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How to Prevent and Investigate a Sexual Harassment Claim at your Company

Receiving a sexual harassment claim from an employee is a delicate situation. Employers must consider how they will respond to the complaint, how they will investigate the allegations and what guidelines they will use to assess the complaint’s validity. Ultimately, the employer’s response can have a significant effect on whether the employer is found liable …

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Your Guide to Employee Benefits Acronyms 

Your Guide to Employee Benefits Acronyms. The following is a list of commonly used acronyms in the employee benefits industry. -A- ACA – Affordable Care Act ACO – Accountable Care Organization ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act AD&D – Accidental Death and Dismemberment ADB – Accidental Death Benefit ADEA – Age Discrimination in Employment Act …

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Fire Safety: What you don’t know can kill you

Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types. It’s up to you to take the proper precautions to keep yourself, your co-workers and your business safe from fire hazards. Lower the Risks of Fire There are some simple things you can do to prevent fires at : Always comply with regulations. Obey “No …

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5 Factors to Consider Before Leaping into a PTO program

If your organization is contemplating switching from a traditional time off program that includes vacation, sick and personal days to a PTO, or Paid Time Off approach, there are several aspects to consider. While a PTO program allows employees much more flexibility and discretion for taking time off for doctor’s visits, vacations or personal time, …

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Your Annual Open Enrollment Checklist

Open enrollment can be an extremely positive and rewarding experience for you and your employees. Consider the following suggestions to help you prepare for a successful open enrollment period this year. Pre-enrollment Period Plan ahead: Be ready to answer employee questions regarding health care reform legislation. Understand how the legislation affects your benefits offerings and …

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Self-Funding and the Impact of Health Care Reform

Many healthcare reform regulations apply to all group health plans, regardless of whether they are fully insured or self-insured, but self-insured plans are exempt from certain provisions of health care reform. The following are examples of reforms that do and do not apply to self-insured plans.

Your Boat isn’t Seaworthy without Proper Coverage

The Basics A small boat, such as a canoe or other un-motorized boat, is typically covered under the personal property portion of your homeowners insurance policy. If you own a larger, faster boat, you’ll need a separate boatowners insurance policy. A typical boatowners insurance policy is designed to protect your boat, motor, equipment and passengers. …

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