7 Ways to Improve Company Driver Safety

March 21, 2019

If you have trucks to provide service offsite or to deliver products, you probably either have dedicated drivers or at least many of your employees spend a substantial amount of their time on the road. Here are seven tips for improving safety and reducing costs: Make sure your drivers have safety gear onboard Stock your […]

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How Does Green Construction Affect Insurance Costs?

March 7, 2019

In the next three years developers expect 60 percent of their projects will be green. The market for green construction projects has grown significantly in the last 10 years and demand for green building activity is poised to grow substantially — to double in some regions, according to a report issued December 2018 by Dodge […]

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“Nice to Have” Policies Many Businesses Need

February 20, 2019

“Nice to have” policies are those that all businesses should at least consider purchasing. Three of the most important ones include: Professional Liability In addition to lawyers, doctors and accountants, many businesses now need PL insurance. You don’t have to consider yourself a “professional” to need coverage for negligent acts. If you give advice and […]

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“Need to Have” Liability Coverages for Every Business

February 4, 2019

There are insurance coverages that all businesses need, some that all businesses should consider, and some that you need only if you have special risk exposures. Need to Have Commercial general liability (CGL) is essential for every business. It will pay your legal costs, along with any judgments or settlements, when you are legally obligated […]

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How to Protect Your Interests When Working with Contractors

January 23, 2019

One of the most effective and simplest ways of protecting your organization from liability due to contractors’ and subcontractors’ operations is with Additional Insured coverage. Liability insurance covers you from losses due to claims your company, its employees or products or services caused harm or wrong to a third party. Sometimes, however, your organization can […]

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Top Causes of Loss in the U.S. and the World

January 9, 2019

The largest financial losses worldwide come from fires/explosions and aviation incidents, according to an analysis of the Top Causes of Loss of 470,000 insurance losses around the world by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Insurance. Here are a couple of other quick takeaways from the claims review: Increased Litigation Costs: In general, litigation is […]

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Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Car Crashes

December 15, 2018

Although the workplace impact of marijuana in states where it’s been legalized has mainly been a workers compensation concern, a recent study now links marijuana use to increased auto crash claims. In four states where marijuana is now legal — Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington — the frequency of collision claims filed with insurers were […]

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What’s a “Reservation of Rights” Letter?

November 20, 2018

And what should you do if you get one? Your organization has just been sued, and you’ve notified your liability insurer as required by the policy. You think all’s taken care of…when you receive a reservation of rights letter from the insurer. What does this mean, and what should you do? Practical Risk Management defines […]

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Do You Need Professional Liability Insurance?

November 10, 2018

Unless you’re an attorney, doctor or accountant, it may not be obvious to you that you may need professional liability insurance. Forty percent of businesses believe they may have professional liability risks but have not purchased insurance for it, according to a recent survey of small business owners by The Hanover Insurance Company. Over the […]

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What’s a “Reasonable Accommodation”?

November 2, 2018

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and amendments apply to employers with 15 or more employees. These employers cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities in hiring, promoting, retaining and other aspects of employment. The ADA requires affected employers to provide a “reasonable accommodation” to allow these individuals to perform their job duties. Employers do not […]

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