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Attracting and retaining good employees in today’s tight labor market can be a challenge. While competitive pay and good benefits are important, job seekers want the total package. They are looking for the ideal work environment – which includes work-life effectiveness. Total rewards strategies have traditionally focused on compensation and benefits, but it’s time for a change. Employees have expressed a desire for a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives, and that’s only possible through you – their employer.

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A clear line has been drawn between automatic and manual transmissions in the trucking industry. Most drivers have strong opinions about which semi transmission is better, with arguments ranging from safety to convenience.

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Owning and renting out real estate can be a lucrative business, but certain property management issues can spell trouble. Whether you own a single unit or several housing communities, you face a long list of exposures.

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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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