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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Need Public Liability Insurance

The most common types of claims fall into a small number of categories:

• Slips, trips and falls-these make up the majority of claims, and are the hardest to prevent.

• Stress and anxiety, due to hold ups, for example Electrical malfunction, or delayed finishes to building projects affecting the next tier of tradesmen beginning – example: the plasterers run over the finish date which in turn hold up the decorators.

• Falling objects, i.e. striking against or struck by

Do I Need Professional Indemnity Insurance?

If your business offers advice you may also need ‘Professional Indemnity Insurance’, which covers you in the event you give incorrect advice and a business or client were to suffer financial losses as a result. This is also valuable for trades such as Financial Planning, Business Consultants and IT Consultants. This is not instead of Public Liability Insurance, some trades will need both.

Do I Need Employers Liability Insurance?

If you employ any staff, you must have Employers Liability Insurance; this is direct protection for your staff against any accidents or illness which is caused by your or your business.

Imagine if your administrator were to suffer symptoms of RSI while in your employment, or a gardeners apprentice was to suffer injuries as a result of having a go with a hedge trimmer while you were busy elsewhere? These are very real risks, and you are required by law to have this in place, for protection of those in your employment.

Tricks to Prevent Auto Crash

Undeniably, this collision could have resulted in far greater general liability and other damages. Nonetheless, you will definitely be filing an auto insurance claim through your insurance agency. Thankfully, all those premium payments you have dutifully been submitting have come around to your benefit: you have good coverage under your particular policy and you will be protected by it.

“How could this actually have happened to me?” you wonder incredulously.

According to government officials, the disturbing experience can happen to anyone! Oftentimes, wild deer leave the adjacent forest or wilderness to roam the roadside. And it’s not too unusual for them to jump into the danger that oncoming traffic presents. If a car has its headlights on, the deer crossing the roadway can become mesmerized and statue-like. With no other recourse, oncoming cars collide into the animal. As it seems, both are victims.

With the proper care, though, motorists can avoid risky confrontations with deer (and other big forest animals).

Four Points to Avoid an Auto – Deer Accident

• Motorists are most prone to meet up with a deer during the poor visibility hours between dawn and dusk; drive exceedingly carefully at this time.

• Official statistics say the majority of deer collisions occur in October, November and December – the pre-breeding juncture.

• If you spot a deer positioned at the roadside, slow down and drive very, very carefully; deer can abruptly change route and run into traffic flow.

• Look out for and pay close attention to deer crossing symbols and markers: the reason they are placed there is because there have been deer incidents at the site.

Ensure Travel Insurance Claims Approval

Make sure all the information on all your forms is correct and complete

Inaccurate information – a wrong year of birth, even a missing middle initial – can cause problems when it comes to making claims on your single trip travel insurance. But nothing can cause more problems than not fully disclosing health issues with the insurer.

For instance, if you have a pre-existing condition, such as hypertension or a heart condition that was not disclosed, you may not be able to claim emergency medical expenses on your trip – even if that was for a sudden bout of stomach flu.

Always check the inclusions on your policy

Another one of the most common reasons for denial of claims, whether it’s for single trip travel insurance or annual cover, is that simply, the expenses being claimed are for events that aren’t covered. The time to check what’s included in your coverage is before you need it, so always make sure you read your policy carefully before signing. If you’re getting it through a travel agent, make sure it is sufficiently explained, and if you’re getting it online, be sure to read through it carefully. Make comparisons before you buy, and remember, the least expensive isn’t always the best option.

Always get pre-approval prior to medical treatment

One of the most important things to remember is the assistance phone number for your insurers. This is often a toll-free number marked in big bold type on the envelope your policy is in- some even provide bookmarks and stickers you can put alongside your tickets so you can find them easily. Should you need to get medical treatment or service, this is the number to call so you can be directed to a pre-approved facility or doctor. You’ll then be assured of easy reimbursement- or in some cases, not need to outlay any cash.

Get the Cheapest Fleet Insurance

In order to achieve the best possible price, you need to know what level of cover you need. Comprehensive is the best cover and while slightly more expensive, this cover will protect your vehicles, your drivers and any third party vehicles and property. It also covers against fire and theft. This means that in the long run you are saving money.

If you are to choose one of the third party covers, you’ll find your own vehicles are not covered, this can result in you having to pay out a lot of money should your vehicles be involved in an accident. These covers only protect the third party vehicle or property and if you choose cover that includes fire and theft, it brings a little more security to the table.

When searching for the cheapest fleet insurance, ensure you are aware of what is not included in the policy you are offered. This is essential; often you can include additional cover which can help you to save money even further in the event of an accident. One of the covers you may include is a courtesy vehicle or roadside assistance.

Always pay careful attention to the drivers you are including in your policy. In order to achieve the cheapest fleet insurance, you will need to choose drivers that have clean driving licenses, no convictions against their name and preferably be over twenty five.

Drivers that are young, have convictions and points deducted from their licenses are seen as a high risk to insurers, which is why in order to keep your costs to a minimum, you have to be very selective on who you choose to drive your vehicles.

It’s essential you take the time to find out about the company’s claims procedure. While you may be looking for the cheapest fleet insurance, you want an easy and effective claims procedure that enables you to repair or replace your vehicles in the shortest space of time. A company that doesn’t understand your business or urgency of your claim after an accident is putting your business in jeopardy. In order to operate effectively, you need your vehicles on the road.

When choosing the cheapest fleet insurance, determine how many vehicles you need in order to quality for this particular type of cover. Some companies require you have three to five or more vehicles, while others will offer the convenience of this policy if you have two or more vehicles.

Core Agency Values

To begin, Values are what drives effort and effort is what produces results, good or bad. Effort in the wrong places seldom produces the right results. So there are really two things here that are important-Effort and Direction. While both are important, Effort comes first-you gotta have some before you can direct it. Today we are only talking about Effort, Direction is for another day.

An example of how values drive Effort is often and most visibly played out in sales. A lot of sales activity (Effort) often produces more sales but possibly not the right sales (Direction). Now here is the exciting part-You can really, control your effort by choosing the right Values and matching the talent of new hire to those Values. The key here is to understand that people work to satisfy their values, not yours and don’t try to put into someone something that is not already there. All that boils down to looking for and hiring people who have values that match the agency needs.

So now it is beginning to get clear. Why do we want to know your agency values? Answer; so you can hire people with values similar to those of our agency. Now what are some agency Values of importance?

1. Theoretical Values- those who value knowledge and continuous learning or intellectual growth.
2. Traditional Values- those who value the tradition inherent in social structure, rules, regulations and principals.
3. Utilitarian Values- those who value achievement, results, and rewards for their investments of time, resources and energy.
4. Individualistic Values- those who value personal recognition, freedom and control over their future and the future of others.
5. Social Values- those who act to enhance the well-being of others.
6. Aesthetic Values- those who pursue a balance in their lives, who are creative, self-expressive and have a love for beauty and nature.