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

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

Today’s article about ransomware is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. WHAT IS RANSOMWARE? Ransomware is a form of malware, short for malicious software, that is designed to encrypt files and render a system unusable. Ransomware typically targets sensitive information that the hacker then threatens to sell […]

How to Protect Against Ransomware

June 10, 2021

Scott Templin

How to Protect Against Ransomware

Today’s article is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. Is your business prepared for a cyberattack? Business leaders are forced to face this uncomfortable question even when they do not have a technical background. Six trillion dollars is the estimated cost of cyberattacks in 2021. Not having […]

How Well Do You Understand Your Business's Cyber Risk Profile

May 11, 2021

Scott Templin

How Well Do You Understand Your Business’s Cyber Risk Profile?

What comes to mind first when you think of insurance? Likely, something along the lines of “save 15 percent or more in 15 minutes or less.” Or perhaps the image of Jake from State Farm, Flo from Progressive, or the GEICO gecko comes to mind. It seems that every day, we are overwhelmed by insurance […]

Proactive Risk Management

April 26, 2021

Alison Williams

Proactive Risk Management: The General Insurance Services Way

Today’s article is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. Gizmodo reported this week that SolarWinds is blaming an intern for the password of ‘solarwinds123’ that was being used on a server. There is not a connection at this point that the weak password was leveraged as a […]

A Closer Look at Password Security

March 5, 2021

Scott Templin

A Closer Look at Password Security

Workplace injuries and illnesses have a huge impact on an employer’s bottom line. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers pay almost $1 billion per week for workers’ pay alone. Addressing safety and wellness issues in the workplace can save you money and protect your bottom line.  It is important to know […]

How Focusing on Safety & Wellness Benefits Your Business

September 14, 2020

Kim Giannetti

How Focusing on Safety and Wellness Benefits Your Business

If you could save your company money, improve productivity and increase employee morale, would you? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Safe environments also improve employee morale, which positively impacts productivity and […]

Safety Programs and the Impact to the Bottom Line

June 23, 2020

Kim Giannetti

Safety Programs and the Impact to Your Bottom Line

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any workplace practice. Therefore, developing a safety culture should be a top priority for the managers and supervisors at your organization. What is a Safety Culture? A safety culture consists of shared […]

How to Promote a Strong Safety Culture in Your Organization

April 22, 2020

Kim Giannetti

How to Promote a Strong Safety Culture at Your Organization

You run a small construction company. One of your employees is climbing up a ladder with one hand while holding some power tools with another and, as a result, puts not only the employee in danger but also some of your other employees. How do you respond to this? For one thing, the employee technically […]

Why Proactive Safety Programs are Better than Reactive Ones

June 26, 2019

Kim Giannetti

Why Proactive Safety Programs are Better than Reactive Ones