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Is Your Auto Repair or Body Shop Business Covered if This Happens?

Acrisure’s Agency Partners have been helping custom-tailor insurance policies for automotive repair shops for many years. Learn about some of their most common claims and the insurance coverages you may need to help protect your business.

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Is Your Auto Repair or Body Shop Business Covered if This Happens?

Acrisure’s Agency Partners have been helping custom-tailor insurance policies for automotive repair shops for many years. Learn about some of their most common claims and the insurance coverages you may need to help protect your business.

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2 Types of Commercial Insurance Designed to Protect Your Business & Your Employees – and Why You Might Need Them

In today’s changing world, business litigation is unfortunately becoming common. The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform reported that litigation costs American small businesses over $105 billion per year.

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Life Insurance Awareness Month 2020 – Understanding Life Insurance Terms

Like many industries, the world of insurance has its own unique set of vocabulary to describe its products. To help you understand the information included in a life insurance policy, we’ve gathered some basics.

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Cybercrime and Benefits Plans

Data breaches and cyberattacks are daily headlines—and employee benefits plans are no exception to that threat. In fact, employee benefits plans are even more vulnerable as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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2021 Benefits Planning and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wage on, its effects on benefits planning for next year are being felt--especially as open enrollment season approaches. In addition to considering plan design changes, employers are having to evaluate and adjust their benefits packages for 2021. Some of the most common changes being made for the 2021 enrollment season are outlined in this article.

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Acrisure Compliance Solutions – Webinar Calendar Update

Acrisure Compliance Solutions is excited to present the third edition (Sept-Dec) of our webinar series calendar for 2020. These webinars are open to anyone interested in learning more about these topics. Registration links to each webinar are linked below.

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Restoring Your Business After a Flood

Floods can be miserable ordeals, even with extensive preparation. They can spring up with little to no warning and saddle you with the responsibility of a lengthy, expensive restoration period. Your business could be underwater in a flash, and you could be faced with mounting repair bills and extended interruption to your business.

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Acrisure Acquires Tulco’s Artificial Intelligence Insurance Business

In a transformational move, Acrisure today announced that it has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) leader Tulco LLC’s insurance practice to bring best-in-class data science, AI, and machine learning capabilities to the insurance brokerage industry.

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Cyber Liability: Cyber Security for Small Businesses

High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Target and Sears have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and the National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security.

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COVID-19 Is Reshaping HR – Here’s How

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has upended the entire world, it seems. With fluctuating infection rates and conflicting official guidance, organizations will need to adapt quickly if they want to succeed in the post-coronavirus landscape.

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Myths About Renters Insurance

If your home becomes uninhabitable for reasons covered in your renters insurance policy, the insurance company will reimburse you for your temporary living expenses until you are able to find a new place to live. Renters insurance is there to not only protect the belongings in your home, but so much more.

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Umbrella Insurance for Your Business and Peace of Mind

In a culture where litigation is commonplace, business owners have many more worries than making profits and retaining top employees.

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An Unexpected Link to Potentially Fewer Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims are on the rise. In recent years, an uptick in mega claims of $10 million or more has had a significant impact on the workers’ compensation insurance industry.

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Small Business Administration Releases Streamlined PPP Loan Forgiveness Form

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Treasury recently released a streamlined loan forgiveness application called the EZ Forgiveness Application.

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Reducing Employees’ Stress Through Voluntary Benefits

Financial stress is a significant, ever-present burden for many Americans. Money gets tight for everyone once in a while—especially amid crises like the coronavirus pandemic—but for some, it never goes away.

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In the News: Acrisure Shortlisted for Insurance Insider Honours 2020

Proud to be shortlisted for the Insurance Insider Honours Live 2020 which will be held virtually in September!

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Protect What Matters Most to You: Acrisure Answers Common Life Insurance Questions

It is common knowledge that life insurance can help in times of greatest need, helping your loved ones cover the mortgage, pay off other remaining debts and maintain their current standard of living.

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The Strength of Sight: Acrisure Agency Partners Can Customize Vision Coverage to Help Bolster Your Group Medical Benefits

An attractive benefits package is crucial to attracting and retaining top talent. If you placed your group medical insurance with an Acrisure Agency Partner, they worked by your side to help tailor a competitive package that fits your business and supports the needs of your employees.

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How Surety Bonds from an Acrisure Agency Partner Help You Cement More Construction Business

Surety bonds give your prospective customers greater confidence in working with you because they ensure the project gets done and all bills are paid—even if you can’t complete it due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Dental Does More: Acrisure’s Agency Partners Can Help You Add the Most Popular Voluntary Benefit to Your Group Medical Plan

Your employees’ health and well-being matters to you. That’s why you entrusted an Acrisure Agency Partner to help design your group medical plan. Though dental coverage is not included in your company’s current insurance program, it can be a key factor to helping ensuring ensure the competitiveness of your employee benefits package and overall satisfaction of your team.

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Employee Benefits & Commercial Insurance: Better Together with an Acrisure Agency Partner

A comprehensive employee benefits package is often key to finding and retaining top talent. However, not all employee benefits providers genuinely understand your business and appreciate what is in your organization’s best interests. 


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How to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware

According to cyber security firm Emsisoft, 205,280 organizations around the globe reported experiencing a ransomware attack in 2019—a 41% increase over 2018. This fact not only illustrates that ransomware attacks are on the rise, but it also underscores the need for organizations to act to prevent such attacks from impacting their operations.

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Designing a Post-coronavirus Office

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like.

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4 Hidden Benefits of Bundling Your Home & Auto Policies with an Acrisure Agency Partner

Many Americans overpay for their auto insurance by about $330 each year, reports a recent consumer study by ValuePenguin. The cost of auto insurance depends on many variables, including your location, driving history, financial profile and whether you own your home.

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House of Representatives Approves $484 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the U.​S.​ House of Representatives passed the newest coronavirus aid bill, which includes funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing. This News Brief explains further.

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Preventing Remote Employee Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The shift to telecommuting has made it possible for employees to work while staying safe and preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but it has also created a few challenges, including increased levels of workplace stress and employee burnout.

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Help Protect Your Trucking Fleet in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Fleet owners know that their teams are a main artery of the American supply chain—they are critical to delivering various types of goods and supplies. And, even during the coronavirus pandemic, drivers have been instructed to keep right on trucking.

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Treasury Secretary Says More Funding Coming for Small Businesses

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin said that small businesses don’t need to worry about not being able to receive funding from the U.S. government in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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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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