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2021 Market Outlook: General Liability Insurance

April 19, 2021
2021-04-19

As worsening social inflation concerns, surging medical expenses and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continue to contribute to a rise in liability claim frequency and severity, the general liability market has preceded to harden.

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Financial Wellness 101: How Much Do You Know About Your Retirement Plan?

April 15, 2021
2021-04-15

Your employer provides you with a retirement plan for you to save money in, tax-deferred, for the day you bid your career farewell and enter into retirement. How well do you know your plan?

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Risk Trend Alert: Catalytic Converter Theft

April 12, 2021
2021-04-12

Catalytic converter theft is on the rise in Minnesota. The cost to replace a stolen catalytic converter can be several thousand dollars. Be aware of the risk and take practical steps to avoid it.

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Are Two Life Policies Better Than One?

April 8, 2021
2021-04-08

Many times we get caught up in the number: Do you have enough life insurance? However, an equally important question is: Do you have the right type of life insurance?

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2021 Market Outlook: Commercial Auto Insurance

April 5, 2021
2021-04-05

For the past decade, the commercial auto insurance space has been largely unprofitable for carriers. In this environment, many carriers have elevated premium costs. Unfortunately, this hard market is expected to continue into 2021.

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Tax Tips that Can Help as You Approach Retirement

March 31, 2021
2021-03-31

Retirement is a whole new phase of life. You’ll experience many new things, and you’ll leave others behind – but what you won’t avoid is taxes. Read on for tips about developing a retirement income strategy as you approach or begin retirement.

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2021 Market Outlook: Commercial Property Insurance

March 29, 2021
2021-03-29

Unfortunately, rate increases—as well as additional policy restrictions—are expected to continue in 2021. We predict that many insureds will experience double-digit rate increases, lowered available capacity and various policy restrictions or exclusions—especially regarding losses tied to weather events or the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Key HSA Features 2021

March 24, 2021
2021-03-24

This Compliance Overview summarizes key features for HSAs, including the contribution limits for 2021.

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Is a Roth 401(k) Right for You?

March 23, 2021
2021-03-23

Elective deferral contributions to a traditional retirement plan are contributed on a pre-tax basis and help lower your current taxable income. Roth elective deferral contributions, however, are much like a Roth IRA in that contributions are made on an after-tax basis.

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Preparing for Future Health Crises

March 22, 2021
2021-03-22

This article outlines four ways HR teams can prepare for future public health crises. Employers can use this information to help cope with the current COVID-19 pandemic fallout and beyond.

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2021 Market Outlook: Worker's Compensation

March 18, 2021
2021-03-18

The workers’ compensation insurance market has remained mostly stable, performing as an outlier relative to other lines of insurance by producing profitable underwriting results. Yet, some emerging trends have the potential to cause an uptick in workplace accidents and claims.

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Health Care Data Breaches Jumped 55% in 2020

March 15, 2021
2021-03-15

Health care industry cyberattacks cost an estimated $13 billion last year according to a newly released report.

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Loss Control Tips: Water Damage

March 5, 2021
2021-03-05

Water is one of the most common causes of property damage. With warm weather approaching, learn about some ways you can prevent a loss due to water damage.

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Five Safety Tips to Reduce Fatalities and Injuries Related to the Operation of Commercial Motorized Vehicles

March 3, 2021
2021-03-03

The FMCSA recently released its strategic plan for 2021-2023, with one in particular focusing on safety. Read about the 5 strategic objectives to help reduce fatalities and injuries related to the operation of commercial motor vehicles.

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CDC Updates Quarantine Recommendations for Vaccinated Individuals

March 1, 2021
2021-03-01

The CDC released new guidelines for fully vaccinated people who have had exposure to someone with COVID-19.

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Christensen Group Expands Bonding Practice

February 26, 2021
2021-02-26

An announcement about an expansion within Christensen Group's commercial insurance practice.

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Employer Reporting of Health Coverage - Sections 6055 & 6056 - Part One

February 25, 2021
2021-02-25

A summary of the ACA's employer reporting requirements under IRS Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Part one of two.

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Employer Reporting of Health Coverage Sections 6055 & 6056 - Part Two

February 25, 2021
2021-02-25

A summary of the ACA's employer reporting requirements under IRS Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Part two of two.

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4 Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2021

February 1, 2021
2021-02-01

Recruiting has never been simple, and the COVID-19 pandemic is complicating matters even more. In this rapidly changing landscape, employers need to adapt if they want to attract and retain quality talent.

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2021 OSHA Penalty Amounts

January 28, 2021
2021-01-28

The DOL released its 2021 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalities that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws including OSHA.

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Prescription Drug Pricing Trends

January 25, 2021
2021-01-25

As prescription drug costs continue to increase, it’s important for employers to understand the trends behind the rise and what they can do to better manage their health care expenses.

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Non-grandfathered Plans Must Cover COVID-19 Vaccine Without Cost-sharing Beginning in 2021

January 4, 2021
2021-01-04

An update about COVID-19 vaccine coverage for non-grandfathered group health plans.

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Final Rule Allows Greater Flexibility for Grandfathered Plans Under the ACA

December 31, 2020
2020-12-31

An update from the DOL, H&HS and the U.S. Treasury on greater flexibility for grandfathered plans.

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Stimulus Bill Includes Temporary Special Rules for FSAs

December 30, 2020
2020-12-30

According to the newly signed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, employers with health and dependent care FSAs can provide employees with additional time to use funds in these accounts.

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Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2021

November 30, 2020
2020-11-30

A list of updated annual dollar limits for HDHPs, HSAs, FSAs, 401(k) plans and transportation fringe benefit plans, updated for inflation by the IRS.

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Preventing Cyberattacks on Remote Employees

November 27, 2020
2020-11-27

The COVID-19 pandemic has solidified remote work as a new operational standard. This article discusses some cybersecurity risks that remote employees face and offers potential solutions.

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Preparing for Flu Season During the COVID-19 Pandemic

November 25, 2020
2020-11-25

The COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the workforce, and the combination of another potentially bad flu season and the pandemic has public health experts worried.

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Methods for Supporting Working Parents Webinar

November 20, 2020
2020-11-20

Working parents are under a lot of pressure to deal with new schooling routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article discusses various accomodations employers can make for their employees who are experiencing these changes.

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Managing Fleet Safety and Risk Management in the Era of Nuclear Verdicts

February 24, 2021
2021-02-24

Join us as we share the expertise, insights and experiences of a nationally recognized legal team, Julius Gernes and Steve Pattee, from Donna Law Firm based in Minnesota and a veteran fleet risk manager, Dan Kugler, of Risk & Insurance Consultancy based in Wisconsin.

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CG Captive Solutions

November 10, 2020
2020-11-10

The market continues to harden, capacity continues to shrink, and losses continue to mount through COVID-claims, natural disasters, social inflation and nuclear verdicts. Captives provide an alternative risk financing option to counter the impacts of the traditional marketplace.

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How the World Will Change Post-COVID-19

May 20, 2020
2020-05-20

The global pandemic is accelerating us into the future, faster than originally anticipated. Join us for a conversation with special guest, Gene Munster, about how the world will look post-COVID-19.

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