/26/21

Cyber Update - Ransomware Attacks Reach All-time High in Q4 2020

Ransomware attacks spiked in 2020 as the fear and chaos of COVID-19, combined with the transition to remote work, provided an abundance of opportunities for cybercriminals. Advisen data shows ransomware attacks reached an all-time high in 2020, with a particular emphasis on manufacturing companies. Read more.
Published 7/22/21

In the Know - Biden's Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy

The American economy is finally recovering after more than a year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to continue this momentum and further stimulate the economy. To help in that effort, President Biden recently signed an executive order aimed at increasing competition among businesses. This article provides an overview of these proposed initiatives. Read more.
Published 7/20/21

Understanding the Coronavirus Delta Variant

The United States is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases, specifically in areas with low vaccination rates. A major reason for this spike is an emerging variant known as Delta. This article discusses what Delta is, how it differs from the original COVID-19 variant and what it means for vaccinations. Read more.
Published 7/19/21

Heat Illness Guide and Prevention Program

As temperatures across the country soar, it is essential that employers take steps to protect their workers from the extreme heat. This guide provides a roadmap on how to recognize, prevent and treat heat illness Read more.
Published 7/1/21

Cyber Liability - Penetration Testing Explained

Review this guidance to learn more about what penetration testing is, the benefits of such testing and best practices for carrying out a successful test within your organization. Read more.
Published 6/28/21

Considering a Hybrid Work Model

Work flexibility is consistently cited as a post-pandemic trend and some employers are already introducing hybrid work models in their reopening plans. This article provides an overview of hybrid workplaces, the work model’s advantages and challenges, and tips for accommodating distributed employees. Read more.
Published 6/23/21

Attraction and Retention Newsletter - 3rd Quarter 2021

This month's Attraction and Retention newsletter discusses varying return-to-work strategies, provides tips for strategic recruiting and offers ways to improve employee mental health. Read more.
Published 6/22/21

Attracting Restaurant Employees Post-Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many industries—and the hospitality industry is no exception. As recruitment and retention continue to be top organizational challenges in the hospitality industry, this Restaurant HR Insights article discusses tips for restauranteurs to attract and recruit employees. Read more.
Published 6/21/21

Benefits Breakdown Newsletter - July 2021

This month's Benefits Breakdown newsletter discusses how cybercrime can influence benefits plans and provides tips for managing health-related productivity costs. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

Benefits and Me Newsletter - July 2021

This month's Benefits and Me discusses the HIPAA Privacy Rule, commuter benefits and ways to stretch your health care dollars. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

News Brief - July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

July is Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, and there’s no better time for drivers to take steps to protect their vehicles from theft. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter - July 2021

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month's newsletter discusses the 2021 Dirty Dozen list, summer picnic safety tips and reasons to leave your shoes at the door. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

Cyber Liability: Tabletop Exercises Explained

Put simply, a tabletop exercise is an activity that allows your organization to simulate a realistic cyberattack scenario to test your cyber incident response plan’s efficiency. Review this guidance to learn more about the benefits of tabletop exercises and how your organization can successfully carry out such an activity. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

Cyber Liability: Reducing Supply Chain Cyber Exposure

Cyberattacks on global supply chains can cause irreparable harm to an organization’s operational, financial and reputational wellness. These incidents can occur even if your organization is practicing proper cybersecurity methods. Instead of attacking your organization directly, these cybercriminals take advantage of vulnerable suppliers or vendors in your organization’s supply chain to wreak havoc on key operations and compromise essential data. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

Cyber Liability: Business Email Compromise

Business email compromise (BEC) scams can lead to numerous consequences within your organization—including stolen data, financial hardship and potentially severe reputational damages. Review this guidance to learn more about what BEC scams are and top measures that your organization can implement to prevent such scams. Read more.
Published 6/17/21

Ransomware Prevention Guidance

In a recent letter addressed to corporate executives and business leaders, the White House emphasized that bolstering the nation’s resilience against cyberattacks is a main priority for President Joe Biden’s administration. Specifically, the Biden administration is recommending that businesses convene with their senior leadership teams to review their ransomware exposures and implement a range of cybersecurity measures. Read more.
Published 6/11/21

