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Captive Insurance

OCTOBER 26, 2017

BENEFITS TO CAPTIVE OWNERS ARE COMPELLING: • Unused premium dollars are returned to members in the form of a dividend; • Initial premium pay-in amounts are often less than conventional insurance programs; • Premiums are based on your company’s loss experience; • Captive participants ea Read More +

My RRA - Mobile App & Online Access

OCTOBER 24, 2017

We're all about finding solutions and making insurance more convenient for our clients. With My RRA you can easily access your policy information, deductibles, or even communicate with your agent. Now you have everything you need in the palm of your hand. Read More +

Mammography Day

OCTOBER 20, 2017

Our team at Robertson Ryan & Associates promotes being proactive in your health care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying fro Read More +

Warning Signs of an Employee Embezzler

AUGUST 24, 2017

Helping our clients put the right insurance products into place to protect their business is a top priority at Robertson Ryan. Determining the right coverage and limits for crime can also be a difficult discussion, but necessary. Many business owners blame themselves for allowing employee theft t Read More +

Captive Insurance 101 & the Benefits

AUGUST 9, 2017

Captive 101 Presentation Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Presentation and Q&A Blue Mound Country Club I 10122 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 Questions or RSVP Read More +

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) Rule

JULY 24, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that on 12/17/2017 electronic logging devices are required for all trucks model-year 2000 or newer engaged in interstate trucking. Progressive Insurance is looking to help Robertson Ryan clients be compliant with this new rule. Progressive Read More +

Seven Tips to Stay Hydrated

JUNE 26, 2017

Many areas of the country have been experiencing extreme temperatures this summer, which increases the opportunity for heat stroke . Here are seven tips to stay hydrated. 1. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. 2. Drink fluids at regular intervals during the day. 3. Wate Read More +

Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition

MAY 22, 2017

Electrical Safety Month reminds every employer, even those whose employees are subject to low voltage electrical systems, that electrical injuries cannot be taken lightly. In a survey of arc flash injury victims, 94% of those interviewed believed that the incident could have been prevented, and the Read More +

Safeguard Your Roof From Spring Storms

MAY 22, 2017

Nothing puts you on edge like a big storm. Whether it’s pounding rain or crashing thunder that knocks out the power for days, nasty weather can have you questioning your family’s fundamental security—and the steadfastness of the home that keeps you safe. Missing shingles, roof leaks and fal Read More +

OSHA Delays July 1 Injury and Illness Reporting Deadline

MAY 22, 2017

On May 17, OSHA announced that it has delayed the July 1st filing deadline for injury and illness electronic reporting. The new filing deadline has yet to be determined, and no reason has been given yet for the postponement. How will electronic submission work? According to OS Read More +

Future of Certain ACA Taxes and Fees

APRIL 19, 2017

Several steps have been taken in 2017 toward repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the introduction of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Although the AHCA was recently withdrawn by Republicans, Congress m Read More +

Auto Thieves Targeting Audis

APRIL 18, 2017

Recently Robertson Ryan had a client return from vacation to find their Audi Q5 had a window smashed in the General Mitchell International Airport parking garage. It is suspected to be another case of thieves looking for a spare or valet key in the glove compartment, which there was not in this Read More +

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Video Surveillance

APRIL 13, 2017

Is your business as well-protected as it should be? Do you really know what goes on when you’re not there to see it firsthand? As a business manager or owner you want to ensure that your organization is protected against loss from the public or from your own employees. Having an effective video Read More +

Top 10 Workplace Hazards

MARCH 27, 2017

The numbers haven’t changed. Approximately 3 million employees are injured in the workplace annually. Employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers, and OSHA has stepped up national efforts to ensure they are complying with increased inspections hovering a Read More +

Insurance for Your 30's

MARCH 27, 2017

At various stages in life it is important to have the proper insurance for your lifestyle. When one is in their 30's they are likely settling into a home, family life and thriving career as they build their savings and 401-k. Coverages to know more about and consider including: Healt Read More +

OSHA's New Requirements for Walking-Working Surfaces

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

OSHA has revised its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces (WWS) to prevent and reduce slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with WWS hazards. “The final rule will increase workplace protection from those hazards, especially fall hazards, Read More +

How long can you insure an adult child on your automobile policy?

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Parents often want to help their grown children by providing them with a vehicle and/or insurance coverage, even after they move out of the household or are no longer legally a dependent. Unfortunately this can unknowingly result in gaps in coverage and put these children at a financial and Read More +

Uber & Lyft Insurance Now Available

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Safeco Insurance now offers an endorsement for their personal lines automobile customers who operate as an Uber or Lyft driver. This endorsement provides coverage while the insured is signed into the ride share application and is driving around waiting for a customer, until the point h Read More +

Special Alert - Dehumidifier Recalls

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has an important safety notice concerning over 3.4 million dehumidifiers. Certain brands have been overheating causing smoke and devastating fires. These units should be replaced immediately. Visit the URL below and enter your brand, model or serial numbe Read More +

10 Things to Know Before Renting a Car

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

1) Limit additional drivers. If you are sharing driving duties, you must include the additional drivers names on the rental contract. While this may increase the cost, failure to list all the drivers could result in no insurance coverage in the event of a claim. 2) Revie Read More +

The Ins and Outs of Condo Insurance

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Do you own or are you buying a condo? Understanding what your insurance needs are for your new condo can be tricky, but knowing the right questions to ask will help you make an informed insurance-buying decision. As a unit owner you will be responsible for your own personal property in the unit Read More +

Could $2,500 or $5,000 replace all your jewelry?

