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Be Wary of Heat Exhaustion

Warmer weather is here to stay for a while! Summertime allows us to enjoy a lot of fun outdoor activities (swimming, biking, boating, etc.) as well as some activities that might be considered less enjoyable (mowing, pulling weeds, etc.). However, whether you’re out enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer or you’re simply taking care(continue reading)

ER vs. Urgent Care

All too often, illness or injury appear out of the blue: you wake up in the middle of the night with intense abdominal pain. You stumble while carrying groceries up a flight of stairs, and can no longer put weight on your swollen ankle. Or your child spikes a high fever on the weekend. When(continue reading)

National Safety Month 2017

National Safety Month 2017 has begun. The National Safety Council and its member companies mark June each year and the month has several themes each year. National Safety Month is focused on reducing the leading causes of injuries and deaths at work, on the road, and in Americans’ homes and communities. The National Safety Council(continue reading)

Summer Safety Tips to Consider

Summer is finally here! Now is a good time to make adjustments, for the safety of tomorrow and the rest of the summer. Check out these tips to keep your home healthy and safe when it’s warm outside. Make Sure Your Air Conditioning is in Good Working Condition Ensure that the fan is functioning well,(continue reading)

Car Insurance Rates Explained

When it comes to car insurance, there’s no one price-fits-all scenario. In fact, car insurance costs can vary greatly from driver to driver, carrier to carrier and even state to state. It’s not only about which coverage you select. Many other factors can also impact your car insurance premium – here are seven of them.(continue reading)

Why Life Insurance?

In the event of a tragedy, life insurance proceeds can help cover everyday expenses, like the mortgage and household bills. The cash received from a policy (a death benefit) can help protect your family from being burdened with debt. In addition to helping meet your family’s immediate financial needs, life insurance can also be used(continue reading)

Distracted Driving

Keeping your hands on the wheel and off your phone can keep you safe. When you text, reach for your phone or dial a phone number while driving, you’re three times as likely to get into a crash, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Each year, hundreds of thousands of car wrecks stem from(continue reading)

Extensions Cords Could Spell Disaster if Not Used Properly

Over 3,300 residential fires originate from extension cords each year, killing or injuring over 300 people.* Extension cords are flexible, insulated electrical wires with plug(s) at either end. They are designed for TEMPORARY use. For example, using an extension cord to power an electrical drill while installing an electrical outlet is a temporary use. Running(continue reading)

April is Stress Awareness Month

What is stress? Stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Stress is a normal part of life. You can experience stress from your environment, your body, and your thoughts. How does stress affect health? The human(continue reading)

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Classifying an individual as either an employee or independent contractor isn’t a simple task. Unfortunately, no standard test has emerged to determine the true character of an independent contractor relationship under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employers have various considerations to determine how issues of employment benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, wage and hour laws,(continue reading)