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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.

The work comp premium audit: Understanding how you can positively impact the outcome

Few employers realize the importance of overseeing the workers’ compensation premium audit, which occurs at the end of each year to ensure you are paying the correct premium. After an audit, you could receive a surprise bill if the remuneration in work comp benefits paid to employees is found to be inaccurate — or you could receive a reimbursement. Auditors are susceptible to error, so be sure to classify benefits and wages appropriately, be prepared for the audit each year, and manage the process as much as possible.


ABRC volunteers help build a winter wonderland for local children and families

Recently, volunteers from ABRC helped set up and decorate Cornerstone's Holiday Shop as part of Associated’s Roots in Our Community volunteerism program. During the holidays, Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting (ABRC) works with Cornerstone, a nonprofit agency dedicated to creating communities where individuals and families are safe and children thrive (learn more at   

  • Leadership skillset 6: Discipline and termination

    Properly disciplining and terminating employees are among the most important — and dangerous — personnel functions an employer can perform. More lawsuits result from these actions than from any other employment decision. At the same time, failing to discipline or terminate where necessary can be devastating to your workplace. Therefore, it’s essential for employers to know how to handle discipline and termination properly.

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