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Employment-related lawsuits are a growing concern for employers of all sizes. As costs for litigation and damage awards climb, experts predict that employment liability will only become more complex. As a result, it is critical for employers to understand their exposures and options to manage the risk. READ MORE >>

Protecting your biggest investment - your home - is crucial, but it can also be costly. Do Your Research When buying a home, don’t just consider the cost of the house - you should also factor in the amount you will pay for insurance. READ MORE >>

If you own your personal watercraft (PWC), you’ll want to know about all the ways your PWC policy allows you to stay protected, including bodily injury, property damage and theft. What is PWC Coverage? Personal watercraft (PWC) coverage may cover the following: READ MORE >>

When mergers, acquisitions and business closings occur and operations are discontinued, or when a sole proprietorship becomes a partnership or limited liability company, the liability of the defunct organization often continues. In some cases, unforeseen liabilities arise even years after the business undergoes changes or closes. READ MORE >>

As we age and reach different milestones in our lives, our insurance needs change. In order to ensure adequate coverage, contact your insurance broker if you’re affected by any of the following life events:  New home ownership  Purchasing a new home is a big investment - one that you will want to protect. READ MORE >>

Insurance carriers realize that offering additional lines of coverage to an existing customer is less expensive than trying to attract new customers. They also know that the more lines a given customer has, the longer they’re likely to stay with them. READ MORE >>

What Protection Does it Offer? Common coverages for home-based businesses include personal business property, professional liability, business income, personal and advertising injury, loss of business data, crime and theft, workers’ compensation and auto coverage. READ MORE >>

Which Federal Employment Laws Apply to My Company?   There are a number of different federal employment laws that have their own rules for covered employers. Employers should be aware of the federal employment laws that may apply to their company.  READ MORE >>

Teen Driver Statistics 2,163 teens ages 16 to 19 died from injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes in 2013.  243,243 teens ages 16 to 19 involved in automobile accidents sustained nonfatal injuries that were severe enough to require treatment in the emergency room in 2013. READ MORE >>

Prescription opioids are the number one workers’ compensation problem in terms of controlling the ultimate cost of indemnity losses. This comes from a recent Lockton Companies report that also states that there’s never been a more damaging impact on workers’ compensation claims than the abuse of opioid prescriptions for the management of chronic pain. READ MORE >>

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