What are Builder's Risk Insurance Policies and Why are They so Misunderstood?

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

One of the most complex aspects of any construction project is the insurance requirements. It can be a confusing pile of gobbledygook. And confusion can easily lead to misunderstandings and errors that cost project stakeholders time and money.

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Announcing BNC’s Fourth Annual Food Drive

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Tue, Oct 08, 2019 @ 12:34 PM

 

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National Preparedness Month: Resources for Families and Business Owners

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

The pictures and tragic stories from the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian have been heart wrenching. A tropical island paradise was turned to rubble in a matter of hours. Damage was estimated at over $7 billion, there were at least 50 deaths, and at least 70,000 people were left homeless.

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Cybersecurity at Home: How to Protect Against Hackers, Cyber Bullies, and Gaming Risks

Posted by Todd Rockefeller on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 @ 01:44 PM

According to Statista.com, more than 312 million people in the U.S. regularly used the internet in 2018. Seventy-nine percent of the population had a social media presence. And with the explosive growth of smart devices and mobile connectivity in recent years, most of us are online every day. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 28 percent of adults in the U.S. even report they go online “almost constantly.”

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Construction Industry Haunted by Wage and Hour Violations

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 01:49 PM

The construction industry has a problem. A big, expensive problem. Wage and hour violations continue to plague the industry.

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Four Gig Economy Business Risks and How to Manage Them

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 12:01 PM

Everyone wants in on the shared economy. The peer-to-peer model has transformed the way people work, travel, shop and more. It’s convenient and flexible, but it’s not perfect. If you’re thinking about participating in the shared economy, beware of these business risks.

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Please Join Us at the BNC Insurance Golf Classic for Blythedale on September 10

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Mon, Aug 19, 2019 @ 05:15 PM

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Silica Risk Management: What Contractors Need to Know

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 03:55 PM

It’s only a little dust – and a big hazard. Silica is a common material with many industrial uses. It can also contribute to several significant health problems. Employers must manage silica risk to keep their workers safe and healthy.

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How to Prepare Your Watercraft for a Hurricane

Posted by Peter Lanza on Mon, Aug 05, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

The 2019 hurricane season is underway. The good news is that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an average hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean this year. The bad news is that even an average season can be devastating for those who find themselves in the path of a massive storm. Storm activity generally peaks around August and September.

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Restaurant Liquor Liability: What If You Overserve?

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 01:47 PM

There’s a fine line between pleasantly buzzed and dangerously drunk. Many restaurants serve alcoholic beverages alongside their meals. The owners and employees may believe that, because they are legally licensed to serve alcohol, what happens to the guests who overindulge is not their responsibility. However, this is not exactly true. Restaurants do face liquor liability.

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