Preventing and responding to seasonal illnesses

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza alone costs the United States $10.4 billion in hospitalizations and outpatient medical costs for adults. In fact, almost 60 percent of reported flu hospitalizations affected adults between the ages of 18-64.

Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts

Dan on his family farm

Dan Case’s story

Living and working on a farm takes a special kind of dedication, work ethic, and passion. You wake up early, go to bed late, and work hard in between. Dan Case, Farm and Agribusiness Underwriter, knows all about farm life and the struggles and rewards it can bring.

Former farm kids — Today's farm insurance experts

Kayla and her brother on their family farm

Kayla Smith’s Story

On a small family-owned dairy farm in Oconto Falls, Wis., home to 100 dairy cows and four little farmhands, Kayla Smith grew up and learned the ways of the farm. Kayla and her three brothers lived the farm life their entire youth, but when it came time to decide who would take the farm over from their dad and uncle, they all had other plans.

Watch your step: Slip and falls injure all kinds of people and businesses

Caution sign signaling falling ice

Did you know that falls are a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.?

More than 9 million people are seen by medical providers each year for slip and fall accidents and related injuries, and one-fifth of falls cause serious bodily harm like a broken bone or head injury. Sadly, most are preventable and could have been avoided with proper preparation and training.

During winter weather conditions, the stakes are even higher with wet floors and icy surfaces. Businesses can help prevent slip and falls on two fronts—for associates and customers.

Former farm kids—Today's farm insurance experts

Jenny as a child on her family's farm.

Jenny VanDeHei’s Story

When Jenny VanDeHei left for college to study business, she thought she had picked her last stone and fed her last calf. She loved the family farm she grew up on, but she saw her future as an accountant, in an office building in the city, far from the country fresh smell of cow manure.

Never once did she think her life would come full circle back to farming nor that she would be so happy it did.