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Return to Work Plans Following the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has interrupted many businesses across the country. While it’s unclear how long COVID-19 will continue to affect organizations, many employers are looking to the future of employees returning to work. In preparation for reopening your business and asking employees to come back to work, it’s imperative that your company thoughtfully constructs…

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MyWave Connect – What’s That?

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce MyWave Connect, a time-saving online resource that puts clients in control of customized compliance information and much…

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Be Prepared for Roadside Emergencies

Expect the best and prepare for the worst, the saying goes. While vehicles overall are very reliable these days, breakdowns and accidents do happen, as do sudden changes in weather that could leave you stranded. Some auto insurance policies offer roadside assistance for a minimal annual cost – take advantage of this! In case you…

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Oh, Deer! Avoiding – and Dealing With – Animal Collisions

Of all the hazards we encounter in our daily driving, the behavior of deer and other wildlife might be the most unpredictable. Wild animals can move quickly and in seemingly random directions, and encounters with moving vehicles happen all too often. The good news is that collisions between vehicles and deer were down slightly nationwide…

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Workers’ Compensation: When is a Claim Compensable?

Second in a series of three installments on workers’ compensation coverage Navigating the murky waters of workers’ compensation coverage is a challenge for many employers, especially when it comes to distinguishing exactly what constitutes a legitimate, compensable claim. What exactly determines whether a claim is compensable? In order to be compensable, a claim must meet…

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The Mod Factor: Understanding Your Workers’ Compensation

First in a series on workers’ compensation coverage The Mod Factor. Sounds like a TV show from the 1970s, but it’s really a very important term in calculating and controlling your workers’ compensation costs. The term “mod factor” is shorthand for “experience modification factor,” and it’s the number that is applied as either a credit…

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Not Drunk. Not Speeding. Just Tired.

The dangers and costs of drowsy driving If your company has employees on the road, you’re well-acquainted with the risks and exposures of driving under the influence, and of fast or reckless driving. But perhaps the greatest danger to your drivers and others on the road is drowsy driving. According to the National Sleep Foundation,…

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5 Teen Texting and Driving Tips

Your teen receives a text. Thumbs flash, head bends forward, eyes only on the tiny screen in hand; the urge to connect, nearly irresistible. It is hard to imagine your teen (or any other teen) not responding. But that is exactly what young drivers must do to help stay safe on the road. Considering teens’…

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Hurricane Property Preparation Checklist

Make sure your vehicles have full tanks of gas If you have to leave a vehicle behind, make sure it is not in a low lying area prone to flooding Top off or fill fuel tanks for outdoor grills in case they become your primary cooking appliance Stake small trees, shrubs, and garden plants that…

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Why and How You Should Get It

  Are you a business owner looking for a Workers’ Compensation Quote Request? Click here for a Workers’ Comp Quote You’ve done it…you’ve transformed a brilliant idea into reality, and started your own business in Maryland. It’s wonderful; you don’t have to answer to a boss, you can work the hours you want, and you feel truly in…

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