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Good News for the Construction Sector: Spending Is Up

Posted on: September 25, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Good News for the Construction Sector: Spending Is Up The Commerce Department earlier this month released its report on construction spending for the month of July, citing that gains have increased to their highest level in four years. Outlays climbed 0.6 percent to a $900.8 billion annual rate, the most since June 2009, according to […] Read More

Posted in: Construction Industry Insurance Insurance News

Construction Among Industries Seeing An Uptick in Fatality Rates

Posted on: September 10, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Safety on the Job: Construction Among Industries Seeing An Uptick in Fatality Rates The construction industry was hard hit as a result of the housing bubble, record foreclosures and the economic recession that stopped development both in the residential and commercial sectors. Now with an improved economy, we’re seeing the construction sector picking up. That’s […] Read More

Posted in: Construction Industry Workers Compensation

Construction: Supervisors Play Critical Role in On-the-Job Safety

Posted on: August 13, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Construction: Supervisors Play Critical Role in On-the-Job Safety In previous blogs, we discussed the importance of fostering a culture of job safety on construction sites. As we mentioned, safety begins at the top, including with supervisors who are the closest management personnel to the work being performed. But in many organizations, there is often a […] Read More

Posted in: Construction Industry Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Construction: Designing A Proactive On-the-Job Safety Program is Key

Posted on: May 24, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Construction: Designing A Proactive On-the-Job Safety Program is Key The construction sector represents nearly 5% of the workforce but unfortunately accounts for 16% of fatal injuries, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the industry accounts for the second most fatal work injuries of any sector after transportation and warehousing, which […] Read More

Posted in: Insurance Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Captive Insurance Continues to Be Valuable for Risk Management

Posted on: September 20, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

Captive Insurance Continues to Be Valuable for Risk Management Captive insurance is designed to provide owners with an efficient and effective vehicle for obtaining clearly defined risk management and risk-funding objectives regardless of the state of the insurance market (hard or soft), degree of difficulty in finding coverage, and other key factors. Captive insurance has […] Read More

Posted in: Captive Solutions

Workers Comp Hit by Rates, Rising Medical Costs & Underwriting Losses

Posted on: July 17, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

Workers Comp Hit by Rates, Rising Medical Costs & Underwriting Losses In the last year or so, we have seen Workers Comp rates continually rise. California was hit with an increase in earlier this year of 37% and most recently the state’s insurance department approved an 8.25% workers comp advisory pure premium rate hike for […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Contractors, Other Professionals Do Well By Adding E&O Insurance

Posted on: June 12, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

While most contractors understand the need for General Liability insurance, many don’t realize the need for Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance in the event of unintentional errors or omissions, which could end up being very costly. Contractors are prone to E&O claims due to a variety of situations where damage may occur, or property they […] Read More

Posted in: Construction Industry E&O Errors & Omissions