Information for business owners.

Wellness Program: Why Is It Important?

Many businesses, small and large, offer wellness programs to their employees. Yet, there are still concerns about whether wellness programs actually help or are just costing the business money. Despite the concerns regarding privacy and effectiveness, studies show that promoting healthy habits benefits both the employer and employee. Here are 5 reasons why having a wellness program in the workplace is important.   Health, active employees incur lower health costs. Lower health costs benefit both the employer and the employee. If health costs are lower, employers may pass a small percentage of the [...]

2020-12-21T16:31:46+00:00January 10th, 2021|

New Year, Same Policy?

Last year showed us that we never know what the future can hold, and we should be prepared for anything. As we ring in 2021, consider the things you care about most. What would happen to them if something unexpected were to occur? Would they be fully protected? This is a great time to review your insurance policies and see that everything is up to date and that you have all the coverages you need. Let's run through a quick insurance checklist to see if the basics are covered: Life Insurance Any changes [...]

2020-12-21T16:02:06+00:00January 3rd, 2021|

Controlling Road Rage

It has happened to the best of us. You are on your way to the beach house for the week with your closest family and friends and you are cruising along listening to music and having a good time. When BAM you hit traffic that appears to be 10 miles long. It starts to become hot, your daughter has to pee, your son is complaining he is hungry, and all of a sudden someone cuts you off. ROAD RAGE HITS! Now what? You could put your car into park and get [...]

2020-08-04T14:01:19+00:00August 23rd, 2020|

How To File An Insurance Claim in 3 Steps

When accidents happen, one of our first concerns is often how much it could cost you. Depending on the severity of the incident and the amount of damage it led to, this can rack up rather quickly. But this is why you have insurance. Insurance is designed to protect you from financial hardship after an accident and the first step in any situation is to file an insurance claim. Insurance claim? An insurance claim is a formal request to your insurance company to receive money to help cover repairs, medical bills, and [...]

2020-08-04T13:30:34+00:00August 9th, 2020|

Don’t Open That Suspect Email!

It has happened to all of us, you are checking your daily emails and you see one that you did not recognize. It probably said something like “You have won a million dollars!” or “We need to confirm your bank details.” In most cases, these subject lines are the first sign of a phishing email. A phishing email is an attempt to obtain private information such as usernames and passwords or credit card information by pretending to be a trustworthy source. Unfortunately, these emails are becoming more and more prevalent, which is [...]

2020-06-29T14:35:51+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Special Event Insurance

From marketing events to holiday parties, most businesses host events throughout the year. They can be a great way to connect with your staff and your community. A ton of planning goes into these events and you probably spend weeks on end making sure that every detail is perfect. You spend the entire day before setting up and getting everything ready and then comes the day of the event. What if something goes wrong? What if someone gets hurts and sues your business or external factors force you to cancel at the last [...]

2020-05-11T15:29:53+00:00May 11th, 2020|

Disability Insurance for employees?

When an employee is injured at work, it is likely that workers’ compensation insurance benefits will provide them with a portion of their regular paycheck as well as reimbursement for medical bills and rehabilitation required due to the injury. If one of your employees was injured away from work, what would they do?   Would they be able to survive financially if they became disabled?  According to LifeHappens.org, 70% of working Americans could not make it a month before financial difficulties would set in and 25% would have problems immediately; this is where disability [...]

2020-05-04T18:13:01+00:00May 4th, 2020|

NY Policy Premium Notice

New York Policyholders, A recent Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo, together with recent amendments to the insurance and banking regulations issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, extend grace periods and give you other rights under certain property/casualty insurance policies if you are an individual or small business and can demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.  These grace periods and rights are currently in effect but are temporary, though they may be extended further.  Please check the Department’s website for updates. If you are [...]

2020-04-07T19:41:17+00:00April 7th, 2020|
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