Is Your Safety Program Working?  

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The investigations, finger-pointing and lawsuits arising from the deaths of two construction workers in a scaffolding collapse near Disney World this summer could easily drag on for years. Beyond the immediate horror, if you’re in the construction business, hearing the news from Orlando might have evoked a sense of relief that nothing like that has… Read more »

Embracing Continuous Background Checks on Employees

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Inadequate due diligence and negligent hiring practices not only can hurt an organization, but its customers, too. Indeed, poor hiring has contributed to a rise of lawsuits, medical claims and multimillion-dollar settlements. No wonder we’re seeing what some are calling a new normal: continuous, post-hire monitoring. As a risk-management tactic, ongoing criminal background checks make… Read more »

Checklists, Tips to Make Open Enrollment a Bit Easier

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Open enrollment season is upon us, that period each year when employees can make changes in their existing health plans. Unfortunately, for too many HR managers, it’s one of the most stressful times of the year. In part, that may be because they haven’t had time to plan adequately. To help, here’s a checklist and… Read more »

CCIG COO Wins Business Journal C-Suite Award 

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – T. Scott Kennedy, the president and COO of CCIG, has won a 2018 C-Suite Award from the Denver Business Journal. CCIG, one of the nation’s leading business insurance brokerages, has seen its sales grow over 700%, exceeding $100 million, in the years since Kennedy joined the firm in 2004. The brokerage, which… Read more »

CCIG Launches Comprehensive Cannabis Industry Practice 

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – CCIG, one of the nation’s leading business insurance brokerages, announced today it is expanding its agribusiness practice to serve cannabis operations, including growers, distributors and medical and recreational retailers. A growing number of insurance carriers have recently entered the fast-growing cannabis market, but coverage remains uneven, leaving growers and others in… Read more »

Cannabis Workers Need Formal Safety Training: Study

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There’s a looming need to establish formal health and safety training programs for workers in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. That’s the conclusion of a survey of cannabis workers who told Colorado State University occupational health researchers that they received inconsistent training, despite their likely exposure to biological, chemical and physical hazards. The study, its… Read more »

CCIG Unveils Cybersecurity Assessment Tool 

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. – CCIG has created an online cybersecurity assessment tool that businesses can use as a starting point to determine their readiness to withstand a cyberattack. The tool, which can be found here, includes a scored quiz that covers questions ranging from how companies handle confidential data to their policies regarding passwords. “Despite the… Read more »