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Live Well, Work Well – February Edition

Live Well, Work Well – February Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss preventive care for men, weight control tips, heart health tips, and a great Creamy Clam Chowder recipe.     Preventive Care for Men Preventive care, including regular doctor visits, is important for everyone. There are certain tests and screenings that are that are specific to men and their health needs. Consider incorporating the following screenings, tests and exams into your life to promote good health and prevent the onset of certain conditions: Blood pressure—Men should have their blood pressure taken at least every two years to detect early signs of hypertension (high blood pressure). Prostate cancer screening—Men over the age of 50 should have a yearly rectal exam and prostate screening test. Cholesterol screening—Men should have a cholesterol test every five years after the age of 20. High levels of…read more →

Personal Lines Perspectives: Bell Data Breach & Bad Passwords

Personal Lines Perspectives: Bell Data Breach & Bad Passwords

Up to 100,000 Bell Customers Impacted by Data Breach Bell Canada, one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, announced Tuesday, Jan. 23 that up to 100,000 customers were affected by a data breach. The company has said that hackers likely obtained sensitive customer information, including subscriber names, phone numbers, account names and email addresses. At this time, there is no indication that credit card numbers or other banking information was compromised. The company is advising customers to change their passwords and security questions. Affected users should also be on the lookout for suspicious activity, as cyber criminals will likely use the lost email addresses and user profiles to carry out more harmful phishing and social engineering scams. Bell is currently working with law enforcement and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to investigate the event. Officials are looking…read more →

International Insurance Newsletter – February 2018 Edition

International Insurance Newsletter – February 2018 Edition

The world is a complex place and you have a lot to worry about. It is critical that you have the confidence that the insurance broker you choose has the ability and resources to help you globally. We are an authorized Globex International Group Broker Partner in 130 countries around the world. Recent Successes Placed a local Package Policy in UK including Property, General Liability, Employers’ Liability and Professional Indemnity for a Corporate Psychology and Management Consultant. Bound Property and General Liability policies in Canada and Mexico as part of a controlled master program on behalf of a US manufacturer of electrical and fiber optic cable. Bound 3 year Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion policy for an energy related company performing project work worldwide. Marine Piracy The number of piracy and armed robbery attacks on ships reached a 22-year low in 2017,…read more →

Is Your Website Compliant? New Cybersecurity Regulations Coming May 2018

Is Your Website Compliant? New Cybersecurity Regulations Coming May 2018

If business owners didn’t already have enough regulations to deal with, updated Cybersecurity Regulations are adding to the increased requirements for compliance. On March 1, 2017, New York State Cybersecurity Regulation went into effect and represented a “first in the nation” approach to stringent data security regulations targeting a specific industry. With New York a prime target for those looking to steal financial information, such a step comes as no surprise. Across the United States, legislators are looking to modernize their legal requirements and impose stringent data security regulations that unlike current laws; will not be open to interpretation by other national governments. These new data protection laws will cast a wider net, applying to any company that offers goods or services to U.S. residents, even if the company is based in Canada or elsewhere. With a new year comes…read more →

Live Well, Work Well | January 2018 Edition

Live Well, Work Well | January 2018 Edition

In this month’s Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss how to make easy lifestyle changes, stop cigarette cravings, daily calcium recommendations, PLUS a fantastic recipe for a Greek Couscous Wrap. New Year’s Resolutions: Lifestyle Changes vs. Quick Changes Historically, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Unfortunately, many people look to fad diets and weight-loss products to achieve their goals quickly. While fad diets may prove effective initially, research shows that many people don’t find long-term success with these types of diets. Instead of setting a goal to lose weight fast in 2018, set a goal to lead a healthier lifestyle. Common lifestyle New Year’s resolutions include the following: Exercise regularly—Aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week and to do strength training exercises of…read more →

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