National Women’s Business Council celebrates annual Women’s Small Business Month

Story by Hilary Burns, Bizwomen Reporter   October is National Women’s Small Business Month — an annual month-long celebration created by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) with leaders in the women’s entrepreneurship community. “Women’s Small Business Month is a great … Continue reading

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Health access, insurance improvements seen for LGBT community

By Dan Cook The discrimination faced by the LGBT community has been well documented. Now, a study that pulls together data from a variety of sources indicates that some of the obstacles faced by LGBT individuals — at least when … Continue reading

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Why your business needs Workers Compensation coverage.

Job-related injuries are more common – and costly – than you may realize.  According to the Milbank Quarterly 2011 study, “Economic Burden of Occupational Injury and Illness in the United States,” workplace injuries in the U.S. cost roughly $250 billion … Continue reading

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Here’s how much the average family pays for coverage

BY KATHRYN MAYER May 21, 2014 (AP Photo/Toby Talbot) The cost of employer-sponsored PPO coverage for an average family of four is $23,215 this year, up from $22,030 in 2013, according to Milliman’s annual medical index, released Wednesday. Though the amount … Continue reading

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Accident coverage gains momentum

BY INGRID CASE May 14, 2014 Photo: Getty Images Trevor Garbers has a ringside seat on sales of voluntary accident coverage. “Accident coverage is definitely in the top three voluntary products that employers request,” says Garbers, vice president at Chicago-based insurance company … Continue reading

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