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#MeToo and EPL Coverage

#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…
January 10, 2020
Business Insurance

2019 New York State Paid Family Leave Updates

Year 2 of New York State's Paid Family Leave On August 31st, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published the NY Paid Family Leave (PFL) rate for the 2019 calendar year. For 2019, the maximum contribution rate for Paid Family Leave will go from 0.126% to 0.153% of the employee’s gross annualized wages capped at the new annualized New York State Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) of $70,569.72* per year (learn more here);  which translates to a maximum annual premium contribution of $107.97 per employee. The rate for Paid Family Leave has been increased 21.4%. This takes into consideration the increase of benefits for 2019 which has also…
September 6, 2018
Business Insurance

New York Paid Family Leave

New York Paid Family Leave Commences New York Paid Family Leave has officially begun (Jan. 1st 2018). But...what is it? I've talked to a large number of employers and an even larger number of employees who have no idea what it is. Like most insurance coverage, understanding New York Paid Family Leave seems like a daunting task. However, after a thorough review, I can tell you, it isn't. What is New York Paid Family Leave? New York Paid Family Leave is a mandatory benefit for non-public employees. It provides wage replacement when temporarily leaving work for a specific life event.…
January 29, 2018
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What does workers comp insurance do?

Question 100 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/zicjRLQFXZI 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…
November 14, 2017
Business InsuranceBusiness Owners Insurance

How does Co-insurance work?

Question #96 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series https://youtu.be/nO5TC2tCW2c 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.
November 10, 2017
Business InsuranceCommercial Endorsement

What is Mechanical & Electrical Breakdown Insurance?

Question 93 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/9UcPkHUTw1A 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.
November 7, 2017
Business InsuranceGeneral Liability Insurance

How does Completed Products and Operations liability work?

Question 88 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/-c4Lv31AEE4 If you've ever delivered a product back to a customer after you've worked on it, or built something new for them, what would happen if you forgot to tighten the last screw? What if as a result someone was injured? How would that work on your insurance policy? Take a look at this brief video to learn more.
November 2, 2017
Business Insurance

Does a new business have difficulty getting insurance?

Question 87 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/JnMoP7GJV2c 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.
November 1, 2017
Business InsuranceWorkers Compensation

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

Question 78 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series? https://youtu.be/YVCCAMaWYiw 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. 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.
October 23, 2017
Business InsuranceWorkers Compensation

Do business owners have to be listed on New York Workers Comp?

Question 76 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series! https://youtu.be/GlJl7reOehA As a business owner you might not see a need to insure yourself on a Workers Compensation insurance policy. It boils down to whether you want to cover for lost wages if you become hurt on the job. Insuring yourself will be more expensive and most carriers have a minimum payroll number they use for owners. Check in with us for additional insight.
October 21, 2017
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