Skip to main content
Category

Specialty Insurance

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….

Read More

Not A Risk Worth Taking

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

Recently, our friends at Builders Mutual Insurance Company posted a blog titled, “Not a Risk Worth Taking: Why a Builders Risk Policy is for everyone”. This blog is incredibly useful for all contractors looking to fully protect their jobsite during the course of construction. Below you will find some excerpts from the BMIC blog: “As a business owner, you care about protecting yourself, your business, and your employees. You may already have a General Liability policy and a Property policy, but is each of your building projects covered during the course of construction? Here, Jennifer Morgan, an Assistant Underwriting Operations Manager…

Read More

How Builders Are Dealing With Rising Lumber Prices

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Specialty Insurance

As many of our NC Builders are all too aware, the United States is facing a lumber shortage in 2021. This is most likely a result of the lumber mills being forced to shut down during the pandemic; however, Americans are not blameless. During the 2020 quarantine, it is fair to assume that many people took part in DIY projects to help them occupy their time. Simply based on the definition of supply and demand, this played a part in the lumber price increase.  Fortunately, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), “Continues to work tirelessly to combat rising lumber…

Read More

Breweries and the Craft of Managing Risks

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

Insurance People is fortunate enough to work with many breweries and distilleries across the East Coast. Because of this, we are always looking for new ways to educate our clients. As Risk Advisors, our goal is to not offer you appropriate coverages that protect your organization but also offer non-insurance solutions to decrease costs long-term. Travelers Insurance wrote a blog titled, Breweries and the Craft of Managing Risks, which focuses on unique ways for businessowners to further protect their brewery. According to Travelers, “Brewers typically understand how important it is to have clean tanks and productions lines, because the impact…

Read More

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…

Read More

School Safety Excellence Award – Healthy Start Academy

By Insurance People of North Carolina, Specialty Insurance

Insurance People is extremely proud to announce that our friends at Healthy Start Academy, are the recipients of Utica’s School Safety Excellence Award. Located in the West End of downtown Durham, Healthy Start Academy is the first recipient of this award in North Carolina. Healthy Start Academy (HSA), the first charter school in NC, opened their doors in 1997 and are leaders in the Charter School Movement. Utica has over 45 years of experience in this industry so to see them acknowledge an original member of this movement, shows their desire to reward success. Because of the current state of…

Read More

Professional Liability for Dentists

By Business Insurance, Specialty Insurance

As a businessowner, it is imperative that all necessary coverages are in place. In the medical field, specially, businessowners should be prepared to have a policy in place to protect against claims of negligence. Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) is insurance that protects against this. In some fields, PLI is only offered as a “claims-made” form; however, for Dentists, an occurrence form is available as well. Depending on the type of coverage you desire, you have the option to choose either form. Our friends at Cincinnati Insurance analyze the “pros and cons” of each choice. For more information, please click here.

Read More

SafeSchools Role in Safely Reopening Schools/Title IX Updates

By Insurance People of North Carolina, Specialty Insurance

Here at Insurance People, we love to be involved with organizations that are making a positive impact on the community. One of such organizations is SafeSchools; a leader in eLearning resources for the education system. SafeSchools is taking the initiative when it comes to schools reopening, by providing resources and news articles to the public. Two of these articles are especially valuable during our country’s current environment. One of the articles focuses on online training for Administrators to return to school safely, and the other focuses implementing new Title IX regulations in K-12 schools. For more information on returning to…

Read More

Road to Recovery: Restaurant Reopening Tips

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

Like many businesses across the country, the restaurant industry has had their own unique challenges presented to them due to COVID-19. Creating a safe and comfortable environment for your customers has never been more difficult, fortunately, we are all in this together. Specifically, EMPLOYERS has been working hard to provide Small Business Resources to help restaurants during these trying times. For more information, please read EMPLOYERS, “Road to Recovery: Restaurant Reopening Tips” article here.  

Read More

Student Mental Health a Growing Concern Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Specialty Insurance

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing, Americans have been facing increased levels of financial and mental hardships. More specifically, students and young adults alike have been at the forefront of this crisis. For our country to reach its utmost potential, we need our future leaders to not only feel comfortable but also supported; specifically, in their own school. SafeSchools, an industry leader in training courses for educational institutions, provides modules on mental health for students to help proactively change the current environment.   Please take the time to read the full SafeSchools’ article below to learn more: A recent survey of 3,300…

Read More