Benefits of Safety Committees

Over a 30-year career working with all different types of companies — large, small, progressive, conservative, and most industry groups — I have seen firsthand the benefits an organization can enjoy as a result of supporting and fostering an active safety committee. For the most part I have seen and been part of several very successful committees, but I’ve also seen many failed attempts. In … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Assets When Serving on Non-Profit Boards

Becoming a member of a nonprofit board of directors can be a rewarding experience. The giving of your time, talent or treasure to an organization that you feel passionately about is truly a joy and can have a tremendous impact. Liability exposures can potentially threaten your livelihood and personal finances, though. When interviewing organizations (and yes, you should interview them just as … [Read more...]

Manage Healthcare Costs through Corporate Wellness Programs

With healthcare costs rising to a nearly unmanageable degree, many companies are looking for innovative ways to manage resources effectively and efficiently. Wellness programs – either through your company or on your own — are a great way to stay healthy, keep active and reduce your healthcare costs. Being active, keeping your body moving and eating healthy foods are a great way – and, really, … [Read more...]

Corporate Social Responsibility | The Business Of Giving Back

As a business, Rogers & Gray has made a concerted effort to identify how our giving is prioritized and we focus on two main components: our employees and our clients. This decision speaks directly to the guiding principle of our company: Do the right thing – for our people and our clients. This makes our decisions much easier when sorting through the many, many requests that come to us. A … [Read more...]

Legal Alert – Trump Executive Order on ACA

President Trump moved swiftly after taking office on Friday, issuing an Executive Order intended to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The order is somewhat symbolic and has no immediate effect on employers, many of whom are in the process of complying with the ACA’s onerous reporting requirements (Forms 1094 and 1095), which are not rescinded by the … [Read more...]

Establishing (and Keeping!) a Strong Corporate Culture

Whether it is written, spoken, or posted on company signage throughout your office, your corporate culture plays a big role in determining how successful your business will be. "What is Corporate Culture?" Corporate Culture is established by having strong leadership with a set of core values that represent the actual business itself, including how it operates and what it stands for. The … [Read more...]

Winter Preparedness Tips!

Being in New England you know winter storms can range from freezing rain to moderate snow over a few hours then onto a blizzard with blinding, wind driven snow that lasts for several days. At Rogers & Gray we want to make sure our Massachusetts Homeowners have everything they need  for the coming months and the inevitable Nor'Easters! How to get your house Ready for the Winter... Clean … [Read more...]

Legal Alert – IRS Provides 30 Day Extension for Furnishing Forms

IRS Provides a 30-Day Extension for Furnishing Forms 1095 and Extends Good Faith Transition Relief The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Notice 2016-70, which extends the deadline for furnishing Forms 1095-B and 1095-C to individuals from January 31, 2017 to March 2, 2017. The Notice did not delay the due date for filing the forms with the IRS, which remains February 28 if filing by … [Read more...]

Marijuana and the Work Place – The New MA Law

In what was already a historic election year, it was made even more memorable with legislation regarding marijuana being on the ballot in nine states. Of the nine states that voted on marijuana initiatives, eight passed including Massachusetts, Maine, California and Nevada (recreational) and Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas (medical) along with Montana passing a vote to repeal a patient limit for … [Read more...]

Rising Threats to Data Security

In the past year one of the frequently asked questions from our insured's has been... Does "MY" business need Cyber Liability or Data Breach Insurance? We believe it is an obligation if your company handles or stores any private customer, patient, or employee records. The following businesses are at a higher risk for a data breach due to the quantity sensitive information they handle on a … [Read more...]