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Synergy Comp Insurance Company’s foundation is built on the concept of being “hands-on.” What does that mean? We take pride in being a company that is proactive. Instead of reacting to issues as they occur, we maintain a hands-on, proactive approach so that when challenges do arise, we’re......

Environmental awareness and doing your part in the daily activities you perform is critical for success.  It must be integrated as a part of every job function you perform because one major incident can harm both the environment and your business. Pollution prevention is essential......

Synergy Comp is pleased to announce that a total of $105 was raised in the month of July from our monthly Casual For A Cause: Jean’s Day Donation!  Casual for a Cause is a great way for Synergy employees to be able to give back to......

Hazards are present in every workplace.  And, as you routinely perform the same job functions, these hazards become less and less noticeable. Each year, an estimated 6,000 employees in the United States die from workplace accidents while another 50,000 die from illnesses caused by exposure......

Ethics is defined as “the moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.”  Ethics guide how people conduct themselves in every aspect of their lives, including their workplace.  A strong ethical culture within your business is important in fostering increased......

Employers often see their incident rates and workers compensation claims spike during the summer months due to a variety of additional workplace risk being present- from insects to employees working unfamiliar jobs to cover vacations. The largest contributor to the spike in comp claims is......

Similar to all accidents, spills can happen at any time and any place.  They are counterproductive and costly to clean up.  They also pose a serious threat to your health and the environment. And although spills are very common, no two are the same.  A......

June’s Casual For A Cause has come to an end and the donations are totaled! The Synergy Team is pleased to announce that a total of $200 was raised to help support a local organization fulfill their mission.  This month’s donation was donated to the Community Library of......

It only takes a second to decide to use it, or lose it.  You can replace a glove, safety glasses or any other piece of equipment, but we cannot replace you. Because accidents occur in a split second, personal protective equipment could potentially save your life.......

You may think every Workers’ Compensation carrier is created equal. The tough news is, they’re not. The Synergy Comp model helps your insureds to drive down claim costs and frequency which results in a reduced mod and insurance premiums. More importantly, we help reduce workplace accidents......

The month of July has just begun and Synergy Comp encourages you to be proactive! Being proactive means “anticipating problems, seeking new solutions and doing your best.” To become proactive, safety must be an active part of everyone’s job.  A strong safety culture includes proper......

The summer months are here, and with the 4th of July being tomorrow, most employees will be enjoying their time off.  Many people will be spending their fun in the sun. Did you know that most accidents that keep employees off-the-job occur away from work? ......

Did you know employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses? Employers must keep accurate, detailed records of incidents that occur in their workplace.  In fact, it is required by federal Occupational Safety and Health......

The Synergy Community Foundation was founded in 2012 as an extension of the passion and dedication Synergy Comp employees demonstrate every day.  The Synergy Community Foundation’s purpose is to create educational opportunities for their community’s youth because a well-educated child is the cornerstone for a stable......

Summer has just begun! And, with summer comes at home injuries.  This time of the year families are busy with barbecues, parades and firework displays.  These festivities bring about plenty of visits to the emergency rooms – especially during July. Each year fireworks cause on......

The results are in! Synergy Staff had the opportunity to raise $205 for our monthly Casual For A Cause: Jean’s Day Donation, throughout the month of May!  The money raised was donated to the Buhl Community Recreation Center. The Buhl Community Recreation Center first opened......

What is your company’s most valuable resource?  If you said people, good job, you are correct! As a supervisor, you take part in many critical roles in the success of your business.  However, protecting the company’s most valuable resource, the people, is the most critical......

Written by Megan Barrett, Loss Prevention Consultant of SOS Consulting. As cars on the road become increasingly safer in design, these technological advancements are not enough to offset the dangerous conditions faced by today’s drivers. Distracted driving has become a heightened area of concern since the advent......

Men’s Health week is celebrated annually during the week ending Father’s Day to honor the importance of the health and wellness of boys and men.  The six leading men’s health organizations around the world launched the International Men’s Health Week in 2002 in hopes to......

Synergy Comp is pleased to attend the event on Thursday, June 7th- Friday, June 8th at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The 2018 Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Conference welcomes 1,400 people representing employers, case managers, third-party administrators, defense/claimant counsel, labor and......

