Business Insurance

Lone Workers – a rising demographic with unique risks.

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Business Insurance, Franchise Insurance, Property Insurance | Comments Off on Lone Workers – a rising demographic with unique risks.

What is a Lone Worker? Lone workers are classified as any person whose work is completed in isolation from other workers. They do not have direct supervision and are expected to fulfill their duties efficiently while adapting to any unforeseen circumstances and are generally expected to use their best judgement. With the increase in technology and automation the number of lone workers is rapidly increasing.  There are many industries in which employees may find themselves working alone, either on location, out in the field, or at home. This leaves great potential for safety concerns. How can...

Read More

Winter Weather Liabilities

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Property Insurance | Comments Off on Winter Weather Liabilities

Winter is more than cold weather, snow and hot cider – it’s also winter storms and ice, which means potential hazards and costly liabilities. If you deal with either commercial or residential property it is important to know what side effects of winter you are responsible for. Who’s responsible? Legally, snow and ice are the same as any other hazard present on a property, and the property manager can ultimately be help liable for any injury caused by such hazards.  It is important to be vigilant when it comes to removing ice and snow promptly. Residential rentals such as single-family homes...

Read More

What’s the Difference Between ‘Replacement Cost’ and ‘Actual Cash Value’ Insurance Policies?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Business Insurance, Franchise Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between ‘Replacement Cost’ and ‘Actual Cash Value’ Insurance Policies?

The worst has happened: Someone stole your car and stripped it to pieces! Now, all you’ve got left are fond memories of your slick ride and an insurance policy claim to file. All you want to do is put this whole ordeal behind you, buy a new car, and never look back. But will your insurance payout cover the cost of that same car? Understanding “replacement cost” versus “actual cash value” when it comes to your policies is important. Replacement cost Replacement cost policies will pay out the cost necessary for a direct replacement of the item covered. So, for example, if your vehicle was a...

Read More

It’s Tornado and Hurricane Season: Is Your Property Insured?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Business Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on It’s Tornado and Hurricane Season: Is Your Property Insured?

As glorious as the spring and summer months can be, they can also bring some of Mother Nature’s most destructive behavior. April, May, and June are peak months for tornadoes in the U.S. while hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Both can cause widespread catastrophic damage as well as injury and death. While those who live in areas prone to such natural disasters should have emergency plans in place to protect themselves and their families, what about their homes, businesses, and personal property? It’s impossible to predict or control the amount of damage...

Read More

Don’t Get Left Underwater! Follow This Flood Insurance and Water Damage Prevention Checklist

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Business Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on Don’t Get Left Underwater! Follow This Flood Insurance and Water Damage Prevention Checklist

Water. We need it to survive, but it can also be a relentless, unforgiving beast. In mere minutes, water can cause property damage that requires months of costly cleanup and restoration. Unfortunately, flood insurance is not typically included in standard homeowners or business insurance policies. While a policy may cover damage caused by a leaky dishwasher or faulty hot water heater, no standard policy automatically includes flood protection. When a rising tide of water causes a flood, damage to structures and personal property is usually covered only if the homeowner or business owner has...

Read More

Achieving Financial Fitness in 2018 Starts with Knowing Your Numbers

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Business Insurance, Franchise Insurance, Life Insurance, Personal Insurance | Comments Off on Achieving Financial Fitness in 2018 Starts with Knowing Your Numbers

It’s a new year, a clean slate, and a fresh beginning: Although we’re nearly two months into 2018, it’s not too late to define your goals for the year and make a plan to accomplish them. While health-related goals like losing weight and eating better seem to top the list of Americans’ most popular New Year’s resolutions, financial fitness is a top goal for many, too. A YouGov survey of 1.2. million Americans revealed 37% of respondents said they want to “spend less money” in 2018, while making better financial decisions was the third-most popular response in survey data compiled by analysts...

Read More