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1.13.2021 : 5 HR Trends to Monitor in 2021

HR departments are given more and more responsibility each year, oftentimes with budgets that don’t match. This means HR teams must constantly seek  …

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12.18.2020 : EEOC Issues FAQs on Mandatory Vaccinations for COVID-19

On Dec. 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued employer guidance on mandatory vaccination programs and the restrictions …

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12.18.2020 : Employment Practices Liability Trends to Watch in 2021

Apart from securing employment practices liability (EPL) coverage, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest EPL market trends. In doing so, y …

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12.15.2020 : Legal Update: IRS Adds, Updates FAQs on FFCRA Tax Credits

The IRS has updated and added to its FAQs on employer tax credits available for FFCRA paid leave provided to workers. This Legal Update addresses th …

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12.15.2020 : Supporting Employees During a Potentially Lonely Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life—including how employees celebrate the holidays. This article discusses ways to support  …

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12.14.2020 : News Brief: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Begins Following Emergency Use Authorization by FDA

The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, allowing distribution of the vaccine to begin immediately in t …

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12.10.2020 : InFocus by Harden: Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Rates Decrease in 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Florida workers' compensation rates will decrease an average of 6.6%. This fourth consecutive rate decrease for Florida b …

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12.1.2020 : Wrap-up Insurance Programs

Wrap-up Insurance Programs, also known as Controlled Insurance Programs, enable project owners and general contractors to protect their businesses …

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11.10.2020 : 2021 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2020-79, containing cost-of-living adjustments for 2021 that affect amounts employees can con …

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10.28.2020 : Health FSA Limit will Remain the Same for 2021

The ACA imposes a maximum dollar limit on employees' salary reduction contributions to a health FSA. Although the ACA set this limit at $2,500, the  …

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10.28.2020 : IRS Announces 2021 Retirement Plan Limits

On Oct. 26, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-79, which contains cost-of-living adjustments for 2021 that affect amounts employees can contribute t …

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10.21.2020 : Florida Announces $8.65 Minimum Wage Rate for 2021

Florida has published new minimum wage posters announcing an $8.65 minimum wage rate for 2021. Florida’s minimum wage rate is adjusted annually to r …

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10.9.2020 : InFocus by Harden: Safe Driving

Did You Know? A recent study from the University of Minnesota found that talking on a cellphone while driving impairs one’s ability even more than d …

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10.8.2020 : HR Insights: Methods for Supporting Working Parents

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents are now being forced to contend with their children’s new school routines. The uncertainty sur …

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10.2.2020 : Harden Named Best Practices Agency

Once again, Harden was selected as a national Best Practices independent insurance agency. This status comes by participating in the Independent Ins …

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9.25.2020 : InFocus by Harden: 2021 Benefits Planning and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wage on, its effects on benefits planning for next year are being felt—especially as open enrollment season ap …

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9.25.2020 : Total Compensation Statements: The Hidden Paycheck

Though your benefits package may be quite substantial, your employees may not know it or may not understand some of the benefits you offer. Helping  …

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8.20.2020 : InFocus by Harden: Trade Credit Insurance

For many businesses, trade credit insurance is a vital piece of their insurance portfolio.  …

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7.31.2020 : Harden joins 135 Florida CEOs in an Op-ed Letter

Recognizing that we are stronger and more resilient together, Harden is proud to join a group of 135 of Florida’s top CEOs in an Op-ed letter callin …

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6.16.2020 : Are You Prepared if Disaster Strikes?

From fires to floods, earthquakes to hurricanes, disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, and often with little to no advance warning.  …

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6.5.2020 : Return to Work Resources ARCHIVE

Return to Work Resources ARCHIVE …

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4.20.2020 : Legislative & Government COVID-19 Update ARCHIVE

Legislative & Government COVID-19 Update Archive …

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4.20.2020 : Workplace Safety & Workers’ Compensation Resources COVID-19 ARCHIVE

Workplace Safety & Workers’ Compensation Resources ARCHIVE …

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5.12.2021 : COVID-19 RESOURCES

Harden has gathered the following resources designed to help you assess and respond to the unprecedented event. Given the scope of the eco …

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4.20.2020 : Response & Mitigation COVID-19 Resources ARCHIVE

Response & Mitigation COVID-19 Resources ARCHIVE …

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4.20.2020 : Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) COVID -19 Resources ARCHIVE

Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) COVID -19 Resources ARCHIVED documents …

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4.20.2020 : Human Resources & Health Benefits COVID-19 ARCHIVE

Human Resources & Health Benefits COVID-19 Archived documents …

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4.20.2020 : Labor Laws & Compliance Considerations COVID-19 ARCHIVE

Archived Labor Law & Compliance Considerations documents …

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4.20.2020 : Business Impact COVID-19 ARCHIVE

Documents relating to Business Impact. …

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2.26.2020 : Protecting Workers From Coronavirus: Risk Insights

As concerns about the COVID-19 continue to rise, many employers are left to wondering what they can do to protect their workforce. This Risk Insight …

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2.26.2020 : Protecting Workers from Coronavirus: Risk Insights

As concerns about the COVID-19 continue to rise, many employers are left to wondering what they can do to protect their workforce. This Risk Insight …

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2.12.2020 : InFocus by Harden: Preventing Water Damage

Did you know that one of the most common homeowner’s insurance claims is completely preventable? It’s not fires or theft; it’s water damage. This  …

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8.27.2020 : 20 Points for 2020: State of the Commercial Insurance Market

The commercial insurance market is transitioning and may present challenges to insureds if they are not prepared and properly advised. Stay informed …

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1.22.2020 : InFocus by Harden: The SECURE Act

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, better known as the SECURE Act, is the most far reaching retirement legislation to become …

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12.20.2019 : InFocus by Harden: Insuring Valuable Articles

Are you planning to give an expensive gift this holiday season? Do you already have a high value item? Make certain that your prized possessions ar …

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12.10.2019 : InFocus by Harden: Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Rates Decrease

Two major workers’ compensation updates are coming in 2020. Effective January 1, Florida WC rates will decrease an average of 7.5%. In addition, F …

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10.17.2019 : InFocus by Harden: Financial Wellness

We all know that financial stress can be a burden, but it can also have a negative effect on your health. Understanding the relationship between fin …

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4.2.2020 : InFocus by Harden: Drug Testing for Drivers

Does your company employ CDL drivers? The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has established a drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse that …

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7.26.2019 : Restaurant Claims

Restaurants face risks that are unique to their industry. The claims they experience are driven by activity that is specific to their workforce and …

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7.23.2019 : InFocus by Harden: Recent Healthcare Updates

In an effort to continue highlighting the latest insurance news and market updates, we are excited to present our next issue of InFocus by Harden. S …

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7.12.2019 : Mergers & Acquisitions: Human Capital, Benefit and Compliance Considerations

Employee benefits will rarely change the decision about whether to proceed with merger or acquisition. However, since employee compensation and bene …

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7.10.2019 : Harden Expands into South Florida, selecting Doug Beller as Market Leader

Harden has formally expanded into the South Florida market with the strategic addition of Doug Beller. …

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6.26.2019 : InFocus by Harden: Flood Considerations

In an effort to continue highlighting the latest insurance news and market updates, we are excited to present our next issue of InFocus by Harden. S …

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5.15.2019 : InFocus by Harden: Cyber Liability

In an effort to continue highlighting the latest insurance news and market updates, we are excited to present our new publication, InFocus by Harden …

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4.15.2019 : Harden Named Chubb Cornerstone Elite Agency

We are proud to announce that Harden's Personal Insurance Division has been named a Chubb Cornerstone Elite Agency once again. 2019 is our 8th conse …

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4.15.2019 : Introducing STREAMLINE

We know that filling out applications and completing schedules for your insurance carriers can be a tedious, time-consuming task. In an effort to m …

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1.30.2019 : Harden NAVIGATOR: Customized HR Solutions by Harden

One of the ways Harden seeks to create exceptional client experiences is by providing access to innovative technology. Harden Navigator is one way  …

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1.11.2019 : 2018-2019 Changes to Indexed Figures

At Harden, we believe in providing you with timely and relevant information regarding industry news and thought leadership. We have compiled a list  …

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12.18.2018 : ACA Remains in Place After Being Struck Down by Federal Court

On Dec. 14, 2018, a federal judge ruled in Texas v. United States that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is invalid due to the elimination of the …

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12.6.2018 : Reduce Abuse Exposure

USA Gymnastics. Penn State. Hollywood. Highly publicized trials and settlements for sexual abuse have lessened society’s tolerance for abusers and  …

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