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By Cathy Knopf, 10/31/2019
Since 2016, health departments are reporting over 6,000 cases of Legionnaires disease per year. This disease is a serious type of pneumonia, with one in ten persons dying with this infection. Inhalation of small droplets of water containing the Legionella bacteria causes Legionnaires Disease. Legionella bacteria...
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By Fonda Hereford, 10/30/2019
​Personal cyberattacks are an extensive subject that insurance specialists are frequently discussing with clients. Our insurance company partners are developing add-ons to their services to address the exposure at what seem like reasonable premiums for ample limits at low deductibles. Articulating the risk and...
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By Kerin Dodd, 10/29/2019
Executive officers, partners and sole proprietors (from here on referred to collectively as “executives”) may elect to exclude themselves from benefits under workers compensation. Accomplishing this varies by state and can be as simple as stating such on the application for coverage, or it can be as...
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By Andy Engardio, 10/16/2019
After years in development, the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is up and running. The Clearinghouse will track the results of drug and alcohol tests for all commercial drivers. Currently, Motor Carriers are required to perform Former Employer Background Inquiries (including drug and alcohol history)...
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By Brian Lindahl, 10/09/2019
It’s Fire Prevention Week, which means it is time to educate and learn the small, but crucial, actions that can keep you and the others around you safe. The theme for this year is, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Many people are unaware of the lack of time they have...
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