"Business Insurance" Archives

  1. DOL Enforcement Actions Up and are Expected to Stay That Way

    by Elaine

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently told the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee that he “fully expects” OSHA inspections to increase once new inspectors are trained. Acosta’s remarks are in line with the significant increase in enforcement actions employers have seen in the past two fiscal years. […]

  2. Coverage in Action: Crime Insurance

    While you may think your business would never be the victim of theft, the harsh reality is that nearly every business can become a victim. In this day and age, thieves (including your employees) do not need direct access to cash to steal from you—merchandise, supplies and securities are all fair game. While standard commercial […]

  3. Coverage in Action: Employment Practices Liability Insurance

    by Elaine

    From hiring new workers to assigning duties, each of your decisions affects employees in a unique way. Although these actions are critical to running your business, they also create exposures that could lead to costly claims by employees or governmental regulators. Even if they are not warranted, claims for wrongful employment practices can disrupt operations, […]

  4. EEOC Proposes New Deadline

    by Elaine

    Category: BlogBusiness Insurance

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    OVERVIEW The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposal that would require employers to submit pay and work-hour data as part of their 2018 EEO-1 Reports by Sept. 30, 2019. Known as “Component 2” of the annual EEO-1 Survey, the pay and work-hour data requirements were established in 2016 but blocked in 2017. In […]

  5. Business Coverage? How much do you need?

    by Elaine

    Category: Business Insurance

    Choosing a property insurance policy that fits your specific needs is important. A wide variety of policy options are available at different prices that cover an assortment of reimbursement options. Commercial properties can be covered in a variety of ways. Knowing how much your property is worth and obtaining the insurance policy that both protects […]

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  6. Cloud Computing: Opportunities and Risks in the New IT Landscape

    by talessandra

    Cloud computing is transforming the IT landscape. It eliminates the need for businesses to invest in standalone servers and software that are capital intensive but not in use a majority of the time. It reduces overhead costs, such as management, IT personnel, data storage, bandwidth and power. And it can stretch or shrink to meet […]

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  7. The Five Essentials of Disaster Planning

    by talessandra

    No one would dispute that disaster planning is an essential aspect of running any company, yet many managers have a tendency to put it off. Too many other priorities compete for their attention. But the reality is that a disaster or emergency can strike at any time. If and when that happens, your company must […]

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  8. Know Your Numbers: Coverage Gaps Often Lead to Massive Unanticipated Costs

    Coverage gaps can often prove fatal to organizations of many shapes and sizes. While this is known to many business owners in an abstract sense, we’d like to make it more concrete. How much can it really cost to have gaps in your coverages? Which coverages are most often overlooked? Which are most costly? Two […]

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  9. D&O and E&O – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    There are a wide variety of business insurance products on the market today. The complexity increases further in that some of the coverages are really bundles including other types of coverage as well. And the bevy of acronyms can make this process even more challenging. Today we’re discussing D&O and E&O – that’s Directors and […]

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  10. Will Your Business Be Sued for Liability in 2016?

    by talessandra

    Millions of liability-related lawsuits are filed each year, costing businesses billions of dollars. With a median sticker price of over $50,000, each liability suit is like a ticking time-bomb. Though many may be settled outside of court, businesses around the country are crippled every year by the burden of paying legal fees, settlement costs, and […]

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