Social media is a hot topic on anyone’s list these days. But would you trust Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to get information about your health care needs? A third of healthcare consumers in the United States report they regularly do this, according to a recent study by the PwC Health Research Institute.
Is your workforce getting mixed messages? If so, it could be the difference between being in the red or in the black.
We’re proud to congratulate Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin for being recognized with the “Most Innovative Health & Benefits Plan” award by the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism! This is a huge (and well deserved) honor. Other companies recognized by the Institute (in other award categories) include large companies like Whole Foods, GE, Boeing and Chick-Fil-A.
As we enter a new year, we thought it would be fun to go back and look over our blogs from 2011. As your business partner, we try to keep up with the most relevant topics, news, and legislative updates that you are dealing with. The following is a list of the top 10 most read posts of the past year!
As more and more transactions move online, cyber liability is an issue of growing concern for businesses. The good news here is that most data and privacy breaches are preventable; simple things like creating strong passwords can go a long way toward protecting your company’s information. While we’ve all heard the criteria for strong passwords, those of us still using “password” as the access code to our accounts aren't contributing much to fighting the cybersecurity battle.
A software firm called SplashData analyzed millions of stolen password posted in online hacker forums over the last year. From this data, the company compiled a list of the 25 most-hacked passwords of 2011.
Many of the easiest to hack passwords were sequences of numbers or patterns based on the layout of the keyboard. Common names like “ashley” and “michael” also made the list. If your password happens to be among these, it’s time to change it!
If data security is a concern for your business (hint: it should be), it might be time to remind your employees what constitutes a strong password. A "good" password is one that is easy to remember but difficult to guess. Some quick tips for creating a crack proof password are:
Once you’ve come up with a solid password, safeguard it! Many people write themselves reminder notes and stick them under their keyboard or mousepad – or worse, right on their monitor.
Companies both large and small are struggling to manage the cost of traditional insurance. Many business owners are now looking to captives as a possible solution. Captives are certainly an option worth considering, but may not be a fit for all kinds of businesses.
ROI is and has been the language of many business owners. People want to know what they're getting out of their financial commitments, and they'll pay for what they can quantify.