Category Archives: Commercial

Distracted Driving

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From Westfield Insurance (www.westfieldinsurance.com) Perhaps the legendary rock and roll band, The Doors, said it best, “Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.” Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every …

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Employees’ use of personal vehicles at work

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  From: Westfield Insurance (www.westfieldinsurance.com) Covering the gaps between their personal insurance and your business policy It’s not uncommon for employers to require employees to drive their personal vehicles to conduct company business, whether it’s calling on clients or running …

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Strategies for managing a remote workforce

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From Westfield Insurance: As technology advances, more employees are working remotely. While both employee and employer can benefit from this arrangement, managing these employees can prove a challenge. Many employers are reluctant to allow employees to work remotely, but an …

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7 tips for minimizing landlord liability for third-party criminal acts

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  From Westfield Insurance:   While landlords know they are liable for losses associated with weather, fire and slip-and-fall injuries on their commercial and residential properties, they may not be aware of their liability for other incidents. Take, for example, a …

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YOUR COMMERCIAL POLICY: TIPS TO PROTECT YOU FROM UNNECESSARY LIABILITY LOSSES

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From Westfield Insurance:   A subcontractor seriously injures himself with a circular saw at your place of business. Or a roofer starts a fire while performing work at an apartment complex you own. In either case, you and your insurer could …

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Staying Safe at Harvest Time

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From Westfield Insurance:   It’s harvest time and all of your hard work has finally come to fruition. But as the days get shorter and you rush to get crops in during the harvest window, it can be tempting for you …

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Risk Transfer Requirements: Your Key to Profitability in Construction

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  According to First Research, the United States (U.S.) construction industry includes more than 650,000 contractors with combined annual revenue of about $1.4T. Demand for this industry is driven by demographics and the health of the economy. The profitability of …

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Insurance Considerations for Real Estate Owners and Property Managers

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From www.westfieldinsurance.com: Property owners often contract with property management firms to provide various services such as seeking tenants, collecting rents, maintaining premises, providing financial services and optionally, providing primary insurance. Property managers need to consider several things when developing a …

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Baby It’s Cold (and SLICK) Outside: Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

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From Westfieldinsurance.com: This winter has been brutal—ice and snow accumulating; water being tracked over your floor mats and onto your floors; salt eating up your finish. We can all agree that 2014 is off to a nasty beginning. During these …

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15 Tips on How to Prevent Residential Contractor Theft

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Great tips from Westfield Insurance:   While on vacation, my husband and I woke to the sound of the phone ringing. Our employees called to inform us that our tool trailer and tools had been stolen. We normally do not leave …

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