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Creating a Supportive Workplace for Your Employees

Mental Health struggles are no longer just a personal matter—they impact the workplace as well. When an employee is not feeling their best, this can be seen through reduced productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism, and turnover. Employers play an important role in improving the health of their employees. This starts with making the workplace environment suitable for

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Understanding the Rising Cost of Homeowners and Auto Insurance

As individuals review their insurance policies for the year, the reality is that homeowners and auto insurance rates will continue to rise in 2024.  There are many factors that have caused the increases we have seen over the past couple of years, and we expect this trend to continue in a market where inflation and

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Do I Need to Purchase Rental Car Insurance?

When renting a car, a question that that often arises is whether you need to purchase rental car insurance. Rental car insurance can add a significant cost to your rental, but is it a necessary expense? Here are some important things to know: For those who are Insured on a Personal Auto Insurance policy, coverage

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Empowering Communities: Walsh Duffield’s Impact Report Reveals a Year of Giving Back

At Walsh Duffield, we believe that true success goes beyond business accomplishments. It lies in our ability to make a positive impact on the communities we serve. We proudly present our annual Impact Report, showcasing our remarkable contributions to Western New York nonprofits in 2022. Through philanthropy, volunteerism, and corporate social responsibility, we have demonstrated

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Why You Need Service Line Insurance Coverage

When it comes to safeguarding your home and your financial well-being, insurance can be a valuable addition to your toolkit. While most homeowners are familiar with standard insurance policies that cover property damage or liability, there’s one crucial aspect that often goes overlooked: service lines. Most homeowners are surprised to learn that they own the

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HSA Accounts and Medicare: 5 Key Things to Know

Qualified High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) paired with Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are gaining popularity with employers. An HSA offers individuals and families an opportunity to contribute pre-tax dollars into an account that can be used to pay for Qualified Medical Expenses. Sometimes, employers will also contribute funds to their employees’ HSA accounts. When Medicare

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Fourth of July Safety Tips

As the Fourth of July approaches, people across the United States are gearing up to celebrate the nation’s independence with fireworks, barbecues, and gatherings. While this holiday is filled with joy and patriotism, it’s crucial to prioritize safety, not only for the well-being of your loved ones but also to avoid potential insurance claims. Below

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Fortress Launches New Podcast

In Case You Missed it: Introducing ForCast ForCast is a new podcast where dentists, risk managers, defense attorneys, and others share their knowledge and experiences related to what is malpractice insurance, claim defense strategies unique to dentists, closed claim summaries, and malpractice risks. The lessons learned over the last 25+ years defending dentists culminates here

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2023 Benefits Seminar

  That’s a wrap! Thanks to all who joined us for our in-person benefits seminar and webinars this year! Webinar Recordings   Date: Tuesday, June 20th – 11:00am – 12:00pm The New Normal: Strategic Staffing and Retention Approaches for Employers Presented by: Adrienne Schleigh, SHRM-SCP – Senior Director, HR Strategic Placements, HR Works, Inc. View

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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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