7 Ways to Keep Your Construction Site Safe in Winter Weather

Posted by Noff Colabella on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

Construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work, even in good weather. Add winter weather into the mix, and the risks can multiply. With winter weather being so unpredictable, construction managers and general contractors should take extra precautions to reduce jobsite risks and protect their workers during winter months.

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Brian Colby Earns IIAWC’s 2017 Frederick H. Dayton Award

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Mon, Mar 06, 2017 @ 02:35 PM

Each year, The Independent Insurance Agents of Westchester County (IIAWC) present the Frederick H. Dayton Award to an agent who has contributed meaningfully to the IIAWC and his or her community.  This year, the award was presented to our very own Brian Colby.

As Principal of BNC Insurance Agency, Brian has served with IIAWC for five years. In addition, he is a Chairman of the PIA Lower Hudson Valley Advisory Council. Both Brian and BNC Insurance are active in giving back to the community and contribute to the Carver Center in Port Chester.

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How Much is New York Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud Costing Your Company?

Posted by Noff Colabella on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 04:40 PM

If you’re a business owner with employees, workers’ compensation is already one of your biggest and costliest headaches. When you add fraud to the mix, it can only complicate matters and drive up costs. In fact, businesses like yours spend millions every year for overtime expenses, medical and legal costs, production delays, training costs for temporary help, and higher insurance premiums due to workers’ comp fraud.

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Insurance Professionals Anthony and Anita Russo Form Partnership with BNC Insurance

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

New alliance provides clients with access to 50 insurance carriers, offering personal, commercial and life products

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From Connected Homes to Car Sharing: The Personal Insurance Implications

Posted by Scott Kantor on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 03:55 PM

Life changes fast, and that’s especially true with technology. Now, more than ever before, technology is changing the way we live, drive and manage risk. The rise of “sharing economy,” which is the trend toward renting, rather than owning, is also a monumental shift.

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Health Insurance Update: What's in Store for the ACA?

Posted by Jennifer West on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 01:49 PM

All through Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency, he was outspoken about his intention to repeal the ACA. Since the inauguration, he's moved quickly on various campaign promises in a flurry of executive actions. But health insurance is complicated, and any change to the ACA comes with ramifications large and small. It's one thing to talk about repealing Obamacare; quite another to do it.

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6 Steps to Minimize Flood Impact at Your Home or Business

Posted by Noff Colabella on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 @ 11:41 AM

Here in New York State, we’re no strangers to cold, ice, and snow. And while winter can be a beautiful time of year, it can also be extremely dangerous. The recent winter storms here on the East Coast should be an adequate reminder of that. Hundreds of people in the U.S. die each year either directly due to winter storms and cold or in winter-related motor vehicle accidents.

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New York Business Insurance: 7 mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Noff Colabella on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 01:32 PM

As a business owner, the New Year is a busy time for you with end of year recordkeeping, employee benefits issues, evolving compliance regulations, and a long list of other responsibilities. And this year, we have a new President and administration coming onboard that could shake things up again.

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New York Contractor Held Criminally Negligent for Worker’s Death

Posted by Noff Colabella on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 03:51 PM

It’s no secret the construction business can be a deadly line of work. According to OSHA, 18.5 percent of all workplace deaths in the U.S. happen in the construction industry. That’s more than in any other industry.

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Control New York Construction Insurance Costs by Making Equipment Safety a Priority

Posted by Noff Colabella on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 02:43 PM

As anyone experienced in the construction business knows, heavy equipment is big, powerful, and potentially dangerous, and it deserves a healthy dose of respect. Yet every year, thousands of heavy equipment related incidents result in property damage, injuries, and even fatalities. According to OSHA, there were 4,386 worker fatalities in private industry in 2014, and 20.5 percent – one in five – were construction related.

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Tags: heavy equipment safety