Do you need to provide Employee Benefits?

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It can be hard to find good employees. So when you do, it’s important that you keep them. One way to accomplish this is to offer a good benefits package.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

The 4 Basic Steps on Writing a Construction Incident Report

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Accidents happen. Sometimes no matter how safe your company is, a claim can occur. It’s important that as an Owner/General Contractor your team knows what they need to do prior to any accident. Make sure you have clearly identified who will be responsible for completing the incident report if an accident were to occur (i.e. a Supervisor, etc.).

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Topics: Claims, Construction Insurance

The Importance of Mental Health Benefits in the Workplace

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If we have learned anything from COVID-19, it is that we all need to prioritize our mental health. As an employer, you might not think you should concern yourself with your employees’ mental health. That would be a mistake. Mental health affects your employees’ productivity levels, lateness, and time away from work. All these things can have a negative impact for your business. That’s why it’s crucial you have a good Mental Health Benefits package.

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Topics: Employee Benefits

Pre-Fab-ulous Construction Trend

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An unexpected construction trend resulting from the Pandemic is the increase in modular construction. This method is a type of prefab construction. It ranges from manufacturing basic elements such as panels and walls to full units, like kitchens and bathrooms in a factory. Then they are assembled on location like large Lego® pieces. Modular construction accounts for about 5% of all new projects in both commercial and residential real estate. Developers are embracing modular construction for everything from data centers to medical buildings. Utilizing prefabricated units has some impressive cost benefits.

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Topics: Construction Trends

Can I Claim a Workers’ Compensation Injury if I Work From Home?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many companies to shift their work environments. As we enter 2021, many employees are still in a hybrid (office/work-from-home) setting or an entirely remote environment. As such, employers should be aware of new litigation regarding work-from-home and compensability under their state’s Workers’ Compensation (WC) statutes.

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Topics: Claims, Workers' Compensation, COVID-19, Construction Trends

COVID-19 Business Interruption Court Rulings – U.S. & Abroad

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Small businesses in the United Kingdom (U.K.) celebrated a tremendous victory in the courts on Friday, January 15, 2021. The U.K. Supreme Court dismissed appeals by six insurers – Hiscox, RSA, QBE, Argenta, Arch and MS Amline – determining that “many thousands of policyholders will now have their claims for coronavirus-related (COVID-19) Business Interruption losses paid.”

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Topics: Claims, COVID-19, Construction Trends

2021: The Time to Try a New Insurance Approach

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It’s evident that the cost of an insurance program rarely goes down. Unfortunately, being in a Hard Market, we’ve seen insurance coverage rates increase across the board. Brokers started observing this trend back in May of 2019, when Excess Insurance prices were spiking regardless of claims activities.

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Topics: Construction Risk Management, Hard Market

2020 State of the Insurance Market Review & Outlook

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As we begin 2021, we reflect on everything that happened this past year - from a global pandemic to civil unrest to natural catastrophes. Through all of that, we find the primary issue that impacts the P&C insurance marketplace in 2021 is uncertainty.

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Topics: Construction Risk Management, Construction Trends

Should I Consider a Captive?

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As a business owner, you have a lot to manage. Some things you might do on ‘auto-pilot’ just because you have always done them that way. Does renewing your insurance fall into that category?

Of course, having insurance to cover the myriad of risks is vital to any business. However, utilizing an alternate risk financing option may be able to serve your business better. A Captive may be one of the alternate risk financing options that you should consider.

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Topics: Captive

Who Assigns Your Risk ID?

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Is this the first time your company needs to enroll in a Wrap-Up program? As you fill out the paperwork, you will need to know what your Risk ID number is.

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Topics: Risk ID, Workers' Compensation, Wrap-Ups