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6 Benefits Trends in 2017, compiled by our broker Tyson Fuehrer

With all the day-to-day challenges employers face, keeping up with the changing benefits landscape can be tough. Here, our experienced broker Tyson Fuehrer outlines six emergent trends to watch for: Healthcare is still expensive with medical claims raising, on average, 7-9% in the last 12 months and pharmacy costs increasing by 12-16%. Specialty pharma is about 1% […]

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Vancouver Might Hike Downtown Parking Fees

Getting a parking ticket in downtown Vancouver could soon be more expensive. The city’s Parking Advisory Committee plans to propose a $10 increase to the cost of a parking infraction and double the cost of a parking permit in four downtown parking locations. It also wants to increase the maximum parking meter fee by $1 […]

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Stay Safe in the Midst of This Week’s Hot Weather

The long, hot days of summer can bring dangerously high temperatures. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe when it’s hot outside. HOT CARS CAN BE DEADLY: Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While Enjoying Vacation

Over 70% of burglaries in 2015 took place at residential homes — with each of these burglaries costing homeowners an average of $2,316, according to a recent FBI Crime Report. Not to mention the lost peace of mind suffered by burglary victims. But did you know there are many easy ways to reduce your chance of becoming […]

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Staff Spotlight: Heidi Engleson

Every month we feature fun facts about one of our awesome staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, we’re happy to present Account Manager, Heidi Engleson. You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? Distribution first.  God, family/friends, a bit for my peeps at Biggs than off on a world vacation […]

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Pool safety tips

Sticky summer weather means seeking ways to cool down – and a perennial favorite is POOL TIME! Whether it be a neighborhood pool or one in your own yard, if you and your family are headed poolside this summer, click here for some great safety tips from our friends at the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents: Pool Safety […]

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AARP Ranks Washington #1 for Long-term Care

The state of Washington is the best in the nation when it comes to supporting seniors, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers, according to a new report from AARP. The top ranking appears in the Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard, released last week by AARP, Commonwealth Fund and Scan Foundation. States are […]

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Desktop Decor: Should Employers Have Rules?

Our HR Pros take the time to answer your employer questions and help you set up a workplace culture that aligns with your goals and values. Q: Can you provide guidance on what personal items are appropriate for display on employee workspaces? We’d like workstations to look professional and organized, and we’re concerned that some currently displayed […]

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4th of July Safety Tips: Always good to review!

This Fourth of July, many plan to travel, fire up the backyard grill or enjoy fireworks. The American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend. Fireworks safety  Here are five safety steps for people setting fireworks off at home: Never give fireworks to small children, and […]

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Staff Spotlight: Michael Haddad

 Every month we feature fun facts about one of our awesome staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, we’re happy to present Broker, Michael Haddad. You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? If I won the lottery my first purchase would be a team of accountants and a lawyer. (I […]

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