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Insurance People Works with Utica National Insurance to Issue Dividend Checks for Charter School Safety Program

By Insurance People of North Carolina, Specialty Insurance

Insurance People is thrilled to announce that Utica National Insurance Group has declared a dividend for the Charter School Safety Program. As a result of low claims in 2019, Utica has declared an 8.9% dividend for charter schools as a result of claim activity between April 2019 – April 2020. Members of Utica’s dividend program are committed to keeping school’s safe. Insurance People partners with Utica for this very reason, they provide unmatched resources to ensure their schools are leaders in risk management and safety practices. Each year Insurance People adds new schools to the Safety Group. We welcome any…

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Insurance People of North Carolina Attends North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference & Sponsors #NCBeer Brewery Crawl

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Specialty Insurance

Insurance People of North Carolina Attends North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference & Sponsors #NCBeer Brewery Crawl November 10, 2021 – Insurance People of North Carolina had the privilege to attend the 8th annual North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference from November 2nd to November 4th in downtown Winston-Salem. The NC Craft Brewers Conference brings together craft brewing professionals from across the Southeast for a three day event of learning, networking, socializing, and shopping. On Tuesday, November 2nd, Insurance People partnered with Radar Brewing Company to sponsor one of the locations of the #NCBeer Brewery Crawl. That evening, conference attendees had the…

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Nail Gun Safety for Contractors

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Specialty Insurance

“Nail guns are a leading cause of injury among residential carpenters and responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year, of which 60% are occupationally related.” – The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In today’s construction industry, nail guns have become the preferred tool when working with wood frame construction. They are not only more powerful than a traditional hammer, but they also allow crews to complete projects faster. However, these tools are not without their risks. As previously mentioned, according to the NIOSH, nearly 37,000 people get sent to the emergency room each year…

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Insurance People Sponsors Boricua Fall Fest at Rocky Mount Mills

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Personal Insurance

Insurance People had the honor to be a sponsor at Boricua Fall Fest in Rocky Mount on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The purpose of this festival is to reunite all Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics that live in North Carolina and bring them a taste of their island P.R. There were many vendors selling their souvenirs, artisans selling their hand made creations, food trucks with all the Puerto Rican food you can imagine, face painting, bouncy houses, and a famous Puerto Rican rock band called “La Secta All Star.” ​Insurance People’s Haydee Pomales shared the following about her experience at…

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Property Management Group Lowers Experience Mod and Workers’ Comp Premium by 30% through Managing Safety and Risk

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Workers Compensation

INSURED A multi-state property management group. SITUATION The management group had rising workplace injury costs, and their prior agent was not addressing it. This complexity requires expertise, as well as the time and resources to properly audit the company’s safety procedures.  Unable to get a handle on the workplace injury claims, the Experience Mod & Premium began to climb. ASSESSMENT Insurance People’s Master WorkComp Advisor (MWCA) conducted a Risk Management Audit on the company’s Workers’ Compensation program to identify the risk issues facing the company and to help benchmark their performance against ideal industry standards. The company signed a Broker…

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Are Transportation Issues Affecting Your School Policyholders?

By Insurance People of North Carolina, Specialty Insurance

The following information comes from our friends at Utica National Insurance Group. Their new risk management alert – Student Transportation Issues, Options and Training – aims to assist schools with student transportation. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hiring problems for all segments of business – including schools. It has become common in recent years for schools to experience a shortage of bus drivers, causing educational institutions to seek alternatives. PLEASE NOTE: Our preference is for student transportation to be provided by properly trained and certified school employees or a licensed/insured school bus contractor using properly trained and certified drivers….

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Insurance People Brings in Haydee Pomales to Better Serve and Support North Carolina’s Hispanic Community

By Business Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Personal Insurance

  (Durham, North Carolina) Insurance People is proud to announce the addition of our newest team member, Haydee Pomales. With the help of Haydee, Insurance People hopes to better serve and support North Carolina’s Hispanic/Latinx community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic/Latinx population in North Carolina has grown to over one million residents. Between 2010 and 2019, North Carolina’s Hispanic population grew by 28.3% (226,000), which outpaced the growth of this population nationwide (19.6%). Although Mecklenburg County is home to the largest Hispanic community in North Carolina, the Triangle comprises over 172,000 Hispanic/Latinx individuals. The Hispanic community has…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – Common Workplace Injuries for Charter School Employees

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Workers Compensation

  Welcome to Work Comp Wednesdays! Insurance People is the industry-leader in North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance. Each week, our team takes a frequently asked question and expands on the issue for our clients, prospective clients, and community members to better understand the confusing nature of Work Comp. Background: Insurance People is the largest insurer of charter schools in the Carolinas and Georgia. Our agency understands the importance of the culture, experience, and quality education that charter schools provide for the community. For schools to maintain this excellence, we recommend adopting a comprehensive risk management and safety program. Being able…

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What All Cyber Criminals Know and What You Should Know About Them

By Business Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

All too often, small and midsized businesses are taken advantage of by cyber criminals. In fact, according to Chubb, more than half of all cyberattacks are directed against small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) and that number is steadily increasing. Here are some further important details related to this subject: 93% of SMEs that have experienced a cyber incident reported that it had a severe impact on their business. Almost all SMEs affected by a cyber incident reported a loss of money and savings. 31% of SMEs reported damage to their reputation, which eventually lead to a loss of clients, as…

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Why Builder Lumber Prices Remain Higher than Headlines Suggest

By Business Insurance, Insurance

*The following blog uses information from NAHB’s article on the subject. We credit NAHB for providing us with this information. According to the NAHB, lumber prices have declined approximately 56% since May 10, 2021. While that seems like good news at first glance, on closer inspection it becomes clear that the situation is still less than ideal for the construction industry. In fact, the NAHB states, “While the price of framing lumber has dropped roughly 50% over the past seven weeks according to Random Lengths, prices paid by builders have declined by a fraction of that amount.” To better understand…

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