Category: Covid-19

COVID-19 News: Free At-home Tests Are Now Available

Good news! Each household in the U.S. can now have four free COVID-19 at-home tests shipped directly to their home at no cost! All you need to do is visit COVIDtests.gov and enter your contact information and mailing address. The tests are rapid antigen “at-home” or “self” tests — not PCR tests which require a

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Combatting “Re-entry” Anxiety

Throughout the pandemic, it has become apparent that supporting mental health is more important than ever. As the country continues to return to pre-COVID life, this can understandably cause feelings of what is being called “re-entry anxiety”. Re-entry anxiety can be described as an overall uncertainty or uneasiness about returning to the way things were

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Insurance Industry Looks Ahead to 2021

Despite some challenges to the insurance industry early in the Covid-19 pandemic by business interruption lawsuits, most sectors have remained robust. As the calendar changes to 2021 one concern is the sustainability of business relationships. With many in the industry still working from home, area insurance leaders said maintaining business built by face-to-face connections is

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2020 Benefits Seminar Update

For the last 18 years, Walsh Duffield has looked forward to hosting our annual benefits seminar.  It has been an event in which we bring together the business and HR community with vendor partners, great speakers, and our dedicated staff to offer a robust schedule of activities to keep you informed on key HR and

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New York State Department of Financial Services Premium Payment Rule

We hope that this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.    These are difficult times. The New York Legislature and Department of Financial Services have been implementing emergency measures in an effort to protect insurance policyholders who have been hit with financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Regulations they enacted include: the waiver of late fees; the prohibition on reporting negative data to credit

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Expressing Gratitude With a Handwritten Note

It is always important to take care of your own wellbeing. Studies show that regularly expressing gratitude can positively impact a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This is because expressing gratitude releases dopamine in the brain—a chemical that boosts mood, optimism and memory. Expressing gratitude can be beneficial in the workplace, as well as everyday

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4 Tips for Homeowners Insurance Inventory (And Downloadable Checklist!)

When fire, burglary, or other disaster strikes your home, you want to begin the recovery process as soon as possible. However, before you can file your homeowners insurance claim, you must fully document all of your damaged belongings. That’s where a homeowners insurance inventory list comes in handy. If you are like most people, you

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Driver Safety

How To Prevent Distracted Driving Claims Cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices are a necessity in our personal and professional lives, but when operating a vehicle, their use takes your attention off of the road and can have serious consequences. Approximately 660,000 people are on electronic devices while driving a vehicle during daylight hours.

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Best Practices for Working Remotely

With the rapidly changing environment and concerns surrounding COVID-19, many organizations are making a shift to a fully remote workforce.  While remote work/telecommuting has become more mainstream, it is still very new to many companies who are learning how to handle this shift as it becomes a necessity. 7 tips to help you be successful

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A Message From Our President & COO

At Walsh Duffield, supporting our clients is always our top priority. As a partner to you and your business, we continue to closely monitor the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients and the Western NY communities that we care so much

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