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Cyber Security Information

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by The BenefitWorks

Cyber Security has become an international threat.

A ransomware attack called Wannacry hit Europe last Friday. In the past few days, it’s spread to more 150 countries and more than 300,000 people. Just as cybersecurity experts predicted last year, ransomware attacks are on a dramatic rise.

In the U.S. alone, 63% of businesses reported experiencing a cyber incident in the past year, and 47% said they had two or more, according to the 2017 Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report.

In wake of recent cyberattacks such as Wannacry and the Gmail Docs phishing attack, businesses are making cybersecurity a top priority. However, any company can experience a vulnerability no matter how prepared they are. That’s why we highly recommend you consider purchasing cyber insurance.

Neckerman Insurance Services is a local, independent insurance agency that offers a specialized Cyber Liability solution based on your business’ needs. Click here for more information on the options available to protect you and your business.

February: American Heart Month

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by The BenefitWorks

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, causing about 610,000 deaths annually. Heart disease is also an extremely expensive disease—costing the United States about $207 billion annually in the cost of health care, medications and lost productivity.

Fortunately, heart disease can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and properly managing health conditions. American Heart Month, organized by the American Heart Association (AHA), is designed to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it. Some simple self-care and prevention strategies include the following:

  • Visit your primary care physician regularly.
  • Refrain from smoking.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Limit your sodium intake.
  • Eat a well-balanced, healthy diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Manage your stress levels.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.

The AHA’s website provides a detailed list of risk factors and common symptoms of heart disease. If you are concerned about your risk of developing heart disease or would like to find out more information about the condition, visit the AHA’s site and contact your primary physician.