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If you didn’t have challenges, you wouldn’t have successes.

How do you overcome obstacles, particularly those facing businesses and their owners in today’s environment? It takes thoughtful creativity with a thorough attention to detail. It takes global knowledge tempered with regional expertise. More importantly, it takes a spirit of optimism that we all share. Whether you’re looking for basic healthcare solutions, comprehensive human resources management, business insurance, risk management strategies or retirement plan consulting, Associated Benefits and Risk Consulting will provide the guidance you need to reach your goals and compete successfully.

Risks and rewards of engaging employees with mobile devices

The world of HR is changing at a rapid pace, and at the core of the change is the need to attract, engage, and retain exceptional talent to allow your business to innovate and grow. The demand to attract the next generation of workers and then engage them throughout their tenure can be made easier by the use of HR technology. 


Forest Lake School District’s commitment to safety earns them a $2,500 grant

Workers' compensation insurance carrier SFM awarded Forest Lake School District a $2,500 “Slip, Trip and Fall Grant” to help them address safety issues around the school buildings during the winter season. ABRC’s Risk Management Solutions Manager Brian Plautz discussed the importance of slip-and-fall prevention during a claims review meeting and assisted the district in applying for the grant. The award is designed to match $2,500 of the employer’s investment in winter slip-and-fall efforts. 

  • Benefits during leave

    By far the most common questions we receive on the HR Hotline have to do with leaves of absence. And a significant number of those questions relate to employee benefits issues:

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