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Where to Start? Promoting Cyber Safety for Children

April 28, 2017Fred C. Church

Where to start?  This excellent article,  Internet Safety for Kids, explains that parents who start early can ingrain internet safety practices just as they teach their child to look both ways before crossing the street.   Although we learned from our parents the dangers of crossing the street, today’s parents need assistance to teach their children…

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

April 26, 2017Fred C. Church

This is a good time to educate yourselves, your family and your community about strategies for preventing alcohol misuse or abuse. Now is a good time to talk with your kids about the risks of alcohol abuse. It is also a time to encourage yourself or friends and family to make small changes, like keeping…

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Warm Winter Means More Ticks

April 24, 2017Fred C. Church

Experts are warning that 2017 will a big year for ticks in the Northeast due to the unusually warm winter.  More ticks can mean higher rates of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases for people who work or enjoy spending time outside.   Despite the increased risk of exposure, there are steps you can take to…

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Health Insurance and The Pareto Principle

April 21, 2017Fred C. Church

The Pareto Principle, otherwise known as the 80/20 rule, is often used in health insurance discussions;  80% of claims are generated by 20% of the population. The principle holds true in almost every case regardless of employer size, demographics or geographic location. While this article from the Washington Post takes the concept even further with…

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Allergy Season is Near!

April 19, 2017Fred C. Church

Allergy season is just about here. To ensure you don’t suffer more than you have to, be sure to limit your exposure to allergens. Check and change filters in your car and home HVAC systems. And of course routinely take an over-the-counter antihistamine, most of which are just as effective as the prescription version. To…

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The Importance of Wellness Programs for the Aging Workforce

April 13, 2017Fred C. Church

As the population ages, so too does the workforce. The CDC estimates that nearly one quarter of American workers will be age 55 or older by 2018. These employees are also staying in the workforce, with many saying  that they are likely to continue working well past the traditional retirement age of 65. As a…

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    Two Employees Receive New Insurance Designations

    April 7, 2017Fred C. Church

    Congratulations to Laura Uden who has earned the Institutes’ AAI-M (Accredited Adviser in Insurance-Management) designation. The Institutes offer management tracks within select designation programs designed specifically for professionals interested in developing or enhancing their management skills. The AAI-M designation focuses on how to align agency operations with organizational goals by: Effectively applying strategic decision making,…

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    Eat Fresh. Spend Less!

    April 5, 2017Fred C. Church

    Perhaps the biggest tangible benefit of eating seasonally is that you’ll save money on food. When you buy what’s in season, you buy food that’s at the peak of its supply, and costs less to farmers and distribution companies to harvest and get to your grocery store. But the best consequence of eating seasonally is…

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      Jennifer Norton Promoted

      April 4, 2017Fred C. Church

      We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Norton has been promoted to Senior Account Manager. Jenne joined Fred C. Church in July 2004 as a Commercial Account Manager.

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        Meghan Artemis Promoted

        Fred C. Church

        We are pleased to announce that Meghan Artemis has been promoted to Senior Claims Representative.  Meghan joined Fred C. Church in November of 2009 as a Commercial Claims Representative.

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