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Meet Bennett – Insurance People’s Newest Team Member

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

Name: Bennett Sterling Age: 25 Hometown: Durham, NC Fun Fact: The only type of seafood that Bennett eats is fried shrimp! Bennett is a Durham-native and is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance agent. He joined Insurance People in early 2020, only three days prior to the initial Covid-19 stay-at-home order. Bennett has a background in Sales and Customer Service Relations, stemming from his passion to serve others. He received an academic scholarship to attend High Point University, his freshman year, where his focus was Business Administration. Bennett enjoys the industry because it is continuously evolving and there is something…

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Insurance People Mails Out Dividend Checks

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 2018, Utica has declared an 8% dividend for charter schools as a result of claim activity between April 2018 – April 2019.  On Monday, Insurance People mailed out over $100,000 to 65 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. 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…

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NC Workplace Injury & Illness Rate Below National Average

By Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

North Carolina continues to impress with their historically low workplace injury and illness rates. North Carolina, with a rate of 2.3 cases per 100 employees, is below the national average of 2.8. NC’s Labor Commissioner, Cherie Berry, credits the two decades of success to a safety culture commitment. When speaking specifically in regards to the private construction industry, Berry states, “We are especially pleased that private industry construction saw a significant decrease in its total recordable rate from 2.5 to 1.6 and is significantly below the national rate of 2.8 per 100 full-time workers.” North Carolina has gone above and…

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Is Your Business Parking Lot Safe?

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), each year, over 50,000 auto accidents take place in either parking lots or garage structures. These accidents are the cause of nearly 60,000 injuries and 500 deaths. Many of these accidents are preventable, as the NSC states that nearly 66% of driver’s nationwide user their cellphone while driving through parking lots. Even if a driver is responsible for the accident, the owner of the parking lot or garage could be held legally liable. Selective Insurance states, “Whether the person is exiting or entering a vehicle, walking or driving, their safety is your concern”….

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Work Comp Wednesdays – Do You Know Your Lowest Possible Experience Mod?

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. What is a minimum experience mod? What is my organization’s min mod? How do I get to my minimum mod? Experience Mod Your Experience Modification Factor is an important part of determining how much you’ll ultimately pay for your Workers’ Compensation Insurance. The final number evaluates you against peers in your industry – whether that…

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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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Work Comp Wednesdays – What is a Workers’ Compensation Premium Audit?

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. Why was my work comp premium audit so high? Why do I owe money to the insurance company after my premium audit? How do I prepare for a premium audit? What do I need for a premium audit? Workers’ Comp Premium Audit Workers’ Compensation costs are a major expense item for most…

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Fleet Dashcams and Telematics

By Business Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina

Business owners and general contractors are always looking for ways to save money. Often times the most effective way to save money is by setting up preventative measures. One such preventative measure, fleet telematics, not only saves on everyday operations but also on claim-related activity. We at Insurance People partnered with Azuga, a GPS Fleet Management Software company to provide this service to our clients. Azuga’s software allows the user to view when, where and how the vehicle was being used. They also offer a dashcam system for the vehicle, which is crucial for claim-management. No longer do business owners…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – How is Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rated?

By 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. Common FAQ’s: How much does my work comp cost? How is my work comp premium calculated? Work Comp Premium – Payroll & Job Classification: Although Workers’ Compensation insurance is one of the most frustrating coverages to understand, it is one of the easiest coverages to produce a quote. The main two factors used…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – What is the Experience Modifier?

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. Experience Modifier Experience rating is a mandatory process that modifies the published rates for workers’ compensation coverage based on a comparison of your past losses to your industry’s average losses. Usually three years of loss experience are used to calculate the experience modifier (Ex Mod). An Ex Mod below 1.00 means your recent…

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