Winterization: Ways to Protect Your Business

Winterization: Ways to Protect Your Business

By Ebony Harrell, Claims Manager Unforeseen events happen daily, and those events can affect business operations – especially during the winter season. Winter brings us wonderlands and cheer, but as Claims Manager of Overmyer Hall Associates, I also recognize...
Zombie Subcontractors: How to Identify & Avoid Them

Zombie Subcontractors: How to Identify & Avoid Them

by Jack Kehl, AFSB Some background Recently, I spoke with one of my contractor clients who faced challenges on a project due to a failed subcontractor. After 25+ years in Surety, this story is all too familiar: bid day + low subcontractor turnout. Of the ones who do...
Determining your Company’s Bonding Capacity

Determining your Company’s Bonding Capacity

By Jack Kehl During my 20-plus years in the surety industry, I have been asked one question more than any other: “What is my bonding capacity and how is it determined?” Unfortunately, this simple question is the most difficult one for a surety agent to answer and...
Why D&O Insurance Isn’t Just For Public Companies

Why D&O Insurance Isn’t Just For Public Companies

If you’re an owner, board member or executive of a private company without directors and officers liability insurance, you may be putting yourself at risk against lawsuits by regulators, customers, vendors, competitors or partners. The reality is the frequency of...
10 Ways to Protect Your Business When Hosting a Holiday Party

10 Ways to Protect Your Business When Hosting a Holiday Party

A few years ago, the Insurance Information Institute released an article about hosting office holiday parties responsibly, and lowering your risks of liability. The article still holds true today, we we’ve provided it below to give you some food for thought when...
Protect Workers from Falls

Protect Workers from Falls

Why is fall protection important? Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor...