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Drivers encounter several distractions in the course of their daily driving activities.  Driving distractions divert attention away from the central task of driving, and may compromise the safety of the driver, passengers and anyone in the vehicle’s path of travel. Cell phone integration, navigation systems and infotainment devices are standard equipment in most vehicles sold... Distracted Driving Read more »

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Pre-employment screening refers to the process of investigating and verifying the background of potential employees and volunteers. This may include criminal background checks, employment and educational history as well as references for employment. Employers look to confirm that the information provided by the applicant/volunteer is truthful and accurate as well as discover any potential criminal... Pre-Employment Screening and Reference Checks Read more »

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Any workplace violence event may create fear, anxiety, and physical and emotional pain for the victims, families, co-workers and clients of an organization.  It is an employer’s obligation to provide a safe work environment.  Employers begin workplace violence plan development by assessing their organization’s risk factors, and considering mitigating strategies which might include altering work... Developing a Workplace Violence Plan (Part 2 of 2) Read more »

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Every year, two million American workers report being a victim of workplace violence. Violent assailants may be robbers, strangers, co-workers, clients or customers and relatives of an employee. The published risk factors (OSHA, 2015) that correspond most frequently for human service workers include: working with unstable or volatile persons, transporting passengers, delivery of goods or... Assessing the Risk for Workplace Violence Prevention (Part 1 of 2) Read more »

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Tropical Storm Hurricane Harvey Approaching

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With the potential for damaging winds and water, it is imperative that you and your business are protected. Please take some time to review the following suggestions for protecting and mitigating the impact of this storm. Planning : Review property insurance with the company’s insurance agent concerning the hazards of a hurricane. Determine and establish... Hurricane Irma is Approaching!! Read more »

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Tropical Storm Hurricane Harvey Approaching

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With the potential for damaging winds and water, it is imperative that you and your business are protected. Please take some time to review the following suggestions for protecting and mitigating the impact of this storm. Planning : Review property insurance with the company’s insurance agent concerning the hazards of a hurricane. Determine and establish... Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey is approaching!!! Read more »

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On July 17, 2017, the Illinois Department of Insurance issued Company Bulletin 2017-03 in response to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s declaration of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties as state disaster areas after significant flooding impacted these counties.  Berkley Human Services understands that its policyholders may experience disruption in the delivery of mail and other... Attention Illinois Policyholders Affected by the Recent Flooding in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties Read more »

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We are pleased to share the results of our recent claims survey with you. As always, we welcome the opportunity for constructive feedback. Please take a moment to review the results, and see how we scored in several key areas. All scores are on a scale of 0-5, with 5 being the highest possible level... Claims Satisfaction Survey Results Read more »

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Pre-Employment Background Checks for Non-Profits

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Many non-profit organizations consider background and reference checks as an unnecessary burden. Because many non-profits are staffed by volunteers, some mistakenly think that these pre-employment checks can actually discourage people from wanting to join their organizations. Pre-employment checks should not discourage potential volunteers (unless the volunteers have something to hide). On the contrary, they can... Pre-Employment Background and Reference Checks for Non-Profit Organizations Read more »

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Location Minneapolis, MN Position Summary To provide support to the underwriters through the rating and computing of premiums on policies and endorsements, including preparation for policy writing and statistical information for coding. Main Responsibilities ​Rate package policies and excess if applicable. Rate and Compute premium on quotes, polices and endorsements including experience rating and ISO... Rater Read more »

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