Controlling Health Care Costs in 2021

Health care costs have been rising steadily for years, and that's not expected to change any time soon. This infographic provides some tips for employers interested in controlling their health care expenses in 2021. Read more.
Published 6/3/21

HR Brief Newsletter - June 2021

The EEOC recently opened its portal for employers to begin submitting EEO data from 2019 and 2020. This edition of HR Brief Newsletter provides more information about the announcement, and provides tips for preventing HR teams from burnout. Read more.
Published 6/1/21

Trucking Risk Advisor Newsletter - June 2021

This newsletter highlights Operation Safe Driver Week—an annual campaign conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The event takes place July 11-17. Read more.
Published 6/1/21

Safety Focused Newsletter - June 2021

This month's Safety Focused newsletter offers tips for selecting safe sunglasses and provides guidance on avoiding workplace injuries related to falling or flying objects. Read more.
Published 6/1/21

Commercial Risk Advisor Newsletter - June 2021

This month's features include return-to-work programs and working safely as temperatures rise. Read more.
Published 5/28/21

Personal Lines inSights - June 2021

This month's features include picnic safety, swimming pool safety and watching for animals while you drive. Read more.
Published 5/28/21

Benefits Buzz Newsletter - June 2021

This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the updated HSA/HDHP limits for 2022, the second final Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022, and the recent guidance on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs (DCAPs) for 2021 and 2022. Read more.
Published 5/27/21

Homeowners Insurance and the Rising Cost of Building Materials

Recent findings from the National Association of Home Builders confirmed that household construction costs have surged over the past year. This rise in construction costs is directly tied to soaring building material expenses—namely, the price of lumber. Unfortunately, these elevated costs could pose coverage consequences for homeowners across the country. Read more.
Published 5/26/21

Work Comp Insights - Who to Communicate With During a Workers' Compensation Claim

This document provides insight on who to communicate with during a workers' compensation claim. Read more.
Published 5/24/21

HR Toolkit - Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives are more than just trends—they’re here to stay. Many employers that cultivate an inclusive work environment notice a positive impact on employee morale, productivity and the company’s bottom line. This toolkit offers an overview of D&I, trends shaping today’s workplaces and how such efforts can impact organizational performance. In addition, it analyzes several strategies used by employers in various industries. Read more.
Published 5/20/21

Work Comp Insights - Employee Fraud

Review the following guidance to learn more about employee fraud in the scope of workers’ compensation and how to prevent this fraud from occurring within your organization. Read more.
Published 5/18/21

CDC Says Masks Are No Longer Required in Most Settings for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

The CDC has released new guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This long-awaited guidance loosens the CDC’s recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, allowing them to stop wearing a mask in most settings. Read more.
Published 5/14/21

Benefits and Me Newsletter

This month's Benefits and Me discusses accident insurance, preventive care and benefits debit cards. Read more.
Published 5/14/21

Home Grilling Safety Tips

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 9,000 home fires involve grills each year. With this in mind, it’s important to brush up on barbeque safety. Read more.
Published 5/13/21

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Although the past year has been challenging, the mental burden of the pandemic has enabled more transparency and empathy around mental health. This infographic provides a brief overview of mental health and some strategies to help you thrive year-round. Read more.
Published 5/3/21

Tips for Keeping Your Home Workspace Clean

Whether your work-from-home arrangement is temporary or long-term, a clean workspace can be good for your mental health and well-being. This article discusses simple tips to keep your workspace tidy and functional. Read more.
Published 5/3/21

EEOC Harassment Findings and Recommendations for Employers Download Email Share

Harassment is at the center of many workplace discrimination claims today. Given this persistent issue, the EEOC established a task force to study harassment in the workplace and gain insights from a range of experts on preventing harassment. This article provides an overview of EEOC findings on workplace harassment and prevention recommendations for employers to review. Read more.
Published 4/26/21

Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

This HR Insights article provides an overview of guidance from the CDC for workplace vaccination programs, including guidance for on-site and off-site vaccinations, and general considerations for employers. Read more.
Published 4/21/21

Coverages In Action - Examples of Insurance at Work (Lessor's Risk Only Insurance)

