4 Compelling Reasons to Get Insurance as a Manufacturer

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Manufacturing should be just about the lowest risk activity going, right? Transforming materials into objects should be a very easy thing to carry out according to plan, in theory. In practice, there are lots of hiccups and disasters that can scupper a manufacturer’s best-laid plans. It is important to take out comprehensive insurance in the manufacturing industry. Here are just a few of the reasons why.  Material Inconsistencies Can Cause Huge Disruption A manufacturing operation is reliant upon the materials you can get ahold of. No matter how well-trained your…

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How To Keep Your Commercial Kitchen Safe

How To Keep Your Commercial Kitchen Safe

Safety in any kitchen is essential, but in a commercial kitchen, it’s absolutely crucial. Running a commercial kitchen means you need to be on top of safety to protect your building, your employees and your customers. Here are a few key ways to make sure you’re keeping your kitchen as safe as possible to prevent any accidents or injuries and keep your delicious food streaming out the door to customers. Fire Prevention The top kitchen safety preparation involves fire safety and prevention. A commercial kitchen needs a system for fire…

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Amazon workers’ compensation to increase in Washington state

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A labor agency has announced that it will be boosting the coverage for fulfillment center employees. A Washington state labor agency has announced its plans to boost Amazon workers’ compensation for employees at the fulfillment center in the state. The move was justified by what it called a more hazardous environment than other warehouse types. The state’s Department of Labor and Industries had already announced that it would be raising the premium rates for this coverage by 15 percent starting at the beginning of 2021. By boosting the coverage, this…

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How a Business’s Insurance Can Cover a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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When you start a business, you’re probably very excited about it. Maybe you’ve had this idea for years, and you’re only now beginning to get it off the ground. Your family is behind you, encouraging you. You’ll need to do things like secure a bank or credit union loan, or find investors. You’ll need to hire employees and set up your supply chain. You may need to hire social media managers, marketing managers, etc. You’re hoping the business succeeds, but there’s one area you should never neglect as you’re getting…

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Cost of workers’ compensation in US falling, but coverage is on its way up

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A new report compared data over the years following 2014 and showed the coverage is improving. The cost of workers’ compensation in the United States is steadily dropping, even as the coverage it provides appears to be rising. The Workers’ Compensation Benefits, Costs, and Coverage report examined data from 2018, comparing it with updated data for 2014 through 2017. This was conducted by the National Academy of Social insurance and the data is publicly available. This is the 23rd consecutive year for the report on the cost of workers’ compensation.…

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New Hampshire workers compensation insurance proposal approved

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The state Insurance Department has given the nod to a reduce voluntary loss costs proposal. The New Hampshire workers compensation market will keep up its historically low rates right into 2021, according to a new decision made by the NH Insurance Department. The department issued a press release explaining its approval of a new proposal for the market. The NH Insurance Department gave its approval to a rate proposal filed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). This will reduce New Hampshire workers compensation voluntary loss costs by an…

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New Jersey Senate passes bill for COVID-19 dependent benefits

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The bill will provide a weekly supplement to family members of essential workers who die from the virus. The New Jersey Senate has just passed a bill for providing COVID-19 dependent benefits supplements when essential workers in the state die from having the coronavirus. SB 2476 passed on Monday by a vote of 38-1 and will use the NJ Second Injury Fund. Essential workers whose dependents would qualify should the worst happen from coronavirus infection include fire, police and other first responders. They also include medical and other health care…

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