What To Do During A Blackout

Posted by Jen Rossi on Oct 1, 2015 1:12:51 PM


Power outages can be annoying and dangerous.

Check out the video below for tips

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Topics: Safety At Home, Home Tips, storm preparedness,

Can Pipeline Insurance Help in the Conversion of Coal-Fired Power Plants?

Posted by Adrianne Vigueras on Sep 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM


There are approximately 557 coal fired power plants in the US.  In Pennsylvania alone there are 40.  Throughout the years, coal was the “go to” fuel source for about 44% of the electric power in this country.  Now new EPA regulations will make it necessary to move power generation in a different direction. These old coal-fire power plants are not necessarily shutting down- many of these facilities will be repowering with other fuel sources.

Some of the older and smaller coal fired plants will be deactivated by 2016.  Their replacement or conversion to another fuel source will be too expensive to undertake.  Others will contemplate the options, but with the abundance of natural gas now available in the US, this is a likely alternative.

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Topics: Safety At Work, pipeline, Energy & Environmental Risk

What You Need To Know: Vehicle Collision Avoidance Systems In Trucks

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Sep 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM



Between 2009 and 2012, truck accident fatalities increased about 5% annually.  Across the board, accidents involving tractor-trailers continue to increase.  This has lead to increases in insurance minimums and safety regulations for trucking companies.  It has also led to an increased push to require trucking companies to employ various collision avoidance technologies. 

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Topics: Safety At Work, Technology, trucking

NLRB Changes Definition of Joint Employer

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Sep 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM


On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision with far-reaching implications for companies that do business with contractors and franchisees.

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Topics: contractor, For Your Business, HR Insights

What Is URS? And Where Did My MC Number Go?

Posted by Jen Rossi on Sep 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM



The Unified Registration System is a new electronic on-line registration system that will streamline and simplify the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) registration process and will serve as a secure database of all entities that are regulated by the agency.

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Topics: Safety At Work, trucking, laws, Compliance

FAQ Hurricane Insurance Coverage And Named Storm Endorsements

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Sep 9, 2015 6:06:24 PM


The Atlantic hurricane season has already been underway for a couple of months now, running officially from June 1 to November 30, 2015.  The 2015 hurricane season is expected to be relatively tame, with various agencies projecting a below average season with 3 to 5 hurricanes, only 1 or 2 of which will qualify as major hurricanes.

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Topics: Safety At Home, Claims, Homeowners, Home Tips, Property Management, Insurance Coverage

Number of NHTSA Recalls Grows Through Summer

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Sep 3, 2015 5:38:37 PM



Automotive recalls have reached record highs.  Car manufacturers have recalled over one hundred million vehicles in the past eighteen months.  In the past weeks Ford, Subaru, and Acura have all issued recalls affecting another half million or so vehicles.


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Topics: Safety At Home, Safety At Work, manufacturing

3 Ways Cyber Insurance Improves Cybersecurity

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Aug 24, 2015 3:27:00 PM





In the modern world, almost every business uses some type of network to store information- even if it’s as simple as housing their email. Even companies hosting their email with outside providers (gmail, yahoo, and other private email hosts) are at risk.

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Topics: cyberattack, liability, For Your Business, cyber, insurance, hacker

Protect Yourself Against Copyright Infringement Lawsuits

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Aug 17, 2015 9:05:00 AM



The costs of pursuing or defending yourself in copyright, patent, or trademark infringement lawsuits can be jaw-dropping.  Even in cases where the amount in controversy does not reach seven figures- litigation costs can be over a half million dollars. 


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Topics: intellectual, coverage, For Your Business, kickstarter, law, startup

FAQs About Fidelity Insurance Coverage

Posted by Jeffrey Forbes on Aug 12, 2015 2:50:00 PM


What is Fidelity Insurance Coverage?

Insurance companies typically require specific policies, known generally as fidelity insurance, to cover losses by a criminal act of an employee. IT can also be thought of as Employee Theft Insurance or Occupational Fraud Insurance.

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Topics: security, For Your Business, theft, office, retail, Employee

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