Important information for New Jersey Policyholders

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Pursuant to Bulletin 20-15 issued by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, New Jersey policyholders who may be experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 may request a 90-day grace period for the payment of insurance premiums.  Such affected policyholders may elect to have the 90-day grace period take effect retroactively as of… Read more »

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Important Notice for Connecticut Policyholders

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On April 1, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7S, which includes a provision stating that an insurer may not cancel a Connecticut policyholder’s insurance policy based on nonpayment of premium during the time period of April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020, if the policyholder was in good standing with the insurer on March… Read more »

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Important Notice for New York Policyholders

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During the period that Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.13 is in effect, currently until April 28, 2020, any New York resident individual or small business that is experiencing a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and can provide a written attestation of that financial hardship, may be entitled to a 60-day grace… Read more »

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Acadia Insurance Employees First in U.S. to Award Mindful Employer Designation to Their Company

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Award uniquely positions company as an employer who puts people first in its business strategy and practice WESTBROOK, Maine, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Acadia Insurance, a Berkley Company, has become the first organization to receive the Mindful Employer Designation, which is an honor awarded by Acadia employees via the Mindful Employer organization and is based… Read more »

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Kids’ Chance Awareness Week

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Often in this blog, we focus on the hardships of workplace accidents from the perspective of the employer and focus on how businesses can effectively prevent workplace injuries or accidents to help protect their employees.  In this blog, we want to focus on the families of those workers who are injured, and highlight a special… Read more »

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Promoting Rail Grade Crossing Safety

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On the evening of February 3, 2015, a driver of a Mercedes SUV passed through the hamlet of Valhalla, NY, in Westchester County, twenty miles north of the Bronx. For reasons unknown, possibly to avoid a traffic jam, she strayed from her normal route. The skies were clear and visibility was good for a typical… Read more »

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Commercial Drones

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If you are considering using a drone as part of your business operations, it is important to consult with your insurance agent to add coverage and to understand the recent regulations published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In 2016, drone usage was officially sanctioned for commercial operations by the FAA.   The legal framework was… Read more »

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National Safety Month: Renewing Your Focus on Safety this June

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School’s out, meaning millions of people will be enjoying vacation, travel, or stay-at-home fun—or simply catching up on much needed chores around the house. It also means that construction season is in full swing in New England and across the United States. All of this activity can be healthy and rewarding, but it also means… Read more »

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Distracted Driving – Truth and Consequences

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Drivers who have found themselves stuck in the middle of a ‘rush hour’ jam have seen examples of distracted driving at their most amusing.  Like the guy eating a bowl of cereal and steering with his knees.  Or someone brushing their teeth.  Then there’s the one reading the paper spread across the steering wheel.  Or… Read more »

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Construction Site Hazards and Loss Control

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According to Mark Twain regarding New England weather, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute, it’ll change”. We think the weather changes frequently in New England, and it does daily and seasonally, but the weather’s rate of change pales in comparison to the constant and never-ending changes taking place on a construction site. … Read more »

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