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Everyday our specialists are focused on benefit solutions, risk management and insurance protection for the public sector. This client-centered focus is designed to keep a pulse on the industry and key issues. As we discover relevant resources about hot topics and trends, we share them with you to help optimize your research time and effort.

  • Public Assistance 101 [ Whitepaper]

    The purpose of this document is to raise awareness of assistance available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) program authorized under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act).

  • Public Sector Webinar [ Webinar]

    Please join us for the final webinar of a three part FEMA 101 series – Obtain & Maintain Requirements.

  • FEMA 101: Demystifying Procurement Laws Related to FEMA Disasters [ Webinar]

    Please join us for the second webinar of a three part FEMA 101 series - Demystifying Procurement laws related to FEMA disasters.

  • FEMA 101 Webinar [ Webinar]

    Join us for a discussion of the basics of FEMA rules and processes following a presidentially declared event.

  • Introduction to FEMA for Government Entities and Eligible Nonprofits [ Whitepaper]

    Gallagher works with thousands of public entities and nonprofit agencies. All of these organizations need to understand the risk and insurance implications before, during and after a natural disaster, and that requires understanding FEMA and the Stafford Act.

  • Proposed Rule by FEMA to Establish State Deductibles [ Whitepaper]

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has proposed a rule change regarding how Public Assistance is computed for each grantee (state). It outlines a formula that would calculate a deductible for each state. FEMA is asking for public comment by April 12, 2017 – so this needs your immediate attention.

  • The ABCs of UAVs for the Public Sector [ Webinar]

    As drone usage becomes more common, it's important to understanding the potential risks your organization may face with this rapidly advancing technology. Our webinar will help you understand the changing regulatory landscape and evolving risks involved with the use of drones by Public Entities.

  • Tornado Preparedness for Schools - Video [ Video]

    The tornado safety procedures featured in this video are not all-inclusive. They are designed to provide some safety procedure recommendations that could assist your schools in the event of an emergency. Each school can use this information to potentially tailor a plan that works for their school. The video may help you re-evaluate, expand and enhance your tornado shelter plans - and prepare for an event as best possible.

  • The New Language of Risk [ Whitepaper]

    In November of 2009, the paradigm for how we manage risk changed. The "new language of risk", and how to implement an enterprise-wide approach to risk management, is grounded in the value that risk management can bring to an organization. Gallagher's The New Language of Risk Management whitepaper addresses the topic of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) - for public or private organizations, the nuances of regulations and more.

  • Ten Ways to Shoot Yourself in the Foot with an RFP [ Whitepaper]

    Purchasing procedures for public entities and schools are designed to meet statutory requirements for a fair and consistent process. The purpose of a Request for Proposal (RFP) is for the good of the public entity and to demonstrate that an entity’s risk financing arrangements are being made through reputable insurers. This whitepaper offers examples of mistakes you can avoid in the RFP process.

  • School Bullying Prevention [ Whitepaper]

    Over the years, K-12 schools and school officials have become targets for liability lawsuits by parents and students arising from bullying. Generally, courts are reluctant to hold schools liable in these cases and have set a high legal standard for school liability. Nevertheless, schools should proactively take steps to prevent liability exposure to bullying litigation.

  • Dorothy Gjerdrum recognized as one of Business Insurance magazine’s 2014 Women to Watch [ News]

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. congratulates Dorothy Gjerdrum, Gallagher's Senior Managing Director of the Public Sector practice, for being recognized as one of *Business Insurance* magazine’s 2014 Top 25 Women to Watch.

  • Slip Trip and Fall Claims: How Do We Address Them? [ Webinar]

    One of the leading causes of liability claims and work-related injuries in the public sector is slip-trip-fall claims, in which the human element plays a key factor in contributory causes. To address this business risk, it is important we understand what causes these events, determine what the standard of care and best practices should be considered when looking for solutions and risk treatment options. This webinar discusses the key issues concerning these types of claims...and recommendations for helping to reduce your risks.

  • Implementing ERM: Key Questions to Begin the Process [ Article]

    Is your public sector organization or higher education institution ready to begin implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)? These key questions can be a starting point for you. Thinking through your answers will help you develop a plan. Even if your implementation plan is for a “team of one,” this will help you understand where – and how – to begin the process.

  • Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion in Sports [ Whitepaper]

    The risks and issues associated with sports-related concussions have reached a heightened level of public awareness―particularly for young athletes. It’s now understood that a concussion has the potential to result in short- and long-term changes in brain function or even death. Guidelines on identifying and treating this are critical.

