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November 10, 2013

Increase Employee Safety and lower your workers' compensation loss costs

The Mechanic Group, along with our insurance company partner The Hartford, offers a stable fixed cost marketplace for firms that value risk transfer, loss control and effective claim management.

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October 18, 2013

Thank You For Your Trust And Confidence

In 1989, our agency's founder would proudly tell clients and prospects, "We have 25 years of dedicated service to the law enforcement community." Well, 25 years later we could not be more proud to add "25 years of dedicated service to the Security, Investigation, Electronic Security, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities" to that total.

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October 4, 2013

Obamacare Phishing Alert

Security firm McAfee warned Tuesday that hackers are likely to take advantage of the rollout of ObamaCare exchanges by launching phishing attacks aimed at stealing personal information. Phishing attacks are designed to dupe users into revealing credit-card numbers or other confidential data by delivering phony links or attachments in e-mails and messages on social media sites.

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October 1, 2013

SAFE Act Update

New Jersey employers need to be aware of the new SAFE Act and the accompanying requirements that go into effect October 1st . The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (SAFE Act) has been put into place to protect employees who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence.

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August 19, 2013

Not California Dreaming

The recognition of obesity as a disease may have a significant impact on workers' compensation claims in California, a group said in a report on Thursday. The group issued the report following a decision in June by the American Medical Association House of Delegates reclassifying obesity as "a disease state."

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June 11, 2013

Healthcare Reform Update

The Department Of Labor ("DOL") has released EXCHANGE MODEL NOTICES and GUIDELINES.

As required by the DOL, all employers subject to the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) must comply with the Exchange Notice requirement under the Affordable Care Act. There is no exemption for small groups.

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April 2, 2013

ERISA Section 510 Violations

Cutting back on employees' hours to reduce exposure under the Affordable Care Act's "play or pay" mandate in 2014 could result in penalties under Section 510 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA").

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March 28, 2013

Proposed Rulemaking and Public Hearing Notice

Proposed rule affecting shared responsibility for employers regarding employee health coverage.

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Feburary 4, 2013

Allied World U.S. and The Mechanic Group, Inc. Launch Primary and Excess Liability Insurance Program

Allied World U.S. and The Mechanic Group, Inc. have entered into an agreement to provide primary and excess liability insurance products to private security, electronic security-alarm and investigation firms.

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