Written by Tyler Friedline, Loss Prevention Consultant of SOS Consulting. This week the American Heart Association, the National Safety Council, and the American Red Cross continue their partnership to educate and encourage the public to become trained and competent to react to CPR/AED emergencies. Because of the......

Synergy Comp and SOS Consulting are pleased to present their latest risk management success story! Kopsack Associates Inc dba Rochester Manor is a family owned and operated healthcare facility established in 1990 by Robert Kopsack, father of the current owners, Mark and Nathan. Rochester Manor is licensed......

Each quarter Synergy Comp highlights one of our excellent team members so you can get to know us and our hands on approach in detail!  This quarter we recognize one of our Loss Prevention Consultants, Brennan Perry. Brennan began with Synergy Comp in early 2017. ......

Synergy Comp is pleased to announce that a total of $190.00 was raised in the month of April from our monthly Casual For A Cause: Jean’s Day Donation!  Casual for a Cause is a great way for Synergy employees to be able to give back to......

May 7-11 is OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down, an initiative focused to Prevent Falls in Construction.  Falls are the leading cause of death in construction.  According to OSHA’s website, “In 2016, there were 370 fatal falls to a lower level out of 991 construction fatalities.”  To......

Ladders are a common piece of equipment used to perform and complete tasks both at home and in the workplace.  They are also involved in approximately 90,000 emergency room visits and around 15% of workplace deaths per year.  In order to help improve safety in......

Join the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) National Safety Stand Down in an effort to prevent falls from occurring in your workplace! Falls continue to be a leading cause of fatalities and major expense to employers across all industries. Despite regulations, enforcement efforts, and......

The most general industry incidents involve slips, trips, and falls.  Such accidents can be a result from the lapse of attention, quality of the floor, or even incorrect footwear.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls make up most of the......

Do you have an account that’s hard to place?  Synergy Comp is here to help.  If you have a tough renewal coming up, send us a submission and we can turn it around in a matter of days! Synergy Comp helps agents with high mod,......

The Synergy Community Foundation was founded in 2012 as an extension of the passion and dedication Synergy employees demonstrate every day.  The Synergy Community Foundation’s purpose is to create educational opportunities for our community’s youth because a well-educated child is the cornerstone for a stable......

Here at Synergy Comp, our goal is to create an environment where employees feel safe.  We want to partner with you to deliver superior service and results for your clients by improving their safety culture. Our workers’ compensation approach is consultative and diagnostic, focusing on......

Synergy Comp is pleased to sponsor the event on Thursday, April 12th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Philly I-Day is the Delaware Valley’s premier networking event for insurance and risk management professionals. Join hundreds of industry professionals for the largest gathering of risk management and......

Physiological safety is the idea that the workplace should cultivate workers’ confidence to think “outside the box” and take calculated risks in order to take your business to the next level and grow personally. Employees function most favorably when they feel safe to challenge the......

Synergy Comp is pleased to sponsor the event on March 20th at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel Downtown. The theme at this year’s Pittsburgh I-Day is From the Moon and Back. The event will kick off on Monday, March 19th with the Presidential Dinner and......

What an amazing way to end the year! The Central Penn Business Journal has once again named Synergy Comp Insurance Company one of the Best Places to Work in PA in 2017. We’d like to thank the BPTW founding partners! We are honored to have......

One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is the give back to those in our community. The Synergy family is passionate about participating annually in the Salvation Army Treasures for Children charitable giving program. 36 employees were provided tags with a child’s information......

The Synergy offices were gearing up their holiday spirit in the month of November and for a worthy cause. Synergy offices helped to raise at total of  $265.00 for the Casual for a Cause November Jeans Day Donation. We’re so happy to help support Dr.......

The results are in! Synergy Staff helped to raise a total of $240.00 which will be donated to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center for the Casual for a Cause October Donation. Synergy Comp has raised money to support Breast Cancer Awareness for several......

Synergy’s staff is so excited to have helped raise a total of $580.00 for the American Heart Association. There was an additional $195.00 raised in Casual for a Cause Jeans Day donations. Staff members also participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk that took......

