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Q & A: What to do about rising business insurance rates?

We printed this Q&A column in the Feb. 10, 2021 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: What to do about rising business insurance rates? A: If COVID wasn’t bad enough, business insurance companies are at the tail-end...

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2021 Business Insurance Rate Forecast

How to beat rising business insurance rates - What is on the horizon for business insurance prices in 2021? You’ve been creative and resilient as you continue to weather the COVID-19 economic storm. Controlling...

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COVID-19: Workers Compensation – claim prevention

Employers are challenged with two liability concerns regarding COVID-19 transmission – customers and employees. The latest liability exposure to manage is how to prevent claims for workers compensation or employer...

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COVID-19: Liability risk to your business

As business owners reopen their businesses to the public, the question of COVID related liability has become a concern. The primary concern has been voiced for specific industries like large retailers, medical clinics,...

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COVID-19: Business Premium Relief

4 ways business owners can reduce insurance premiums during the COVID-19 Pandemic American Insurance is dedicated to finding you answers and helping you maintain the business coverage you need at the lowest rates you...

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COVID-19 Insurance claim relief?

Answers to 4 common insurance questions Every business owner wants to know and is hoping that somehow their insurance coverages will provide some financial relief. Containment efforts of the Coronavirus Pandemic across...

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Q & A: What is a BOP?

We printed this Q&A column in the March 10, 2020 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: What is a BOP? A: If you own a business, small or large, you will want to get “BOP’d” by American Insurance. It doesn’t hurt and...

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Forecast: 2020 Commercial Insurance Rates

Most commercial insurance rates trended modestly higher in 2019 and increases are expected to accelerate some in 2020. Rate increases of up to 10% will not be uncommon even for well managed business exposures with low...

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New ID Law Verifications for Business Autos

Your Business Autos and how to comply with Idaho’s new insurance verification law. Perhaps this is the law of “unintended consequences” at work! Idaho’s new insurance verification law began Jan. 1, 2020 and has created...

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2019 Business Planning - SWOT it!

SWOT IT! - As a business owner it’s time to make plans for a new year of success! One common planning technique is listing out your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats - also known as the SWOT test. ...

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Idaho 2019 Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease

A proposal for a (minus) -4.2 percent overall rate change to Idaho workers’ compensation insurance, effective January 1, 2019, has been approved by the Idaho Department of Insurance. The proposed rate change comes from...

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Q & A: Does homeowners insurance cover my “At-Home” business?

We printed this Q&A column in the March 10, 2018 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q. Does homeowners insurance cover my “At-Home” business? A. All Homeowners policy forms contain business exclusions in the property,...

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Q & A: Are business insurance premiums rising?

We printed this Q&A column in the Feb. 10, 2018 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q. Are business insurance premiums rising? A. Natural disasters in 2017 will have little effect on Business Insurance premiums in 2018....

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2018 Commercial Insurance Rate Forecast

Natural disasters in 2017 will have little effect on Commercial Lines premiums in 2018. That is not to say that natural disasters were insignificant. The record hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and wildfires...

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Homeowners - Beware of Business Exclusions

A home-based business may void all coverage on your garage/shop.If you have a “home-based” business - even if part-time - at your home residence premises, there are serious insurance coverage issues that need to be...

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Q&A: How can I get the lowest rate on business insurance?

We printed this Q&A column in the Feb. 10, 2017 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: How can I get the lowest rates on business insurance? - A: Business Insurance rates vary dramatically from company to company. That’...

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Who's Dying On The Job? 150 per day!

A study of 2013 statistics shows 4,585 workers were killed on the job in the United States, and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a loss of 150 workers each day from hazardous working...

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One in Three Truckers Don't Buckle Up

About 65 percent of on-the-job deaths of truck drivers in 2012 were the result of a motor vehicle crash. More than a third of the drivers who died were not wearing a seat belt. This troubling fact has the National...

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2013 Insurance Rate Forecast

Premiums for insurance is expected to continue a modest rise in 2013. By John B Sullivan, CIC President, AMERICAN INSURANCE Like our political climate "more of the same" is expected. Loss experience improved over 2011's...

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Data Breach - Uninsured Business Threat?

Businesses, even very large ones, are typically not insured for data breach liability claims. Companies that rely on a Commercial General Liability (CGL) form, the most common policy form, to cover this cyber exposure...

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Hackers Now Target Small Businesses

Your small business is a target! Hackers are expanding their sights beyond multinationals to include any business that stores data in electronic form, according to a ProgramBusiness.com article posted July 21, 2011. The...

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WA Voters Alert - Initiative 1082

WA ballot initiative to privatize workers compensation Watch for November ballot Initiative-1082 The 30 year battle to end the state monopoly of Workers Compensation insurance goes to Washington voters in Nov under I-...

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Liability lawsuits cost small businesses 33% out of pocket

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study shows that small businesses paid $105.4 billion in 2008 driving up liability insurance costs and forcing labor and benefit reductions. Read more – Tort Liability Costs for Small Business...

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