THE VANTAGE POINT

Introducing RISQ Consulting’s new blog, The Vantage Point! Get ready to learn about more than “just insurance”. We have experts on our team that know so much more than premiums and paperwork! At RISQ Consulting, we are proud to say we focus on educating ourselves in many areas of the business world, not just insurance. This quest for knowledge has inspired many of our team members to dive deeply into fascinating areas such as business technology, organizational management, team psychology, employee engagement and more! The Vantage Point is our way of sharing simple tips and valuable insights with you. Please enjoy!

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Read more +02 February 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

January 30th – February 3rd, 2023

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +02 February 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

For The Freaking Fun Of It!

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect For some people out in the adult world, self-care, relaxation, recreation, and creative endeavors are a priority. For others, they are a distant second to career, house work, child care, and curling up on the couch clutching a cell phone paralyzed by pure exhaustion. Sure, each group of adults
Read more +31 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understanding the Quiet Hiring Trend

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. HR professionals have likely already heard about “quiet quitting,” where employees put no more effort into their jobs than
Read more +26 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

January 23rd – January 27th, 2023

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +26 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Combating Imposter Syndrome

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Imposter syndrome is a feeling of self-doubt that affects how workers view their abilities and qualifications when they don’t
Read more +26 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

6 Tips For Better Brain Health

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. A brief lapse in memory, such as misplacing your wallet or forgetting a birthday, is often associated with being
Read more +19 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

January 16th – January 20th, 2023

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +18 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

5 Alternatives To Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. When times get tough, it can be instinct to look for a coping mechanism. Coping mechanisms can help people
Read more +16 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

4 Attraction and Retention Trends to Monitor in 2023

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. The labor market was a roller coaster in 2022 and will undoubtedly continue to evolve this year. It remains
Read more +11 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

January 9th – January 13th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +09 January 2023 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Monitoring Snow Loads to Protect Structures

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Major snow events can impact the integrity of a structure, making it imperative for commercial property owners to understand
Read more +29 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Extended Detection and Response Explained

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Extended detection and response (XDR) is a security solution that offers organizations end-to-end visibility, detection, investigation and response across
Read more +29 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Health Panel Calls for Routine Anxiety Screening for Adults

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommends that adults under the age of 65 get regularly screened
Read more +28 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Engaging Employees With an Organizational Mission

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Organizations thrive through a sense of belonging and shared purpose. As employers navigate on-site, hybrid and remote work models,
Read more +28 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The Grinch Had the Right Idea

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect My husband has an extreme aversion to the gift giving gambit of the holiday season. He’s by no means a Grinch when it comes to the decorations, feasts, time with loved ones, magic of Santa for our daughter, or general joy that the holidays can bring. Yet the capitalist
Read more +22 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

December 19th – December 23rd, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +22 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

No Holidays for Hackers: Higher Revenue Losses for Non-weekday Cyber Events

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Ransomware events that occur on holidays and weekends cause much higher revenue losses than cyber incidents occurring on weekdays—primarily
Read more +21 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

HR-to-Employee Metrics

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Deciding how many HR professionals an organization needs to operate effectively is a hotly debated topic. Some organizations rely
Read more +15 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

December 12th – December 16th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +14 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understanding The Difference Between RSV, Flu and COVID-19

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Health experts warn of a “tripledemic” surge this winter as Americans face the threat of severe respiratory syncytial virus
Read more +14 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

AAA Says Bad Driving Worsened Last Year

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Drivers increasingly engaged in dangerous behaviors last year. According to new survey data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic
Read more +08 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

December 5th – December 9th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +08 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Electric Vehicles Present New Insurance Challenges

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain traction in the U.S. auto market. Last year, Americans bought nearly 450,000 EVs—an
Read more +05 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Quick Tips: Save Money on Energy in Your Household

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. According to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, energy costs will reach a decade-long high this winter. Heating costs
Read more +02 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

November 28th – December 2th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +02 December 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Employer Takeaways From the Speak Out Act

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. On Nov. 16, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Speak Out Act, prohibiting courts from enforcing nondisclosure
Read more +28 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Pay Transparency

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Pay transparency is when an employer openly communicates pay-related information through established practices to current or prospective employees. Employers
Read more +28 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

November 21st – November 25th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +28 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Thanksgiving FAILS – A Day You’ll Be Most Thankful For Insurance!

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect We like to think of Thanksgiving as a wholesome day with family and friends enjoying each other’s company and extolling the many blessings we have had throughout the year. But in reality, it is often a day of great stress. Aren’t you thankful for having to clean your entire
Read more +22 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Avoid Winter Slip-ups

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Winter months present additional hazards that are typically not factors for employees during warmer weather – specifically, slip and
Read more +16 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

November 14th – November 18th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +16 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understanding RSV

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus
Read more +14 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Health Plan

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Health insurance may be one of the most critical annual purchases since it impacts your physical, mental and financial
Read more +10 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

November 7th – November 11th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +10 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Identifying and Retaining Key Employees

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Identifying and retaining key employees is especially important in light of ongoing attraction and retention difficulties many employers have
Read more +08 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Bring Your Child’s Stuffed Animal to Work Day

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect You’ve heard of “Bring your Child to Work Day”, but have you ever heard of “Bring Your Child’s Stuffed Animal to Work Day”? If you haven’t, then don’t be ashamed. Here’s what you should know about it: (1) It’s not a real thing and I just made it up;
Read more +03 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

October 31st – November 4th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +03 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The Trendiest Benefits for 2023

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. There’s no denying that employees’ needs have changed over the past few years. As such, employers can offer benefits
Read more +01 November 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

It’s Scary How Much I Didn’t Know About Halloween

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect You are likely spending today in a sugary haze as you weed through the cobwebs in your brain in an eerily pathetic attempt to accomplish the duties of your day job. Why? Because last night was Halloween! If you happen to have spawned little clone goblins of your own,
Read more +27 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

October 24th – October 28th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +27 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Credential Stuffing

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. If and when you get hacked, it’s easy to think cyber criminals used some high-tech program or code to
Read more +25 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Patch Management Explained

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Patch management is the process of acquiring and applying software updates to a variety of endpoints, including mobile devices,
Read more +25 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

October 17th – October 21st, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +25 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Double Extortion Ransomware Attacks

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. In recent years, ransomware attacks have steadily been on the rise. These incidents—which entail cybercriminals compromising a device or
Read more +17 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Creating a Cybersecurity Culture

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Employees are an organization’s first line of defense against cybercriminals. For this reason, they are also commonly targeted. In
Read more +13 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

October 10th – October 14th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +11 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Cyber Awareness Month

By Ashley Sherrick, Commercial Lines Strategy Consultant The way the world conducts business has completely transformed due to the technological advances of the 21st century. Since you’re reading this, it’s clear that digitized information is the new norm for receiving and transmitting data. Much of our communication has turned into email, our critical information has
Read more +11 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

General Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. Modern vehicle technology has transformed in the past several years as autonomous driving, vehicle electrification and car connectivity features
Read more +07 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

October 3rd – October 7th, 2022

Each week, you’ll find specially curated news articles to keep you up to date on the ever-evolving world of insurance and risk management. The articles are divided out between items relevant to Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits/Human Resources, and Compliance. We’ve included brief summaries of each item as well as a link to the original
Read more +07 October 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

9 Cyber Risk Questions Every Board Should Ask

This article is from RISQ Consulting’s Zywave client portal, a resource available to all RISQ Consulting clients. Please contact your Benefits Consultant or Account Executive for more information or for help setting up your own login. When a data breach or other cyber event occurs, the damages can be significant, often resulting in lawsuits, and
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