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AM Best Ratings: What Do They Mean And How Do I Evaluate Them?

Over the last ten years, we have continued to see lenders, investors, and others rely on AM Best’s ratings as a tool for measuring the financial and management health of insurance companies.

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Webinar: Pivoting During a Crisis – A Conversation with Executives in Manufacturing, Food Processing, and Distribution

In this webinar, we had a discussion with our clients in the manufacturing and distribution space that have been impacted by the pandemic. We heard how these companies were quick to pivot and execute change while managing fluid risks. A recording of the presentation, along with downloadable copies of the materials are provided below. Watch […]

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COVID-19 Update: April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and organizations, and is evolving quickly each and every day.

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Phasing Back Into Business

To the relief of many healthcare providers and patients, the Trump administration along with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new…

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Is Insurance Really a Commodity?

Most advertising for home or auto insurance pushes the same message: that shopping around for several quotes is the best way to save money. But is the same true for commercial insurance purchased by businesses?

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Update -COVID-19 as an OSHA Recordable Illness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, adjustments are being made by everyone, and that even includes Federal OSHA.

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COVID-19 Update: April 17, 2020

On Monday, April 13, Washington State’s Governor Inslee issued proclamation 20-43, protection for high-risk workers.

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Webinar: Pivoting During a Crisis – A Panel Discussion Featuring Local Executives in Food and Hospitality

In this webinar, we had a discussion with our clients in food and hospitality that have been impacted by the pandemic. We heard how these companies were quick to pivot and execute change while managing fluid risks.

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Becoming the CEO of Your Personal Life –
A Personal Insurance Series: Identity Theft — Credit and Debit Cards

Will cash become a thing of the past? It often feels that way with the prevalent use of credit cards, online banking, and electronic payment apps.

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Wellness – A Fading Trend, or Here to Stay?

Alaska businesses facing an extremely tight labor market are getting creative with their employee retention strategies.

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Webinar: Answering Your COVID-19 Financial Resources Questions

In this webinar, we address your questions about available financial resources with a panel of internal and external experts. Topics will include: How to maximize cash flow during this time Up-to-date information about state and federal relief Details about the new SBA loan products and equity injection options A recording of the presentation, along with […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – DOL Temporary Rule

Late yesterday, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) released a temporary rule that is effective April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020. The temporary rule focuses on the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Paid Sick Leave) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (Expanded FMLA). For the most […]

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