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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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5 Tips to Protect Your Company Against Social Engineering Scams

You say “It will never happen to me”.   You may think your business isn’t a target to cyber crime.  But we want to make sure you know that Social Engineering claims do not have a target audience!  At Walsh Duffield, we have seen both small and large businesses alike fall victim to this new emerging

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Our Growing Team

As we approach the holidays, now is a good time to reflect on the positive things that have been accomplished in 2019 and express gratitude to others around us.  This November, we are thankful for our wonderful clients and our hardworking team – including nine new additions that have helped us continue to thrive as

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Walsh Duffield Achieves Gold Recognition for Worksite Wellness

Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates, recognizes workplace health programs and workforce heart health. The results of the American Heart Association 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and Walsh Duffield achieved Gold level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Our Commitment to Employee Wellbeing Walsh Duffield is

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Halloween Home Safety Tips

The annual apparition of spooky skeletons, broomstick-riding witches and carved pumpkins is a sure sign fall is well underway. Second only to Christmas in terms of how much consumers spend on decorations, Americans of all ages seem to love celebrating Halloween. The Halloween spirit has spread to the inside and outside of the home as

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Walsh Duffield Named IIABA’s Best Practices Agency

Walsh Duffield has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group. As a Best Practices Agency, Walsh Duffield along with only 267 independent agencies throughout the U.S.

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Sarah Ray Honored Nationally as one of WELCOA’s Top 25 Health Professionals

Walsh Duffield is pleased to share that our Wellness Coordinator, Sarah Ray has been named as one of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)’s Top 25 Health Promotion Professionals. Sarah placed 4th among many national applicants.   In order to qualify for this national recognition, nominees are ranked by their professional development, demonstrated success, leadership,

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Emotional Intelligence: Building a Positive Work Culture

There are many employee interactions occurring in the workplace every day, and it is important that they are both productive and positive. Having employees that are resilient, adaptable and able to deal with emotions in a positive way not only leads to a healthier, happier workforce but also one that is more successful as an

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How Wellness Programs Can Prevent Workers Comp Claims

One of the principal cost drivers of workers’ compensation claims are medical expenses for the treatment of job-related injuries and illnesses. Important indicators of how some claims become high dollar expenses are claims with a comorbidity diagnosis (multiple medical conditions or ailments) which, studies show, are likely to generate twice the cost of other claims.

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Walsh Duffield Hosts 17th Annual Benefits Seminar

On June 6, Walsh Duffield hosted this year’s “Benefits Bonanza” – our annual educational seminar and vendor fair. The typical central plot of a western film is the classic, simple goal of maintaining law and order on the frontier in a fast-paced action story. Can we substitute western film plot with “everyday human resources and

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