3 min read

National Preparedness Month: At Home And Work

By Gibson on Sep 4, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Prepared, Not Scared.

That is the theme for this year’s National Preparedness Month. Annually, FEMA and other government organizations dedicate the month of September to educating individuals, families, businesses, and communities on the importance of taking action to prepare for emergency situations.The weekly themes include:

  • Week 1 (Sept 1-7) - Save Early for Disaster Costs
  • Week 2 (Sept 8-14) - Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 3 (Sept 15-21) - Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters
  • Week 4 (Sept 22-30) - Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness

Though we hope you’ll consider disaster preparedness an important aspect of your risk management strategy all year long, this is a great time to check on your planning – both personally and in your organization. We’ve gathered a collection of resources to help you develop, implement, and test your emergency plans.

Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management #DisasterReady
3 min read

Tips For Tailgating Safety

By Gibson on Aug 28, 2019 6:30:00 AM

To some, Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer and the last hurrah. To others, it’s the beginning of the best time of the year. The temperature starts to drop, the leaves slowly change colors, and the aroma of burgers and beer fills the air. It’s football season!

With football season comes tailgating. We don ou r team’s colors and join a few thousand of our closest friends outside the stadium for hours of food, drinks, and fun.

For some, tailgating is nearly as important as the game itself. It has become an integral part of the game day ritual. But don’t get so caught up in the festivities that you forget about safety. Consider these tips to keep your tailgating safe so you can enjoy the game:

Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management
1 min read

Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over

By Gibson on Aug 21, 2019 6:30:00 AM

This week begins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” national campaign, which continues through Labor Day. Summer is a time to take advantage of the weather, cookout, go to the beach, and enjoy time with family and friends. Unfortunately, during the summer, there is an increased number of alcohol related vehicle accidents.

Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management Personal Insurance Health & Human Services Wellbeing
2 min read

Medical Emergencies And Your Newly Legal Adult Child

By Gibson on Aug 7, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Once your child turns 18, your ability to act on their behalf changes. Their medical history is no longer available and you cannot make medical decisions for them. Even if your child lives at home or is on your health insurance, a parent has no legal authority to make health care decisions nor do they have the right to obtain medical information due to the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Topics: Health Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management Personal Insurance
2 min read

Protecting Your College Student’s Possessions

By Gibson on Jul 31, 2019 6:30:00 AM

At home, your family is exposed to the risks of robbery, fires, weather damage, and car accidents, among other things. When your young adult heads off to college, the same risks exist, even when they live on campus. It is important to understand your insurance policies to know what is covered and where there may be gaps.

Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management

What's The Risk: 4th of July

By Gibson on Jul 3, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Celebrating one of the nation's most historical holidays can be festive, but has the potential for risk. So we bring you a look at the 4th of July by the numbers with interesting statistics and facts. As with any holiday celebration, have fun and stay safe!

Topics: Risk Management Claims Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management WhatsTheRisk
2 min read

National Safety Month

By Gibson on Jun 19, 2019 6:30:00 AM

June is National Safety Month. While workplace and home safety are important every day of the year, the National Safety Council (NSC) specially focuses on safety during the month of June to help educate the public. Highlighting the following four themes throughout the month, the NSC aims to reduce the leading causes of injury and death – at home and in your workplace.

Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management
2 min read

Protect What Matters Most: Keep Your Employees Safe This Summer

By Gibson on May 29, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Most businesses wouldn’t think twice about investing in the safety of their employees while they are at work; however, if employees are your most valuable asset, shouldn’t you be concerned with their personal safety, risk management, and disaster preparedness?

Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management #DisasterReady
1 min read

Lake Living Liability Self-Assessment

By Gibson on May 1, 2019 6:30:00 AM

With all the benefits of lakefront living right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about parties, boating, and preparing your home for the season. Owning a lakefront home has more financial risks that need to be properly managed. Not only protecting the value of the home itself, but all your financial assets with the increased liability exposure.

To help identify these risks, we've prepared a
Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management Personal Insurance Private Client Group
2 min read

The Hazards Of Daylight Saving Time

By Gibson on Mar 6, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Daylight Saving Time (DST) was created with the intention of giving people more time to either work or enjoy the sunlight during the summer months. So, every year, on the second Sunday in March, our clocks “spring forward” an hour. One hour might not seem like a big deal, but for many, the transition can be hard on our bodies and psyche.  

Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Risk Management Services
Content not found