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We were so excited to have MJ Shaar come and speak with us at the 11th Annual Wellness Conference this past week. If you missed her talk, check out the post below for the helpful hints and highlights she provided, and make sure to register for next year’s conference!

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule regarding overtime wage payment qualifications for the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule increases the salary an employee must be paid in order to qualify for a white collar exemption. The required salary level is increased to $47,476 per year and will b ...

Many people have taken the earth’s resources for granted, and it continues to become apparent that we need to change how we live to conserve our planet for future generations. Turn Off the Lights Turn off the lights if you plan to leave a room for more than 15 minutes. Install motion sensors or timers on outside lights instead of leaving them on continuously. Take advanta ...

An unknown group of hackers nearly stole $1 billion from the Bangladesh central bank in a cyber heist in February. Though the cyber thieves were discovered, they stole about $80 million before being stopped. According to senior bank officials, the hackers somehow breached Bangladesh Bank’s systems and stole its credentials for payment transfers. The thieves then began sending ...

Allergy season is already upon us in certain parts of the United States, and unseasonably warm weather is partially at fault. Weather patterns related to El Nino have caused plants to bloom earlier than normal, and the combination of blooming flowers, pollen in the air and warmer temperatures is a nightmare for allergy sufferers. Keep the following tips in mind if you are affe ...

A data breach can be a devastating event, affecting a company financially and damaging its reputation with customers. But as a director or officer at your company, you face litigation risks based on the decisions you make following a breach and on how you influence cyber security policies, as these are often considered board-level issues.   If a suit is filed against you afte ...

We’re delighted to once again retain our status as a member of the Best Practices study group for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA). The agencies comprising the study group are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation.  The selected “Best Practices” agen ...