Workplace Violence: Managing a Growing Risk

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Jun 05, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

The Virginia Beach shooting that killed 12 people last week was a grave reminder of the risk of workplace violence. We hear about incidents of workplace violence every day. From deadly shootings to fistfights, assaults are a common threat, and no type of business is exempt from the danger. As workplace violence increases, the need to manage this risk is greater than ever.

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John Cofini Elected Big I NY Chair of the Board

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Fri, May 24, 2019 @ 11:35 AM

Big I New York, the state's premier independent insurance producer trade association, this week elected BNC Principal, John Cofini as its chair of the board for the 2019-20 term. Cofini was sworn in during a May 21 ceremony at Big I New York's Go Big 2019 event, held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown in Tarrytown, New York.

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How to Take Control of Restaurant Delivery Risks

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, May 21, 2019 @ 03:47 PM

From fast food tacos to local mom-and-pop eateries, it seems like every restaurant offers delivery these days. According to the Nation’s Restaurant Review, a report from The NPD Group shows that delivery visits have increased by 10 percent since 2012, while sales have increased 20 percent. Restaurants have always struggled with thin profit margins, and the delivery trend provides an exciting opportunity for growth. But before you jump on this trend, make sure you’re ready to control the risks.

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BNC Construction Industry Roundup

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 01:58 PM

Construction is all about breaking new ground and building for the future. If you work in the industry, you need to know what’s happening now. Here’s a roundup of the latest construction news stories.

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5 Ways to Prevent Auto Accidents and Control Car Insurance Rates

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 12:15 PM

You might be surprised to learn that while cars keep getting safer, crash rates aren’t going down. In fact, traffic fatalities rose 8.4 percent in 2015, then 6.5 percent in 2016. Since then, there have been modest decreases, but not enough to bring us back to pre-2015 levels.

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Beware of These Employment Practices Exposures

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 @ 06:32 PM

If you have employees, you have liability. While the work done by employees can be absolutely essential to the success of a company, the employer-employee relationship is fraught with legal exposures. Don’t let your company be caught off guard by these common sources of lawsuits.

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Does Your Business Need Non-Owned and Hired Auto Insurance?

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 12:56 PM

Your company has commercial auto insurance for any vehicles it owns. But what about vehicles that are used by the company but not owned by it? It’s a common scenario, and it’s one that requires non-owned and hired auto insurance.

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Join BNC Insurance for Its Third Annual Blood Drive on May 16

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

 Join BNC Insurance for Its Third Annual Blood Drive on May 16

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Five Social Media Activities that Could Raise Your Insurance Premiums

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 02:02 PM

You’d be hard pressed to name something that’s had more impact on global society in the past decade than social media. More than a game changer, it’s been a culture changer.

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Boys & Girls Club Honors R. Todd Rockefeller

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

We are thrilled to share that the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester is honoring our very own Todd Rockefeller with its 2019 Humanitarian Award. This is a worthy organization that makes a real difference in the lives of children. We salute Todd and all of you who generously volunteer your time and serve your communities.  We also plan to celebrate Todd’s recognition at the upcoming Humanitarian Awards Dinner on June 7. You are all invited!

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