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January 9, 2018

Your 5-Step Post-PFL Checklist for Compliance, Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

Paid Family Leave (PFL) is here. You’ve spoken to your insurance agent or broker and added the rider to your mandatory New York State DBL coverage.

But are you really ready for PFL? Making sure you take these five steps can help reduce confusion about the new benefit, improve employee satisfaction, and minimize the impact of paid leave on your company’s bottom line. 

Categories: Disability Benefits

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January 2, 2018

Nonprofit Cyber Security Risks: Common Attack Methods [Infographic]

Nonprofits do some of the noblest work for the at-risk communities in the world. Between financially supporting children and families going through the worst times in their lives, to providing education funding for students who might not otherwise have opportunity, charitable organizations change the world one person at a time. Unfortunately, the perceived abundant coffers of these organizations and the innate risks involved with daily business can put nonprofits at risk for a cyber attack.

Categories: Cyber Liability

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December 26, 2017

Why Retailers and Wholesalers Need BOP Coverage

As the holiday shopping season winds down, small retailers and wholesalers know now more than ever the importance of BOP coverage for small businesses. A BOP ensures that your business is covered in the event of an accident or injury on your property, damage due to illegal activity, or business closure due to natural events.

Categories: Business Owner's Policy

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December 19, 2017

3 Reasons Small Businesses Need BOP Coverage

As a general standard, business owners are a tough bunch. It takes grit and guts to embark on a business journey, and it’s not all glory and sunshine. Running a business is hard work. Not only is a business owner responsible for the livelihood of their employees, but they’re also responsible to their clients and customers to keep the lights on and the doors open.

Categories: Business Owner's Policy

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December 14, 2017

Pro Tips for Hiring Temporary Staff for the Holidays

Many retail stores are adding temporary staff this holiday season to handle higher traffic and increased demand. Although hiring temporary employees helps to ensure customers are served and the shelves are stocked, it also brings some unique risks and challenges for employers.

Learn more about the top mistakes businesses make when hiring temporary staff in AmTrust’s tips for preventing temporary employee mishaps this holiday season.

Categories: Risk Management

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December 12, 2017

3 Top Industries in Need of a BOP

Small businesses face a variety of challenges every day. A Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) can help small business owners feel a bit more secure in their business venture. As we discussed last week, a BOP covers three of the most common business liabilities: general liability, property, and business interruption coverage. Designed with small businesses in mind, this coverage is affordable, customizable, and tailored to your specific industry. Do you need it for your business?

Categories: Business Owner's Policy

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