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Workers' Compensation ruling could set the tone for more lawsuits

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A recent court ruling could significantly change or even disassemble Oklahoma's new Workers' Compensation system. 

Using Fireworks Safely

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FireworksWatching a fireworks show is a truly magical experience at any age, whether you are at a local park or club, or making your own show in the backyard.  If you are going to light fireworks on your own, there are special precautions you must take to keep your family safe as you celebrate.

Crisis Management Center

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From extreme weather to terrorism, disasters are an unfortunate but inescapable part of life.  Please click on the link below to get information to help you, your family and your business to be as ready as possible for these unanticipated events.

Maximizing Employee Benefits

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 Employee Benefits: Essential But Unruly

Employers and employees both know the critical role that the workplace plays in offering a better quality of life through a robust benefits package.

What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug

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Making waves in the Internet security community is the discovery of the Heartbleed bug, a serious vulnerability that allows hackers to steal personal information that is normally protected by OpenSSL encryption.

Spring 2014 Tornado Tips

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In a severe weather emergency, all employees should be aware of their responsibilities and the actions they should take to protect themselves and others.

Latest Changes in Oklahoma Workers' Compensation for 2014

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iStock 000011180219XSmallBeginning February 1, 2014 we will see a change in the Workers' Compensation laws and adjudication system in Oklahoma.

Winter is on the way

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With the National Weather Service predicting severe winter weather coming up, it's a good time to review your winter preparations.

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation - what you need to know about the upcoming changes

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Oklahoma's Work Comp court system ranks the fifth worst performing by the Work Loss Data Institute.

OSHA Recording Guidelines

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Stay up-to-date with the current OSHA Recording guidelines required for posting from 2/1/2013 to 4/30/2013

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2013 National Health Observances At-A-Glance

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Keep your wellness programs updated and your employees interested with this list of popular health observances for 2013.

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Proposed Reinsurance Fees Will Cost Group Health Plans

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established three risk-spreading programs to provide payments to health insurance issuers that cover higher-risk populations and to more evenly spread the financial risk carried by issuers. These programs, which will be effective in 2014, are a transitional reinsurance program, a temporary risk corridor program and a permanent risk adjustment program.

Election to Have Significant Impact on Agent Issues

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Election to Have Significant Impact on Agent Issues

What are the consequences for health care, taxes and insurance regulation?

The 2012 elections have come and gone, and while there will be many new faces in the 113th Congress next year, there is no shift in the balance of power between the two parties in either the White House or Congress.

Planning Deadline Extended on Health Insurance Exchanges

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Planning Deadline Extended on Health Insurance Exchanges

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires each state to have a health insurance exchange (Exchange) to provide a competitive marketplace where individuals and small businesses will be able to purchase private health insurance coverage. The Exchanges are scheduled to be operational by Jan. 1, 2014, with enrollment expected to begin on Oct. 1, 2013.
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Cybercriminals Sniff Out Vulnerable Firms

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About 72% of the 855 data breaches world-wide analyzed last year by Verizon Communications Inc.'s forensic analysis unit were at companies with 100 or fewer employees.”  Maybe the hackers will just cause system havoc, but maybe not.

While the 100 employee business in this article got all but about $200K of its money back, it appears this company was able to rapidly leverage some banking connections that most clients don’t have.  How many of your 100 employee clients could take a $1.2 million hit to their bank account?

Customize Your Safety Training

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Not all jobs on a construction worksite are the same; each job comes with its own set of unique safety risks. To ensure workers safely complete their jobs, customize their safety training for each job by doing the following:
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DID YOU KNOW?

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Portable generators caused 172 carbon monoxide poisonings in the United States between 1999-2004, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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Quick Tips for Using Generators Safely

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Mishandling the generators used on your worksite can cause carbon monoxide, electrical and fire hazards. Make sure your workers use generators safely by following these quick tips:
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Temporary Guidance Issued on 90-day Waiting Period Limit

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New temporary guidance has been released regarding the 90-day maximum waiting period mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA stipulates that for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014, group health plans and group health insurance issuers may not apply any waiting period that exceeds 90 days.

Include Experienced Workers in Safety

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Inexperienced or newly hired employees are a company’s biggest safety liability, accounting for a disproportionate number of accidents and injuries. Because of this, employers spend significant time and resources training new hires. Sometimes lost in the effort to train new workers is the importance of safety training for experienced workers. As a result, accidents among experienced workers are on the rise.