In this issue - Opioid Epidemic, Workplace Bullying, Back-to-School Checklist, Distracted Driving, Storm Preparation, News & Views.
In this issue - Opioid Epidemic, Workplace Bullying, Back-to-School Checklist, Distracted Driving, Storm Preparation, News & Views
The school shooting last Wednesday in Parkland, Florida was the twenty-fifth fatal, active school shooting since the incident at Columbine High School in 1999. Along with the rest of the nation, we pray for the victims, families and the Parkland community at this terrible time.
In June 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program was created by presidential executive action and announced as a kind of administrative relief from deportation for certain undocumented immigrants, allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to legally live, study, and work in the U.S. DACA applicants who could meet certain guidelines1 were permitted to apply for deferred removal status by submitting an application, paying a $465 fee, and undergoing an investigation. If approved, DACA recipients — or DREAMers2 — were given a two-year stay of deportation and legal status to work, study, and obtain social security numbers and driver’s licenses. DACA status was renewable every two years upon further application.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL AND TAMPA, FL, May 20, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Brown & Brown, Inc. today announced the completion of the previously-announced acquisition by merger of The Wright Insurance Group, LLC ("TWIG") by Brown & Brown, Inc.
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Below is the link for the recently presented Pipe Freeze/Water Damage Mitigation webinar meant to provide information for this cold weather season that will help prevent water damage to your facilities. Uncontained water flowing out of damaged or frozen pipes can cause enormous unplanned for logistical headaches that no institution wants to deal with. Please forward this link to your facilities and maintenance managers to help ensure that your buildings are prepared for cold weather and can better recognize potential infrastructure weaknesses.
By now everyone has heard about the record-breaking arctic blast about to hit a large portion of the country. In general, WSI insureds fared well against last week's cold spell that occurred over a holiday weekend when most pipe freeze damage occurs. This next blast will be at least equally threatening and in many areas, cause record-breaking lows across a greater swath of the country.