Category: Newsletter

  • Documenting Small Safety Incidents Key to Preventing Major Ones

    Studies show that for every major workplace injury or fatality, there are nearly 10 minor injuries – and more than 30 accidents that lead to property damage. Capturing data even on minor incidents that may seem trivial in isolation can be critical in informing efforts to prevent much greater dangers in the future. A big […]

    January 11, 2018

  • This New Year Resolve to Review Your Insurance

    While you may have made some good New Year’s resolutions, to make sure that you are not leaving anything to chance you should also revisit your insurance policies. You may have acquired new property, upgraded your home or bought new stuff for your house and, considering the increasing risks of natural catastrophes, you may now […]

    January 11, 2018

  • Top 10 Laws, Regulations and Trends for 2018

    In this article, we focus on the top 10 laws, regulations and trends going into 2018 that employers need to be aware of.   New Parent Leave Act Effective Jan. 1, 2018, employers in California with 20 or more workers will be required to provide eligible employees with 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to […]

    January 11, 2018

  • The Armstrong Report Q4 2017

    Download the PDF of The Armstrong Report – Q4 2017   Group Benefits: Group Plan Inflation Low, New Cost-saving Strategies Emerge Workers’ Compensation: Closed Claims and Adjustments to Your X-Mod Ag Safety: The Right Way to Extract Stuck Vehicles in the Field Risk Management: Surveillance Cameras and Video Monitoring

    October 9, 2017

  • Identity Theft Doesn’t Only Take Place Online: Shred Certain Documents

    Much has been made of people’s identities being stolen through cyber attacks and other online means, but the majority of these thefts are still being carried out the old-fashioned way by criminals finding documents bearing social security numbers and other personal information. Identity theft is a growing problem with consumers reporting more than 490,000 incidents […]

    July 11, 2017

  • How to Identify, Eliminate Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards

    WHILE BIG-TICKET, dramatic claims make headlines, the reality is that run-of-the-mill workers’ comp injuries end up costing employers the most. That is especially true for slips, trips and falls. These claims account for nearly one-quarter of all workers’ comp claims and some 300,000 workplace injuries every year, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. […]

    July 11, 2017

  • Four Workers’ Comp Mistakes Employers Typically Make

    WORKERS’ COMP is always a significant outlay for any organization and you may be wondering what you can do to reduce your costs. Some companies may take drastic measures to reduce their rates, but in the process they make mistakes that end up costing them more in the long run. Below are four common mistakes […]

    July 11, 2017

  • Senate Republicans Release Sweeping Legislation to Repeal and Replace ACA

    Senate Republicans released draft legislation on June 23 to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that does much of the same that similar legislation from the House would do. The aim of the draft is the same as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives in April. But soon […]

    July 11, 2017

  • State-mandated Retirement Program Now in Force

    A new law took effect on Jan. 1, 2017 that will require California employers with five or more workers to offer their staff a retirement plan or enroll them in a new state-run retirement program. The law, the first of its kind in the nation, is expected to become a blueprint for other states that are […]

    April 6, 2017