FEBRUARY 6, 2017

Most homeowner’s insurance policies place limits on specific items such as jewelry, paying a maximum of $2,500 to $5,000, in the event of a loss or theft. The limit largely depends on the insurance carrier and is often not something insured’s realize until they experience a loss, which is too la Read More +

80% of Cardiac and Stroke Events May Be Prevented

FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Today team members in our Mequon, Milwaukee and Wauke Read More +

OSHA 300A Form Posting

JANUARY 10, 2017

This is a reminder, if applicable, to post your OSHA 300 Summary Sheet from February 1st to April 30th in an area where it is available to employees. If you have multiple locations a sheet with each location’s information must be posted at the location it pertains to. OSHA's Injury and Illnes Read More +

Safe Cyber Holiday Shopping

NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Cyber Monday is for stealing deals, not your identity. Follow these six steps for safe online shopping this holiday season. Tips from The Hanover: Keep a Clean Machine Smartphones or other devices you use for shopping should have up-to-date software. Read More +

Medical Malpractice Insurance

NOVEMBER 11, 2016

6 Reasons to Flip the Switch 1. MMIC is a mutual company and our owners are our policy holders. Unlike ProAssurance and Medical Protective Company (MedPro) we are dedicated to our policy holders, not investors without an interest. We have paid over $120,000,000 in dividend Read More +

Prep Your Home for Winter

NOVEMBER 7, 2016

In Wisconsin this autumn we have enjoyed a warm and gentle approach into our next season. As we enjoy this nice weather now is the time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect one of your biggest inves Read More +

Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

OCTOBER 21, 2016

According to OSHA, establishing a safety and health program in your workplace is one of the most effective ways of protecting your most valuable asset: your workers. Losing workers to injury or illness, even for a short time, can cause significant disruption and cost—to you as well as the workers Read More +

HIPAA Privacy & Security Webinar

OCTOBER 20, 2016

Join us for an educational webinar that helps employers recognize the key provisions of HIPAA, how their organizations are affected by HIPAA, and how the privacy rules impact them. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10 Read More +

Family Health & Fitness Day

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

A number of years ago Robertson Ryan & Associates introduced Wellness Committees at various satellite offices. Recently we asked RRA team members to share their family activities on the 2016 Health & Wellness Day. Check out some of their top adventures! Read More +

OSHA Changes & Safety Culture

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Employers need be prepared for potentially costly encounters with OSHA. New OSHA penalties took effect August 2, 2016. Fines have increased on average 80%, which OSHA hopes will encourage many employers to dedicate resources for safer work environments. Our approach at RRA is to help our cli Read More +

Cyber & Privacy Risks Webinar 10/11

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Technology is changing the landscape of the cyber & privacy insurance marketplace. In today's professional environment business owners and leaders need to address the modern challenges organizations face including protecting against new threats and exposures. This webinar will focus on Read More +

New Law Oct 1: Phones & Work Zones

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

The WI Department of Transportation (DOT) is trying to increase safety for both construction/road workers and drivers. According to the DOT in 2015 distracted driving caused 24,000+ crashes, averaging 1 crash every 20 minutes. Of these crashes, 2000 happen in work zones annually. To help lowe Read More +

Helping Clients with ACA Reporting

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

Saving money on employee benefits is imperative in today's economy. The cost of providing benefits continues to rise and employers continue to struggle to balance employee needs with their own bottom lines. Helping you meet these needs is Robertson Ryan's specialty. With the year-end quickly appr Read More +

Commercial Drone Insurance

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

New regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) went into effect on August 29, 2016. These changes are expected to increase the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as Drones. Drones have endless commercial applications, due to their relatively small size and ab Read More +

Our Pets & Wagfest

AUGUST 12, 2016

The team at Robertson Ryan are avid animal lovers and we wanted to share more about Elmbrook Humane Society's 9th Annual Wagfast on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Mitchell Park in Brookfield. RRA is a proud sponsor and our Producer/VP Read More +

Umbrella Story

AUGUST 10, 2016

A babysitter left a 5 month old infant unattended in a walker. The infant toppled the walker, struck her head on the floor and suffered brain damage. The parents of the infant sued the teenage babysitter and her family and the court awarded the parents over $1,000,000. For less than the cost of a cu Read More +

Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Not Covered by Their Personal Auto Policy

AUGUST 10, 2016

If you are driving a personal vehicle for Uber, Lyft or any other ride-share company and have an accident, even though you might have excellent coverage on your personal policy, you likely will not be covered if you have paying riders in your vehicle. This is because personal car insurance policies Read More +

Real Estate Industry Update

JULY 4, 2016

Starting in July there are changes to insurance coverages in the real estate industry. Previously, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) considered real estate salespersons licensed to work for a licensed broker to be employees of that broker. As such, those individuals were covere Read More +

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