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Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance


April 2018 Retirement Times

April 23 , 2018

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What Happens When You Deposit Employee Deferrals Late?

Richard Fellows, ERISA Specialist and Senior Plan Advisor

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Tags: Retirement Plans


April HR News Worth Review

April 12 , 2018

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OSHA Enforces 2017 Electronic Reporting Requirement

In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that requires certain establishments to report information from their injury and illness records to OSHA electronically.

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Tags: Compliance


Home remodeling and insurance: What you need to know

April 10 , 2018

 Home remodeling and insurance

If you really want your house to feel like new, nothing tops a home remodeling project. Whether you’re adding a new room or giving your kitchen an upgrade, home remodeling is a great way to achieve your dream home without the headache and expense of moving. It’s still a lot of work, however, and there are many issues to consider – including insurance.

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Tags: Home & Auto


The Texas Agritourism Act: Liability protection for landowners

April 03 , 2018

Texas Agritourism Act

Do you own land in Texas and let people use that land for recreational purposes like hunting, fishing or hiking? Then you may be entitled to limited liability protection thanks to the Texas Agritourism Act (the Act). It can also benefit businesses like vineyards and safari venues.

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Tags: Risk Management


How to get started with workplace wellness

March 29 , 2018

Get started with workplace wellness

The purpose of a wellness program is to promote healthy lifestyles, such as quitting smoking, increasing physical activity, eating healthy and becoming aware of personal health risks. Some businesses institute comprehensive health programs, but you can achieve health insurance savings and increased productivity with just a few simple activities promoting healthy behaviors among your employees.

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Tags: Corporate Wellness


Best practices for your early return-to-work program

March 27 , 2018

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As the old saying goes, prevention is the best medicine. When it comes to reducing the cost of workers’ compensation insurance claims, this holds true. Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses is clearly the best method. Even with the best training, equipment and policies, however, the occasional incident may still occur. When this happens, an early return-to-work program can benefit both the employer and the employee.

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Tags: Risk Management, Business Insurance


Why choose an independent agent for your home and auto insurance?

March 20 , 2018

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When it comes time to purchase home and auto insurance, you have a lot of choices. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is deciding how to buy insurance.

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Tags: Home & Auto


March 2018 Retirement Times

March 19 , 2018

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The Explosion of Bitcoin

Ryan Hamilton, Advisor Service Associate

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Tags: Retirement Plans


Tips to strengthen construction site safety for workers

March 14 , 2018

Construction site safety

A safe construction site benefits everyone, from the workers who want to earn a paycheck without getting injured, to the managers looking out for the company’s bottom line. Despite this, many construction sites don’t do everything they can to keep workers safe. This results in violations, injuries and workers’ compensation claims – much of which could have been avoided. Strengthen the safety at your construction site with these tips.

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Tags: Risk Management


March HR News Worth Review

March 13 , 2018

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New Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Last month, Austin became the first city in the southern U.S. to pass a mandatory sick pay ordinance.

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Tags: Compliance


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