Compliance Bulletin

Posted on: September 26th, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new final rule that updates the salary thresholds that some individuals must meet in order to qualify for a minimum wage and overtime exemption under the federal Fair …Read More

The Accel Group is Growing

Posted on: April 16th, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

THE ACCEL GROUP ACQUIRES DES MOINES-BASED ASSET PROS INSURANCE EXPANDS SERVICE FOOTPRINT IN IOWA CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Accel Group, one of Iowa’s largest independent insurance agencies, with offices in Cedar Rapids, Waverly and Cedar Falls, has acquired Asset …Read More

Compliance Bulletin

Posted on: March 21st, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS: DOL Issues New Proposal on Overtime Exemptions The Department of Labor is again reviewing salary levels for certain exempt employees. If you have exempt employees (such as assistant manager, supervisors, specialists) that earn less than $35,308 annually, you will …Read More

Compliance Bulletin

Posted on: February 12th, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

OSHA Increases Civil Penalty Amounts for 2019 OVERVIEW On Jan. 23, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule that increases the maximum penalty amounts the agency may assess against employers that violate workplace health and …Read More

Understand Fiduciary Responsibility

Posted on: January 31st, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

Risk Management:  Understand Fiduciary Responsibility Is your company prepared to defend a class action lawsuit? Recent headlines read, “Lawsuit filed claims Transamerica Corporation is misusing retirement fund.” Imagine for a minute this was your company. What is the first thing you …Read More

The Accel Group Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

The Accel Group Recognized by Employers Mutual Casualty Insurance Company (EMC) for Outstanding Performance The Accel Group, one of Iowa’s largest independent insurance agencies, with offices in Cedar Rapids, Waverly and Cedar Falls, has been named a Leading Partner by …Read More

Scott Durscher Earns Retirement Income Certified Professional Designation

Posted on: January 18th, 2019 by The Accel Group | No Comments

Congratulations to Scott Durscher on this recent achievement. The Accel Group proudly announces that Scott Durscher has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) professional designation from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, PA. Candidates for the RICP® …Read More

Evaluating Your Life Insurance Needs as You Age

Posted on: December 27th, 2018 by The Accel Group | No Comments

Checking your coverage needs for your life insurance periodically is important since your debt fluctuates. Thus, the amount of coverage you need fluctuates as well. Having life insurance, no matter the age is sensible, but you can benefit by starting …Read More

AG NEWS | Crop Cover Demonstration Project

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 by The Accel Group | No Comments

Cover Crop – Crop Insurance Demonstration Project Aims to Save Farmers Money Source: Iowa Department of Agriculture and Clean Water Iowa Crop insurance in an integral part of the farm safety net that provides protection for farmers after bad weather …Read More

OSHA Trade Release | Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by The Accel Group | No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule today that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains …..Read more …Read More