North Carolina officials target employers without workers compensation

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The Industrial Commission has already fined and charged companies operating without proper insurance. In North Carolina, the Industrial Commission, the authority responsible for the enforcement of laws regarding workers compensation, has now started to target employers that have not been carrying adequate insurance in order to comply with the state’s laws. As a result of the crackdown that has been occurring over the last year, $1 million in civil fines have been collected. These civil fines were collected from companies without adequate (or any) workers compensation coverage. Moreover, beyond fining…

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Cyber insurance industry is hunting for expertise

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As the demand for this risk coverage skyrockets, insurers are looking for experience and skills in handling the problem. While insurers are watching the tiny cyber insurance coverage market spike and grow at an exponential rate, they frequently don’t have the type of skills and experience that are necessary to actually handle data breaches and hackers to be able to provide the type of service that would be required to offer this type of product. It is becoming almost commonplace to hear about high profile data breaches among massive corporations.…

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Business insurance claims denied to vendors at hugely popular farmer’s market

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Some of the sellers at the St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market which was destroyed by a fire will not receive a payment. The start of September brought devastation to a farmer’s market so unique that every year, it brings in crowds from around the world, but business insurance couldn’t save some vendor from the losses that were incurred from a massive fire that destroyed the main building. Early on Labor Day morning, flame engulfed the sprawling two-story building, leaving only rubble behind. Now, several St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market vendors are being…

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Liability insurance demand is increasing in India

Liability Insurance

Companies are experiencing exponential increases in the number of lawsuits and need protection. In India, businesses are experiencing an increase in the number of lawsuits that are filed against them, at a rate of 30 to 40 percent per year, which has caused companies to flock to their insurers to purchase liability insurance. This has boosted demand in that sector at a staggering rate, with an estimated growth of 10 to 20 percent annually. Among the more popular forms of liability insurance that businesses are purchasing include credit, director and…

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What type of insurance coverage should small businesses consider?

Basics of commercial insurance coverage plans Proper insurance coverage is important for companies of all sizes, but when it comes to shopping for policies, small business owners often struggle to know what they should be buying. This is because there are several different types that should be considered and that may need to be covered. It can be vital to the financial security of a small business that it covers itself against the main risks involved in the ownership of that business. The right policy will make the difference between…

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What should you think about when you consider buying cyber insurance

Data breaches are a form of attack that can come on with absolutely no warning or provocation, and can cause either very little or no damage, or can cripple a business’s ability to function. Because they are so unpredictable, making them extremely challenging to budget for, cyber insurance is considered by many to be a very practical way to offset any of the unanticipated costs that can be associated with them. That said, it remains very important to take additional preventive efforts and security practices to ensure that your data…

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GEICO announces cheaper commercial auto insurance rates for businesses in Texas

Business owners in Texas may now have a commercial auto insurance policy available to them at a lower rate, as GEICO announced that they have made this new coverage available in the state. According to the director of commercial lines at GEICO, Kushwant Singh, his company is happy to be able to provide this new coverage to Texas businesses. He added that his company is recognized for providing cheap auto insurance coverage, but that “more and more business owners in Texas are discovering how much they can save with us…

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Towers Watson survey shows prices for commercial insurance continued their rise during Q4 2011

According to the results of the most recent Towers Watson Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS), the prices for commercial insurance increased by a total of 3 percent throughout the final quarter last year, which completed a year in which every quarter saw rising prices for all lines of standard commercial products. Furthermore, according to the report by the global professional services company, earned price increases are starting to compensate for the portions of the reported claim cost inflation levels. Data from CLIPS showed that, yet again, the commercial property…

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Towers Watson research indicates that inquiries into D&O insurance coverage are growing

A Towers Watson survey has shown that a growing number of corporate officers and directors are looking into the coverage that their companies have or need for protection against possible lawsuits, which indicates that there is an increasing concern over the broad range of risks to which they are exposed. The annual survey, performed by Towers Watson, a worldwide professional services company, was called the “2011 Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Survey”. It also determined that many American public, private, and nonprofit businesses and organizations have increased their D&O liability…

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Paychex Inc. announces new services for business insurance payments

Leading human resource, payroll, and employee benefit solutions provider, Paychex Inc., has unveiled its new Business Insurance Payment Service, which is now being introduced for Paychex Insurance Agency commercial auto, business owner (BOP), and umbrella products that are sold through Guard Insurance Group, The Hartford, and Travelers Insurance companies. This new service will allow policyholders to choose to have their premiums paid for by Paychex using a monthly pay-as-you-go method that will help to decrease the premium deposit that is generally made up-front. The policyholders will also be able to…

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