Category Archives: Sales

Your Business is at a Disadvantage without a “Green” Endorsement

It’s hard to pick up a magazine these days without reading about the importance of “going green.” We see it in public interest stories, government stimulus programs, and building requirements for the use of renewable products and energy-efficient equipment.

Many business owners are actively involved in green initiatives and practice sustainability in their operations. This may include upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, stricter recycling programs, resource conservation, improving building efficiencies and more. In addition to the environmental impact, these efforts can increase bottom-line revenue and enhance employee morale and contribution.

The environmental and financial rewards of improving energy conservation and sustainability make it worth a business owner’s time to make sure (more…)

Leases & Tenant / Landlord Responsibility

There are complicated issues and potential gaps in coverage when dealing with leases. Do you know that a lease may require the tenant to provide insurance for the landlord’s building, contents, betterments and improvements if necessary? Consider these examples where the lease requires the tenant to be responsible for the building items: (more…)

Out of State Workers Compensation: Avoiding Liability Exposures Across State Lines

A common mistake an employer can make is to buy workers compensation insurance in one state while having employees working and/or living in another state. This creates a liability exposure in which the policy you purchased may not have coverage for claims generated by these employees.

One reason for this potential gap in coverage is that an employee is entitled to select the jurisdiction they wish to file their claims based on these three basic principles: (more…)

Contractors’ Errors and Omissions

Artisan contractors are experts at what they do and expect to complete their projects without mistakes. But customers can be quick to allege negligence in a contractor’s work, and narrow margins expose contractors to costly errors. Contractors’ Errors & Omissions (E&O) is a specialized liability coverage to protect for potential exposures resulting from faulty workmanship claims. Consider these real-life scenarios: (more…)

Video: Niche Insurance Expertise Brings Value

Society Insurance brings value to Bartolotta Restaurants through niche expertise and responsiveness to unique circumstances in the restaurant business.

See what Keith Trafton of Bartolotta Restaurants and Stephanie Riesch-Knapp of R&R Insurance have to say in this video. (more…)

VIDEO: Proactive Approach Reduces Workers Compensation Losses

A high level of knowledge and understanding regarding industry-specific safety issues and loss trends makes a big difference in reducing workers compensation losses.

In this video, Rhonda McCreedy of DeRosa Corporation, Wauwatosa, Wis., and Chris Halverson of M3 Insurance Solutions, Waukesha, Wis., discuss Society Insurance’s proactive approach to risk control and loss prevention in the restaurant and bar business. (more…)

Is Your Outdoor Property Protected?

Most businessowners policies protect outdoor property with a standard limit of $2,500 for five specific perils: fire, lightning, explosion, riot or civil commotion, and aircraft. While this offers some protection for your outdoor investments, how likely are these events to occur? And if they do, will $2,500 be enough to cover your loss(es) associated with outdoor fences, antennas, light poles, signs not attached to buildings, and tree and shrub damage, including debris removal?

Consider these common claims situations not covered by a typical policy: (more…)

Power Outages and Business Income Protection (Video)

The sky is dark as a storm system moves through your community. Overhead power lines have been damaged by strong winds, causing a blackout at your business. You are suddenly without power and unable to conduct business. How will this affect your business income? (more…)

Why is Insurance Important?

Society Insurance recently had a significant fire loss in Wisconsin. We insured a general contractor who was building a condominium structure that caught on fire. Unfortunately, the fire resulted in the total loss of the condominium building, the loss of construction equipment, and significant damage to the siding of adjacent homes in the area.

Due to the size and scope of the fire, a considerable amount of time and money was spent trying to determine the cause of the fire. Investigators were able to rule out several possibilities, including electrical, as the cause but they were unable to determine the actual cause of the fire. (more…)