Smart devices, from voice-activated assistants to smart bulbs and thermostats, are becoming more and more prevalent in American homes. While these devices offer convenience and more control over your home, they can leave you at risk for privacy and security issues. Before you invest in the latest smart oven or dishwasher, learn how the connectivity […]

4 Risks of Smart Devices in Your Home

January 14, 2022

General Insurance Services

4 Risks of Smart Devices in Your Home

Today’s cyber security article is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. 2021 was the year to start taking your cyber security risk seriously. Back in October the ITRC reported that 2021 data breaches had already exceeded those of 2020. The problem is not going to disappear so […]

4 New Year's Resolutions to Strengthen Your Business's Cyber Security

January 11, 2022

Scott Templin

4 New Year’s Resolutions to Strengthen Your Business’s Cyber Security

Voluntary benefits, which allow your employees to choose certain types of coverage and then pay for some or all of the related costs, will continue to grow in 2022. With as many as five generations in the workforce at once and an increasing preference for personalization, the demand for benefits that fit different needs has […]

10 Voluntary Benefits Expected To Grow in 2022 (and Beyond)

January 6, 2022

General Insurance Services

10 Voluntary Benefits Expected To Grow in 2022 (and Beyond)

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week this October, we are reminding families to take the necessary fire safety precautions to prevent a house fire this year. According to the US Fire Administration (USFA), fire claims the lives of 3,275 Americans and injures well over 15,575 each year. Common Fire Starters & Fireproofing Your Home In […]

Top Tips for Fire Safety in the Home

October 6, 2021

General Insurance Services

Top Tips for Fire Safety in the Home

With the current labor shortage, contractors and contracting companies are backlogged. Homeowners with plumbing, electrical, and construction needs are being told it will take months to get a someone in. Because of this, many homeowners have turned to social media to recruit a skilled laborer. Hopefully one who can perform the work sooner than those companies already contacted. However, […]

The Importance of Hiring Properly Insured Contractors to Work on Your Home

October 1, 2021

Alison Williams

The Importance of Hiring Properly Insured Contractors to Work on Your Home

  As many of you know, there is currently a labor shortage following the COVID-19 pandemic. This has affected every industry, and our insureds are each managing it in their own way. One of the common actions we’ve seen our clients take is to hire a more youthful workforce between the ages of 12 and […]

New Youth Employment Requirements

September 29, 2021

Kyle Rosenbaum

New Youth Employment Requirements

  Are you a member of the Valparaiso, Michigan City, or Crossroads Chambers of Commerce? Are you looking to support your company and your community with a benefits plan that is built just for them? Then look no further than the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community Chamber plan. The UHC Community Chamber plan is a level-funded program […]

Introducing the UnitedHealthcare Community Chamber Plan

September 21, 2021

Michael O'Donoghue

Introducing the UHC Community Chamber Plan

As we approach Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period — which will take place October 15th through December 7th — we would like to encourage you to review your current coverage.  Although you may feel that your healthcare situation has not changed significantly and that your existing policy should remain in effect, it is important to sit down with your […]

How to Prepare for Medicare's Upcoming Annual Enrollment Period

September 15, 2021

Jillian Martinez

How to Prepare for Medicare’s Upcoming Annual Enrollment Period

Today’s article about ransomware is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. There is no escaping. You cannot turn on the news or open your phone these days without hearing about another cyber attack. From meat suppliers to pipelines, our nation’s resources are being threatened at unprecedented levels, […]

Cyber Security is NOT an IT Problem

September 13, 2021

Scott Templin

Cyber Security is NOT an IT Problem

Non-profit organizations are legal entities that aim to provide social benefits in some form. As a non-profit organization, you must be separate from the government and should not generate profits that provide personal benefit to any of the organization’s directors, officers, or other members. Because you provide benefits to society, nonprofit organizations are often considered […]

8 Common Risks to Watch For When Insuring Your Non-Profit Organization

September 8, 2021

General Insurance Services

8 Common Risks To Watch For When Insuring Non-Profit Organizations