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August 31, 2021

Strategies to Reduce Employees’ Return-to-work Stress

As local governments begin lifting COVID restrictions, millions of people are gearing up for the return to the physical office. While there’s plenty to be excited for, reopening plans can also be a source of anxiety, especially for those employees who have effectively adapted to remote work, and now find themselves needing to adapt again....

August 27, 2021

Cyber Liability Coverage in the Construction Industry

In recent years, cyber incidents have surged in both cost and frequency. These incidents have become a pressing concern for organizations of all sizes and sectors—and construction companies are no exception. Although employers within the construction industry may think that their cyber exposures are minimal, this often isn’t the case. Rather, such vulnerabilities can come...

August 25, 2021

Premises Liability: Securing Evidence to Diminish Exposure

Premises liability is a legal concept that stems from circumstances where an injury is caused by an unsafe or defective condition on property someone either owns or occupies, and insured commercial property operators must understand the importance of gathering and preserving evidence when an accident occurs to help mitigate extremely costly claims. Whether the property...

August 23, 2021

Preparing for Open Enrollment With a Hybrid Workforce

With open enrollment season approaching, now’s the time for HR professionals to kick off their planning. Due to the pandemic—and employees’ desire for flexibility—many employers now find themselves with a workforce on a hybrid schedule. It’s imperative they make appropriate adjustments to lead a successful open enrollment period. As a flexible model designed to support...

August 19, 2021

Structural Issues and Aging Buildings

While modern building codes and structural engineering have made buildings extremely safe, facilities managers must maintain a high level of upkeep for them to remain that way. As buildings age, they can lose their structural integrity. As such, if simple repairs are left untended, they can balloon into bigger issues, potentially causing significant damage that...

August 18, 2021

CMR Ranks on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000 NEW YORK, August 17, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that CMR Risk & Insurance Services is No. 4,666 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s...

August 16, 2021

OSHA Urges Employers to Require Vaccinated Workers to Wear Masks

The U.S. agency that regulates workplace safety issued guidance on Friday urging employers to require many fully vaccinated workers to wear masks to protect unvaccinated colleagues and customers, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommended that workers wear masks “in areas of substantial or high community transmission,” such...

August 12, 2021

The Most Common Work-From-Home Injuries

The most common types of job-related injuries for remote and hybrid workers are in the lower and upper back, shoulders, hands and wrists, according to Lisa Orr, ergonomics expert and senior human factors consultant for Sedgwick. Many of these injuries are because of improper home office accommodations, she says. This can include chairs that were not...

August 11, 2021

LIHTC Recapture Bonds: Top Questions Answered

We recently interviewed CMR’s Principal/President and Surety Practice Group Leader, Travis Pearson on the top questions that we receive regarding the LIHTC Recapture Bond.  While the IRS no longer requires a disposition bond (IRS form 8693) to avoid tax credit recapture in the event of ownership disposition in a Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section...

August 10, 2021

Insurance and Evacuation Plans Are Key for Wildfire Safety

The formation of nine large wildfires this week—three in Washington, two in California and Oregon, and one each in Idaho and Montana—highlight the importance of having an evacuation plan and the right coverage. “Insurers are fulfilling their traditional role as the nation’s financial first responders as thousands of Americans evacuate in the West,” said Triple-I...