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Strongest Earthquake in 5 Years Rattles Southern California: Is Your Business Protected?

Posted on: April 6, 2018 by Signature Insurance Group

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled southern California last Thursday, surprising residents throughout the region. The quake, which occurred approximately 17 miles southwest of Santa Cruz Island was the strongest to hit the area in five years. Although the epicenter was off the coast and at a 10 km depth, the shaking was felt by residents […] Read More

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4 Auto Liability Insurance Mistakes Business Owners Should Avoid

Posted on: February 19, 2018 by Signature Insurance Group

If your business has employees who do any type of driving on behalf of the business, from making deliveries to running errands or transporting other employees or clients to other destinations, commercial auto liability insurance is a must-have. Many business owners may unknowingly make some costly mistakes when purchasing auto liability insurance, and for smaller […] Read More

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Understanding Commercial Umbrella Insurance

Posted on: February 12, 2018 by Signature Insurance Group

Commercial umbrella insurance is not always at the top of the list for business owners when thinking about protecting their assets. However, a commercial umbrella policy is a great benefit for owners of businesses both small and large. What is Commercial Umbrella Insurance? Commercial umbrella insurance is a type of liability insurance that can extend […] Read More

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Understanding Business Interruption Insurance

Posted on: February 2, 2018 by Signature Insurance Group

When a business is forced to shut down operations following a major disaster, the loss of revenue can be enough to potentially close their doors forever. Business Interruption (BI) is an essential component in a business owner’s policy insurance package. Business interruption insurance, sometimes called business income insurance, is a type of insurance that helps […] Read More

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Common Myths about Errors and Omissions Insurance

Posted on: January 26, 2018 by Signature Insurance Group

One of the most common – and costly – mistakes that a business can make is to not obtain enough insurance coverage. Many business owners are under the impression that their general liability insurance coverage is enough to keep them protected from any risks they may encounter. This type of confidence can leave a business […] Read More

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What Benefits Do Your Employees Really Want?

Posted on: January 12, 2018 by Signature Insurance Group

Today’s talent pool is aggressively pro-employee, and employers – especially those with small businesses – have to be creative when trying to recruit and retain the skilled workers they need. One of the most common ways to bring in the best and brightest workers – and keep them – is by offering a robust benefits […] Read More

Posted in: blog Employment Practices

How to Recover from an Employee Error

Posted on: August 29, 2017 by Signature Insurance Group

Reducing Employee Error > Recovery Tips Try as we might, we can’t prevent mistakes from happening indefinitely. Sooner or later, especially if you work in a high-stress field, you or one of your employees may make a mistake during work. It could be something small, like forgetting to do a task, or it could be […] Read More

Posted in: blog Business Insurance Management Liability Southern California

The Steps to Minimizing Costly Employee Errors

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by Signature Insurance Group

Everyone makes mistakes, but unfortunately some mistakes come with a hefty price tag. A study done in an IDC white paper estimated the average annual cost of “employee misunderstanding” – defined as mistakes caused by employees misunderstanding or misinterpreting operations, job functions, and policies – as $62.4 million. Some workplace accidents are a result of […] Read More

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Recognizing and Preventing Employee Theft

Posted on: July 12, 2017 by Signature Insurance Group

Employee Dishonesty > Preventing Employee Theft Though employers never want to believe that their employees would steal from them, it does unfortunately happen, and to a startling degree. A survey from the loss prevention consulting firm Jack L. Hayes International found that, on average, employees are responsible for 5.5 times the thefts that shoplifters are, […] Read More

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The Dangers of Employee Theft and Fraud

Posted on: July 5, 2017 by Signature Insurance Group

A recent report from the US Retail Fraud Survey has shown some troubling findings: some businesses in the United States are losing up to $60 billion per year, and employee dishonesty has been identified as the number one cause of loss in these businesses. Many employers, particularly those that have been working with their employees […] Read More

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