Lessor’s risk only (LRO) insurance is a form of coverage designed for commercial landlords who rent out their building spaces (e.g., warehouses, offices, apartment complexes and retail facilities) to tenants. An LRO policy can help cover legal expenses that result from a tenant’s lawsuit, as well as reimburse the cost of the tenant’s property damage or bodily injury. Review this document to learn more about LRO insurance. Read more.
Published 4/19/21

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People With Allergies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information to help people with allergies decide whether they should get the COVID-19 vaccine, or which vaccine they should receive. This article discusses types of allergic reactions and additional guidance. Read more.
Published 4/19/21

Live Well, Work Well Newsletter - May 2021

This month's newsletter discusses self-care and your mental health, skin cancer and how fast food impacts heart health. Read more.
Published 4/19/21

Direct and Indirect Workers' Compensation Costs Explained

This document provides an overview of the effect that a workers' compensation claim can have on an employer and their bottom line. Read more.
Published 4/19/21

CVSA Reveals 2021 Focus for Upcoming Operation Safe Diver Week

Operation Safe Driver Week—an annual campaign conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)—will take place from July 11-17. Review the following guidance for further information on the purpose of Operation Safe Driver Week, this year’s focus and what motor carriers can do to prepare for the upcoming campaign. Read more.
Published 4/12/21

CDC to Vaccinated Americans: You Can Travel Freely, but Stay Cautious

On April 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced relaxed travel recommendations for vaccinated Americans. This article explains further. Read more.
Published 4/9/21

Distracted Driving Training

During this training presentation, you will learn about what distracted driving is, the different types of distracted driving and tips for staying focused on the road. Read more.
Published 4/8/21

Live Well, Work Well Quarterly Newsletter - 2nd Quarter 2021

This quarterly edition of the Live Well, Work Well newsletter features an in-depth review of recent health news, highlights three national health observances from the previous quarter, discusses various health and wellness topics and provides two healthy recipes. Read more.
Published 3/31/21

COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults and People at High Risk

It’s important for older adults and people with underlying medical conditions to take precautions to reduce their risk of getting COVID-19. This article highlights guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help people at an increased risk for severe illness reduce their chances of getting COVID-19 and navigate going out in public. Read more.
Published 3/31/21

Using Technology in Learning and Development

By leveraging technology in learning and development efforts, employers can help engage employees, improve the employee experience and create efficiencies in learning and development. This article explores technology trends and how technology can shape and streamline learning and development initiatives. Read more.
Published 3/31/21

Benefits Buzz Newsletter - April 2021

This month's Benefits Buzz discusses the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and its employment-related provisions, including additional detail regarding the COBRA subsidy provisions. Read more.
Published 3/30/21

COVID-19 in Children and Teens

This article is for parents and caregivers who are concerned about COVID-19 in their children and teens. It compiles expert guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provides helpful links that may be of use to caregivers. Read more.
Published 3/29/21

CDC Relaxes 6-foot Physical Distancing Rule to Encourage School Reopenings

Since COVID-19 vaccine demand is increasing and distribution varies by state, scammers are trying to take advantage of uncertainty and confusion to steal money and personal information from vaccine seekers. This article explains further. Read more.
Published 3/29/21

Benefits Breakdown Newsletter - April 2021

This month's Benefits Breakdown explores five ways to keep employees engaged with their benefits year-round and explains the benefits of such education. Read more.
Published 3/19/21

Preventing Ransomware Exposures From Remote Desk Protocol

Remote desk protocol (RDP)—which is a network communications protocol developed by Microsoft—consists of a digital interface that allows users to connect remotely to other servers or devices. Unfortunately, RDP ports are frequently being leveraged as a vector for launching ransomware attacks. Review the following guidance to learn more about how ransomware attacks can occur via RDP and best practices for minimizing the likelihood of such an incident. Read more.
Published 3/17/21

Cyber Liability: Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) Explained

Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) refers to a dark web business model that permits sophisticated cybercriminals to sell their ransomware software to willing buyers (usually less skilled cybercriminals), who then utilize the software to launch an attack and secure a ransom payment. Read more.
Published 3/16/21

Live Well, Work Well

This month's newsletter discusses Alcohol Awareness Month, how to improve your health by moving 11 minutes per day, and mental health support during the pandemic. Read more.
Published 3/15/21

