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311, 2014

According to Survey, Many Business Are Still Not Ready for Employer Mandate

Health care costs continue to bedevil managers of small-to-mid-sized businesses. But talent acquisition is quickly catching up to health insurance as a limiting factor in their growth, and the competition from U.S. and foreign firms is heating up.

These are some of the high-level findings of a comprehensive study produced by Lucas Group, a national recruitment […]

910, 2014

Spectrum Occupational Health Business Forum

Randy Boss, one of Ottawa Kent’s Certified Risk Architects, was privileged to speak at the Spectrum Occupational Health Business Forum about the Linda E. Anderson award and importance of having AEDs and training at work.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and […]

910, 2014

Slips, Trips and Falls – New WellConnect Message Available!

Check out WellConnect’s safety message for the month of September by clicking play above.

WellConnect is a service created by Dustin Boss, one of our Certified Risk Architects here at Ottawa Kent.

Its purpose is to keep health and safety top of mind for our customers’ employees and family members.  These video messages are under 2 minutes, work on […]

210, 2014

Ebola & Business Continuity

Much of the news coverage of the 2014 West African Ebola Outbreak is targeted toward health officials—how to transport patients, how to care for patients, even how to dispose of patients’ bodies—along with some superficial guidance on how to reduce personal exposure to the virus. To date, there has been little discussion on what to […]

209, 2014

Processed Foods – New WellConnect Message Available!

Check out WellConnect’s health message for the month of September by clicking play above.

WellConnect is a service created by Dustin Boss, one of our Certified Risk Architects here at Ottawa Kent.

Its purpose is to keep health and safety top of mind for our customers’ employees and family members.  These video messages are under 2 minutes, work on […]

2207, 2014

Data breach reported at Goodwill stores

ROCKVILLE, MD. — If you used a credit card at a Goodwill outlet recently, your information may be in the hands of someone you don’t know.

Security blogger Brian Krebs reports he received confirmation from Goodwill Industries International Inc. that it is working with the U.S. Secret Service on “a series of credit card breaches involving […]

2107, 2014

Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes

In the Spring edition of Beyond insurance magazine, Scott Ludema, an Employee Benefits Advisor at Ottawa Kent, published an article trying to help businesses with refining what is in their employee handbooks.

“Done right, employee handbooks serve multiple functions. They provide employees with important information about a company, its practices and the working environment. They also […]

1507, 2014

Know Your E-Mod or Pay More for Workers’ Comp

E-mods on the whole go relatively unaddressed in most industries, but practicing good business should include knowing where this score stands, as it has the single largest impact on your workers’ comp premium.

807, 2014

How to Survive an OSHA Audit

Earlier this year one of our Outsource Risk Managers, Jim Rhoad, had an article published in the Hartford Business Journal on how to survive an OSHA Audit. In the article, dated March 10, Jim takes you through what may happen in an OSHA audit so you can know what to expect and some of your […]

2406, 2014

Pre-Employment Screening

The new rules of pre-employment screening – How to find quality Job candidates, protect your business and stay compliant. In Ottawa Kent’s spring edition of Beyond Insurance you will find this helpful article or you can click on this link: pre-employment screening.

What your company doesn’t know can hurt you — especially when […]