Featuring authors from across our organization on various topics related to risk management and employee benefits, our blog is a great resource to help you stay informed.

Our Scott thought leaders provide content on a regular basis to elevate your thinking surrounding critical components of your company’s culture and overall performance.

Challenges and Opportunities within the Employee Benefits Market 2022 Mid-Market Employee Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results

With an extremely competitive labor market, it is important for employers to recognize the challenges of the current employee benefits market and understand how to take advantage of opportunities to attract and retain talented individuals. According to Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index, 39% of all workers are considering changing employers this year, while 52% of Gen Z and Millennial workers are considering a change. Another trend identified by this study is that 53% of workers prioritize their health and well-being over work more than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Given this landscape, it is now more crucial than ever for businesses to consider their peers’ benefits offerings and reconsider their own to maximize their attractiveness as an employer. By utilizing benchmarking data, companies can make informed decisions about which employer-sponsored healthcare benefits strategy best aligns with their goals and gives employees the healthcare security and stability they seek.  Continue reading

Cybersecurity Best Practices Navigating today’s cyber & data security landscape

Businesses in every industry are facing cyber threats with increasing frequency and severity.  It is no longer a question of if your organization will experience a cyber incident, but when.  From employment/HR data breaches to operations disruptions to wire transfer fraud and more, today’s landscape is brimming with real threats promising real and costly business impacts.

Earlier this month, our team in Nashville pulled together a group of industry experts for a panel discussion to discuss the current cybersecurity environment and best practices for businesses to prepare for and respond to potential incidents.  Continue reading

Have a Plan for Responding to Floods

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters, with many U.S. communities experiencing some degree of flooding after spring rains, winter snow thaws or heavy thunderstorms. Learning about this weather possibility and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

Flood Characteristics

Most floods develop slowly over a period of days but flash floods are different, developing like walls of water in a matter of minutes, often due to intense storms or a dam failure. Flooding can create conditions favorable for a fire to occur, either by causing it or by impeding efforts to fight it. While electrical fires can occur for any number of reasons, including overloading of circuits and improper wiring practices, floodwater increases fire danger through short circuits in wiring and electrical equipment.  Continue reading

Mold: Impacts on the Affordable Housing Industry Risk & Insurance Considerations

Mold issues in multi-family housing can lead to many significant impacts – from remediation costs to loss of rent and, perhaps most critically, long-term health effects. Although engineering and construction practices have significantly improved in recent years, affordable housing organizations need to be vigilant around mold issues and concerns.  While insurance coverage is typically relied upon for many property-related losses, there remains a disconnect about how mold claims are often handled by the insurance industry.  Continue reading