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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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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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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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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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