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Business Unusual

By Business Insurance, Community, Guest Blog

Business Unusual – MaryAnne Williams; Executive Director of GBCC. Baldwinsville is a truly exceptional community and 2020 has been an example of how we work together, particularly in times of crisis. Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) membership consists of individuals, businesses, churches, civic groups, and other organizations, and it was heartening to see these entities cooperating during the shutdown to try and keep everyone and everything afloat. I am always particularly impressed by the businesses that collaborate with other businesses, even when they are technically competitors. They understand that by working together, they all benefit. I am also amazed…

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EPL Insurance in the workplace

#MeToo and EPL Coverage

By Business Insurance

#MeToo and EPL Coverage   Since the #MeToo movement started in October of 2017, many powerful predators and employers have been brought to justice and been rightfully punished for not only preying on their employees, but for violating laws regarding discrimination and wrongful termination. While this is a great improvement for people in the workplace, some business owners feel they might be at risk for being sued because an employee might file a suit believing they were terminated or not hired based on sex – a clear violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the…

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Example of a an employee getting injured and needing workers comp

What does workers comp insurance do?

By Business Insurance

Question 100 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! Workers’ Compensation is typically the largest part of a business’s insurance expense. It applies to workers who are injured or become ill due to their job function or environment. It also compensates for lost wages. The wages are replaced up to a certain percentage amount. There is a seven-day waiting period in order to do that. It is not the same as short-term disability. Short-term disability covers for injuries and sicknesses that occur away from one’s employer. Workers’ Compensation also covers unlimited amounts of medical expenses that happen and…

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How does Co-insurance work?

By Business Insurance

Question #96 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series Coinsurance on a commercial insurance policy in New York can have a serious impact on any partial or total loss. This is a critical element in the insurance policy that can not be overlooked. Please review this video explanation so that you do not get caught blindsided.

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What is Mechanical & Electrical Breakdown Insurance?

By Business Insurance

Question 93 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! Restaurant refrigeration suddenly ceases up and quits overnight due to a power surge. Equipment is damaged, food is spoiled, and you have to close for 3-days.  You’ve lost income, your staff has lost pay, inventory must be replaced, and the refrigeration needs replacing. Typical business insurance policy…what happens? Watch this brief video explanation to learn more.

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What are loss runs?

By Business Insurance

Question 89 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! If you are a business owner, or an employee of one who has the responsibility of handling the insurance, you’ve probably been asked for these before. To see what loss runs are, and why it’s hard to change insurance companies without them, click on this brief video explanation.

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Does a new business have difficulty getting insurance?

By Business Insurance

Question 87 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! When beginning a new business there are many things that an owner must do. Many times the setting up of the insurance plan is an afterthought. However, this is something that should be met with extreme detail and coordination. This is the tool that will ensure your new business stays open. Getting a new policy might not be as difficult as you think.

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How much for a quote?

By Auto Insurance, Business Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Insurance News, Renter' Insurance

Question 83 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! When listening to a radio ad about insurance and being enticed by a “free quote”, do you ever wonder…hmm how much is this Free Quote saving me? I’ll bet not. So, do you ever have to “pay” for a quote? Watch this video as we pull the cover off the insurance industry (lol).

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Do I need to list non W2 employees on a New York Workers Compensation policy?

By Business Insurance

Question 78 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series? As a business owner, having to figure out who to put on a workers compensation policy and who not to, is probably not your idea of a good time. I can relate. However, in New York state we have some rules (surprise) and those rules say that if you are paying someone, they’d better be listed. The cleaner of your office, the person you hired for social media, the outside sales person, and more could end up needing to be accounted for. See this brief video explanation for more.

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