When Tuning in Means Tuning Out – the Effects of Music on Workplace Safety


The year was 1987. The popularity of the personal Walkman (for listening to a rockin’ cassette collection) was skyrocketing. Due to growing safety concerns and an increasing risk of accidents, OSHA issued a memo that year prohibiting the use of Walkmen in certain workplaces with high noise levels.

Fast forward to 2016. iPhone’s and Podcasts are at their height of popularity, and music streaming services are everywhere you turn. More than ever, people love listening to media at work through their headphones. But is there still reason to be concerned about safety? 
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Auto Insurance, in the Time of Ridesharing Apps


In today’s fast-paced technology age, it’s very common for a new technology to come along that completely changes the way we, as a society, view the status quo. Around 2012, the rising popularity of an app called “Uber” introduced us to a brand new way to hail a ride – and for the taxi and transportation industry, things haven’t been the same since.

However, for insurance carriers and their clients, the transition into the new nationwide standard for getting around hasn’t been swift or seamless. So what exactly made this shift so confusing and difficult? 
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Providing insurance for nonprofits and social services


Looking to broaden your customer base to include nonprofits and social services organizations? Smart move – while nonprofits have their own unique risks, it is also a softening market that has a lot to offer.

However, the competition for coverage can be pretty fierce. As an agent, what can you offer a nonprofit in order to meet their needs and keep them happy? Here are a few things to know in order to make your partnership a success. 
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Introducing the World’s Top Green Companies (and why their example is more important than ever)

In 2016, sustainable business practices and clean energy are more important than ever. From recycling and waste reduction to pollution prevention and responsible sourcing, recent movements towards green practices isn’t just a trend; it’s the new normal for some of the biggest and best companies in the world.

The first-ever “Clean 200” list, a third-party ranking of the top performing green businesses, was just published last month. A few of the top performers include: 
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