HR Brief Newsletter - April 2021

This month's HR Brief provides an overview of top workplace discrimination claims in 2020 from the EEOC and discusses how HR teams can prepare for future health crises. Read more.
Published 3/15/21

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Released

The foods and beverages you consume have a significant impact on your health. The newest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2020-2025) offers science-based nutrition advice to develop healthy eating habits and reduce chronic disease risk. This article further explains the current guidelines. Read more.
Published 3/11/21

Returning Workforces and COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for months. In that time, many businesses have ceased operations out of safety concerns and have waited for the right opportunity to resume. Now, with COVID-19 vaccines becoming available, employers can finally start planning for their immediate futures. Read more.
Published 3/8/21

Attraction and Retention Challenges Amid COVID-19

Attracting and retaining talent is often a top priority for HR departments. Given the effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the job market, one might imagine this task is easier than ever. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth. This HR Insights article shares some tips for attracting and retaining workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, this article compiles guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you stay safe while traveling amid COVID-19. Read more.
Published 3/3/21

Traveling Amid COVID-19

The persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic means it’s not a great time to travel anywhere, even within your own community. But sometimes travel is absolutely necessary, so, if you must venture out, do it safely. To that end, this article compiles guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help you stay safe while traveling amid COVID-19. Read more.
Published 3/1/21

Russell Westbrook Joins Evolution Advisors, LLC as Founding Partner

Joint venture with Acrisure will focus on insurance and financial services within minority and diverse business communities. Read more.
Published 2/23/21

CDC Issues Operational Strategy for Reopening Schools

The CDC recently issued its reccomendations for reopening schools. This News Brief explains further. Read more.
Published 2/17/21

Live Well, Work Well

The Live Well, Work Well newsletter is an employee newsletter that is produced monthly and covers topics like health, wellness, fitness, nutrition and personal finance. This month's newsletter discusses the latest edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the importance of sleep and how to properly clean your earbuds. Read more.
Published 2/16/21

Acrisure is Teaming Up with Russell Wilson & Ciara

We are proud to announce that Acrisure is teaming up with Super Bowl champion quarterback of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson and his wife, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ciara, to form Evolution Advisors, LLC, a new joint venture focused on the insurance and financial service needs of minority-owned businesses and diverse communities. Russell and Ciara are founding partners and equity owners in the joint venture and will help guide the business and its community impact strategies. Read more.
Published 2/3/21

Commercial Auto Trends to Watch in 2021

Apart from securing commercial auto insurance, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest market trends. Doing so will allow your organization to take a proactive approach to both driver safety and fleet management. Review this guidance to learn more about commercial auto trends to watch in 2021. Read more.
Published 1/28/21

COVID-19 Vaccination: What To Do Before, During and After

The tips in this article, which are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will explain what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you and what resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated. Read more.
Published 1/20/21

Live Well, Work Well

This month's newsletter discusses ways to boost your heart health, how to deal with job burnout during the pandemic and the importance of preventive care. Read more.
Published 1/19/21

OSHA Form 300A Posting Requirements Begin Feb. 1, 2021

OSHA requires employers subject to its record keeping requirements to post copies of their OSHA Form 300A from Feb. 1 through April 30 each year. Read more.
Published 1/15/21

5 HR Trends to Monitor in 2021

HR departments are given more and more responsibility each year, oftentimes with budgets that don’t match. This means HR teams must constantly seek ways to innovate and stay on top of trends if they want to compete in the marketplace, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, here are five HR trends to watch for in 2021. Read more.
Published 1/15/21

What You Need To Know About the New Strain of COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new variant of COVID-19 has been reported in the United States. This Live Well, Work Well article provides more information. Read more.
Published 1/14/21

COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need to Know

There is a lot of information going around about the COVID-19 vaccine. This article contains everything you need to know right now. Read more.
Published 1/7/21

In the Know: Understanding the $900B Stimulus Package

On Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law an emergency stimulus package designed to deliver approximately $900 billion in COVID-19-related aid. Notably, the bill provides funding for unemployment benefits, small businesses, direct economic payments to individuals, vaccine distribution and rental assistance. This article provides an overview of what is included within the emergency relief bill. Read more.
Published 1/6/21

