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Holiday Travel Safety Guide

This holiday season, travel safety comes with a long list of pandemic-related restrictions, advisories, and recommendations by airlines and states as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. Before making plans – whether you’re getting on a plane or in a car to see family and friends or taking a vacation – be sure you are well…

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Managing Mental Health While Working From Home

Despite being able to clock in whenever and from wherever you would like, research has shown that working from home is linked to an increased risk of poor mental health.  The most commonly reported issue that remote workers face are loneliness and isolation, anxiety and stress, and depression. Even the most optimistic, normally productive worker…

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Beating Burnout: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment

Even the best of us can burnout, especially now as we are bombarded day after day with emails, phone conferences, video calls that leave us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Burnout not only affects an individual’s performance and wellbeing, but it has also been linked to many negative physical health outcomes, such as heart disease, hypertension,…

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Distinguished Book Club: 10 Books to Get Your Mind Off of Insurance and COVID

Let’s face it: we are living in stressful times. From the pandemic itself to its economic and social repercussions, there are countless reasons why we may be feeling anxious or melancholy. Finding a healthy way to escape from the stress of reality is a crucial part of caring for our mental wellbeing. Reading is a…

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Networking From Home

It is widely accepted that professional success cannot be achieved alone. Not only is networking essential, investing in your professional and personal relationships pays you back in dividends throughout the course of your career. The benefits of networking are endless, from expanding your skillset to improving your knowledge to helping you find and secure new…

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Top Ted Talks

While gaining industry-specific knowledge and skills is helpful, personal development is equally, if not more, important when it comes to growing your business and being a respected leader. Who you are — your interests, motivations, goals, experiences, etc. — plays a large role in how you interact with others, both clients and employees. The better…

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Fall and Winter Pandemic Predictions

Since early in the pandemic, infectious-disease experts have predicted a “second wave” of infections and deaths. Based on the patterns of other viruses, they hypothesized that COVID-19 would surge once more around autumn and winter.

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Finding Focus in the Digital Age

According to a study by McKinsey Global Institute, only 39% of an employee’s time is spent on role-specific tasks. With distractions such as emails to catch up on, instant messenger notifications from colleagues, and way too many tabs open on your computer, the inability to find focus in our digital age is understandable. On top…

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What Will Halloween Look Like This Year?

As the holiday season approaches, many people are wondering what fall and winter holiday celebrations will look like. The coronavirus pandemic has taken lives, jobs, and normalcy from people across the country — will it take Halloween as well?

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Preventing the Top Insurance Claim: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Year after year, slips, trips, and falls remain the number-one insurance claim for property owners. More than three million people visit the emergency room each year because of falls, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The average hospital visit costs $30,000 to $50,000. Add in factors like ongoing medical bills and…

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The Greatest Workplace Challenge: Fatigue

Even before the mass office exodus, fatigue was among the most prevalent workplace challenges. The National Safety Council reports that over 43% of workers are sleep deprived, and those most at risk are those working long or irregular hours. More than a simple feeling of sleepiness, fatigue is a persistent syndrome resulting from prolonged exhaustion,…

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