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We Are All Better Together

Mosaic of bikers at park

At this busy time of year, it’s important to remember that we are all better together! Despite the hustle and bustle of year-end, the offices of Walsh Duffield took the time to unite under one roof for a full-day retreat at Beaver Hollow Conference Center.  We were provided the opportunity to celebrate our many successes

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Getting Your Business Ready For Winter

Winter is right around the corner and along with the longer commutes and cold temperatures, you need to prepare for snow and ice – the inherent risks to your business that come with this time of year in Western New York. Follow these tips to protect your company, as well as your employees and tenants:

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Preventing Water Damage With New Technology

As your independent insurance agent, we are always looking for ways to do more for you. That’s why as new innovations in home protection become available – like the latest technology to help prevent water damage – we make sure you know about them. That way, you won’t have to worry about leaks or water

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Managing Stress This Holiday Season: 8 Holiday Frenzy Survival Tips

“Tis the season to be jolly!”  That’s what they say, right? The holiday season is upon us and with that usually comes the fun of holiday parties, shopping, family gatherings, traveling … oh, and don’t forget the elevated heart rate.  All of the expectations and obligations of this time of year (not to mention year-end

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Identity Theft Protection: A Must-Have Voluntary Benefit

When it comes to voluntary benefits, you might think of dental, vision and life insurance. But have you considered offering identity theft protection to your employees? What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the attempted or successful misuse of an existing account, such as a debit or credit card account; the misuse of personal information

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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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3 Things to Know to Assist Medicare-Eligible Employees

Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is here which means your Medicare eligible or “near eligible” employees are inundated with confusing communications. For HR professionals, it can be a challenge to assist with Medicare questions.  The following are three key things all employers must know! 1. Is your group size considered large or small? In general, employers

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Navigating Choice This Open Enrollment

There is a difference between having a choice and making a choice. Open enrollment is in full swing, which sheds light on the tough decisions that employers and employees need to make this time of year.  Over the past 50 years, we have seen a great shift in how employers offer benefits to their employees. 

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Protect What You Love With Umbrella Insurance Coverage

In today’s economy, everyone is pinching pennies.  You’ve heard about umbrella coverage, but is it worth investing in? What is Umbrella Insurance? Umbrella insurance is extra liability insurance. It is designed to help protect you from major claims and lawsuits and as a result, it helps protect your assets and your future. It does this

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5 Things You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation Insurance

1. Workers’ Compensation Insurance Protects Your Company. The primary purpose of Workers’ Compensation Insurance is to provide coverage for health care costs to an employee injured on the job. If Workers’ Compensation is mandated in your state of operation you must carry this coverage to avoid your company being liable and subject to fines by

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