Protecting Your Company Assets 101

John TillistrandCommercial Property Insurance, Cyber Security

Company assets

Providing employees with assets like laptops, cell phones, cameras and even cars tends to go along with growth in any organization. By necessity, business owners invest a great deal of trust into their staff to protect these belongings. If your employee loses or breaks these assets what then? Things can become a little tricky. In the absence of any pre-established … Read More

Road Rage – it’s Real and It’s Dangerous

Joe PintoBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Road rage, according to the NHTSA, emerged as a label to “describe the angry and violent behaviors at the extreme of the aggressive driving continuum.” They clarify that “aggressive driving is … Read More

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

Joe PintoCommercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation

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

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Private Pay Division

Heather SinclairBusiness Insurance, Risk Management

Every day, countless patients are cared for by private nursing divisions of healthcare organizations. The National Association for Home Care estimates this is a $40 billion market. These healthcare providers handle anything a patient needs. They assist with feeding and hygiene, transporting patients to appointments, wounds and injury care, medication organization and distribution, equipment maintenance, and countless other tasks. These … Read More

Spring Hazards: Worker Safety During Warmer Weather

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Construction, Workers Compensation

Spring signifies the end of winter and a season of new beginnings.  It ushers in budding trees, blooming flowers and warmer temperatures.  It can also bring with it quickly changing conditions and hazards that employers and workers need to be aware of and prepare for to ensure safety.  While, overall, workplaces are safer today, many people are still seriously injured … Read More

Manufacturers: Are you insuring your building and property correctly?

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Manufacturing, Risk Management

Would you insure your house for $500,000 when you only paid $200,000 for it? Of course not. Here’s another question. Say that the house you purchased for $200,000 burns to the ground. Would you expect your insurance policy to cover the replacement cost of your house based on the $500,000 coverage you were paying for? Of course not. It all … Read More

8 Reasons pre-screening employees is just smart business

Matt BauerBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Risk Management

I spend my workday helping Sinclair clients manage risk, avoid hidden pitfalls, and implement initiatives that give them the best chance to be prosperous and successful. I do this work happily, it gives me great joy! That’s why I am such a strong advocate of making sure organizations have a structured, consistent approach to pre-screening employees.  It floors me that … Read More

Job Descriptions: Many businesses overlook this key HR must have – do you?

Marty SheaBusiness Insurance, Human Resources, Risk Management

Job descriptions are an essential component of any organization. Not only is it important that they are thorough and accurate when first crafted, it is also vital that they are kept up-to-date, as employees’ job functions may evolve. Inaccurate or outdated job descriptions can also negatively affect recruiting and productivity, are a detriment to the employer-employee relationship and pose serious … Read More

Wallingford Business Insurance: Challenges with Marketing to Children

srfmAdminBusiness Insurance

Wallingford Business Insurance: Challenges with Marketing to Children  Soft-drink producers have fallen under investigation in recent years for their marketing tactics. Many beverage producers, including Monster Beverage Company and 5-Hour Energy, have been accused of unfairly marketing their allegedly dangerous energy drinks to children. For over two years the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been cracking down on the … Read More