What’s the cost of employee disengagement? [infographic]

A recent Gallup poll shows that nearly three-fourths of U.S. workers are disengaged employees. You’ve no doubt seen the signs of employee disengagement at some time in your organization. A worker barely puts in her eight hours. They don’t volunteer for anything, and generally keep to themselves. He doesn’t seem to want to expend any […]

Preferred Earns 13th GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 13th consecutive year for its 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). Preferred is the first public entity risk pool in Florida recognized as having earned the Certificate of Achievement and is […]

Eye protection is essential PPE

Most are aware that Florida municipalities are not subject to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and that there has not been state oversight since the early 1990s.  Nonetheless, OSHA standards are still considered Best Practices. The following is the OSHA standard as it applies to eye protection: The employer shall […]

Staying in compliance: Avoiding common HR mistakes

When was the last time your organization spent conscious time considering Human Resources? HR is a frequently neglected area in many organizations, so we’re providing ways for avoiding common HR mistakes for your review as we look forward to next year. A robust HR system is not a luxury, but a necessity that’s all too […]

Cyber Risks and Liabilities – Email Security Best Practices

Since organizations rely heavily on email to communicate and conduct business operations, cybercriminals commonly target email as an entry point to access networks and breach valuable business data. In fact, 94% of malware is delivered by email, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. Following a cybersecurity breach, organizations may suffer financial, reputational and intellectual […]

How cybercriminals are weaponizing artificial intelligence

The past few years have seen artificial intelligence (AI) surge in popularity among both businesses and individuals. Such technology encompasses machines, computer systems and other devices that can simulate human intelligence processes. In other words, this technology can perform a variety of cognitive functions typically associated with the human mind, such as observing, learning, reasoning, […]

Mobile stormwater pumps help South Broward Drainage District protect homes and properties

There are multiple ways to keep people safe, prevent damages and limit loss of property. Preferred member, South Broward Drainage District (SBDD), is showing its commitment to doing just that.  SBDD recently purchased two high-capacity, mobile stormwater pumps to assist in emergency operations before, during and after major storm events such as tropical storms and […]

Pam Hancock named Director of Loss Control

Pam Hancock, who was recently named Director of Loss Control for Preferred, has worked with Public Risk Underwriters of Florida for 16 years as a Senior Safety & Risk Consultant. Pam enjoys working with Preferred members to assist them with their policies, programs and procedures as well as making sure they have a complete understanding […]

Kevin Meehan named Senior Vice President, Director of Trust Services

Please join us in congratulating Kevin Meehan on assuming his new role as Senior Vice President, Director of Trust Services. Kevin will be responsible for overseeing the development, planning and management of Preferred’s outreach and service initiatives. Kevin is known for his enthusiasm as well as his innovative and collaborative approach to service. He is […]

Promote safe driving with a public entity vehicle safety program

An effective commercial vehicle safety program for your organization should include: Having an effective commercial vehicle safety program can help reduce not only vehicle accidents, but also your organization’s operating costs. Whether your organization has company vehicles, or employees use their own vehicles, this program can help the drivers stay safe while on the road. […]