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Mitch Kaufmann

Work Comp Wednesdays – Streamline Workplace Safety Trainings with AutomateSafety

By Business Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, 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: According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an injury and illness prevention program (workplace safety training) is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt. OSHA believes that injury and illness prevention programs provide the foundation for breakthrough changes in the way…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – How to Calculate the Impact of Workplace Incidents on Profitability

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: It is no secret that workplace injuries and illnesses can leave a nasty impact on an employer’s bottom line. While most employers understand there are costs associated with each injury, many employers are not aware that their workers’ compensation carrier will not assume all of these costs. In any workplace incident, there…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – The North Carolina 1.50 Ex Mod Rule: How to Navigate the Safety and Health Programs and Committees Act

By Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Workers Compensation

  Work Comp Wednesdays – The North Carolina 1.50 Ex Mod Rule: How to Navigate the Safety and Health Programs and Committees Act 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: The Ex Mod (Experience Modification Rating) in Workers’ Compensation insurance has the ability to cripple an organization that has issues actively mitigating their workplace injuries. Few people understand the…

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National Cybersecurity Month – Risk Management Best Practices for Cyber Risk

By Business Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

  October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). For the 17th year in a row, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is spreading cybersecurity awareness through this year’s theme, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” According to the CISA, “This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.” Industry Best Practices As is evident from the daily news reports, cyber related incidents are rapidly increasing, leaving businesses vulnerable to an attack.  Businesses can best protect themselves by establishing and frequently updating…

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Demystifying Cleaning in the Age of COVID-19 – NC DEQ

By Business Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

As businesses and organizations begin to reopen in the age of COVID19, ensuring a clean and disinfected place of business is paramount for regulatory and safety concerns. To help employers bring employees back safely, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality hosted a webinar on “Demystifying Cleaning in the Age of COVID19.” The webinar covers effective practices for decontamination along with pathogen control practices, disinfectant choices, modes of transmission and much more!   Ensure your organization is prepared by watching the recorded webinar or by reviewing the PowerPoint presentation that can be found on the NCDEQ’s website.   The NC…

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Certified Work Comp Advisor (CWCA) – Helping Employers Take Charge of Their Workers’ Comp

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

Insurance People of North Carolina partnered with the Institute of WorkComp Professionals to train our agents to become leaders in the field of Workers’ Compensation insurance. Armed with the knowledge and skills that go beyond insurance coverage procurement, our team members earned the title of Certified Work Comp Advisor (CWCA). Today, there are currently more than 800 certified members across the country. The entire goal of a CWCA is to help frustrated employers take back control of their Workers’ Compensation insurance. Employers are frustrated because their premiums are skyrocketing, their process isn’t in control, and their coverage confuses them. Due…

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Top 4 Holiday Fire Hazards and How to Avoid Them

By Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

  The Holidays are a time of happiness that is to be shared with family and friends. For many, traditions include candle lit windows, colorful Holiday lights hung around the house and tree, and a warm fire place burning into the night. Although it is important to embrace and enjoy the Holiday spirit, we must also invest some time to ensure proper risk management precautions are taken. Dedicating a few minutes to review possible fire hazards will allow for a safe and sound Holiday season. Click on the link below to read an article written by Chubb Insurance on the…

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Post-Hurricane: Cleanup, Donations and Avoiding Scams

By Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

Hurricane Florence made landfall this weekend, dumping rain that has caused major flooding to the coast and inland cities of the Carolinas. Shocking photos surfacing online portray the severity of losses impacting cities like Wilmington, New Bern, and Fayetteville. Fortunately, the skies have cleared, which allowed first-responders and trained volunteers to begin the recovery effort on Monday. We have compiled three articles written by the Centers of Disease Control, the Charlotte Observer, and Forbes on helpful tips regarding post-disaster cleanup, reputable charities for donations, and how to avoid scams. Please review the links below to gain a better understanding: “Clean…

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Preparing for Hurricane Florence

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

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have already declared states of emergency as they anticipate the potential impacts from Hurricane Florence. Current computer models agree that the storm is heading for the Carolinas and could hit land as a Category 3 or Category 4 Hurricane (111+ mph winds). Many residents that have lived in the area for the past 20 years understand the detrimental powers a hurricane of this size can bring – Hurricanes Fran (1996) and Floyd (1999). Being ready for a natural disaster can save money, time, property, and lives. Here are 5 crucial tips on the best…

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Heading to College: What to Insure

By Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Personal Insurance

Check out this post from Selective as students gear up to head to college. The link to their full post is below. This weekend is move-in for most colleges and universities in North Carolina. Parents and family members will travel across the state to help their freshman transition his/her life and belongings into a new room, campus, town, and alma mater. As the parents drive away with an empty backseat, questions arise if they have done enough to prepare their child for the journey ahead. Most things are out of the parents’ control but one thing they can do is…

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