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Understanding the Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every aspect of daily life around the world, including the United States. As the spread of the disease shows no sign of slowing down, there is a steadily increasing concern in the United States regarding the health and wellness of not only our citizens, but the economy as well.

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Understanding the Historic $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a major strain on every aspect of daily life around the world, including the United States. As the spread of the disease shows no sign of slowing down, there is a steadily increasing concern in the United States regarding the health and wellness of not only our citizens, but the economy as well.

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Coverage Insights – Business Interruption Policies and Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, businesses face growing uncertainty as to how this pandemic will affect their operations long term. This is especially true when you consider that many organizations—including bars, restaurants, entertainment venues, retailers and manufacturers—have had to close their doors or cease operations as a result of COVID-19.

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Spring Flooding: Are You Prepared?

A recent article on Weather.com shows how warmer temperatures in springtime increase risk for spring flooding. This time last year, massive flooding triggered in the middle of the country lingered for months, causing extensive damage to homes and businesses.

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Employee Benefits: Attract Talent, Improve Employee Loyalty Using Benchmarking

Keeping tabs on competitors and industry trends is a key strategy for business success. Applying this principle to benefits offerings – both company-paid and voluntary – provides a calculated way to attract talent, increase employee loyalty, and, ultimately, provide value to employees.

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Kidnap and Ransom Insurance – The Liam Neeson of Insurance Policies

If everyone had Liam Neeson’s special set of skills from the Taken series, there would be no need for kidnap and ransom (K&R) insurance. Unfortunately, K&R scenarios are a real-world possibility for many high-profile executives and individuals traveling abroad.

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Coronaviruses and the Workplace

The novel coronavirus has dominated recent headlines and sparked concern. While coronaviruses are fairly common and don’t typically affect humans, their effects are usually mild, as in the case of the common cold.

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Acrisure Pledges $15 Million to Establish Center for Innovation in Children’s Health at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

In February 2020, Spectrum Health announced Acrisure’s $15 million pledge to establish the Acrisure Center for Innovation in Children’s Health at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The gift directly aligns with our vision to positively impact West Michigan and other communities where we live and work.

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9 Ways to Prevent Cyber Attacks

High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Target have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security based on their company’s size.

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Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims by Focusing on Fleet Safety

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation-related incidents are the most frequent cause of workplace death. In 2017, these incidents accounted for 40 percent of all workplace fatalities.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health points out that 55 percent of workers who died in a 2017 work-related transportation incident were not employed in a motor vehicle operator job.

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Signs You May Not Have Enough Business Interruption Coverage

Natural disasters, vandalism, fire, and many other factors could impact your business unexpectedly. How long could you survive a full or partial shutdown? Days? Weeks? Months?

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Telemedicine – Uniting Medical Care, Convenience, and Cost Savings

Advances in technology have made many things in life faster, more convenient, and accessible. Health care is no exception.

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Wildfire Protection: Fighting for (the Right) Coverage in California

Extensive fire damage and claims related to wildfires have significantly increased premiums and reduced coverage options for many property owners in wildfire-prone areas such as California.

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Insurance 101 – Coverage for College Students

Your child is headed off to college. Congrats! It took a lot of hard work to get here, but you’re not off the hook yet. Is your college student’s insurance coverage up to date?

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How to Attract and Retain Employees with Voluntary Benefits

Finding the right candidates for your organization and then navigating the onboarding process can be stressful whether you are filling a new position or replacing a former employee. The creation and promotion of a voluntary benefits package may streamline your hiring process by creating more interest in your open positions and increasing employee loyalty to reduce turnover. Acrisure's Agency Partners are here to help.

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How to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

Providing greater access to voluntary benefits for off-the-job injuries helps commercial employers mitigate exposure to workers’ compensation claims and realize additional gains. Voluntary benefits are the easiest and most cost-effective way for employers to offer employees valuable benefits. In doing so, both the employees’ and the company’s health and well-being are protected with little to no company costs.

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Gear Up with Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycles can bring riders closer to nature, but they can also bring riders closer to other motorists and the road itself.

Whether you’re taking a cross-country trip on two wheels, commuting, or out for a local cruise, you should acquire insurance coverage for yourself and your passengers, your motorcycle and accessories, and potential liability claims that may result from an accident.

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Environmental Insurance – What It Is and Why You May Need It

Pollution exclusions found in most commercial insurance policies can leave policyholders including companies, property owners, and independent contractors uninsured against significant loss exposures. To mitigate the severity of liability claims, Acrisure Agency Partners offer various types of environmental insurance for first-party (property) and third-party (liability) risk management and coverage.

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Mind the Gap: Why Homeowners’ May Not Cover Your High-Value Collections

Irreplaceable does not mean uninsurable. When it comes to high-value collections, collectors have options beyond their homeowners’ policy. In fact, many standard policies won’t cover special, high-value collections. Do you have coverage to bridge the gap?

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