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January 19, 2022 |

The key to controlling your workers’ compensation costs is understanding your experience modification factor. Your “mod factor” is an adjustment to your workers’ compensation premium that’s based on your company’s actual losses compared to the expected losses for your industry.

January 5, 2022 |

There’s a common misconception among car owners that if their car is totaled in an accident, it will be replaced at the original purchase price, or at least the amount that is still owed for financing. But in reality, this is not always the case. The purpose of this Auto Insights blog is to define the reason behind this misconception, and what you can do to protect yourself.

December 21, 2021 |

The machines used in today’s manufacturing operations are designed to maximize worker safety. Yet, even the newest, most modern equipment can be vulnerable from a safety perspective. For example, some of the most dangerous hazards on the work floor exist around a machine’s point of operation, such as the blade of a saw or the slide of a power press.

December 16, 2021 |

One of the greatest benefits of insurance protection is the peace of mind that comes with knowing the things you value most are safeguarded should an unfortunate event occur. This is why home, auto and life insurance coverage is so important. Oftentimes, however, certain items of value can be overlooked, and as a result become underinsured.

December 10, 2021 |

Navigating a workers’ compensation claim can be a complicated and costly process if it’s not resolved in a timely manner. However, there are a number of measures that you can take to reduce the complexity and cost of a claim. The following content presents an overview of when employers should report workers’ compensation claims and how this process can help prevent unnecessary costs.

November 30, 2021 |

A great way to help take the bite out of winter is to make sure your vehicle is ready for the cold weather and driving challenges the season brings. Anyone who’s spent a few winters on the road knows that frigid temperatures make driving difficult: car engines may not work properly, while snow on the road limits traction and control. That’s just a few reasons winterizing your vehicle is so important.

November 16, 2021 |

Warehouse workers spend much of their day lifting, carrying and transporting heavy objects. It only takes one mistake to sustain a serious, long-term injury due to improper lifting technique. The following safety tips provide helpful ergonomic guidelines for lifting any size load. Share them with your warehouse workers and consider posting them at your facility.

November 4, 2021 |

It’s no secret construction sites and on-the-job safety go hand-in-hand. Yet, the fact that falls are among the most reported construction site injuries may come as a surprise —especially when you consider these types of accidents can often be avoided.

October 22, 2021 |

There’s nothing quite like the beauty, warmth and comfort that a fireplace brings to a home. But using the fireplace properly is an important step in keeping your home and family safe. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration estimates that 75% of confined home heating fires occur in the chimney and flue of a fireplace. Simple practices and maintenance can help keep your fireplace in good condition, and help ensure its safe operation.

October 7, 2021 |

When a workplace injury occurs, a number of events are put in place that will ultimately lead to recovery – whether it takes days, weeks or months. But no matter how prolonged the recovery period, the first 24 hours after an injury are the most crucial.

September 21, 2021 |

When it comes to keeping a workplace safe and OSHA compliant, it’s difficult to overstate the importance of guardrails. In fact, according to OSHA, falls from elevation account for the majority of fatalities within the construction industry – with over 300 fatal falls occurring each year. Yet, failure to provide fall protection in the form of guardrails is among the most-cited OSHA violations on an annual basis.

September 10, 2021 |

Purchasing auto insurance can be a challenging process. Given the massive amount of information available, many policyholders are faced with deciphering the facts from the myths in order to arrive at the right insurance solution. To help clear up any misinformation surrounding your auto insurance policy and put your mind at ease, we’ve debunked eight of the most common auto insurance myths…

September 2, 2021 |

A vacant construction site may appear on the surface to be a harmless, inactive piece of property. But the truth is, theft, trespassing, fires, vandalism or other losses are constant threats. Losses of this nature might include not only the value of damaged or stolen materials, but also the liability of an individual being injured on the property and the loss of time if a crucial piece of equipment is damaged or stolen.

August 31, 2021 |

College students have a number of options when it comes to health insurance. For this reason, it’s important to do your homework by examining the benefits and drawbacks of each one. Here’s an overview of the four most common plans:

August 19, 2021 |

As the popularity of electric vehicles continues to soar, so does the need for electric vehicle charging stations. In fact, this amazing growth has prompted many companies to consider installing vehicle charging stations, also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) stations. EVSE stations can be a large asset to your business; they can increase employee retention, improve your image and help you meet sustainability goals. However, the costs and risks of adopting a new and evolving technology can be even more significant if you don’t take all of your unique considerations into account.

August 4, 2021 |

There are a number of factors that impact the pricing of your workers’ compensation premiums. Among the most important are the classification codes for each type of work done at your business. Each of these codes has an associated loss cost that represents the expected amount insurers will need to pay for a claim. And even though each of these costs are standardized by the National Council on Compensation Insurance or state governments, your actual premiums may be higher because of a concept called loss cost multipliers.