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Gone Phishing: Four Ways to Stay Off the Hook

Cyberattacks on large corporations often make frontpage news – like the one that hit LinkedIn in June 2021, posting more than 90% of its user accounts on a dark web forum and putting their data up for sale. But you don’t have to be the world’s largest online network for professionals or a Fortune 500 company to be at risk of cyberattacks. According to cybersecurity...

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Group Benefits

The employees you want on your team will need benefits. In a tight job market, with competition for talent higher than ever, the benefits you offer matter. When choosing group benefits, several basic issues must be thoroughly evaluated before deciding on what to offer employees: Employee Demographics – Generation Alpha, Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, or Millennials? Every generation has a different perspective...

Home Maintenance Checklist: Step by Step Guide to Prepare Your Home for the Fall

Your home is likely one of your most valuable assets and keeping it in good condition matters. Before the rainy, colder fall weather rolls in, taking certain steps to prepare your home can protect your home from sustaining damage during the fall and winter months. Clear out Gutters Spend a few hours clearing any debris out of home gutters and downspouts. Check the brackets holding...

Benefits of Providing Financial Planning Resources to Employees

The most basic group benefit plan will provide some form of health insurance to employees, with some percentage paid by the employer. Many employers have taken steps to offer a more appealing range of benefits to their employees, including life insurance, long term care insurance, a 401(k) with matching funds, and vision or dental coverage. Another perk has proven to be appreciated by employees: Financial...

How Should I Budget for Business Insurance?

Your business insurance should cover every possible risk for your operation. It may surprise you that as a basic calculation, the entire range of business insurances, including commercial liability, commercial property insurance, health insurance for employees, workers’ compensation, and other insurances should be budgeted at about 20 to 30 percent of expected gross sales. Smaller businesses can expect to budget far less. Every industry, and...