Small insurance companies facing scrutiny receive IRS deal offer

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The goal of the deal is to ensure tax payment plus interest in exchange for dropping the case. The I.R.S. has offered small insurance companies under tax avoidance scrutiny a way to avoid penalties through a new offer. This offer would give the insurers the opportunity to pay all outstanding back taxes – in addition to interest – in order to close their cases and face no further penalties. The Internal Revenue Service is working to help to correct the tax avoidance and prevent it in the future. The small…

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Nationwide small commercial insurance satisfaction highest in US, says JD Power

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The insurer earned the highest ranking for overall customer satisfaction in a recent study. A new J.D. Power study has found that Nationwide provides the best customer satisfaction in small commercial insurance. This, according to the findings from the firm’s 2019 U.S. Small Commercial Insurance Satisfaction Study. This isn’t Nationwide’s first time receiving the title. In fact, the insurer has been the top small commercial insurance company for customer satisfaction two years in a row. The company also took the top spot for the claims and policy offerings categories. “Small…

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Small Business Health Insurance Trends 2019

The majority of Americans rely on small business health insurance to get the coverage they need. Unfortunately, too many small businesses fail to offer the right coverage options. In fact, in a survey of firms with between 3 and 9 employees, only 44% of those small businesses offered any health benefits. That’s bad news considering that small businesses make up the majority of businesses in the United States. Luckily, things are looking up. Despite the complicated and confusing insurance landscape of today, new trends are taking over that make small…

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Independent Courier Insurance Spikes in Popularity from Common New Jobs

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As businesses hire a growing number of people on bicycles, scooters or cars, liability coverage needs rise. Businesses of all sizes are looking to different types of delivery options for convenience and savings, requiring many self-employed individuals to seek independent courier insurance. Not all couriers work for massive global companies and those on bikes and scooters need coverage, too. Damage and liability issues are the most important part of independent courier insurance. These typically have to do with the vehicle being used to make the deliveries as well as the…

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What does catering business insurance cover for small business owners?

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This type of commercial policy is designed to cover the liabilities specific to this type of company. Catering business insurance is a type of commercial coverage designed to provide small business owners with protection against the liabilities specific to this type of service. These entrepreneurs don’t always recognize all the risks associated with food service to large groups. The standard catering business insurance policy provides coverage against the risks to which these businesses are most commonly exposed. These include risks such as: • Third party injuries, • Damaged equipment, •…

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Dog walker insurance protects those caring for pet fitness

Dog walker insurance - Man walking dog

Small businesses designed to make sure Fido and Fluffy get walked every day need coverage, too. Professional dog walker insurance, also called a pet care insurance (PCI) policy, is a growing industry and for good reason. Americans love their pets and there are millions of these furry family members across the country. However, they don’t always have the time or mobility to walk them as often as recommended. Dog walkers have become a necessary part of pet ownership for millions of Americans. That said, as is the case with many…

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Yoga insurance rises in popularity as instructors seek to cover themselves

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Teachers are discovering that despite their best efforts to instruct safe practices, injuries can occur. Even the best instructors who underscore safe, accurate postures are looking into yoga insurance on a rapidly increasing basis. This industry niche is helping yoga teachers to make sure they’re covered when injuries happen. Despite instructors’ best efforts some students use asanas incorrectly or push themselves too far. Most reputable yoga instructors require their students to disclose medical conditions that could affect their safety in class. They will also pay close attention to their students…

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