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

High blood pressure — A hidden danger for your truck drivers

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry, Wellness Programs

If you’re running a logistics business or division, you know how important it is to have reliable and healthy truck drivers. Although most health conditions are easy to diagnose and treat, there’s one in particular that’s tricky to spot — High blood pressure. That’s because high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) often doesn’t show any symptoms, and that’s a … Read More

Ice dams, panty hose and ice melt – a winter trifecta

Mary McGrathHomeowners Insurance

If you’ve been listening to the predictions for this Winter here in the Northeast – we’re expecting a rough one! And along with a lot of snow comes those horrid ice dams – a serious problem that will not only do damage to your home, but also is a cause for many winter insurance claims. If you happen to be … Read More

The Modern Office & Managing the Risk

ShannonEmployee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Risk Management, Uncategorized, Wellness Programs

Today’s employers are placing a premium on employee wellness and engagement. And rightfully so, hard working employees deserve some love. But in addition to doing right by their people, businesses that provide comprehensive wellness plans and lifestyle perks for their employees are realizing huge benefits from it. But with more unconventional and physical activities going on in the office, there … Read More