Category: Commercial Insurance

Enhancing Safety Through Ergonomics

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National Ergonomics Month 2018

Did you know October is National Ergonomics Month (NEM)? Yes, it was in 2003 when the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) made the decision to reach out to the general public, as well as professionals and students, in the workplace to promote the benefits of ergonomics. Today’s post will serve as a resource for our present and future clients to appreciate that enhancing safety through ergonomics should be everyone’s…

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Employee Crime Is Real

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Employee Crime Is Real

In a perfect world, business owners would need only take precautions to prevent theft by outsiders. For example, one might install an alarm system, consider improved lighting with security cameras, steel doors, a vault and monitor how much cash is kept on hand. All good ideas which complement a business’ risk management plan. But what about insider theft? Owners of every business, small to large, need to understand employee crime…

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Product Liability Insurance Helps Insure a Great Life

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Product Liability Insurance

Whether you purchase and use products as a consumer, sell products as part of your business model or manufacture products for businesses and consumers, then it is important to understand how product liability insurance helps insure a great life. For certain, consumers assume a certain level of guaranteed safety with every product (i.e., autos, furniture, food, medicine, appliances) purchased. Businesses which sell products take on the responsibility for the safety…

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Make Time To Consider Business Interruption Insurance

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Business Interruption Insurance

Over the past few years our John Bailey Insurance Agency team has published a number of blog posts highlighting how the right commercial insurance policy can protect your business from events such as theft, property damage, liability, and employee injury. But today we would like you to make time to consider Business Interruption Insurance. Business Interruption Insurance defined It’s easy enough to google the phrase “business interruption insurance” and you’ll…

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Consider Key Person Insurance For Your Business

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Key Person Insurance

Do you own your own business? Perhaps you have a business partner or partners and maybe each of you plays a critical role in making your business successful. If so, you may want to consider Key Person Insurance for your business. This type of life insurance can go a long way as a safeguard for your succession plan. So, today let’s take a few minutes to outline key person insurance….

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Glamorous Camping Also Known As Glamping

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Glamping Industry

“My wife’s idea of camping is a hotel without room service!” …Anonymous If you’re in a relationship where one of you enjoys the great outdoors and camping, but your partner does not take kindly to backpacking, sleeping bags, bugs, snakes, dehydrated food and no “facilities,” then glamorous camping may be an answer for you. Glamorous camping also known as glamping is not really new, but today’s post will give you…

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Understanding Errors and Omissions Insurance

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Errors-and-Omissions-Insurance

This is tax season. For the ordinary taxpayer the deadline for filing your personal return for the tax year 2017 is April 17, 2018. Why not April 15th? Well, this year April 15th falls on a Sunday and April 16th, according to the IRS, “Emancipation Day – a legal holiday in the District of Columbia – will be observed on that Monday, which pushes the nation’s filing deadline to Tuesday,…

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Insuring Multi-Family Dwellings

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Insuring Multi-Family Dwellings

Last summer we read with interest a new report by the Pew Research Center. After reviewing Census Bureau housing data, it was determined that currently more U.S. households are headed by renters than at any time-period since 1965. The reasons for this are many and perhaps you have noticed in your own state that the number of multi-family dwellings has increased in the last decade. This is a good indicator…

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Fitness Centers Need for Risk Control

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Fitness Center Risk Control

Yes, 2018 is here! On New Year’s Eve, many people made resolutions. Articles abound in January on the types of resolutions pledged (although not necessarily kept). In fact, there is a website Statistic Brain that offers the following: In 2017, ranking number 1 for 2017 was to lose weight and eat healthier (21.4%), while 5.5% (number 7) of resolutions dealt with to work out more often. Additionally, Statistic Brain reports…

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Catastrophes And Challenges Impact Commercial Coverage Rates

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Commercial Insurance Coverage and Rates

With the New Year ahead, it’s a good time to glance in the rear-view mirror and consider what businesses and individuals have faced this year from an insurance point of view, as well as what one may face in the coming year. We’ve taken time in the past few months to review items like various homeowner endorsements, flood insurance, and the impact high-tech autos have on insurance rates. We are…

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