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 +22 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

September 19th – September 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 +21 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understanding the “Quiet Quitting” 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.   “Quiet quitting” is an emerging trend where workers only do what their job description entails without going above
Read more +19 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Hot, Mushy, Root Tuber Soup

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect Are you bad at going to the grocery store? I don’t mean like you have trouble physically walking through the doors and keep bumping into the outer façade, because that would be ridiculous and a cause for true concern about your depth perception… also, maybe don’t drive to the
Read more +15 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

September 12th – September 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 +15 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Coping With A Serious Diagnosis

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.   Getting an unexpected health diagnosis can flip your world upside down. Upon receiving a serious diagnosis, you must
Read more +13 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Tips for Effective 2023 Open Enrollment Communication

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.   Now more than ever, employees are looking to their employers for guidance on navigating their available benefits and
Read more +09 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP:

September 5th – September 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 +07 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

What Employers Should Know About Prior Authorization

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.   Prior authorization—also referred to as preauthorization, preapproval or precertification—is the process by which medical providers must obtain approval
Read more +06 September 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Otter & Others: A Platinum Rule Fable

By Jennifer Outcelt, Creative Content Architect During our recent Team Building event we were asked to write a story about how RISQ Consulting lives the values of our guiding tenents. I immediately knew that I wanted to write an Alaskan themed fable illustrating the importance of our four Client Experience Compass elements, but in the
Read more +31 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP: August 29th – September 2nd, 2022

August 29th – September 2nd, 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 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Prioritizing Wellness During The 2022-23 School 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.   Many may be excited for school to start after a long summer. However, the new school year can
Read more +30 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Investing in On-site Health Care

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.   Amid the rising cost of health care and current labor challenges, employers are increasingly investing in employee health
Read more +25 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP: August 22nd – August 26th, 2022

August 22nd – August 26th, 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 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Understanding How Habits Work to Influence Safety

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.   As an employer, safety is your responsibility, and it’s important to identify workplace hazards and instill safe employee
Read more +25 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Monitoring Snow Loads to Protect Structure

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
Read more +18 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

The RISQ RECAP: August 15th – August 19th, 2022

August 15th – August 19th, 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 +18 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

These Three Trends Could Have Big Implications for Workers’ Compensation

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.   Legislation surrounding the gig economy, single-payer health insurance and marijuana legalization all have the potential to impact the
Read more +15 August 2022 By RISQ Consulting in Blog

Peace of Mind

By Elva Perez, Employee Benefits Account Specialist Peace. It’s a word much easier said than achieved. Inner peace, while completely within our own control, can feel especially hard to reach when there is a plethora of external factors constantly banging on our psyche’s door. In an effort to silence this constant bombardment I looked for
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
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