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November 14, 2017

EPLI: From rare to on the rise

Twenty years ago, EPLI wasn’t widely used in the United States; even a decade ago, most companies didn’t buy it. Today, while many companies have stand-alone EPLI coverage, only about 20 percent of businesses with fewer than 50 employees had it as recently as 2015, according to Advisen, a data, media, and technology solutions provider for the commercial property and casualty insurance market.

Categories: EPLI Coverage

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November 7, 2017

Building a Case for EPLI Coverage

Sales projections, project deadlines and prospecting for customers are always on the minds of small business owners. Unfortunately, something that rarely crosses a small business owner’s mind is the possibility of an employee lawsuit.

Categories: EPLI Coverage

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October 31, 2017

3 Reasons Plumbers, Electricians, & Roofers Need Commercial Auto Coverage

In our post, “Top 3 Industries in Need of Commercial Auto Coverage,” we discussed the differences between personal and commercial coverage, and several industries that would greatly benefit from it. Today, we’re talking about why specialty contractors, like plumbers, electricians, and roofers, are specifically at risk without commercial auto insurance.

Categories: Commercial Auto

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October 24, 2017

How to Educate Small Business Prospects about Commercial Auto Insurance

If you want to know how to educate small business prospects about commercial auto insurance, you’ve come to the right place. As one of the largest small business insurance providers in the US, we know a thing or two about prospecting.

In this article, we’ll discuss the following:

    • Where to find information about commercial auto insurance
    • How to determine whether your client needs commercial auto coverage
    • Where to find data to support your risk assessment

Categories: Commercial Auto

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October 17, 2017

Why Small Businesses Need Commercial Auto Insurance

Commercial auto insurance isn’t just for “the big dogs.” Small businesses are just as much, if not more, at risk than larger businesses because a long claim payout time could spell disaster. Particularly, employers with just a few employees shouldn’t think twice about purchasing commercial auto insurance.

Categories: Commercial Auto

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October 10, 2017

How Climate Change Could Affect the Commercial Auto Insurance Industry

According to an article from PropertyCasualty360 from April 2017, environmental liability claims have increased significantly in the past five years, specifically in the construction and mining sectors of Latin America. But if hurricanes Harvey and Irma were any indication, it’s clear that the effects of climate change are becoming more severe and wide spread each year.

Categories: Commercial Auto

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