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Andrea Tarrell

Andrea Tarrell

Andrea Tarrell is marketing director at HNI.

Recent Posts by Andrea Tarrell:

Don’t Forget the WHY in Benefits Communication

ANDREA TARRELL
HNI Marketing Director

It’s that time of the year again: open enrollment. Time to dust off the ol' PowerPoint and try to get people jazzed about their benefits. But that trusty slide deck you’ve re-purposed may leave out an important element you need to get across to employees — WHY your company is offering benefits in the first place.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Let’s Get Real About Open Enrollment

ANDREA TARRELL
HNI Marketing Director

In most companies, open enrollment is the time of the year when any and all communication about benefits and wellness gets dropped on employees like a bomb.  It’s not the time of the year that most look forward to.

Topics: Construction Transportation Manufacturing HR / Employee Benefits

Change has sent a friend request to all of us…do we ACCEPT or IGNORE?

ANDREA TARRELL
HNI Marketing Director

We currently live in the age of uncertainty and complexity.  “Change” is literally everywhere. 
Whether we like it or not, Change has sent a friend request to all of us.  Right now is the time to accept or ignore.

6 Crazy Insurance Fraud Cases [Not a Mastermind Among Them]

ANDREA TARRELL
HNI Marketing Director

Where soap opera meets reality, you’ll find outrageous cases of insurance fraud. Faked deaths? Check. Scorned wives? Check.

10 of the Weirdest Insurance Policies We’ve Come Across

The typical insurance policy covers tragedies relating to injuries, death, or property destruction. These common risks are easy to spot and cover.  But what about the unique personal and business risks you face?  While insurance shouldn’t necessarily be the first or only risk management technique you turn to, if there’s a risk, you can bet there’s a company that will write a policy for it.    

Your Reputation and Social Media Risk Management

ANDREA TARRELL
HNI Marketing Director

When companies consider the concept of reputational risk management, they usually think about what would happen to their standing following a high profile negative incident.  An accident or some kind of scandal (Penn State comes to mind) could have major negative consequences and leave your brand damaged, hindering future opportunities to compete.

Concealed Carry in Wisconsin: To Ban or Not to Ban

Jennifer Walther 
Mawicke & Goisman, S.C.

With recent incidents of gun violence, should you reconsider whether to allow or prohibit concealed weapons on your premises?  Whether to allow or prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons will be a very individual decision for each business based on legal considerations, the nature of your business, your company’s public image, and your perception of employee morale.  The following points below should help businesses make this decision.

Using a Walking Program to Breathe Life into your Wellness Efforts

Starting in 2014, health care reform will allow for larger incentives associated with wellness programs – up to 30% of total premium for single coverage – so now is a great time to consider revamping your wellness efforts.  Have you tried adding a walking component to your program? 

Topics: HR / Employee Benefits

Happy Holidays from HNI! [VIDEO]

We're thankful for all of the customers, partners, and friends we've had the opportunity to work with over the past year.  As our way of wishing you all happy holidays, we recorded a short video greeting to tell you how we feel...

 

To DataQ or Not to DataQ...That is the Question

DON JERRELL
Associate VP

I recently facilitated and sat in on a number of DataQs at the ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council (S&LPMC) meetings in Kansas City.  There were lots of valuable ideas and thoughts shared there, and I wanted to summarize the key points I took away from the meetings.

Topics: Transportation