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While looking through a stack of insurance contracts, you’ll likely notice that many include additional insured endorsements – unless you’re looking at workers’ compensation policies. These policies are intended to cover the insured’s employees. Adding an additional insured would require the policyholder to cover an owner or general contractor’s employees for work-related injuries. Therefore, this endorsement is not permitted for workers’ compensation coverage. This restriction has sparked a growing interest in something called the “alternate employer endorsement.”

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In the world of corporate America, the perpetual goal seems to be to climb the “ladder of success.” This hustle can become isolating when we think in terms of competition, self-advocacy and how we define “success.” Finding a person or group of people who support you and whom you support not only alleviates that isolating feeling, but actually provides more opportunities for career growth than you could ever find on your own. Fostering this support system is exactly the purpose of Ignite!

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For those who own an aircraft, you may have noticed increases in your 2018 aviation insurance renewal. After a decade of declining rates, premiums are now trending upward.

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Advisors. Consultants. Analysts. Risk Managers. Service Specialists. Account Managers. Client Advocates. Our Associates have many different titles, but they all have one thing in common. And that’s you.

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One of the greatest awareness campaigns in history turns 49 today. Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day 2019 spotlights the rapid reduction in plant and wildlife populations and the complicit role we play. It is not a new concept, and while most of us understand species loss to be a terrible thing, many view it in an abstract way; sad, but distant and not of any direct or immediate concern.

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Our commitment to excellence is an ever-evolving process. It can be arduous, but the rewards are always worth the effort. Over 20 years ago, SilverStone Group joined PAR, Ltd. and put quality management at the forefront of our operations initiative. This prompted some significant changes in the way we consult with our clients, communicate with everyone and manage internal issues. This action was taken in steps, some large and some small. New processes were put in place that are still being adjusted today. These adjustments are a vital part of our development and growth.

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Portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule regarding Association Health Plans (AHPs) went into effect on January 1, 2019. It expands the availability of AHPs, allowing small businesses to band together and negotiate better deals when buying insurance for their members by broadening the definition of “employer.” States are reacting in extremely different ways. Learn more here.

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Winter brings us many joys – holidays, fun in the snow, endless shoveling (well, maybe not the last one). But winter also brings some dangers. Obvious ones are ice-related car accidents and slips / falls. However, there is a hidden threat that is far more dangerous during cold-weather months, yet it’s often given little thought. Carbon monoxide safety should be a top priority when the temperatures start to drop.

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Each year Omaha Magazine gives companies a chance to vote on other area organizations in the Best of Business-to-Business (B2B) contest. It’s an opportunity to showcase some of the top performing companies in Omaha. SilverStone Group is honored to receive the 2019 award for Best Employee Benefit Company. It's our 11th year in a row and this recognition is particularly meaningful, as it comes from our clients and colleagues. We appreciate all who took the time to cast their votes and recognize our team.

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Life can change in an instant. Residents, business owners, ranchers and farmers across Nebraska, Iowa and surrounding states are currently coping with this reality. Historic flooding has devastated our region, sweeping away homes, buildings, roads and pastures. The destruction is unlike anything we’ve seen and it has directly affected our family, friends, clients and colleagues. As I write this, my own home is sitting in water up to its roofline – and there’s nothing I can do but watch and wait.

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