Bouncing Back: Why Your Client Needs A Return To Work Program

Return to work programs are critical for protecting businesses from exposure and ensuring a clear path forward for injured workers. Without a Return to Work (RTW) program, your client risks major expenses from compensation claims as well as the loss of talented team members. What is a Return to Work program? After an injury, [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:26:05-04:00August 11th, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

What You Didn’t Know About Hail Damage and Insurance

Hail damage is a significant risk to homes, autos, and other property owned by your clients. Like other forms of weather damage, it is typically covered in some way by a homeowner's insurance policy. The application of coverage varies depending on the state and nature of the policy. Agents should carefully check the policies of [...]

By |2020-07-21T11:01:06-04:00July 21st, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

5 Tips for Keeping Your Team Safe In Hot Outdoor Conditions

Each year, thousands of workers experience injury and illness caused by high temperatures and sun exposure. While some cases are minor, heat rashes and strokes can represent a major health risk for outdoor workers. Agents should advise their clients to seriously consider the risks posed by dehydration, skin damage, and overheating, especially for those working [...]

By |2020-07-15T09:51:47-04:00July 7th, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

AB 5, the ABC Test, and What They Mean For California Businesses

On July 1, 2020, the workers comp and payroll obligations of California Assembly Bill 5 (CA AB 5) will come into effect. Here's what you need to know: 1- What is AB 5 and what is its purpose? AB 5 was signed into law by the CA governor in September 2019 and goes into effect [...]

By |2020-06-22T17:33:48-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

6 Marketplace Trends Impacting the Surplus Lines Homeowners Market

2020 is changing the landscape of the insurance world, and the effects of this shift are most obvious in the hardening market conditions for surplus lines property & casualty, as well as personal lines coverage. The cause of this shift is complex, and while a small part has been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, there's [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:33:33-04:00June 11th, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

Six Ways Leaders Promote Workplace Safety

According to a 2018 report from Liberty Mutual, businesses pay billions in direct costs every year due to workplace injuries. When it comes to safety compliance, your team follows your lead. As a leader, you must stress safety in words and action. An effective workplace safety strategy succeeds when it includes the following 6 [...]

By |2020-06-02T17:27:03-04:00May 26th, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

The Case of the Diamond Necklace: Homeowners Insurance vs Valuable Articles Policy

Picture this: Your client is getting ready for a big night out, and has the perfect diamond necklace to go with their outfit. But when they look for it, it's nowhere to be found! This valuable jewelry is gone without a trace. It's a bad situation, and it's all too common. Who do they [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:52:14-04:00May 21st, 2020|Insurance|0 Comments

Important Coverages for Motor Carriers using Owner-Operators

The transportation industry is seeing an increased number of companies leasing their vehicles to owner-operators for expense savings. However, owner-operators create an inherent risk for these companies because their injuries and accidents are not covered by Workers’ Compensation like they would be as a full-time employee. The only way for independent contractors and motor [...]

By |2020-05-07T12:14:58-04:00May 7th, 2020|Insurance, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Claims Update

The White House is increasing pressure on insurance carriers to reevaluate what is considered a “covered loss” during the COVID-19 pandemic.  How a Workers’ Compensation carrier will take coverage definitions and respond to a COVID-19 claim is changing so quickly that what might not have been covered yesterday, may be covered today…or tomorrow.    [...]

Why Workers’ Compensation COI Programs are Essential for Construction Clients

Certificates of Insurance programs are the cornerstone of Workers’ Compensation protection in the construction business. A Certificate of Insurance (COI) is a form that provides proof of an active Workers’ Compensation policy. The document specifies a variety of details such as the policy holder, insurance provider, and the dates of active coverage. Here are [...]

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