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Straight From The Source Blog by Higginbotham Insurance


Protecting your business against employment related lawsuits

August 15 , 2018

 

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Filling coverage gaps with inland marine insurance

July 24 , 2018

Inland marine insurance

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Why commercial auto rates are rising and what you can do

June 22 , 2018

Rising commercial auto rates

It’s no secret that commercial auto rates are on the rise. Commercial auto insurers have been reporting poor results since at least 2016, and the trend shows no signs of slowing. Fleet managers are left wondering why their rates are increasing – and what they can do to keep the trend from hurting their bottom line.

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Don’t take chances with your home-based business insurance

May 18 , 2018

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Do you operate a home-based business? Thinking about starting one? You’re in good company. According to statistics from the Small Business Administration (SBA), roughly 50 percent of small businesses are home-based businesses. And this sector just keeps growing.

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These D&O claims could impact your business

April 24 , 2018

D&O claims

Think your business doesn’t have directors and officers (D&O) liability exposure? Think again. When it comes to possible D&O claims, many businesses are left in the dark.

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Best practices for your early return-to-work program

March 27 , 2018

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As the old saying goes, prevention is the best medicine. When it comes to reducing the cost of workers’ compensation insurance claims, this holds true. Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses is clearly the best method. Even with the best training, equipment and policies, however, the occasional incident may still occur. When this happens, an early return-to-work program can benefit both the employer and the employee.

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The basics and benefits of E&O insurance

January 18 , 2018

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Americans have a reputation for being litigious. Some lawsuits may be frivolous, others may be justified, but all have the potential to be time-consuming and expensive. Professionals who offer their services to the public are especially prone to becoming the target of a lawsuit. This is an unescapable risk, but one that can be mitigated with Errors and Omissions insurance.

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Eight hiring tips to help drive down workers comp insurance rates

December 21 , 2017

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If you’re like most employers, workers’ compensation insurance is still one of your biggest and costliest headaches. And the only way to control workers’ compensation costs is by aggressively attacking them at every opportunity. “The best defense is a good offense,” as the saying goes.

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How cyber insurance works

November 30 , 2017

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Strengths. Weaknesses. Opportunities. Threats. As you plan for 2018, you may be conducting a formal or informal SWOT analysis for your business. When you get to the “Threat” category, make sure to add cyber risk to your list.

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Who needs professional liability insurance?

October 19 , 2017

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With so many insurance products available, figuring out which ones we need can seem daunting. No one wants to waste money on a superfluous policy. At the same time, no one wants to go without an essential policy – then pay the price for it later. One policy you may be wondering about is professional liability insurance.

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