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 +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
Read more +19 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

War Exclusions and Cyber Coverage

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. Wars can cause widespread devastation and emotional turmoil among affected communities. These conflicts may also result in significant losses
Read more +15 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

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

April 11th – April 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 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Proposed changes to the ACA premium-tax credits could offer relief to families hurt by the “ACA Glitch”

By Ashley Snodgrass, Employee Benefits Analyst When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed to become a law, premium tax credits or subsidies were created to allow the government to pay a portion of individual marketplace premiums for those enrolling in the marketplace. The purpose is to fulfil the mission of the Affordable Care Act by
Read more +11 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

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.   Age discrimination, or ageism, in the workplace involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of their age.
Read more +06 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

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

April 4th – April 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 April 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

LEGAL UPDATE – House Passes Federal Marijuana Decriminalization Bill (MORE 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 April 1, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-204 in favor of decriminalizing marijuana at the
Read more +30 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

April Is Distracted Driving 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.   The National Safety Council recognizes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This event is intended to raise awareness
Read more +30 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – March 28th – April 1st, 2022

March 28th – April 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 +30 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Excessive Phone Use And Associated Health Risks

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. Ever stop scrolling on social media and realize you’ve been on the app for way too long? That’s the
Read more +28 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Smishing 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.   Most businesses and individuals are familiar with phishing, a cyberattack technique that entails cybercriminals leveraging fraudulent emails to
Read more +24 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – March 21st – March 25th, 2022

March 21st – March 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
Read more +22 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Career Gap in Resume? Nearly Half of Employers Believe You Are an Untapped Talent!

By Casey Kirkeby, Strategy Consultant   Nearly half of professionals changed their job last year. The other half either stayed where they were, went part-time, or took a leave of absence from the workforce altogether citing a variety of reasons. Where does that leave employers? They need people and they need them now! According to
Read more +21 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Attraction and Retention Tips for Small Businesses

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.   Businesses of all sizes are currently facing attraction and retention challenges. Successful efforts to win over employees can
Read more +16 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – March 14th – March 18th, 2022

March 14th – March 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
Read more +16 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

We’ve Gone Soft on Soft Skills

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect Covid gets a lot of the blame for everything we don’t like about our current society. While no one could claim Covid as beneficial without first being berated for such a callous insinuation, perhaps Covid does deserve a few props for exposing some existing societal gaps that might have
Read more +15 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

BRIGHTER, Better, Faster, Stronger

By Shayla Teague, Individual and Family Benefits Consultant   We recently packed up and moved our RISQ office for the second time in 2 years.  After two moves so close together, it became obvious to me that my environment was playing a huge role in how I felt at work and how much I got
Read more +10 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – March 7th – March 11th, 2022

March 7th – March 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
Read more +09 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

RISQ Company Book Club “The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream”

By Ashley Snodgrass, Employee Benefits Analyst The RISQ Consulting Team has been proud to sponsor a company book club for the last few years. Our book club has led to many insightful discussions about client experience, productivity, effective meeting structure, team dynamics, leadership and more. Some of these ideas have even led to tangible and
Read more +08 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

10 Themes from HR Tech’s Virtual Spring Conference

By Andrew Kupperman, Employer Services and Workforce Technology Consultant   These days everyone seems to have an overabundance of time on their hands, so I’m sure you spent that free time attending HR Executive Magazine’s HR Tech Virtual conference last week. But just in case you found something more interesting to do (which is unlikely),
Read more +03 March 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – February 28th – March 4th, 2022

February 28th – March 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
Read more +24 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Supply Chains, Inflation, and What This Means For You

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 pandemic continues to disrupt supply chains. Amid rising inflation, you may be noticing higher prices when it
Read more +24 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

2022 Employee Benefits Market Outlook

By Ashley Snodgrass, Employee Benefits Analyst It is not too late for you to set goals for your company for 2022, specifically surrounding employee retention strategies, which are needed now more than ever. Each year, RISQ Consulting clients have access to the Employee Benefits Market Outlook. We encourage you to incorporate some trends and insights
Read more +24 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Work From Home Subsidies

By Casey Kirkeby, Strategy Consultant   Attention Employers and Organizational Leaders- What is the latest trending benefit that is helping attract and retain talent? I’m sure you are now aware that working from home is more popular now than at any time in recent history. Now ,depending on industry and rules within the workplace, it
Read more +22 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – February 21st – February 25th, 2022

February 21st – February 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
Read more +16 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Officials Saw More Professional Cybercriminals and Infrastructure Attacks 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. Ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure increased in 2021, hitting 14 of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United
Read more +16 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – February 14th – February 18th, 2022

February 14th – February 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
Read more +15 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

8 Types of People You Need in Your Life for 2022

By Taylor Brouillet-Stock, Account Specialist   I was listening to the podcast On Purpose by Jay Shetty and a particular episode really started to resonate with me. In this episode Jay argues that there are 8 types of people that everyone needs in their life. At the end of the episode, Jay makes a great
Read more +14 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – February 7th – February 11th, 2022

February 7th – February 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
Read more +14 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Rocky Horror Shadow Cast

By Shayla Teague, Individual and Family Benefits Consultant It might surprise you to know that The Rocky Horror Picture Show started as a musical stage production in 1973.  It was performed in the Royal Court Theatre in London.  This is how Tim Curry got his start and became a household name.  As a matter of
Read more +08 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understanding Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRAs)

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.   You may have heard of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) before. These are employer-sponsored savings accounts that reimburse you
Read more +02 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

New Year, New Me! No Follow Through? Back to Old You…

By Taylor Brouillet-Stock, Account Specialist Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2022? Now that it’s February, I think it’s time to take a step back and evaluate how those resolutions are coming along. New Year’s Resolutions can be hard to keep, especially if you plan to make drastic changes in your life and
Read more +02 February 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – January 31st – February 4th, 2022

January 31 – February 4, 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 +31 January 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

More Drugs, Less Money

By Alison Nelson, Account Manager You may know him from Shark Tank or as the owner of the Mavericks, but you may soon know Mark Cuban as the man disrupting the pharmaceutical industry. It was recently announced that, billionaire Mark Cuban, has launched an online pharmacy boasting significant savings when compared to some traditional pharmacies.
Read more +27 January 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP – January 24th, 2022

January 24 – 28, 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
Read more +27 January 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understand Your Rights Against Surprise Medical Bills

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 No Surprises Act protects people covered under group and individual health plans from receiving surprise medical bills
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