Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits & HR Consulting operations of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The April 2017 issue includes details on a W-2 phishing scam, mental health issues, and a variety of benefits and HR news.
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Lyme disease affects everyone differently. Some people get sick in about a week. The first sign may be a rash near the tick bite. Other people may not seem sick until months or years after a tick bite.
Like many organizations, Gallagher employs student interns who are college students working through their summer break. Recent court rulings on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and advice from the Department of Labor (DOL), in response to a request from the American Bar Association (ABA), have affected the way that internships are managed by our company — and they may apply to your public sector operations, as well.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) applies only to covered employers and eligible employees. A covered employer may be a private-sector employer, a public agency or a school. To facilitate the process of determining eligibility, consider our targeted action items.
In the event of a claim, time is of the essence and the Gallagher Marine Claims Team can provide a rapid response service that is, first and foremost, focused on protecting the interests of our clients. Our claims teams are not separate functions of our business, but together a closely aligned and valued part of the broader offering. Claims team members are involved in the placing process, just as placing brokers are involved in claims recovery efforts. This ensures continuity and consistency of approach; it is the foundation upon which our solutions are constructed and affected. See attached case study for an example of how our claims team helped a client.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: strong Q1 earnings expected, a March hiring hiccup and a volatility feedback loop in equities.
Commercial property insurance buyers continue to experience a competitively priced market and benefit from moderate single-digit rate increases.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, there were 263 fatalities from being struck by a falling object or equipment in the U.S., which accounted for 6 percent of all workplace fatalities. Dropped objects are a serious concern that can put a workforce at risk and result in lost productivity.
Accountability actually involves an examination of the facts/reasons underlying a specific event/result (accounting) followed by the application of appropriate consequences for those actions and results in an attempt to more predictably have success going forward. In other words, accountability involves first the identification of both failure and success, followed by an examination of the underlying reasons for the failure/success and then the determination of the appropriate consequences to help sustain the success or eliminate the failure in the future.
Employers can avoid costly health plan mistakes by having parallel financial and treatment requirements for mental health and medical benefits. See Gallagher’s April Compliance Guide: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.