Synergy’s staff was pleased to help raise a total of $265.00 for donation to the Shenango K-9 Program. Shenango Valley Sheriff Justin Barnes came to the Synergy offices this afternoon with his K-9 Sven for a visit and check presentation. We’re happy to be contributing to our......

Want to know more about the risks that fit Synergy Comp’s appetite? As the premier monoline, high mod workers’ compensation carrier for Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey we are happy to share with you some recent successes. Synergy Comp partners with SOS Consulting to......

You may think every Workers’ Compensation carrier is created equal. The tough news is, they’re not. The Synergy Comp model helps your insureds  to drive down claim costs and frequency which  results in a reduced mod and insurance premiums. More importantly, we help reduce workplace accidents......

We are very proud to announce that Brian Gossner has chosen our model and has come aboard the Synergy team as our newest Production Underwriter. Brian lives in the Philadelphia area and has built a strong background in underwriting and claims. Brian first heard of......

Each quarter Synergy Comp highlights one of our excellent team members so you can get to know us and our hands on approach in detail! Tell me how you first got involved with Synergy Comp. Synergy’s in-house counsel is a family friend and recommended the......

Have you heard about the Synergy Community Foundation? We love helping our community and enjoy investing in today’s youth. We want to invite you to learn more about the Synergy Community Foundation. The Synergy Community Foundation was founded in 2012 as an extension of the......

Synergy Comp Insurance Company was recently named a winner of the prestigious Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award, an honor bestowed on companies who show a commitment to ethical business practices and creating safe work environments for their employees. “Our entire business is based on workplace safety......

Each quarter Synergy Comp highlights one of our excellent team members so you can get to know us and our hands on approach in detail! Tell me how you first got involved in with Synergy Comp? While completing my final weeks of college, I received......

Synergy Comp and SOS Consulting are pleased to present their latest risk management success story.  Winter Gardens is a family owned business with over 40 years of experience producing high quality foods. Centrally located in the heart of Pennsylvania, they have access to some of the freshest......

Are you attending the 2017 Pittsburgh I Day? Synergy Comp is pleased to be an executive sponsor for the event on April 5th at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The theme at this year’s Pittsburgh I Day  is Insuring our Future. The event will talk about “emerging......

Are you attending the 2017 Philly I Day? Synergy Comp is pleased to sponsor the Opening Executive Panel on March 23rd at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Philly I Day is the Delaware Valley’s premier educational and networking event for insurance and risk management professionals. The event......

Are you looking to work with carriers who are your true partners? Synergy Comp takes client satisfaction seriously. Each month Synergy Comp polls it’s policyholders on one question to determine the likelihood of referral.  Wouldn’t you like to work with a carrier who measured satisfaction......

Do you have a tough workers’ compensation renewal on your desk that you just can’t seem to place? Synergy Comp helps agents with high mod, $100k+ premium workers’ compensation risks. If you have a renewal in Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, consider Synergy Comp.......

Are you curious about what kind of risks Synergy Comp is interested in? As the premier stand alone high mod workers compensation carrier for Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey we are happy to share with you some recent successes. Synergy Comp partners with SOS......

Synergy Comp and SOS Consulting are pleased to present their latest risk management success story.  A.J. Blosenski, Inc. is a fourth generation, family owned and operated, full service trash and recycling company established in 1994 by Anthony J. Blosenski, Sr. They offer a range of departments......

  Berkley Medical has been a client of Synergy Comp and SOS Consulting since 2014. As a medical manufacturing company, located in Uniontown, Pennsylvania Berkley Medical wanted to establish a culture of safety. Finding Synergy Comp helped them partner with a workers compensation carrier, risk......

Synergy Comp is pleased to announce that we have once again been named a “Best Place to Work in Western Pennsylvania.”  Each year the Pittsburgh Business Times coordinates nominees for this prestigious award. Employers in Western Pennsylvania go through a rigorous process to analyze their corporate culture......

We are excited for our 1st employee spotlight here at Synergy! Let us introduce to you Erica DeCarmen. We asked Erica some questions about her experiences with Synergy as well as some fun facts about her.  Erica started with SOS Consulting as an intern/claims coordinator......

We are here to share some GREAT news with all of you!! For the second year in a row, Synergy Comp Insurance Co. has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the Pittsburgh region!!! We will be recognized at an upcoming awards presentation......