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New for Members: Sample Employee Handbook

New for Members: Sample Employee Handbook By: Pete Hanson We’ve all completed our January 1 renewals and set our goals for the coming year. Still, it’s the beginning of a new year and we’re thinking about what we can do to improve in 2024. What if I told you there is a simple step you…

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1st Auto/WRC Liquidation Order Officially Entered

1st Auto/WRC Liquidation Order Officially Entered On January 2nd, 2024, the Liquidation Order for 1st Auto was entered by the Dane County Circuit Court. The vast majority of policies have been moved to another insurer, but there is still a small percentage that remain. Those remaining 1st Auto insureds need to find replacement coverage, as…

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Handling Certificates of Insurance? What Can Go Wrong?

Handling Certificates of Insurance? What Can Go Wrong? Brought to you by: Improper handling of certificates of insurance (COIs) can often lead to E&O litigation. In fact, 6%-8% of E&O claims each year deal with COIs. What can you do? Establish set written procedures to ensure the proper handling and execution of certificates. KEY ISSUES…

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What You Should Know About Federal Pacific Electric Co. Breaker Panels

What You Should Know About Federal Pacific Electric Co. Breaker Panels Brought to you by:       Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) breaker panels were commonly used from the 1950s to the 1980s and were installed in both residential and commercial buildings. They are now considered by many to be a latent fire risk and generally…

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Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship: A Strategy for Meeting Your Future Workforce Needs

Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship: A Strategy for Meeting Your Future Workforce Needs If your business is seeking an effective strategy for attracting and retaining workforce talent, consider partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program. The YA program is a valuable entry-level employment experience that can bring new committed talent to your business.…

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Rising Insurance Rates

Rising Insurance Rates By: Jeff Menary | Grinnell Mutual President & CEO It’s no secret to buyers of almost any type of property-casualty insurance policy — home, auto, business — that rates are rising, regardless of whether claims have been submitted. People may also have heard about major insurers who are pulling out of certain…

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Seven Tips for Making Driving at Night Easier and Safer

Seven Tips for Making Driving at Night Easier and Safer With the recent change in daylight hours, more and more time is going to be spent in the dark. Most people will now be driving to or from work in the dark – or both! Unfortunately, this is more hazardous, with driving deaths occurring 3x…

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PIA Celebrates Dan Keyes’ Contributions to Insurance

PIA Celebrates Dan Keyes’ Contributions to Insurance During PIA’s Awards Luncheon on October 5th at Engage 2023, PIA celebrated individuals’ success stories and all that they have contributed to the insurance industry. One of those major contributors is Dan Keyes of Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Company. Dan has been a longstanding supporter of the PIA and…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Turn on Multifactor Authentication

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Turn on Multifactor Authentication Brought to you by:   We are recognizing Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October by sharing tips to promote a strong and resilient security culture in your organization. To turn away cyber-attacks, a little knowledge teamed with critical thinking skills can go a long way! Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is…

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