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Does your workplace safety program include an incentive structure? Employers have been using them for years to encourage safe behaviors and reduce violations, injuries and accidents, but recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) memos have left employers confused about the compliance points related to these programs.

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After college and four years in the Navy, I returned to Nelson Insurance Agency in 1965. The Firm my father and mother started in 1945 had grown  to 10 Associates. Those early years had been a struggle against established local competitors. My father’s  education as an attorney had given him a technical mind, and that, coupled with his dynamic personality, allowed him to find unique solutions to clients’ insurance needs.

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America’s aging population is growing at a rapid rate. There are roughly 56 million Americans over the age of 65, and that number is predicted to climb to 84 million in just three decades. As this demographic steadily grows, so will the need for senior care assistance.

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Looking to hire a new employee? An accurate job description serves as a great starting point to find and hire the right worker for an open position. But if you’re only using it for hiring, you might be missing out on some of the best applications for this useful resource.

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I have a six-inch scar that stretches down my right shoulder. This mark is a constant reminder of my sudden and frightening health scare, and it serves as my platform for skin cancer awareness. It’s a conversation starter that I hope pushes people to call a dermatologist and schedule a skin check – today.

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Consider a worker who is 55 and making $50,000 per year. He plans to retire at age 67, at which time Social Security could make up 43% of his retirement income. Assuming he can live on 75% of his pre-retirement income, he would need to make up an additional 32% in retirement savings.

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From a very young age, boys and girls aren’t treated the same. We have a history of setting different behavioral expectations based on gender. Boys are allowed to act one way (rowdy and wild), while girls are supposed to act another (prim and proper). These adolescent stereotypes have had a powerful effect on the adult workforce. They’ve snowballed into preconceived notions that unfairly impact men and women in professional environments, especially when it comes to workplace hierarchies. The fact is, women in leadership are viewed differently than men.

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Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on one of the few things that every person, past and present, has in common: our beautiful planet. With our busy schedules and hectic lives, it’s easy to forget how our actions affect the Earth, but we all have a responsibility to cherish and protect our planet – and not just on Earth Day.

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final regulations on disability claims procedures which apply to disability claims filed on or after April 1, 2018 for ERISA plans that condition benefits or vesting on a determination of disability. The purpose of this bulletin is to assist employers/plan sponsors with the process which “may” be necessary with regard to plan amendment.

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How do you typically start your work day? For most, checking e-mail is an early-morning ritual (sometimes before they even get out of bed). We are fortunate to work in a world of rapid, electronic communication. It helps us get the job done faster. While e-mail may provide us with a quick and easy way to communicate, it also provides cybercriminals with a quick and easy way to target unsuspecting victims.

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