Author: Jillian Bender-Cormier

Bender Insurance Solutions Announces Mobile App and Online Portal for Personal Insurance Customers

With the current state of the world and the need to access important docs wherever and whenever you need them, we at BIS wanted to respond with our latest convenient offering. Bender…

Brokers Report Largest Average Premium Increases Since 9/11

By Erin Ayers, Advisen A hard market is now in full swing for the property-casualty commercial insurance market, with average price increases across all account sizes and lines of business coming in…

Ask the Advisor: Can We Deny an Employee’s Use of Accrued Vacation Time?

Question: Can we deny an employee’s use of accrued vacation time? Answer: Yes, the decision to approve or deny the use of accrued vacation time is up to you, assuming you do…

OSHA Understands the Power of Shame – Do You?

You know the expression “the pen is mightier than the sword?” Well, in the realm of environment, health, and safety, the press release is mightier than the clipboard. Since 2009, the Occupational…

You Can’t Reopen Your Business Without a COVID-19 Response Team

As the world enters the next phase of the coronavirus pandemic and businesses gradually start to reopen, it’s more important than ever that organizations pay attention to their environment, health, and safety programs….

Carrier Specific Information on Benefits for Coronavirus Testing

DISCLAIMER: This information is updated as of 3/17/20. For most current information, visit your provider’s website directly.  SUMMARY: Stay home and call first! If you are being tested for the coronavirus, those…

COVID-19 Update from Bender Insurance Solutions

Updated: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 KPA has provided an interactive map that displays guidance on returning to work, by state. You can click on each state for more guidance. Click on “reopening”…

California Updates 4 HR Related Regulations

1. Board of Director’s Mandated Gender Diversity Law Challenged Who: Publicly-traded corporations When: Effective Immediately Former California Governor Brown signed legislation that by the end of December 2019, publicly held corporations must have…

Managing Coronavirus Business Interruptions

The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, now called COVID-19, has continued to spread through China and beyond, with more than 1,800 deaths reported as of this writing. The virus’s spread has also had major…

Facebook pays $550m settlement for breaking Illinois data protection law

Facebook has settled a lawsuit over facial recognition technology, agreeing to pay $550m (£419m) over accusations it had broken an Illinois state law regulating the use of biometric details. The settlement was…