Commercial Auto Premiums – can you control them?
Commercial auto insurance rates are based on several factors – some you can control and others that you can’t! Frequency and severity of crashes, auto repair costs, medical and hospital costs, lawsuits and court judgments, insurance fraud, vehicle type, and deductibles are all variables dictating your premiums. This means that while your company’s inherent level…Read More
General Liability Insurance – Your Company’s Defense
Even in the most well-run businesses, incidents happen. Whether these incidents result in property damage, bodily injury or both, they can be costly for businesses to deal with. As such, it is important for your business to be covered for a variety of possible risks. A commercial general liability (CGL) policy protects your business from…Read More
HR Hotline – Real People, Real Answers
In a recent post we discussed our HR and Compliance Portal, our online portal for convenient access to resources on safety, compliance and much more (read about it here). While this portal is a vast and searchable resource, sometimes you need a little personal guidance, especially when it comes to matters of Human Resources. Chances…Read More
Employee Benefits – Make it Personal
Each workforce is comprised of unique individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. So why opt for a one-size-fits-all benefits package? Instead, consider providing benefits options that are as unique as your employees. Doing so could be the attraction and retention tool that sets your workplace apart. In fact, 73% of employees said having customized benefits…Read More
Surety 101: The Who and the What of Surety Bonds
You won’t get too far into any discussion of construction work without the issue of surety bonds coming up. The concept of suretyship is both extremely common and widely misunderstood, and sometimes confused with traditional insurance. Let’s take a look at what exactly a surety bond is, who’s involved and what their roles are. A…Read More
A Supervisor’s Role in Workers’ Compensation
Supervisors play an essential role in ensuring a company’s efficiency and success. They are responsible for handling the everyday situations that help a business remain functional. Further, supervisors are also an integral part of workplace safety programs. Such programs utilize risk management techniques to keep employees safe on the job, thus reducing workers’ compensation costs.…Read More
Splash! How’s the coverage on your PWC?
What is PWC Coverage? Personal watercraft coverage (PWC) may cover the following: Bodily injury to yourself, another rider, or swimmer injured in your path Property damage to items such as docks, other PWCs or boats Guest passenger liability Medical payments Theft of your PWC A typical policy will include a $250 deductible for property damage,…Read More
Cyber Security for Small Businesses
Despite significant cyber security exposures, 85% of small business owners believe their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a data breach. This disconnect is largely due to the widespread, albeit mistaken, belief that small businesses are unlikely targets for cyber attacks. In reality, data thieves are simply looking for the path of least…Read More