Trucking companies (or companies that just use trucks): Make the most of your industry associations

Joe PintoCommercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry

Strength in numbers. The power of a team. A built-in support system. No matter the size of your fleet, if you use trucks in any capacity, joining an industry association is a smart idea for your business. From big rig haulers to landscapers with a couple of light duty box trucks, the trucking industry has particular needs and a host … Read More

Should You Buy or Lease That Car?

Jenn DwyerUncategorized

Cars are a big part of our culture. Many of us work in places where cars are required to get around. At some point, you’ll need to purchase a car that costs more money than you have on hand. You’ll ask yourself “Should I buy or lease that car?” People have been purchasing vehicles forever, but leasing (the practice of … Read More

Is Your Healthcare Plan Covering People It Shouldn’t?

Jill GouletBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Health Insurance

If you provide an employer healthcare plan, it’s vital to ensure only the correct people are covered. Comprehensive healthcare insurance is one of the most important benefits you provide to employees, so keeping premiums down matters to everyone. One of the main causes of rising premiums and healthcare costs is when ineligible people continue to be covered on a healthcare … Read More

Trucking Risk Insights: Top 10 Vehicle Violations – 2016

Jonathan BelekRisk Management, Safety Training, Trucking and Transportation Industry, Uncategorized

Top 10 Vehicle Violations—2016 A roadside inspection is an examination of individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers by a Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) inspector to determine compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). Serious violations result in the issuance of driver or vehicle out of service (OOS) orders. These violations must … Read More

Trucking P&C Pro-File Newsletter – February 2017

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Risk Management, Safety Training, Trucking and Transportation Industry

New Study Links Multiple Health Conditions to Preventable Crashes It can be extremely difficult for commercial truck drivers to stay healthy on the job. Drivers often work long hours without rest, stay seated all day and don’t have access to exercise or nutritious meals. However, a new study conducted by the University of Utah School of Medicine found that drivers … Read More

Construction P&C Pro-File Newsletter – February 2017

Jonathan BelekConstruction Industry, Risk Management, Safety Training, Uncategorized, Workers Compensation

New OSHA Beryllium Standards On Jan. 9, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to amend its beryllium standards for the construction, shipyard and general industries. The final rule will reduce the eight-hour, permissible beryllium exposure limit from 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter to 0.2 micrograms per cubic meter. It also establishes a short-term exposure … Read More

How to choose the perfect appraiser for your property, art, antiques, jewelry, and other valuables

Mary McGrathHomeowners Insurance

If you have highly valuable, treasured property or possessions, you may need to get them appraised for insurance purposes. Many insurance carriers will insist on accurate valuation of property, art, antiques, jewelry, and other items so they can ensure the correct level of coverage and premium payment. When you’re seeking out a good appraiser, here are some areas to consider: … Read More