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Different businesses have different insurance needs. We’ll thoroughly assess your business and situation to develop creative, comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that fit your needs.

Each industry has its own set of unique risks and requires specialized insurance to protect what matters most. Our insurance advisors have in-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of industries, including those featured below.

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Work Safety

Pre-Hire Physical

Risk Factor

Are you about to hire your next workers' compensation claim? In an effort to get a position filled quickly, you may take short cuts that could cost you thousands of dollars.

Solution

Prospective employees should be required to complete a pre-hire physical. A copy of the intended job description can then be given to the medical provider with the physical requirements of the position. This helps to ensure only those capable of doing the job are hired and keeps other employees safe.

Education and Injury Reporting

Risk Factor

Often times employees don’t understand the workers' compensation process and may be afraid to report a claim for fear of losing their job or impacting a daily count of injury-free days that are tied to an incentive program.

Solution

Educate employees on the workers' compensation system. During the hiring process, consider explaining how workers' compensation coverage protects your employee when an injury occurs. Your employee should understand that it is their responsibility to report an injury immediately and follow the company’s guidelines for seeking medical attention. Explain your return-to-work policy and have your employees sign an agreement stating they understand the process.

Communication

Risk Factor

Your employee may become injured and you might be tempted to rely on someone else to communicate with them. As a result, your employee may be confused by the workers' compensation process and unsure where to turn.

Solution

You and your supervisors need to stay in constant communication with your employees. Your insurance broker can provide some coaching and guidance throughout the process. Above all, your employees should feel that you care about their injuries and that you will be involved in helping them recover. Your direct supervisors play a key role in this process and should be trained to effectively communicate with your employees throughout the injury.

Return-to-Work

Risk Factor

When your employees become injured, they may need time to recover. As an employer, you may be tempted to rely solely on the workers' compensation insurance company and/or your employee’s medical provider to communicate throughout the process. If you do, the process can become unnecessarily prolonged.

Solution

As the employer, let your insurance company and your employee’s medical provider know that you have a return-to-work program in place. Ask the medical provider to refer to the job description that has been provided for the injured employee. As soon as the employee is medically cleared, offer a light duty position and ask them to report to work. If needed, your employee can continue to receive treatment while they continue to recover.

Payroll Audits and EMR

Risk Factor

Statistically, your company’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) has more than a 70% chance of being incorrect. Your EMR is a number used by insurance companies to gauge any past cost of injuries and future chances of risk. In addition, over 80% of payroll audits are done incorrectly. Both factors impact your workers' compensation coverage.

Solution

Trust your insurance advisor and have them assist and advocate during the annual payroll audit conducted by the insurance company. Your agent should also monitor all claims, but especially claims reserved over a $10,000 threshold. Larger claims should have a quarterly report prepared by your insurance agent to let you know the status of the claim. Your agent should work with your insurance company’s claims adjustor to close any claims as quickly as possible.

Medical Provider Communication

Risk Factor

Claims can remain open longer than needed due to poor communication between you and your employee’s medical provider. As a result, you may be unaware that your employee is well enough to return to work on a modified basis.

Solution

Get to know the doctors that are helping your employee heal. Your insurance broker should foster this relationship by assisting you in the selection of the medical provider prior to a claim. Meet with the medical provider, interview them, tour their facilities, ask them to tour your location and explain your return-to-work program. Job descriptions can be provided to the medical provider and an agreement of services can be achieved. Once a claim takes place, a clear line of communication should be established so you are kept aware of your employee’s status.

Safety Training

Risk Factor

Sometimes employees are trained to do a job well, but are not trained to do their job safely. Many work-related injuries can be avoided by effective training.

Solution

Your insurance broker should be able to organize monthly training classes. Many insurance carriers offer training tools at no charge and your broker can help you utilize these tools to your advantage. For example, topics such as proper lifting techniques can be critical for many job functions. Also, using tools like payroll stuffers can be very effective.

OSHA Inspections

Risk Factor

Many employers are concerned about their next OSHA visit. Worried about citations and fines, employers see OSHA as the enemy. Sound familiar?

Solution

OSHA's On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.

Brewery Insurance

Owning a brewery can present unique risks. Specialty brewery insurance combines elements of liquor liability insurance, property insurance and general business insurance to develop one, simpler policy.