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Winter can be very tough on a home, especially if you have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for the harsh weather. Take the necessary steps to protect your home against the elements before temperatures drop any lower! Read more.
Published 12/21/20

Supporting Employees During a Potentially Lonely Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life—including how employees celebrate the holidays. This article discusses ways to support employees during this unprecedented holiday season. Read more.
Published 12/17/20

Preparing Your Business For Winter

Winter can be a risk to the continuity of business operations. Small business owners should ensure that their assets and operations are protected against the elements of the season. A strong handle on effective winter risk management can help to maintain stability during this season. Read more.
Published 12/17/20

Employee Skills for the Post-Pandemic Workplace

As the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed workplaces, workers’ skills have changed as well. As organizations move from their initial pandemic response plans to more sustainable operations, this article provides critical worker skills for companies to foster with both candidates and current employees. Read more.
Published 12/17/20

Here Are the Workers’ Compensation Trends to Watch in 2021

To ensure a successful workers’ compensation program, it’s crucial for to stay up to date on the latest trends. This article summarizes key workers’ compensation trends to watch in 2021. Read more.
Published 12/10/20

How a Biden Administration Might Impact HR and the Workplace

When President Donald Trump took office in 2016, he overturned or revised many of his predecessor’s federal regulations, a common trend between administrations of opposing parties. It is also something likely to continue under President-elect Joe Biden. To that end, this article discusses potential changes employers can expect during a Biden presidency. Read more.
Published 12/04/20

Cybersecurity Tips for Online Shopping During the Holidays

Online shoppers are often top targets for cybercriminals – especially during the holidays. In fact, according to a recent survey from Experian, 43% of identity theft victims reported that the theft happened while they were holiday shopping online. With this in mind, consider these tips to stay safe and secure while online shopping this holiday season. Read more.
Published 11/23/20

Berkley Healthcare Expands Products for Healthcare Industry

Adds Innovative Approach to Insurance for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. Read more.
Published 11/18/20

Preventing Cyber Attacks on Remote Employees

While remote work can be an exciting opportunity for employees, it also comes with unique challenges—namely, cybersecurity. This article discusses some cybersecurity risks that remote employees face and offers potential solutions. Read more.
Published 11/18/20

Combating Eye Strain From Remote Work

If your job involves working on a computer and you’ve been logging on from home, you may be racking up even more hours than normal in front of a brightly lit screen. This Live Well, Work Well article provides more information. Read more.
Published 11/09/20

Staying Safe During Flu Season

Follow these 10 tips from the Department of Labor to stay safe at work during this flu season. Read more.
Published 10/28/20

The Impact of Comorbidities on Workers' Compensation Programs

A comorbidity occurs when an individual experiences multiple health conditions at the same time. The presence of comorbidities within your workforce can carry significant consequences—such as an increase in both the overall cost and complexity of workers’ compensation claims. Review this guidance to learn more about how comorbidities can impact your workers’ compensation program, as well as what you can do to mitigate this concern. Read more.
Published 10/20/20

Work From Anywhere: Pros & Cons

Telework, or working from home, has risen steadily over the past several years, but it exploded amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some employees have even taken to working from anywhere (WFA), such as vacation destinations. This article provides an overview of WFA arrangements and their pros and cons. Read more.
Published 10/15/20

Time Tracking in the Time of COVID-19

Keeping track of employee productivity has always been important, but it’s even more significant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article outlines an employer’s general time tracking responsibilities and offers some best practices to follow. Read more.
Published 10/07/20

Preparing for Flu Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unfortunately, the 2020-21 flu season isn’t the only health crisis employers and employees have to address this year. The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the workforce, and the combination of another potentially bad flu season and the pandemic has public health experts worried. Learn more about preparing for flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic with this HR Insights article. Read more.
Published 10/05/20

School Reopening Considerations

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t disappeared, yet the country is eager to return to familiarity. Many businesses have already reopened, adapting illness-prevention protocols on the fly. This attitude of “reopen now” is spurring organizations to act swiftly or risk being left behind. But swiftness can be the enemy of sustainability, especially when there is little to no official guidance that standardizes reopening procedures. And this is especially problematic for schools. Read more.
Published 09/28/20

