Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance

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


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

IRS Announces Change to 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit

March 06 , 2018


On March 5, 2018, the IRS published Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) 2018-10 that contains Revenue Procedure (Rev. Proc.) 2018-19.

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Tags: Compliance

How to prevent the four most common home insurance claims

February 27 , 2018

Common home insurance claims

Most of the time, when you buy something, you intend to use it. You purchase a car because you need to drive it to work every day, you buy that grill because you want to treat the family to hamburgers every weekend and so on. Insurance is the exception. When you purchase a homeowners insurance policy, you hope never to have to use it.

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Tags: Home & Auto

Assessing and planning your open enrollment strategy

February 23 , 2018

Open enrollment strategy planning

Open enrollment season is over – and that’s what makes this a particularly good time to think about your open enrollment strategy. Now, without stress or rush, you can reflect on the last enrollment period and plan for the next one.

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Tags: Employee Benefits

February 2018 Retirement Times

February 22 , 2018

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Weather or Not, Stay Invested

Kyle Olson, CFA, Senior Investment Analyst

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Tags: Retirement Plans