Editor’s Note

Prescription Drugs in the Workplace

More than 70 percent of United States employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a survey from the National Safety Council. The survey, How the Prescription Drug Crisis Is Impacting American Employers, …

Homes in Environmental Hazard Zones

Millions of homes and condominiums are in high danger zones for environmental hazards, according to the Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index, produced by ATTOM Data Solutions. The report showed 17.3 million single family homes and condos with a combined estimated …

Top 10 Discrimination Claims in 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it resolved 97,443 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2016 and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state, and local government workplaces. Charges of …

Connected Homes and Cyber Insurance

Eight out of 10 U.S. consumers have a home data network and more than one-third of them connect entertainment systems, gaming consoles and other smart devices to the Internet. According to a survey from The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and …

Truck Drivers’ Health and Crash Risk

Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings suggest that …

The Cost of Workplace Incivility

Workplace incivility can create lasting damage — whether employees are intentionally ignored, undermined by colleagues or publicly belittled by an insensitive manager, according to a recent article from McKinsey Quarterly. Hurtful workplace behavior can drain performance, increase employee turnover and …

Wanted: Young Insurance Recruiters

Insurance industry executives and groups working to attract millennials to the sector are now actively targeting their younger colleagues to help get the word out. On Dec. 2, the recruiting initiative held a webinar designed to appeal to younger property/casualty …

Teens and Distracted Driving: Get the Message Campaigns

Driving my children to school each morning it’s hard not to notice the number of parents attached to their cell phone. While state law prohibits cell phone use in school zones and city law prohibits cell phone use entirely unless …

Cyber Sales Slow Down

  For many years, cyber liability has been the hot opportunity for new sales. But that may be over, or at least the pace of sales seem to be slowing. The overall upward trend of organizations purchasing cyber insurance continued …

Shop Around: What’s Out There?

There’s hot competition in agency errors and omissions market today, in price, policy terms and conditions. Most experts believe it’s a great time for agency owners looking to purchase or ramp up their limits. But most agency owners don’t shop …

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