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Working at Home - Here's Some Tips

Ann Henry, who has worked at home for over 11 years, wrote an article for Gossip That Matters, to offer tips for workers new to working remotely.  Here is her advice.

OSHA Form 300A & The Coronavirus Brochure

OSHA has reminded employers of their reporting requirements for workers with coronavirus, and provided guidance as to how to complete the form.  In addition, they created a brochure, “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19”, which you can download.  If you need any assistance, please contact us at the agency.

Coronavirus Prevention Tips

Here are five things to remember to help protect yourself from becoming infected with the coronavirus. Follow flu prevention tips. 

Top tip: Wash your hands – Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

In addition: 

Change Your Clocks on Sunday!

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8th.  So set your clocks forward one hour to “spring ahead”, which means you lose one hour of sleep. 

March 2nd Deadline to Submit 2019 Summary of Work-Related Injuries & Illnesses

The deadline for employers to electronically submit their 2019 Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is due March 2nd.  To determine if your business, with 20-249 employees, is required to submit this form, use this link.

Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary Model Adopted

To combat the opioid crisis and lower drug costs, the National Council of Insurance Legislators adopted the Worker’s Compensation Drug Formulary Model Act.  The purpose of the act is to establish a drug formulary for use in states’ workers’ compensation systems in order to facilitate the safe and appropriate use of prescription drugs in the treatment of work-related injury and occupational diseases.  Each state will use this framework to establish their own policy.

Happy Valentine's Day - Buying Jewelry?

If you are planning on giving jewelry, we recommend you have it appraised, and then call us so we can protect it with the right insurance.  February is also National Heart Month.  We encourage you and your loved ones to schedule a check-up to help fight against cardiovascular illnesses and disorders.

Wear Red Today

Wear Red Day is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease in our communities.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Pledge to be more active to protect your heart by moving more, eating healthy, managing stress, not smoking, and getting quality sleep. 

Start today to protect your heart.

Is a home security system worth the investment?

Besides providing you with peace of mind, home security systems can help with:

  • Fire detection
  • Carbon monoxide gas
  • Protecting your valuables 
  • Helping to increase the chances of catching a criminal
  • Lowering the cost of your insurance premiums (many insurance companies provide significant discounts to property owners who have a home security system)

So give us a call at the agency to see how much you can save on your insurance premiums by installing a home security system

Source:  Annabelle Short

Are you guilty of password passivity?

Cybercriminals are hacking both individuals and corporations every minute of every day.  One area they love is cracking passwords. 

Here are a few tips from Dashlane to avoid making the worst password mistakes:

Use different passwords for every account

Reusing the same password across all your accounts is a lot like putting all your eggs in one basket.  Once a hacker has the password, they have access to all your accounts. 

Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

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