How Companies Can Limit Social Media Liability Exposures

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 @ 11:55 AM

Your company is on social media. Your employees are, too. Sometimes, this can go well. Your company gets free promotion, and your employees engage with your company and others. Other times, it can go very badly. Social media is creating serious liability concerns, and companies should make sure they’re limiting their exposures.

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Equipment Breakdown Homeowners Insurance – Do You Need It?

Posted by Peter Lanza on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 01:49 PM

You may already know that equipment breakdown insurance is a standard and necessary element of many commercial business insurance packages. What you may not know is that this coverage is also available for homeowners. Traditional homeowners insurance policies do not cover losses related to equipment breakdown, so if you have expensive equipment in your home (such as high-end appliances, computer and security systems or HVAC equipment), this coverage might be a smart addition.

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Building Collapse: Causes and Liability

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Jul 13, 2021 @ 11:18 AM

On June 24, a 136-unit condo in Surfside, Florida, partially collapsed. With many victims still missing, this heartbreaking tragedy serves as a serious wakeup call to property owners and developers across the country. According to AP News, the collapse in Surfside prompted an audit that has led to the evacuation of a nearby 156-unit building.

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Tags: causes of building collapse, building collapse, building collapse causes and liability

Hurricane Season Preparedness for Homeowners and Businesses

Posted by Peter Lanza on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and it’s shaping up to be another bad one. Homeowners and businesses should make sure they’re prepared for the worst.

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Return to Work EPLI Exposures

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 @ 01:44 PM

Life in New York may be returning to normal soon. Governor Cuomo announced that most remaining COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted once 70% of adults in the state received their first dose of the vaccine – a goal that Gothamist says has now been reached. On June 15, Cuomo confirmed that “virtually all” restrictions would be lifted immediately, according to Business Insider.

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Property Insurance Limits Must Rise with Construction Costs

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Jun 15, 2021 @ 03:34 PM

Construction costs are surging. As a result, rebuilding is much more expensive than it used to be – and that means that property insurance policies may need to be adjusted for higher limits. Homeowners and business orders should act now to make sure their property is fully protected.

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Please Join Us at The BNC Insurance Golf Classic for Blythedale

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 @ 04:19 PM

 
Like many of you, all of us at BNC Insurance believe in giving back to our communities. That’s why we’re so excited to continue our partnership with Blythedale Children's Hospital, by sponsoring the fourth annual BNC Insurance Fall Golf Classic for Blythedale, on Thursday, September 23 at the Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY. 
 
All proceeds raised by The 2021 BNC Insurance Fall Golf Classic for Blythedale will help underwrite Blythedale’s Day Hospital Program.
 
Blythedale Children’s Hospital offers a specialty outpatient Day Hospital Program for children who are able to live at home, but still require a level of medical and/or rehabilitative care that cannot be met by their school or a community outpatient program. Children receive daily medical supervision and nursing care, comprehensive rehabilitation services (physical, occupational, speech and/or feeding therapy), and education through the Mt. Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District (the only public school in NYS located on the campus of a hospital) and the Early Childhood Center.  
 
We hope you will support Blythedale by joining us for a day of golf. Don’t play? Then please come for an outdoor dinner and cocktails while enjoying the beautiful sunset on Fenway's patio. Have a conflict? Even if you can’t make it, you can still support this cause through our  many sponsorship opportunities  or by donating an auction item.  
 
We know that many of you, as well as many of our team members, have personally supported the vital work of Blythedale Children’s Hospital. This golf tournament is a fun way to build on that support. We hope you will consider participating in this worthy cause.
 
Click here by September 10th  to participate in any way you can.

All of us at BNC Insurance thank you for your support of this deserving cause! If you have any questions, contact us anytime.

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Catalytic Converter Theft Surges

Posted by Peter Lanza on Wed, May 26, 2021 @ 01:49 PM

If your car unexpectedly fails an emissions tests, make sure it still has a catalytic converter.

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Tags: Catalytic Converter Theft, Catalytic Converter

Team BNC Walks for Blythedale

Posted by Isabella R. Autorino on Tue, May 25, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Last weekend, Team BNC participated in a virtual 5K event to support Blythedale Children’s Hospital. This event raised $36,174 to support Blythedale’s parent and caregiver training program. Here are some pics of our walkers!

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Tags: Blythdale Children’s Hospital, BNC Virtual 5k

New York Construction Industry Facing Hurdles to Post-Pandemic Recovery

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, May 12, 2021 @ 03:42 PM

After a tough year, the U.S. economy is continuing to show signs of recovery. Coronavirus cases are falling, vaccination numbers are still rising, unemployment claims are down, business investment is up, and confidence among corporate leaders is high. Economists surveyed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia predicted U.S. output will increase 4.5 percent this year, which would make it the best year since 1999.

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