Survivor Stories. Disaster Recovery Tip #38

The continued news coverage of this year's tornadoes, fires, floods, and hurricanes has inevitably spurred business owners to wonder: Could it happen to me? Could my office, my shop, my warehouse, my factory be completely destroyed? Of course, the answer is yes, but the real question remains: Would you survive? continue reading...

A Part of the Team. Disaster Recovery Tip #37

During a disaster, you, your family, your employees and your neighbors will rely on each other for help. There is a shared responsibility when it comes to our nation's level of preparedness; and to be truly prepared, we must work together as a team.
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The 72 Hour Rule. Disaster Recovery Tip #36

This year has been one for the record books. Hurricane Irene will likely be the 10th billion-dollar disaster of 2011, breaking the annual record dating back to 1980. This year's blizzards, floods, forest fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, and tropical storms have all been valuable reminders about the importance of preparedness. continue reading...

September Is Here. Disaster Recovery Tip #35

Today marks the first day of National Preparedness Month, a nationwide effort designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, workplace and communities. For the seventh consecutive year, Agility is partnering with FEMA's Ready Campaign to educate all businesses about the importance of continuity planning. continue reading...

Health Care Reform Will Increase Young Adult Premiums by 50% in 2014

Are you a young adult (age 18-25) and expecting (or hoping) that health care reform will reduce your health insurance costs in 2014?  The vast majority of all adults (young, middle-aged, or older) don’t realize that a little-known provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) does not make insurance “more affordable” for young adults; in fact, it makes it more expensive for people your age!  Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun on the “…Affordable Care Act”.

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Storms Brewing. Disaster Recovery Tip #34

Hurricane Irene became the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season as it moved over Puerto Rico early Monday morning. Irene is projected to strengthen over the next five days before reaching Florida and the Southeast U.S. between Thursday and Saturday. With several storms brewing in the Atlantic, it is important to prepare now.

Click here to download a Hurricane Preparedness Checklist.
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National Preparedness Month. Disaster Recovery Tip #33

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready Campaign, in partnership with Citizen Corps and Ad Council will kickoff National Preparedness Month (NPM) this September. The campaign encourages all Americans to take the necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.

Agility is proud to partner in this nationwide initiative. You will hear more information about NPM in future posts. In the meantime, click the below image for preliminary access to Agility's National Preparedness Month events, tools and resources.
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The Social Network. Disaster Recovery Tip #32

From Facebook to Twitter, social media is becoming a big part of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are jumping on the band wagon and leveraging social media efforts to engage the public in emergency response efforts. continue reading...