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Data breach reported at Goodwill stores

ROCKVILLE, MD. — If you used a credit card at a Goodwill outlet recently, your information may be in the hands of someone you don’t know.

Security blogger Brian Krebs reports he received confirmation from Goodwill Industries International Inc. that it is working with the U.S. Secret Service on “a series of credit card breaches […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Top 10 Employee Handbook Mistakes

In the Spring edition of Beyond insurance magazine, Scott Ludema, an Employee Benefits Advisor at Ottawa Kent, published an article trying to help businesses with refining what is in their employee handbooks.

“Done right, employee handbooks serve multiple functions. They provide employees with important information about a company, its practices and the working environment. They […]

By |July 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Know Your E-Mod or Pay More for Workers’ Comp

E-mods on the whole go relatively unaddressed in most industries, but practicing good business should include knowing where this score stands, as it has the single largest impact on your workers’ comp premium.

By |July 15th, 2014|Publish Articles|0 Comments

How to Survive an OSHA Audit

Earlier this year one of our Outsource Risk Managers, Jim Rhoad, had an article published in the Hartford Business Journal on how to survive an OSHA Audit. In the article, dated March 10, Jim takes you through what may happen in an OSHA audit so you can know what to expect and some of […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Publish Articles|0 Comments

Pre-Employment Screening

The new rules of pre-employment screening – How to find quality Job candidates, protect your business and stay compliant. In Ottawa Kent’s spring edition of Beyond Insurance you will find this helpful article or you can click on this link: pre-employment screening.

What your company doesn’t know can hurt you — especially when it comes […]

By |June 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Spring Edition of Beyond Insurance Magazine

The Spring edition of Beyond Insurance Magazine is now available in all of our offices.   You may pick up your free copy at one of our 4 convenient locations: Byron Center, Holland, Jenison or Sparta.

For a helpful article on Employee Handbook Mistakes by Scott Ludema, an Employee Benefits Advisor with Ottawa Kent, just click on this link:  Top 10 employee handbook […]

By |June 5th, 2014|News, Publish Articles|0 Comments

Offices Closed June 3

All the offices of Ottawa Kent will be closed from 11 am to 4 pm on June 3 for a company outing.  This will also include the Beukema Insurance Agency in Byron Center.  Our offices will reopen after the outing from 4 to 5 pm.  You may call our offices and leave a message for […]

By |June 2nd, 2014|Events|0 Comments

President’s Club

The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance products and services nationwide, recently honored Ottawa Kent with an appointment to its President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agents & brokers from across the country.

President’s Club agencies meet the highest level of professionalism with regard to their ability to deliver value […]

By |May 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Ottawa Kent / Pioneer State Mutual – Award Scolarship

Congratulations to Brenden Costen from Hudsonville High School for being selected as this year’s recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from  Pioneer State Mutual & Ottawa Kent!  Recipients are local high school students who plan on studying business in college.  Seclection for the scholarship is based on academic achievement as well as extracurricular activities.  Brenden is planning on attending Grand Valley State University […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Community|0 Comments

Ottawa Kent Named in the Top 10

Ottawa Kent was named in Auto-Owners top 10 for the Western Michigan Region.  Matt Haverdink is pictured receiving the award from Jeff Harold and Cathy Adcock at a special luncheon in Lansing, MI.

By |May 5th, 2014|Company Links|0 Comments