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SECURE Act 2.0: What Employers Should Know

By |2023-01-26T17:45:15+00:00January 26th, 2023|Blog, Employee Benefits|

At the end of December 2022, the SECURE Act 2.0 cleared both houses of Congress as part of an omnibus end of year appropriation. The Act is a package of bills focused on retirement that expands on provisions from the original SECURE Act enacted in 2019.

Top 5 Benefits Concerns of Employers in 2023

By |2023-01-26T17:53:31+00:00January 24th, 2023|Blog, Employee Benefits|

As HR teams re-evaluate their offerings in the coming year, they are focused on providing the best employee benefits in the most efficient ways. To help teams make informed decisions, one benefits firm, Nava Benefits, collected information about choices made by HR teams from over 600 vendors across 28 benefit categories.

OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Standards in Hospitals

By |2023-01-13T21:16:35+00:00January 13th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2022 for the hospital industry.

Snow and Ice Removal Tips

By |2023-01-09T19:40:12+00:00January 9th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Owners and managers of commercial property have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for employees and occupants. During the winter season, walkways, stairs, driveways, interior roadways and parking lots become slip and trip hazards as snow falls and ice forms. This is not only a safety hazard, it can also be an expensive legal issue for property owners, if an accident occurs.

Working Safely with Sharps

By |2023-01-11T16:01:45+00:00January 8th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

The OSHA standard for blood-borne pathogens requires that any employee exposed to blood, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), follow proper safety precautions when working with needles and other possible contaminated sharps as part of their job duty.

Action Over Litigation

By |2023-01-16T19:22:53+00:00January 6th, 2023|Blog, Safety Tips|

According to the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), Action Over is a legal action involving an injured employee, when after collecting workers compensation benefits from the employer, decides (most often at the guiding hand of counsel) to pursue a third party for allegedly contributing to the employee’s injury.

What is Replacement Cost and How is it Derived?

By |2023-01-19T23:06:17+00:00January 5th, 2023|Blog, Safety Tips|

Replacement or reconstruction cost is a type of insurance that covers the cost to replace or repair a building with materials of the same or comparable quality. For the purposes of coverage—and unlike market value—replacement cost policies do not include the value of any land and is determined based on the amount needed to hire contractors and purchase materials to repair a building or construct a replacement.

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