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June 12, 2018

June is National Safety Month: Tips to Help Avoid Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable injuries and deaths in the workplace, at home, and on the road by focusing on promoting safety through education, training, and providing a wealth of information resources. As part of this mission, the NSC has designated the month of June as “National Safety Month” to bring awareness to the importance of safety.

AmTrust supports the NSC’s mission of promoting a safer workplace and as such, we have provided some safety tips for helping prevent accidents or injuries in the workplace.

Categories: Workers' Compensation , Loss Prevention , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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June 8, 2018

Is Your Customer Data Safe? How to Help Protect Customer Information

The recent news about the Chili’s restaurant data breach incident may get you thinking about your small business’s data security. If you aren’t familiar with the story, here is some background: malware (software designed to damage or disable computer systems) installed on some of the restaurant’s payment systems may have been collecting customers' credit and debit card information.

In lieu of this story and others like it, you may be wondering: is my customer data secure? What else can I do to protect it? This article will discuss ways you can help improve your data security and how to better protect your customers' data.

Categories: Coverages , Cyber Liability , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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June 4, 2018

Summer Emergency Preparedness for Your Small Business Location

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your commercial property. Heavy rain and high winds can severely damage or destroy your roof, gutters, roof-mounted equipment, exterior signage and other objects kept outside like display racks or trash cans. Being proactive with your summer emergency preparedness is a key to helping to avoid, or at the very least, reduce the amount of loss suffered to your commercial property during severe weather. 

Categories: Loss Prevention , Coverages , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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May 31, 2018

May is Building Safety Month: Tips & Best Practices for Compliance

Have you ever wondered if your building or small business “is up to code”? What does this mean?

Standards and codes are used by many U.S. communities, as well as many global markets, for safety and to help reduce property losses. These include International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), local, county, state, insurance underwriting guidelines, and/or other codes that may be applicable in different jurisdictions.

Categories: Loss Prevention , AmTrust News , infographic , Risk Management

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April 17, 2018

What to Do After a Data Breach or Cyber Attack

Unfortunately, any small business could face the risk of a data breach or cyber attack. Regardless of how big or small your business is, if your data, important documents or customer information is exposed, recovering from the aftermath could be difficult.

If your business is the victim of a cyber attack and you're wondering what to do after a data breach, consider the following steps to help minimize the damage.

Categories: Agent Resources , Cyber Liability , AmTrust News , Agent

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April 11, 2018

3 Helpful Tips for Submitting a Paid Family Leave Claim

Since the New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) program is new and unprecedented in the country in terms of the amount and scope of benefits, there are bound to be some bumps in the road when it comes to filing PFL claims. To help minimize the frustrations of employees filing claims for PFL, we have provided three simple tips to help make the claims process easier and more efficient.

Categories: Claims Management , Coverages , Disability Benefits , New York Paid Family Leave , AmTrust News , Agent

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