New ADA Concern: Online Accessibility

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 03:35 PM

You may know that to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it’s important to make stores accessible for people with disabilities. But what about online stores? Websites can have accessibility issues, too. More and more companies are coming under fire for failing to take measures that improve the accessibility of their websites.

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Tags: online accessibility, website accessibility

Ensuring a Safe Workplace for Women in Construction

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 01:57 PM

When you picture the average construction worker, you probably picture a man. This may be a generalization, but it’s one that’s supported by statistics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2017, only 9.1 percent of construction workers were women.

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Tags: women in construction, safe workplace, construction

Volunteering on a Nonprofit Board? Make Sure You Have D&O Insurance

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 01:32 PM

When you agree to serve on a nonprofit board, you’re probably thinking about how you can give back to the community and support a good cause. You might also be thinking about the professional experience you’ll gain and the useful connections you’ll make. But what about liability? If you’re volunteering on a nonprofit board, you need to consider your liability exposure. To keep yourself protected, it’s smart to have D&O coverage.

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Tags: D&O Insurance, Nonprofit

Why Early Return to Work is Still Your Best Defense Against High Work Comp Costs

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 12:21 PM

It goes without saying that an on-the-job injury is bad for everyone involved. It’s bad for the employee, whose life is disrupted by the injury. It’s also bad for the employer, who loses the work of a valuable employee. Employers also need to keep workers’ compensation claims down. A quick recovery is in the best interest for everyone involved. Whenever possible, an early return to work should be encouraged.

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Tags: early return to work, work comp costs

New Construction Safety Training Requirements

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 03:53 PM

New construction safety training requirements went into effect on March 1, 2018. This is just the first step in a three-part phase-in of New York City Local Law 196 of 2017. The law is expected to be in full effect by 2019, and violations may result in a $5,000 fine per untrained worker. Failure to maintain a log showing training for all workers can also result in a fine of $2,500.

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Tags: construction safety, Construction safety training requirements

Annual Blood Driving Coming to BNC Insurance on May 23

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 @ 03:45 PM

We are very excited and proud to partner again with the American Red Cross on May 23, 2018 from 10:30am to 3:30pm for our second annual blood drive!

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Workers Compensation and Immigration: How Policy Change Could Impact Your Workforce

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 02:44 PM

The Trump administration has made reforming immigration policy a priority. The end of Temporary Protected Status for the nationals of certain countries, the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and an increase in immigration arrests have all been making headlines in the past year. For individuals already living and working in the country, this has resulted in uncertainty. Workers’ compensation rights for undocumented workers can present an especially fraught issue.  

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Now at BNC: Enhanced Personal Insurance Capabilities

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

BNC is pleased to introduce new personal insurance capabilities for our clients. In December of 2017, BNC merged with DRSW Insurance, a premiere Westchester, NY personal insurance firm. The merger enhances services for our clients with personal insurance needs throughout New England, the Southeast and the West Coast.

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Tags: personal insurance

Cyber Safety Tips to Keep Your Smart Devices Safe

Posted by Peter Lanza on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

Connected devices are changing the way we live. With a simple voice command, we can start music or get answers to questions. Our smart refrigerators keep track of our food. Our connected cars turn our vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots. But as is often the case, there’s a catch. Our connected devices may be connecting us to hackers.

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Tags: cyber safety tips, cyber safety

Health Care Legislation News

Posted by Jennifer West on Fri, Feb 02, 2018 @ 01:28 PM

Health care reform may not be getting as much press anymore, but it’s far from dead. In recent months, Republicans have switched their focus from a complete repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act to piecemeal changes in the relevant taxes and penalties. Meanwhile, others have been developing their own health care plans. Here’s what’s been happening.

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Tags: health care, health care legislation