Virginia is on the cusp of creating the nation’s first pandemic workplace safety requirements for employers, a standard that many in the occupational safety and health community expect could be a model for other state-operated Occupational Safety and Health Administrations to follow. With no signs that Fed-OSHA is looking to develop similar regulations, some state…Read more
Are your Workers Employees or Independent Contractors?
Before classifying a worker as an independent contractor, it is important for a business owner to do his or her homework carefully. Employment laws today are very strict, so discuss any concerns with an agent. The United States Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service have combined their efforts to help various states share…Read more
Healthcare Open Enrollment 2017
In the insurance industry, ‘annual enrollment’ refers to the period every year where individuals can sign up for an insurance plan with no discrimination or reduced discrimination against pre-existing conditions, or reduced or non-existent medical underwriting. In some cases, it’s the only time someone can sign up for insurance with a only a few exceptions.…Read more
The Importance of Insurance Company Ratings and Financial Strength
Insurance is a very special industry. The whole value of an insurance policy of any kind resides within a simple promise: The promise to pay a potentially large benefit in the event of a claim. But the claim could happen many, many years in the future. For example, life insurance policies routinely pay no benefit…Read more