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Kevin Malloy of Deland, Gibson- Caribbean 600

Deland, Gibson’s very own risk advisor and avid sailor Kevin Malloy finished in third place at the 10th annual Caribbean 600 Ocean Race. This year, 80 sailboats and over 800 sailors from around the world arrived in Antigua to sail over 600 nautical miles nonstop around eleven of the neighboring Caribbean Islands. Malloy’s crew was also recognized as the youngest team [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Employer Responsibilities in Winter Weather

Snow days were a highlight of winter when many of us were children, but now winter weather presents a host of difficulties for employers. There are safety concerns, OSHA regulations to comply with, potential liability risks, attendance confusion and pay-related issues to address. It’s important to be prepared for all scenarios associated with inclement weather before the weather arrives, and [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Retaining Top Talent – Finding Stars in the Stars

There is a great line in the movie Hidden Figures when Al Harrison’s character played by Kevin Costner says to Paul Stafford’s character, played by Jim Parsons, “Do you know what your job is Paul?  It’s too find the stars in the stars.”  It’s a great line and very appropriate to consider when retaining talent in your organization. The Total Cost of [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Importance of Automatic Water Shut Off Valves

On today's Risk Management Minute, I discuss the importance of Automatic Water Shut Off Valves. Please watch the video below for the details. Contact us to discuss this and other preventive risk management tips. Providing Peace of Mind Through Proactive Service Deland, Gibson: a Trusted Choice, Five Star Accredited independent insurance agency. Established in Massachusetts in 1900, Deland, Gibson is a 4th [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Preventative Care for Your Bottom Line

As employers continue to look for ways to manage rising health care costs, many are turning to workplace wellness programs to improve employees’ well-being and to help manage or prevent chronic conditions. According to a recent study from Health Affairs, a health care policy journal, for every dollar spent on wellness, medical costs drop an average of $3.27 and absenteeism costs fall [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Massachusetts Laws and Regulations Regarding Swimming Pools

It's hard to imagine, we know. This winter has been (mostly!) mild, but long.  But if (when!) it ever gets warm enough to start using your pool again, there are a couple of things to consider. Know The Law In Massachusetts, if you own a pool, either as an individual, corporation or perhaps part of a club or association;  if [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

New Coverages This April

The history of insurance goes way back several centuries. Whether it was hunting giant elk in a group to spread the risk of being the one gored to death or shipping cargo in several different caravans to avoid losing the whole shipment to a marauding tribe, people have always been wary of risk. At the time, the thought of financially [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Risk Management for Non-Profit Organizations: Your Role as a Board Member.

Smart nonprofits take risks—many risks—every day. Such organizations are creative, inventive, and continue to succeed despite the changing environment. These orga­nizations know that success demands risk-taking, and they create an organizational culture that regularly assesses risk, favors intelligent risks, and mitigates the impact of known risks. These organizations share one other quality: they know that risk is everyone’s busi­ness. From the [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Frozen Pipes Will Cost You A Fortune!

It is that time of year again. Dropping temps will start to freeze pipes which due to the pressure of the ice within them will burst or split.  Only after the thaw do the pipes start to leak or spray.  Sometimes it is a pin hole leak which causes damage over time.  Other times it floods the basement for months [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Make the Offseason Your Proactive Season

As the holidays approach, golfers will try to get in every round possible, and clubhouses will fill with holidays parties and corporate functions. It’s a great time of year overall but, also to solidify the member experience during the “offseason”. Come early 2017, clubs and staff will finally breathe and begin preparations for the upcoming season. This is exactly when [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |