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Press Release: Tolman and Wiker Renovation

By Greg Van Ness, CEO [ Return to Our Blog ] Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services LLC-Completion of Major Building Renovation Ventura, California, October 18, 2016: A party celebrating the end of a major building renovation for Ventura’s largest insurance brokerage firm was held on October 27, 2016 at the offices of Tolman & Wiker […]

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Sustaining Successful Leadership

By Greg Van Ness, CEO   [ Return to Our Blog ] Leading successfully is challenging, as anyone who has tackled a leadership role knows well.   Much has been written and will continue to be written about the keys to successful leadership – in fact, Amazon currently lists over 180,000 entries for “leadership books” on […]

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Taking the Long View

By Greg Van Ness, CEO   [ Return to Our Blog ] Taking the long view, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, means thinking about the effects that something will have in the future instead of in the present. Whether it’s in our personal lives or our career pursuits, taking the long view is good for […]

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A Prescription for Savings: Developing Wellness Programs

[ Return to Our Blog ] It is widely accepted that workplace health and wellness programs can have a range of benefits. Studies have calculated savings, slower growth of health care costs, reduced absences, increased productivity and so on, but a healthy workforce does more than just engender good feelings—it is also a competitive advantage. […]

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Employee Challenges Wellness Incentive under State Wage-Hour Law

[ Return to Our Blog ] A pharmacy chain is being sued over its requirement that employees undergo a “wellness exam” or pay a $600 surcharge on their health plan contribution. The lawsuit, filed in California state court as a class action, characterizes the surcharge as an illegal “wage deduction,” and contends that employees who […]

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Should Businesses Report a Cyber Breach? The Jury’s Still Out

[ Return to Our Blog ] In case there wasn’t already enough confusion regarding cyber liability, data breach events, cyber coverage and cyber reporting, recent events suggest we have officially reached the fork in the road.   On March 26, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, chaired by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV […]

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Easy, Low-Cost Wellness Ideas

[ Return to Our Blog ]  Whether you’re working with a corporate wellness vendor or are taking small steps into the world of employee health, there are plenty of low-cost ways to promote a healthy workplace. Wellness programs can help businesses reduce health care costs and improve their bottom line, but you don’t need a […]

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Cyber Threat Moves from Data Breach to Critical Infrastructure

[ Return to Our Blog ] Technology running the world’s critical infrastructure is increasingly at risk of cyber attack, according to research by Lloyd’s of London insurer Aegis London, writes Warwick Ashford at ComputerWeekly.com.   The study, conducted by BAE Systems, covers the evolution of cyber risk in the energy sector and its impact on […]

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