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 +11 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP: August 8th – August 12th, 2022

August 8th – August 12th, 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
Read more +10 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

NEWS BREIF: Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction 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.   The U.S. Senate recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes provisions aimed at addressing climate change, reducing
Read more +09 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Help for Alaskans

By Ashley Snodgrass, Employee Benefits Analyst As of July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is changing to be more easily accessible. Now help is only a three-digit number (988) away. According to Alaska Department of Health Division of Behavioral Health, this change has been planned for many years. The goal is to make
Read more +04 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP: August 1st – August 5th, 2022

August 1st – August 5th, 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
Read more +04 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

In A World of Immediate Gratification

By Natasha Kwachka, Employee Benefits Service Manager In today’s world almost any need can be met with relatively instant gratification. Want to binge watch a show? Netflix. Need a Nicholas Cage sequin pillow? Amazon. Want to know how truffles are found? Google. But with so much information and so many choices, have you ever thought
Read more +01 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Expanding the Talent Pool With University and College Recruitment Strategies

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 common misstep in attracting or recruiting talent is setting narrow restrictions on who to interview or where
Read more +29 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – July 25th – July 29th, 2022

July 25th – July 29th, 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
Read more +27 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Skin Care for YOU Care

By Kevina “Liz” Mitchell, Employee Benefits Account Specialist To give context I have two skin issues on opposing sides of the spectrum. If my skin gets too dry there is an inevitable eczematic flair up. If my skin gets too oily, specifically in the T-zone area, I get cystic acne. Middle and High school Picture
Read more +25 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

I’ve Told You 9 Times, MEATLOAF!

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect A man talks to the family doctor, “Doc, I think my wife’s going deaf.” The doctor replies, “Well, here’s something you can try to test her hearing. Stand some distance away from her and ask her a question. If she doesn’t answer, move a little closer and ask again.
Read more +20 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – July 18th – July 22nd, 2022

July 18th – July 22nd, 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
Read more +20 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The Benefits Of Mindful Eating

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.   Taking time to be mindful of your eating process and not focusing on restricting calories could enhance your
Read more +18 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

New Mental Health Crisis Dialing Code Launched July 16

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 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) launched nationwide on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical
Read more +13 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – July 11th – July 15th, 2022

July 11th – July 15th, 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
Read more +13 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Employee Quits Continue Downward Trend in May From All-time High

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. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its May Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary. The
Read more +11 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Sleep Science Ain’t No Snooze

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect Are you religiously listening to the podcast Ologies yet? You should be. I keep telling you to and you should know by now that I only try to force behaviors that will improve your life. Speaking of things that can improve your life; SLEEP, am I right? The subject
Read more +06 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – July 4th – July 8th, 2022

July 4th – July 8th, 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
Read more +06 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High in 2021

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 new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, an estimated 107,622 Americans died from drug overdoses
Read more +05 July 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Show Us the Money!

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect I’ve seen a fair number of job listings in the 10 years I’ve been in the work force. Luckily, I’ve been stable and happy at my current job for almost 7 years, but I’ve watched as friends and family around me beat down that well worn path towards a
Read more +29 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – June 27th – July 1st, 2022

June 27th – July 1st, 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
Read more +29 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Proposed Overtime Rule Expected in October 2022

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 its recent spring regulatory agenda, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its plans to issue a
Read more +27 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Employer Considerations for Coverage of Abortion Benefits

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 anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe
Read more +23 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – June 20th – June 24th, 2022

June 20th – June 24th, 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
Read more +23 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Fuel Efficiency Best Practices for Fleets

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.   Improving the fuel efficiency of a company’s fleet of vehicles can have many financial and environmental benefits, especially
Read more +17 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Combating Rising Benefits Costs During Periods of High Inflation

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. inflation rate has increased by 8.3% over the last year, according to the Bureau of Labor
Read more +15 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – June 13th – June 17th, 2022

June 13th – June 17th, 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
Read more +15 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Updates on the Four Day Work Week

By Ashley Snodgrass, Employee Benefits Analyst Employers are reaching for new tactics in the war for talent. Beyond a rich benefit package, solid leadership, and opportunities to improve, employers are innovating to set themselves apart from the competition. I write as neither an advocate nor adversary of this movement. My goal is not to highlight
Read more +10 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Task Oriented or Relationship Oriented

By Shayla Teague, Individual and Family Benefits Consultant I had the opportunity recently to take a life changing course on social styles through the Wilson Learning Company.  This course forced me to take a deep dive into my own communication style and learn to recognize the communication styles of others.  It has helped me to
Read more +08 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – June 6th – June 10th, 2022

June 6th – June 10th, 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
Read more +08 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Fire Safety in the Office

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.   Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types. It’s up to you to take the proper
Read more +03 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Aller-GEE, Isn’t Spring Fun?

