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Does every business need the same commercial coverage?

By Business, Business Insurance, business owner, Commercial, commercial building, Commercial general liability, commercial insurance, commercial policy, Employees, Insurance, Liability

Commercial insurance is not one-size-fits-all, but there are features that even very different businesses have in common. Offices are an exposure that nearly every business has, from accounting firms to web engineers, and from one-person offices to a t…

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Hire the Right People to Drive Your Company Vehicles

By Auto, Business, business auto policy, business owner, Commercial, company drivers, company vehicles, distracted driving, Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Employees, fleet management, fleet safety program, Insurance, Liability, Motor Vehicle Record, Prevention, telematics

The majority of auto accidents are caused by driver error, whether it be following too closely, speeding, driving distracted, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or any other variety of reasons. As a business owner, you have control…

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Businesses – Spring Into Safety with Risk Management

By Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial property, Insurance, Liability, Loss Control, preventative maintenance, Prevention, Risk Management, roof maintenance, spring cleaning

I am sure most of us would agree that spring is such a beautiful time of year! More sunshiny days, warmer weather, flower buds starting to pop up…and SPRING CLEANING. Who’s already started their spring cleaning tasks? It’s a great…

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Now is a Good Time for Your Commercial Policy Check-Up

By annual review, Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial policy, exposure changes, Insurance, new coverages, new exposures, policy check-up, Risk Management, small business

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Dealing with COVID while trying to make a profit and keep your business growing are of paramount concern. In addition, there’s making payroll, staying competitive, complying with state and…

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Excess Policy or Umbrella Policy? What’s the difference and which is better?

By Accident, Auto, Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial auto policy, commercial insurance, commercial umbrella policy, commercial underwriting, excess policy, Insurance, Liability, self-insured retention

One of the questions a commercial lines underwriter hears most is, “Is your umbrella follow-form?” Basically, will it only increase the limits of my current coverage (follow-form), or will it also offer some additional coverage (umbrella)? …

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Reopening Your Business During COVID-19

By Business, business interruption, business owner, business shutdown, CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Commercial, coronavirus, COVID-19, Employees, Insurance, owning a business, Prevention, small business

The last four months have been some of the most taxing and pressurized months I have seen in my 35 years calling on business owners. It’s hard enough to start a business and keep it up and running, but add…

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Cracking the Code on Commercial Umbrellas

By blanket additional insured, Business, business owner, Claims, Commercial, Commercial general liability, commercial umbrella policy, general liability, independent agent, Insurance, Liability, liability coverage, owning a business, professional liability, protection, Umbrella, umbrella policy

Many people in the insurance industry will agree that umbrellas are one of the most misunderstood lines of insurance coverage in existence. Of course, it’s easy to understand why when you look up the definition of “umbrella” and get explanations…

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Protect Your Online Retail Business

By Business, business owner, Commercial, commercial cyber, computer, computer attack, cyber crime, cyber extortion, cyber insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyber risk, cyber security, cybersecurity, data breach, fraud, hackers, home-based business, Identity recovery, identity theft, Insurance, Internet, Liability, liability coverage, online, online presence, online shopping, Prevention, retail, retailer, Technology, website

In my blog post, Protect Yourself While Shopping Online, I shared how to protect yourself as a consumer. Now, let’s talk about protecting your customers and yourself as a business owner. If you have any kind of online store where…

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Now Might Be the Perfect Time for an Account Review

By Adequate coverage, adequate protection, agent, annual insurance review, Auto, Business, business owner, Claims, Commercial, Home, Household Inventory, independent agent, independent insurance agent, Insurance, insurance program, insurance review, Liability, liability exposures, owning a business, Personal, personal assets, Prevention, protection, Umbrella, umbrella policy

If you’re like many of the people I’ve spoken with over the past couple of weeks, your life is beginning to return back to a revised sense normalcy, which is a good thing considering you’re probably starting to run short…

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