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Friday, February 2, 2024

As parents, witnessing our teenagers enter the world of driving marks a significant milestone, and establishing a driver agreement prepares them for the new responsibility.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Stay safe on winter roads with practical tips from FNIC. From navigating snow conditions to vehicle preparation, prioritize safety in emergencies and year-round. Drive responsibly and enjoy secure winter journeys with FNIC.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

As we step into a brand-new year, it’s time to embark on fresh beginnings, set new goals, and pave the way for a year filled with promise. Among the resolutions and plans, one crucial aspect often overlooked is ensuring the right...

Monday, October 30, 2023

Learn how to safeguard your small or medium enterprise (SME) from cyber threats and ransomware attacks. Discover proactive steps to protect your business and maintain insurance coverage in a digital world.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Personal insurance is facing a hard market leaving many of us struggling as our insurance premiums soar and options diminish. In this blog post, we'll delve into what a hard market is, its causes, and how you can weather the storm.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

FNIC is honored to receive the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. We want to express our deepest gratitude to the BBB of Midwest Plains for this recognition. It is an honor to be included among the esteemed group of award winners.

Friday, September 1, 2023

FNIC is pleased to announce the addition of Ned Burns, Sales Executive to the Rockford, IL employee benefits team. With over four decades of dedicated service in the insurance industry, Ned Burns brings a wealth of experience and...

Thursday, August 17, 2023

We're pleased to welcome Sales Executives Joey Mumaugh, Vagas Mathiesen, and Stephanie Diaz de Leon to the Omaha and Lincoln teams. 

Friday, July 28, 2023

Most standard insurance policies do not cover losses of cattle attributed to heat and humidity-related events, but the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) emerges as a possible resource for cattle producers.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Preventing distracted driving is everyone's responsibility. It comes in various types of distractions, recognizing their risks, and implementing proactive measures, we can contribute to safer roads for ourselves and others.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

When Card-Not-Present fraud occurs, it is crucial to understand the implications and liability involved for merchants.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Creating Safety Culture can promote conversations, leadership, constant improvement, training and this can be implemented in various businesses and industries.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

In today's interconnected world, small businesses are increasingly relying on technology to streamline operations, enhance productivity, and connect with customers. However, with these advancements come significant risks, particularly...

Friday, May 26, 2023

Amidst the flurry of preparations, it's crucial not to overlook important insurance considerations. We’re here for you! We can review your situation and what changes, if any, need to be made to your insurance policies.

Monday, April 3, 2023

For National Employee Benefits Day we encourage all organizations to consider how they can support their employees in achieving a better work-life blend through the benefits they offer.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Legislative Bill 101, introduced on January 6, 2023, seeks to amend the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act to provide an exemption from the act for certain agricultural operations.The Nebraska Workers' Compensation Act is a set of laws...

Friday, February 17, 2023

Medical Tort Reform Bill in Iowa

Thursday, December 22, 2022

FNIC is excited to announce the opening of our new office in Loveland, CO! The new team in Loveland, CO consists of dedicated professionals with experience and know-how. Mike Ball will lead the team as our Colorado State Director.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research has that Cathi Schuett is the 2022 Outstanding CSR of the Year recipient for the state of Nebraska.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a new six-point action plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The action plan is comprehensive, so we’re focusing on employers and what you need to know right now, although more...

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Grain Bin Safety Week increases awareness of the dangers of flowing grain and brings visibility to the advancements in safety procedures and technology that can help save lives.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

It’s a new year and we’re all ready to look ahead. While we move forward with new goals and plans the impact of 2020 will stay with us. Last year the United States experienced 22 separate weather events that reached or...

Friday, November 13, 2020

As this pandemic began, we all had to re-imagine how to provide a safe workplace for our employees with little information. As we near the end of 2020, we may not have all the answers, but our national and local OSHA departments have...

Thursday, November 5, 2020

What a remarkable year 2020 has been. COVID-19. Natural disasters from coast to coast. Widespread social unrest not seen in decades. A power struggle for the ages in Washington. The difficulties facing many businesses this year are...

Sunday, October 25, 2020

2020 is teaching us a lot of things, including how much we can do from our homes. If working from your home office (or kitchen, bedroom, garage, etc.) is one of those things, here are a few tips to help you create a safe and healthy...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

2020 has proven to be a unique and challenging year, but the Millard Public Schools Foundation’s Summer Kids Network program has been able to provide kids with a safe and fun experience. The Harry A. Koch Co., along with...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

First, there were protests. Then there were anti-protests. Then there were riots. Then, in some cases, there was violence, looting, damage and, sadly, loss of lives. According to insurance industry estimates, the cost of property...

Monday, May 18, 2020

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near one. ~JR Tolkien The most common question that has been circling for weeks in HR circles, leadership groups, and peer networks is, “When do we go...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In response to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, many employers have been forced to shut down or severely curtail their operations. These actions are typically the result of federal, state, county, or local emergency laws and...

Monday, May 4, 2020

By David Clark Vice President, Credit and Political Insurance, ARI Global Trade Credit Insurance (Accounts Receivables Insurance) will protect your business against the unexpected commercial and political risks that exist in most...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

With the new “normal” we are living in due to COVID-19, we are all working more from home relying more heavily on email to communicate to our employees and customers. Because of this, we are seeing an increase in the use of...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The nationwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a wave of unprecedented social and economic disruption for employers and employees. Legislation and massive government funding for relief programs have passed at a dizzying...

Thursday, October 17, 2019

“A little less conversation, a little more action, please.” This Elvis Presley song was playing during my morning drive today. A terrific beat to put some pep in your step! If you see planning as something that just slows...

Monday, August 12, 2019

It is no doubt you have heard from the many career success stories that in a sea of “No’s", all it takes is one “Yes”. All it takes is one company to take a chance on you, and it is important to make the most of...

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Making the investment in today’s technology not only can help ward off a false allegation but it can prevent someone from playing the fraud game at all.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Designing a new claim reporting procedure or revisiting your current one can be the difference in ensuring your claims are reported timely and handled in the most efficient and cost-effective manner by the adjuster.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Benefits communication is not a “one-and-done” effort. We hear from our clients often that one of the biggest challenges they face is communicating with and engaging their workforce.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Loss Control Specialist Steve O'Connor discusses the risk management precautions to be taken with teen drivers as well as how to avoid distracted driving.

Monday, July 8, 2019

It’s important to remember as you work to build your own culture of wellness that you have to stay true to who you and your employees are.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Administrative Technical Specialist Chris Evans tells us how she applies important processes from The Koch Co. beyond her work.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Have you sat back and analyzed what it takes to provide a truly high-performing health plan? Here are three questions to ask yourself if you purchase healthcare for employees.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Heath's passion for helping and collaborating with others is what makes him a strong Sales Executive here at The Koch Co. Take a look at the link to his Business Page below to learn more about the knowledge he brings to our company.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Background Julie began her career in the field via Human Resources before switching over to the carrier side of insurance. In September 2014 she received a call from an associate here at The Koch Co. regarding a job opportunity in the...

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Traci Zavala has been with The Koch Co. since January 2017 as an Account Manager with our Personal Lines. Read more to gain a deeper understanding of her career at The Koch Co.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Are you considering a career in insurance? After 28 years at The Koch Co., Scott Durbin holds a Senior Vice President position as a Commercial Property & Casualty Producer. Read more to get a deeper understanding of what he does for Koch.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

On October 14, 2016, Susan Hilton, first vice president of The Harry A. Koch Co., was featured in theWorking Womenspecial section of the Midlands Business Journal. The topic of discussion was buying insurance for working women. Susan...