Keeping Your Household Safe as Children Return to In-person School During the Pandemic

As some children across the country return to school in- person during the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are wondering how they can keep their school-aged children—and everyone in their household—safe. Read more.
Published 09/22/20

COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations for Employers

The prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine is exciting to most, but also presents challenges for your clients, who may be considering whether vaccination will be encouraged or mandated. This article provides a general informational overview of considerations. Read more.
Published 09/22/20

Upholding an Employer’s Reputation With Employee Safety Initiatives During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This article explores how safety impacts an employer’s brand, reputation and recruiting efforts—and how to transparently highlight safety measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace with current and prospective employees and the general public. Read more.
Published 09/17/20

Bridging the Gap Between Remote and On-site Employees

This HR Insights article addresses ways to help employers bridge the gap between remote and on-site employees. Read more.
Published 09/17/20

The Benefits of Telematics for Commercial Fleets

This Risk Insights provides an overview of telematics and the benefits that this technology can provide for your organization. Read more.
Published 08/20/20

50 Quick Recipes You Can Make with Ingredients From the Garden

Making meals from your garden doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming. Check out these garden-fresh recipes that are great for entertaining! Read more.
Published 08/07/20

Portable Generator Safety

A portable generator is very handy to have during a power outage. A few safety tips to keep in mind are making sure it’s placed in a well-ventilated area, not overloading the generator and turning it off and letting it cool before refueling. Read more.
Published 08/06/20

Workers’ Compensation Changes for COVID-19

This Compliance Bulletin provides general information about COVID-19-related changes made to state workers' compensation laws and policies. Read more.
Published 07/14/20

In the Know: Application Deadline for Small Business Loans Extended

Congress has passed legislation to extend the application deadline for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through Aug. 8, 2020. Prior to the extension, the deadline to apply for these funds was June 30, 2020. The extension enables eligible small businesses to apply for funding for five more weeks. Read more.
Published 07/13/20

Make a Splash this Summer!

If you plan on swimming or taking your boat out on the water this summer, keep safety in mind! Use these safety tips to keep you and your family safe on your boating excursions and summer activities. Read more.
Published 06/24/20

Live Well, Work Well

The Coronavirus and The New Normal Read more.
Published 06/22/20

OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work & Reopening Nonessential Businesses

On June 18, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers plan how to reopen nonessential businesses. The guidance also addresses issues employers should consider as they ask their employees return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Published 06/22/20

Preparing for a Second Wave of COVID-19 Cases

Even as stay-at-home orders and restrictions are lifted, daily operations won’t be business-as-usual for many across the country. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still going on, despite businesses reopening. Moreover, public health officials and experts are warning of a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases. Read more.
Published 06/18/20

Clarkstown Councilman Frank Borelli named to Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board

Clarkstown Councilman Frank Borelli will represent Rockland County on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board, whose members decide train and other public transportation issues for commuters and counties in the downstate region. Read more.
Published 06/11/20

Preparing for Hurricane Season

From June through November, hurricanes are at their peak. During a hurricane, heavy rains and catastrophic winds barrel through coastal areas and can severely damage or destroy homes and businesses. The best way to minimize damage from a hurricane is to be prepared before one strikes. Read more.
Published 06/04/20

Handling the Influx of Remote Work Requests

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the merits and pitfalls of working remotely were often debated. As states went into lockdown to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, many workforces were forced to go online and quickly adapt to a remote-only work environment. Now, as the pandemic evolves and offices and worksites reopen, employers are likely to experience an influx of requests from employees to continue telecommuting. Read more.
Published 05/28/20

Reopening Workplaces During COVID-19

This chart is designed to help employers that are making decisions regarding reopening workplaces during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.
Published 05/28/20

COVID-19 Reopening Considerations for Restaurants, Hair/ Nail Salons and Gyms/ Fitness Centers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many organizations to close their doors for an extended period, several states across the country have officially begun implementing reopening measures, allowing some employers to resume operations. Read more.
Published 05/21/20

Common Household Products You Should NEVER Mix With Bleach

With Coronavirus wiping out shelves of cleaning supplies, it is important to know what can cause more harm than good while trying to keep your family safe. Read more.
Published 05/012/20

Coronavirus – Action Plans for General Industry, Retail, Construction and Manufacturing

As the states begin to open up operations, thoughts around action plans to do so safely are top of mind for most business owners and operators. Therefore, we have provided sample plans for a variety of industries. Read more.
Published 05/07/20

Return to Work Plans Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has interrupted many businesses across the country. While it’s unclear how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organizations, many employers are looking to the future of employees returning to work. Read more.
Published 04/30/20

Application Open Today: U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund

This Fund will provide assistance to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus through $5,000 grants to eligible small employers in the U.S. and its territories. Read more.
Published 04/21/20

Let D’Artagnan Deliver - Right to Your Door!

