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Identity theft is increasing dramatically in the U.S. today. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers reported more than
490,000 incidents in 2015, a startling 47 percent increase over the prior year’s number of reported identity theft crimes. While identity theft can happen to anyone, certain activities—such as posting personal information on the Internet or losing your wallet—can increase your risks. Improper disposal of paper documents can also be an issue. Consider these tips on what you need to shred and what you can safely recycle before your next desk or filing cabinet purge.



The Team at V.F. McNeil enjoying a 130th Anniversary Video Presentation

Leading Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance Agency celebrates 130 years of successfully serving its clients and its community.

Branford, CT – April 15, 2016 – The team at V.F. McNeil Insurance, a top provider of property and casualty insurance solutions in Connecticut, recently kicked off the recognition of its 130th Anniversary during a staff meeting by watching a video presentation and enjoying a celebration that highlighted its past successes and reviewed its future activities aimed at serving its clients and its community.



Every business owner knows it’s important to give his or her employees feedback regularly. In fact, doing so can reduce turnover rates, increase engagement, improve productivity and motivate workers to do a better job. However, not all employers recognize the importance of soliciting feedback
from their employees, even though the benefits of doing so are much the same.

Employee feedback surveys are probably the simplest way to get the lowdown on what your workers see as the good, bad and ugly aspects of their jobs and your workplace.  But before you sit down and put one together, consider their pros and cons.



Does your team complain about neck or back pain? Do you often have employees out sick due to headaches? According to the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, desk workers who use computers regularly are in danger of nerve, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries that cause symptoms like these due to ergonomics issues.

There’s no doubt the reduced productivity, increased sick days and worker’s comp claims that result are bad for business. Fortunately, properly designed workstations and a little instruction in proper posture can eliminate ergonomics problems for the majority of desk workers.