By Kevina “Liz” Mitchell, Employee Benefits Account Specialist A poem. Aller-GEE, Isn’t Spring Fun? Seasons come and seasons go Round and round the merry round goes Winter clothes you with cold and snow Standing strong as the chill does blow   In the breeze there’s leisurely dance Spring, its seems, brings about chance. How beautiful
Read more +03 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – May 30th – June 3rd, 2022

May 30th – June 3rd, 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
Read more +01 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

What You Should Know About Monkeypox

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.   Monkeypox, which can be passed to animals and humans, is usually found in Central and West Africa. As
Read more +01 June 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

I’m Great, How Are You?

By Bailey Penrose, Employer Services Account Manager We live in a tongue-in-cheek era. Public officials engaging in sly humor during press conferences, memes highlighting current events, comic strips poking at both politicians and policies, irreverent bumper stickers about social issues… the list goes on. It seems like a point is better made with a punch
Read more +25 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – May 23rd – May 27th, 2022

May 23rd – May 27th, 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
Read more +25 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Resources To Help Find Infant Formula During The Shortage

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. To address the infant formula shortage amid medical device and health care company Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain
Read more +19 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Fatigue – Push Past and Accomplish Your Goals

By Natasha Kwachka, Employee Benefits Service Manager When you think about it, we are all entrepreneurs of our own lives. Continuously growing our personal networks, adding to our assets and skills, and striving to accomplish goals all in the hopes that we make an emotionally profitable life. This noble pursuit runs concurrent with our day-to-day
Read more +19 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – May 16th – May 20th, 2022

May 16th – May 20th, 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
Read more +19 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Training Your Staff for an Active Shooter Situation

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.   An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined
Read more +16 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Learn Long and Prosper

By Ashley Snodgrass, Employee Benefits Analyst Lifelong learning can be a topic so over discussed that the mere mention will cause eyes to roll. The phrase “lifelong learning” can take on a trite flavor, especially this time of year. With the month of May holding the flurry of end-of-school year celebrations, we may be reminded
Read more +12 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – May 9th – May 13th, 2022

May 9th – May 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
Read more +12 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Half the Day, Double the Fun

By Alison Nelson, Account Manager Everyone loves summer, but Alaskans REALLY love summer. And who can blame us? After a grueling winter the sunshine is a welcome reprieve to us all. However, employers in Alaska face a unique challenge every year when the snow melts – how to keep employees inside and working. RISQ Consulting
Read more +10 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

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.   What is mental health? Your mental well-being includes how you think, act and feel. It also helps you
Read more +05 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – May 2nd – May 6th, 2022

May 2nd – May 6th, 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
Read more +05 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Stay Active While Working From Home

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.   Working from home has many perks, but it may leave you at-risk for developing a sedentary lifestyle and
Read more +02 May 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Managing War-Related Anxiety

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 you’re worried about the war in Ukraine, you’re not alone. Although it may be your first instinct
Read more +29 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – April 25th – April 29th, 2022

April 25th – April 29th, 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
Read more +28 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Why Is It So Hard to Do Nothing?

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect Right now I’m supposed to be doing nothing… obviously I am doing something since I’m writing a blog post, but essentially I’m under orders to do nothing. I just had foot surgery to correct a peroneal nerve issue, so not only am I not supposed to do anything, I’m
Read more +26 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Identifying And Avoiding Phone Scams

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.   Every year, people report fraud, identity theft and bad business practices to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and
Read more +20 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – April 18th – April 22nd, 2022

April 18th – April 22nd, 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
Read more +20 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The Impact of Employee Mental Health and Well-being on Workplaces

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. Employee well-being refers to the overall state of employees’ physical, mental, social and financial health, which can often be
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