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Toxic Handlers in the Workplace

They are comforting. Their door is always open. And the stress being that way is taking it’s toll on their work and their health. They are what authors Sandra L. Robinson and Kira Schabram have labeled as “toxic handlers,” in today’s Harvard Business Review article entitled “When You’re the Person Your Colleagues Always Vent To”. Chances are,…

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Black Friday Alternatives

We’re closing early today, and we’re ready for a deep breath, and a true hiatus from the everyday hustle and bustle. Sure, some of us are preparing for a big Thanksgiving dinner, and navigating the multi-layered relationships of those who will gather with us, but we’re taking a break nonetheless. And let’s be honest… we…

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Our Appreciation for Veterans in the Workplace

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we are sharing one of our favorite blog posts. The unemployment rate for veterans is at an all-time low, according to recent Wall Street Journal reports. This statistic (4.6% in 2015) is attributed in part to corporations’ commitments to hiring our heroes. With 200,000 men and women in service returning to…

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5 Fun Stress-Relieving Tools to Do at Your Desk Right Now!

Stress. It doesn’t have to be your BFF every single day. Let’s be honest. The work-life-balance juggling act is a challenge for many of us these days. Between work and our personal lives, it’s not surprising if we drop the ball once in a while. Heck, all three of those juggling balls can fall out…

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Distinguished Earns 2016 Top Program Administrators Recognition

We are honored and excited to report that Distinguished Programs has been named one of Insurance Business America’s Top Program Administrators of 2016. This is the first time Insurance Business America has assembled a guide to some of the country’s top program administrators. The list includes 28 companies that provide insurance solutions to niche industries with tailored programs…

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“No Dream Is Too Big” Inside Susan DeCarlo’s Sabbatical to Mount Kilimanjaro

Next year, Susan DeCarlo, Vice President – Program Manager, Distinguished, is planning a trip with her 12-year-old daughter to Machu Picchu. The genesis of the idea: Her one-month-long sabbatical this past February which included climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a safari, and a visit to the small island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania. Susan is…

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Reaching Out to Millennials at Rutgers

Rewarding? Lucrative? Cool? Yep, a career in insurance can be all of these things and more! Introducing the next generation to the insurance industry is the mission of Distinguished’s Millennial Outreach Committee and an important part of our company’s future success. This summer, we were invited to present for the second time at Rutgers Business…

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For Immediate Release: We’ve Made the List!

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 – Distinguished LLC, a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry, is proud to announce that it is has made Inc. Magazine’s 2016 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Listed at No. 3633, Distinguished has a three-year sales growth of 86%. This…

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Distinguished Cellars: Chicago

Last week, we hosted the another Distinguished Cellars: a dinner gathering industry experts and influencers in the community to discuss an emerging theme over dinner and wine. A chance to network with peers and enjoy food and wine with industry friends. We gathered a diverse group of insurance executives, investment bankers, brokers, and more to…

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Vets in the Workplace- a Win-Win for Employers and Those Who Have Served

The unemployment rate for veterans is at an all-time low, according to recent Wall Street Journal reports. This statistic (4.6% in 2015) is attributed in part to corporations’ commitments to hiring our heroes. With 200,000 men and women in service returning to civilian life each year, employing a vet can spell success for a company’s bottom…

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