Regardless of the progress that has been made over the years concerning gender equality in the workplace, most studies on the topic show that businesses and organizations still have a long way to go. According to a recent survey performed by the Pew Research Center, 42% of women in the United States claim that they … Continue reading 4 Steps in Preventing Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Over 100 years ago, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 burned through the city and beyond, destroying thousands of buildings, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, and resulted in over 250 deaths. The fire raged for two days, from October 8 through October 10, and caused an estimated $200 million in damages. Fire Prevention … Continue reading National Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10
The H&A 3rd Quarter Newsletter is hot off the press and is titled "Commercial Insurance Forecast". It's a look into the insurance marketplace during the economic downturn and COVID-19, plus other interesting articles and fun facts!
By: Hawley & Associates and Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota Risk Management team You might not realize it, but times have been relatively good for insurance customers. For the most part, premiums have been steadily reducing for years now. In the insurance world, we call this a soft market. But this has changed drastically. The … Continue reading What’s Up With The Commercial Insurance Market?
The end of summer means fall is right around the corner and kids are gearing up to go back to school. Except this year, not everyone is comfortable in returning to the classroom due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As parents, teachers, and child advocates worry about the physical health of children, the looming question … Continue reading Are the Kids Alright? Social Isolation Takes Its Toll on Mental Health
At the beginning of the pandemic, many organizations set up their employees to work from home as a response to stay-at-home orders or as a health precaution. Now many are realizing that remote work is, well, working. Being in a crisis mode created its own energy and pushed things forward. By now, most organizations have … Continue reading Is It Time to Update Your Organizations Remote Worker Policy?
When it rains it pours... If things aren't bad enough, the insurance marketplace is following suit. We are seeing premium increases, many sizable, for more lines of insurance than we've experienced in recent memory. Along with the increases, we are also experiencing more restrictive coverage, minimum premium increases, lower limits and some carriers are even … Continue reading Commercial Insurance Forecast – Cloudy with A Chance of Premium Increase