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Preparing for a Windstorm

Severe wind can cause power outages and loss of heat. Here are some tips on how to help handle an outage during a storm. Before the windstorm Set your refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Food will be preserved longer if power goes out. Check flashlights and portable radios to ensure they are working. Be

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Walsh Duffield Makes Executive Leadership Changes as 5th Generation of Family Steps Up to Run Agency

Walsh Duffield Companies Inc. announced leadership changes at our executive level as the fifth generation of family takes operational control of the business.  Since 1860, Walsh Duffield has been a family owned, independent insurance agency, offering personal and commercial insurance, employee benefits and retirement solutions to clients across WNY. Sean Keenan Becomes Fifth Generation Leader

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Gratitude in the Workplace

Gratitude is the idea that our success is the result of how others have helped us and not just a solitary effort. In the workplace, giving thanks and showing appreciation for your coworkers is not just humbling, but a smart way to build a more positive work culture. In fact, leaders who make it a

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Preventing Frozen Pipes This Winter

Don’t Let the Cold Get to Your Pipes This Winter It’s hard to think of a worse start to a winter day in Western New York than turning on the faucet and … nothing. Maybe there’s a trickle of water, but it’s clear you have a frozen pipe. So, what now? Here are some smart

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Preventing Water Damage With New Technology

As your independent insurance agent, we are always looking for ways to do more for you. That’s why as new innovations in home protection become available – like the latest technology to help prevent water damage – we make sure you know about them. That way, you won’t have to worry about leaks or water

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Identity Theft Protection: A Must-Have Voluntary Benefit

When it comes to voluntary benefits, you might think of dental, vision and life insurance. But have you considered offering identity theft protection to your employees? What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the attempted or successful misuse of an existing account, such as a debit or credit card account; the misuse of personal information

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3 Things to Know to Assist Medicare-Eligible Employees

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is here which means your Medicare eligible or “near eligible” employees are inundated with confusing communications. For HR professionals, it can be a challenge to assist with Medicare questions.  The following are three key things all employers must know! 1. Is your group size considered large or small? In general, employers

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5 Things You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Insurance

1. Workers’ Compensation Insurance Protects Your Company. The primary purpose of Workers’ Compensation Insurance is to provide coverage for health care costs to an employee injured on the job. If Workers’ Compensation is mandated in your state of operation you must carry this coverage to avoid your company being liable and subject to fines by

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What’s In Your Lunchbox?

There is tremendous confusion about what to eat. Often the food choices people make are full of calories yet lack the nutritional value the body needs. This confusion leads to expanding waistlines, low energy and rising rates of type 2 and now type 3 diabetes and obesity-related illnesses. The American Diabetes Association’s National Healthy Lunch

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