Supporting Local Communities During Uncertain Times

When the needs of others are the greatest, our efforts are the strongest. At Society Insurance, this statement defines our core value of ‘Customer Focus’ and helps guide our actions every day. We continue to partner with our independent agents, restaurant customers, and other agencies to make a difference in the communities we serve during these challenging times. Below we highlight some recent efforts.

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How to Read a Certificate of Insurance Form

A certificate of insurance form is often needed when a business needs to provide evidence that certain general types of insurance coverage and limits have been purchased. In a nutshell, it summarizes your insurance coverage to a single document. This may be important if a claim occurs and the business is found liable while providing their service or engaged in their trade.

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How to Refresh Your Mind Throughout the Workday

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Health & Wellness

Do you find yourself struggling to focus or making careless mistakes? Have you found yourself hungry or yawning throughout the day? These may be warning signs that it’s time to take a break and refresh your mind. Pay attention to how you feel throughout the day and how it impacts your work output. If you find your productivity waning, try one of the tactics below to increase work performance and boost your energy level.

Read ‘Improving Work Life Balance for Your Employees.

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Pros and Cons of Restaurants Using 3rd Party Delivery Apps

Did you know that 26% of U.S. consumers order delivery at least once per week? There are many ways for customers to place their delivery orders now, whether it is over the phone, on a website, using a restaurant’s app, or using 3rd party delivery apps such as Grubhub, DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates, BringMeThat and Seamless. Customers log onto the 3rd party app of their choosing, search nearby restaurants, select food options, and submit payment to the online food delivery company. The food is then delivered directly to the customer by delivery drivers hired by the online food delivery company.

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Protect Your Business From 3 Common Bitcoin Email Scams

This entry is part of 32 in the series Data Security

In the digital age, bitcoin is a well-known term – but that doesn’t mean it’s well understood. What is cryptocurrency? According to Cointelegraph, “cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency.” It is decentralized and relies on an open source verification system. In essence, it’s worth fluctuates and it is virtually untraceable. The most widely used and recognized cryptocurrency is bitcoin. So, what does this have to do with your business?

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7 Tips to Combat Prolonged Standing in the Workplace

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Health & Wellness

Study after study shows that leading a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to your health. This is often a result of sitting at a desk all day, rarely getting up to walk, and then lacking exercise during free time. In response, we’ve seen innovation start to tackle the issues associated with unhealthy office lifestyles, most notably the standing desk. However, prolonged standing (standing for more than 60% of your work day) for long periods of time comes with its own health risks, such as:

  • lower back and leg pain
  • cardiovascular problems
  • fatigue
  • discomfort
  • varicose veins

Striking a balance between the two is key; and here’s how you can get started.

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6 Ways to Lead Effective Meetings With Your Team

Have you ever been in a meeting and you were left leaving with more ‘WHY?’ questions than answers or ideas to solutions? I believe everyone has experienced a dreadful meeting or left a meeting scratching their head. What happened to make this meeting so dreadful? Was it the lack of leadership or participation? No new business ideas were being shared? Or the meeting lasted an hour longer than scheduled? These are all real scenarios that happen every day in organizations. Here are six tips to lead an effective meeting and avoid the head scratching.

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How to Keep Remote Staff Engaged

Businesses are facing an unprecedented time amid social distancing. Workforces are pushed to working remotely if possible, with fewer and fewer employees in the office. Business owners may be asking themselves, is working remotely best for my company? In 2018 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 23.7%  of the U.S. population worked at home for at least some hours.

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Scams on the Rise Amid Coronavirus Crisis

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Data Security

Under normal circumstances, hackers and scammers are annoying at the very least. With recent events revolving around coronavirus (COVID-19), scammers have upped their game, increased their efforts, and are making a challenging situation even more difficult.

Not only has the volume of scams gone up in recent days, the complexity and authenticity of those scams is making it very hard to separate the legitimate from the fake.

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Starting a Restaurant Delivery Service?

If you are thinking about starting a restaurant delivery service to diversify your restaurant operations, there are important controls that should be implemented. According to the National Safety Council, in 2018 alone, there were 4.5 million medically-consulted driver injuries that cost $445.6 billion in the United States. Transportation incidents were the fourth leading cause of injuries to workers, so it is clear that steps must be taken to lower your risk and put your employees on the road safely.

Read, ‘24 Tips for Delivery Driver Safety’ for more information on how to operate your restaurant delivery service safely and successfully.

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