  • The Problems of and Solutions for Pay Compression [ Article]

    Most organizations run the risk of pay compression. Pay compression is when either a subordinate is paid more than their supervisor, based on regular pay, or a less tenured employee is paid more than the more senior tenured colleague in the same job. (HR News, 2/2013)

  • Transforming Benefits Financing & Design [ Article]

    Looking forward, it will be important for public employers to realign their total compensation strategy to compete with the private sector for talent. In turn, there is a need to revisit and transform the financing and design of benefits. (HR News, 2/2013)

  • Health & Welfare - Critical Thinking: Employers Must Make Major Shift to Sustain Compensation and Benefits [ Whitepaper]

    AJG Health & Welfare’s Kent Lonsdale writes, “Many companies have been wrestling with their ability to sustain their compensation and benefit programs. The continual rise in healthcare spending has affected the bottom line of many companies and families…”

  • Benefits Design & Delivery – A New Era [ Article]

    While daunting, the current environment presents a distinct opportunity for governmental employers to fundamentally reassess and reposition benefits. (HR News 1/2012)

  • CompDoctor: The New Normal, The Sequel [ Article]

    Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article: A follow-up to the “New Normal” focusing on changes to jobs and employees in general, but these changes will directly impact the classification and compensation systems discussed in the first article. (HR News magazine, 3/2011)

  • Market vs. COLA Pay Adjustments [ Article]

    Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines the differences between market and cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) pay increases. The culture in most public sector organizations provides employees annual pay increases for longevity and changes in the cost of living. (HR News magazine, 10/2013)

  • CompDoctor: Total Compensation Comparisons [ Article]

    Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article answers this reader’s question: How can we compare total compensation paid to our employees with the labor market (both public and private sectors), so that we can defend our numbers? (HR News 6/2011)

  • CompDoctor: The New Normal [ Article]

    Fox & Lawson CompDoctor article: The public sector will face an uphill financial battle for the next few years. The private sector always seems to be about one to two years ahead of the public sector when it comes to the effects of recessions or good times. This is the new normal. (HR News magazine, 2/2011)

  • 2014 Benefits Strategy and Benchmarking Survey-Executive Summary & Strategic Insights [ Whitepaper]

    Download a complimentary executive summary and explore highlights of the national data gathered from 1,800 organizations. Examine current patterns and strategic insights that will guide your organization in choosing the right path for employee benefits. Contact your Gallagher representative to discuss further.

  • PEP Talk Newsletter - November [ Newsletter]

    Handling deceased animals presents numerous health hazards to those who dispose of them. Disease can spread through contact with the animal itself, its droppings or any parasites that reside upon the animal or within its habitat. Make sure your organization and its employees are taking the right precautions.

  • PEP talk: Custodians - wax removal and replacement [ Newsletter]

    It is important for custodians to use safe practices while removing and replacing wax on floors. Download this months newsletter to find out more.

  • Pep talk: Slips, trips and falls. [ Newsletter]

    Slips, trips and falls are one of the leading types of work-related injuries. Each year these types of claims account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical and wage replacement cost.

  • PEP Talk - Fitting Your Workstation - August 2018 [ Newsletter]

    Download this month’s newsletter to find out the most common injuries sustained from computer use and for a Fitting Your Workstation checklist.

  • Life Saving Drug Intervention [ Newsletter]

    Heroin and prescription opioids use, abuse, and lethality have reached unprecedented levels. These drugs are prolific everywhere you go. It is important that we as responsible citizens be prepared to act. Together you can have an impact and save a life. To learn more, download this month's newsletter.

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  • School Talk: Use of EpiPens [ Newsletter]

    While the distribution of EpiPens among educators offers the potential to save lives, it also presents medical and liability issues that educators need to address.

  • School talk: Custodians - wax removal and replacement [ Newsletter]

    It is important for custodians to use safe practices while removing and replacing wax on floors. Download this months newsletter to find out more.

  • School talk: Slips, Trips & Falls [ Newsletter]

    Slips, trips and falls are the leading types of work-related injuries on school campuses. Each year these types of claims account for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical and wage replacement cost.

  • School Talk - Fitting Your Workstation - August 2018 [ Newsletter]

    Download this month’s newsletter to find out the most common injuries sustained from computer use and for a Fitting Your Workstation checklist.

  • Life Saving Drug Intervention. [ Newsletter]

    Heroin and prescription opioids use, abuse, and lethality have reached unprecedented levels. These drugs are prolific everywhere you go. It is important that we as responsible citizens be prepared to act. Together you can have an impact and save a life. To learn more, download this month's newsletter.

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