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The Workplace Wellness Evolution

Most people can agree that health, happiness, and productivity at work are related concepts.  Companies have a unique opportunity to foster all three, with a workplace wellness program.  During the last decade, workplace wellness programs have become commonplace, but what makes a program successful? When trying to figure out the “special sauce” that makes a

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Does Business Insurance Cover The Costs of a Product Recall? 

A well-known food company recalled two brand-name food products after four customers reported finding metal parts in their food. One of the world’s best-selling auto brands faced an airbag recall. And lettuce grown in Arizona caused dozens of illnesses in 35 states. Product recalls like these are often in the news. They’re especially prominent when

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Walsh Duffield Hosts 16th Annual Employee Benefits Seminar

Camping! One of those rites of passage that everyone has experienced.  Whether it was you and your siblings crammed in the back of your family’s station wagon asking “are we there yet?”, pitching a tent with your friends in the backyard, or hitching up the RV, we have all had some adventure we remember fondly.

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Employee News: Promotions & New Hires

We’ve been busy the first half of the year making changes and adding new team members to the Walsh Duffield family!  We’re happy to share all of our great news with our friends and clients: Promotions Christina Bell has been promoted to an Account Executive within our Group Benefits department.  Her responsibilities will include the

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Is Your Boat Ready For Launch?

If you love the water, few things are better than boating season.  Summer just wouldn’t be summer without spending those long, hot days on Lake Erie or cruising down the Canal. With Memorial Day just around the corner, boating season in Buffalo and Rochester has finally begun! At Walsh Duffield, we want to ensure you’re

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Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

Earthquakes have occurred in 39 states since 1900, and about 90% of Americans live in areas considered seismically active.  In fact, there were two very recent earthquakes in the Rochester, NY region alone! Experienced in May, these small earthquakes were centered several miles below Lake Ontario, less than 100 miles away.  Although there was no

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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. This is a preventable way in

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4 Tips for Homeowner’s Insurance Inventory

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 homeowner’s insurance claim, you must fully document all of your damaged belongings. If you are like most people, you haven’t prepared a current inventory list, or videotaped your belongings. So

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