CLG is the proud agent and broker of property and casualty and employee benefits insurance to D’Artagnan Foods. They are currently offering new customers $25 off an order of $200 or more. We have attached information on how to access their website and information on their products. Read more.
Published 04/13/20

CARES Act - Small Business Loan Overview

Among other provisions, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides businesses suffering under the debilitating effects of the coronavirus pandemic with unprecedented access to emergency loans. This document will serve as an overview of the loan programs available. Read more.
Published 04/03/20

Flow Chart Analysis of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Flow Chart Analysis of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act Read more.
Published 04/01/20

Working From Home & Working For Our Truckers

John Sirabella, a top CLG producer, has continued to support his trucking clients through the COVID-19 pandemic from his home office. We are proud to have John on our team, and know his clients are in good hands. Keep on Trucking, John! Read more.
Published 03/26/20

New York State Disability - COVID-19 Claim Forms and Employee/Employer Sick Leave Notices

By the order of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, if an employee is under an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19, Paid Family Leave and /or disability benefits may be available to them. As such, updated Paid Family Leave/Disability forms have been made available which will allow covered employees to file these claims for themselves, if quarantined, and /or if they need to care for quarantined child(ren) Read more.
Published 03/25/20

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. IICF has served as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry for more than twenty-five years, contributing $36 million in community grants along with 300,000 volunteer hours by more than 110,000 industry professionals.  IICF reinvests locally where funds are raised, serving hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, for maximum community impact. Read more.
Published 03/25/20

Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits Considerations in Response to Novel Coronavirus Read more.
Published 03/24/20

In The Loop

What does the new Coronavirus legislation mean for working Americans? // New York Paid Sick Leave Benefits for COVID-19 Read more.
Published 03/20/20

Live Well, Work Well

For guidance on how to plan and respond to COVID-19 Following the advice of public health officials can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but if you don’t take proper precautions, your mental well-being could suffer while you’re quarantining. Read more.
Published 03/20/20

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

For guidance on how to plan and respond to COVID-19 Read more.
Published 03/09/20

Travelers Agency of The Year

Check out a photo of the CLG team, voted Travelers Agency of the Year. Read more.
Published 02/27/20

President of MDRT Foundation Named

Brian Tarpey was recently named the President of MDRT Foundation, an arm of the Million Dollar Round Table! The MDRT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of MDRT. Since its formation in 1959, the MDRT Foundation ... Read more.
Published 10/1/19

Corporate Honoree The Tarpey Group

As a provider for Spectrum360, Brian Tarpey and his team have been successful in assisting our organization for four years in making sure we have a comprehensive benefit plan at very competitive rates. The Tarpey Group has most recently helped Spectrum360 secure a grant from our health insurance provider to start a health and wellness initiative ... Read more.
Published 10/1/19

New President of PIA New York

Please join us in congratulating our friend and partner, John Tomassi on his being named President of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York. (PIANY). John was named at a meeting on September 13th at the PIANY headquarters in Glenmont, NY. ... Read more.
Published 9/30/19

Same Great People, New Great Locations

We are very excited to announce that two of the CLG locations will be moving to new office space. Effective October 1st, our Hauppauge, NY location will be relocating to Bay Shore, NY. Effective November 1st, our Nanuet, ... Read more.
Published 8/30/19

The Route: Phil's Unfinished Story

Distracted driving kills nine people each day, causing them to leave behind unfinished stories. ... Read more.
Published 7/22/19

The Stage: Shreya's Unfinished Story

Distracted driving claims the lives of nine people each day, causing them to leave behind unfinished stories. ... Read more.
Published 7/22/19