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If you didn’t have challenges, you wouldn’t have successes.

How do you overcome obstacles, particularly those facing businesses and their owners in today’s environment? It takes thoughtful creativity with a thorough attention to detail. It takes global knowledge tempered with regional expertise. More importantly, it takes a spirit of optimism that we all share. Whether you’re looking for basic healthcare solutions, comprehensive human resources management, business insurance, risk management strategies or retirement plan consulting, Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting will provide the guidance you need to reach your goals and compete successfully.

Benefits during leave: A methodical approach

The most common questions we get on the HR Hotline relate to employees’ leaves of absence, and a large percentage of those questions have to do with employee benefits during that leave. Part of the reason why this is such a tricky topic is because the answer to these questions can come from a variety of different places. Moreover, not all of these sources give the same answer.

Forest Lake School District’s commitment to safety earns them a $2,500 grant

Workers' compensation insurance carrier SFM awarded Forest Lake School District a $2,500 “Slip, Trip and Fall Grant” to help them address safety issues around the school buildings during the winter season. ABRC’s Risk Management Solutions Manager Brian Plautz discussed the importance of slip-and-fall prevention during a claims review meeting and assisted the district in applying for the grant. The award is designed to match $2,500 of the employer’s investment in winter slip-and-fall efforts. 

  • Finding your way through the haze of drug and alcohol laws

    To date, 29 states (as well as DC, Guam and Puerto Rico) have some sort of medical marijuana law on the books. Add that to the 8 states that have passed recreational laws, and it leaves employers in a haze sorting through all of it. Over the course of this 90-minute webinar, our law-degreed professionals will provide the highlights of state laws, what that means for employers and what to watch out for as you implement drug and alcohol policies in your workplace.

    10/16/2018 9:00 AM