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Credit Card Incident Response Policy Template

To address credit cardholder security, the major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) jointly established the PCI Security Standards Council to administer the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) that provide specific guidelines for safeguarding cardholder information.  Use the template below to handle breach, theft and fraud related to credit card transactions. Download

Commercial General Liability Exclusions j. (5) and j. (6) Are Not the Same

Denial of Commercial General Liability Coverage (CGL) coverage for certain types of property damage claims made against contractors or other repair or service business frequently cite exclusions j. (5) and j. (6), or as Randy Maniloff1  has named these exclusions, the “double js.” Put another way, these exclusions are appropriately labeled “double js” because if an insurer is citing one… Read More »Commercial General Liability Exclusions j. (5) and j. (6) Are Not the Same

Distracted Driving and Insurance Premium

Most drivers are aware of the dangers of driving while distracted. However, something that many drivers do not realize is that in addition to the legal ramifications, these distractions can affect the premiums you pay for your auto insurance. Most drivers are aware of the dangers of driving while distracted. However, something that many drivers do not realize is that in addition to… Read More »Distracted Driving and Insurance Premium

Furnace Safety Tips

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Clean Or Change Furnace Filters Regularly. Replace disposable filters. Wash, brush or vacuum permanent filters. Check The Exhaust Vent From The Furnace. Clear obstructions such as leaves or animal nests from the vent pipe. Keep roof exhaust vents clear of snow. Inspect The Blower Motor With The Power Off. Vacuum any accumulated dirt. If the owner’s manual calls for it,… Read More »Furnace Safety Tips

How to Onboard and Train Employees into a Safety Culture

How to Onboard and Train Employees into a Safety CultureOnce you attract and hire qualified job candidates to your open positions, having an onboarding and training process can help employees work safely and effectively. A continuous onboarding program will help orient employees not only to the functional details of employment, such as appropriate safety procedures, but also to the safety culture of the organization.

Employee retention strategies, such as onboarding and training programs, can also help protect the considerable time and expense invested in recruiting and hiring new employees. According to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, the costs of replacing an employee are approximately 9% of an employee’s annual wage. In addition to any lost productivity and institutional knowledge, those costs include recruitment, selection, the costs of learning on the job and any separation costs.Read More »How to Onboard and Train Employees into a Safety Culture

Prepare RV for Winter to Prevent Claims in Spring

If you have made the decision to end your camping season for the winter, you’ll need to perform some routine preventative maintenance on your RV to avoid expensive repairs in the spring. Depending on where you live, winterization can be done at a local RV dealership for a nominal fee, but many RVers opt to handle these duties themselves. This handy checklist should… Read More »Prepare RV for Winter to Prevent Claims in Spring

Law Enforcement Liability Solutions for Cities and Counties

Law Enforcement Liability Solutions for Cities and CountiesWith their police personnel protecting the public, local cities and counties need to effectively manage risks associated with law enforcement activity. As part of an extensive program, our Public Sector Services has both law enforcement liability insurance coverage and the right risk control capabilities to assist.

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Our law enforcement liability product provides coverage for bodily injury, personal injury or property damage that is caused by a wrongful act committed while conducting law enforcement activities or operations. Key features include:Read More »Law Enforcement Liability Solutions for Cities and Counties

Bicycle Theft on the Rise

how to lock your bike tutorial In San Francisco, a bike is stolen every three hours and there has been a 70% increase in bicycle theft since 2006. The SFPD has a warehouse filled with hundreds of recovered bikes, most of which were probably stolen, but they have no way of returning these bikes to their owners because many people don’t keep a record of their serial numbers and don’t register their bikes.

To combat this problem, San Francisco SAFE and the SFPD have just started a bike registration program. By going to the Safe Bikes website, you can register your bike, upload a copy of your purchase receipt and also upload photos of your bike. Then, if your bike is ever stolen, there is a much greater chance that it can be returned to you.Read More »Bicycle Theft on the Rise

Invest in Security Cameras

Authorities say a central New York convenience store’s surveillance cameras caught a man purposely pouring soda on the floor and then faking a fall so he could file an insurance claim against the business. Insurance fraud investigators say the store’s security videotape shows Barnes pouring soda on the floor. Officials say “injured” filed a claim with the stores insurer and later… Read More »Invest in Security Cameras

Halloween Driving – Use Extra Caution

25% rise the number of people in California hit by cars on Halloween versus the rest of October, according to Allstate Insurance Co. The insurer recently looked at its California auto insurance claims involving pedestrians over the past three years and found the dramatic jump in October accidents at trick-or-treat time. “Because this Halloween falls on a weekend, there may… Read More »Halloween Driving – Use Extra Caution