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Child Care Center Insurance

Parents trust child care centers with their children from the earliest days. As with any facility that caters to the care of young ones, there are special risks in addition to the ordinary risks of running a business. Our specialized insurance policies will keep you covered.

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Church Insurance

A church is so much more than a place of worship—it's also a community center, an employer and oftentimes, a home. We offer customized insurance options that fit all of these unique needs.

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Contractor Insurance

Contractor insurance isn't one-size-fits-all. A specialized policy allows you to easily customize and simplify your insurance coverage to ensure that your business' unique needs are protected.

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Condo Building Insurance

Condo building insurance can be complicated. Specialty condo insurance recognizes the many different risk types and provides clarity regarding which parties are responsible for covering which risks.

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Dealership Insurance

The risks associated with owning a dealership are diverse, no matter what you sell. From workers' comp to coverage for customers' vehicles, we'll help you navigate the complexities and design a policy that keeps your business running smoothly.

Farm Insurance

It can be overwhelming to think about insuring your farm if it's both your home and your business. Farm insurance eliminates the confusion and allows you to simplify your insurance into a single policy.

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Fitness Center Insurance

As a gym or fitness center owner, customer waivers are usually not enough to protect you from potentially damaging financial risks. A specialty fitness center insurance policy can fill the gaps.

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Fleet Insurance

Fleet insurance is the simplest way to cover all of the cars and trucks owned by your company with a single policy.

Garage Repair Shop Insurance

Garage repair shops face high financial risks simply because of the nature of the business. A specialty insurance policy can protect your garage repair shop from potentially devastating financial losses.

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Golf Course Insurance

Golf is a relaxing pastime that many people enjoy, but operating a golf course isn't such a walk in the park! Specialty golf course insurance can protect your business from financial risks associated with property damage, extreme weather, liquor liability and much more.

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International Business Insurance

Conducting business outside the country comes with its own unique set of risks and liabilities. Coverage options vary, so our experts will sit down with you to determine what your business' needs are and how we can keep them protected.

Manufacturer Insurance

Manufacturers come in all shapes, sizes and product lines. But no matter what type of manufacturing business you're in, there's one thing in common: the need to protect your business. We can help you design the right manufacturer's insurance policy.

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Medical Office Insurance

Just as your patients need to maintain insurance coverage, so should you. Your medical office comes with a unique set of risks and a specialty medical office insurance policy can keep you protected against a loss.

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Non-Profit Insurance

Even though your organization's goal is to help people, you are still running a business. That means your non-profit needs to protect itself against the risks that small business owners face. We'll help you design a non-profit insurance policy that covers your organization's unique needs.

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Professional Services Insurance

When your business handles services that are very personal, it's important to have the right insurance in place to protect your clients and your business. Professional services insurance is a great way to manage this.

Property Manager Insurance

If you manage residential or commercial properties, you face a diverse set of risks and potential losses. From liability issues to damage protection, we'll help you navigate the world of property manager insurance and design coverage that's a perfect fit.

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Real Estate Investor Insurance

Real estate investment is an exciting, and sometimes risky, venture. There are unique liabilities and factors to consider when insuring your property. We'll help manage those risks and keep your investment protected.

Restaurant Insurance

Restaurants carry a very unique set of risks. We can customize a menu of insurance solutions to meet your specific needs. Reviewing the options and developing a plan for restaurant insurance coverage is the perfect recipe.

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Retail Business Insurance

As a small business owner, you have a lot to think about. Customized retailer insurance coverage can help to take some of those worries off of your plate.

School Insurance

Schools can be a second home for the families they serve. Protecting this community hub is crucial. Having the right insurance in place for a school’s unique needs can make all the difference when an incident occurs.

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Technology Firm Insurance

Technology firms face unique risks due to the nature of their work. Specific tech firm insurance can help to combat and prevent these risks.

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Trucking Insurance

Does your company make use of commercial trucks? If so, you may need to consider commercial trucking insurance, which covers more risks than your typical auto insurance would.

Wholesaler and Distributor Insurance

As a wholesaler or distributor, your business has heightened risks because of the amount of stock kept onsite. A specialty wholesaler and distributor insurance policy protects you from the unique financial risks associated with this type of business.

Winery Insurance

Wineries have elements of many types of businesses – they’re part manufacturer, part event venue, and some may offer a wine bar that’s open to the public. Insurance for these unique risks requires specialized coverage.

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