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Category: Business Insurance News

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Hiring and Firing?  What's the Right Way?

Hiring and Firing? What’s the Right Way?

Can making a mistake in hiring or firing an employee cost you money? Your business? Your personal possessions? What do you think in this litigious society? You may be expecting an insurance agency to recommend getting Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and it’s not a bad idea, but how about avoiding the need for it […]

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W2 Vs 1099 employee

W2 vs. 1099

When is a worker an employee? The IRS and state tax authorities are targeting the workforce that is incorrectly being classified as “1099 contractors” when in fact they are employees. Why Are They Cracking Down? The loss to tax authorities by treating legitimate employees as 1099 contractors is substantial. The employer is avoiding withholdings for […]

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Pay As You Go Avoids Shocking Bills

Why Pay as You Go?

Why is pay as you go workers’ comp insurance the right choice for so many businesses these days? What is Pay as you Go? In this video clip, CEO John Will Tenney was interviewed by a local real estate office and answers a few questions about Pay as you Go Payroll and Taxes, as well […]

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New Insurance Agency Alliances

New Insurance Agency Alliances

Our property and casualty agency has been creating strategic alliances with other large agencies to supply even more markets for business insurance, both to the traditional business owner and PEOs. Agencies we work with include: Stonehenge Insurance Services – PEO workers’ comp Hourglass PC – PEO workers’ comp Cypress Risk Management – large workers’ comp […]

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Coverage Denied

Coverage Denied or Cancelled?

Has your workers’ comp coverage been denied or canceled? Not yet? Maybe it isn’t your turn just yet? If renewal time is coming up and you are worried, there are some steps you can take to make it easier. What is involved in getting workers’ comp coverage? Understand that the insurance company is in the […]

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Rated Comp Carrier?

Rated Comp Carrier?

Why is it important to have a “rated carrier” for your workers’ comp coverage? When does it make a difference? Common questions and answers How does a carrier get rated anyway? In most cases it is done by evaluation by an independent company. In almost all cases in the United States today this company is […]

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More Complexity - in Unemployment Taxes

More Complexity – in Unemployment Taxes

As if Obamacare isn’t bad enough, now small employers have to worry about the complex issue of rising unemployment insurance and tax rates. Formerly a rather simple calculation, things have happened in several states that make things complicated. Just what an employer needs, another thing to worry about. It is a justified headache to worry […]

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What complexity does Obamacare add to employers?

Obamacare and Complexity

“What effect will Obamacare have on employers?” It’s a question being asked by many small and medium sized business owners. Recently overheard at a NAPEO convention: “If PEOs help business owners navigate through complexity, then we just got 2200 pages of complexity.” “I don’t want any more employer problems” one business owner told us, “I’ve […]

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Custom fitted PEO solution

Custom PEO Solutions

Why would anyone expect to find all their payroll, workers’ comp insurance and HR answers from one PEO? Would you buy a suit that didn’t fit? So why expect one PEO to do it all? Many business owners are frustrated that they can’t find the right payroll, workers’ comp or PEO solution that matches their […]

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Coverage Denied

Workers’ Comp Exemptions – Worthless?

Is it worth it to go get a workers’ comp exemption from the state? “Oh I don’t need comp, I’m exempt.” Have you heard this before? Perhaps it is best to start with a few definitions to clear things up. In Florida, Every employer is subject to the workers’ compensation act, regardless of how many […]