To our Valued Clients: We are pleased to announce that effective immediately AE Barnes Insurance has now become part of the Provider Group. Although the company name has changed, the experienced staff members you have been working with will remain the same; please refer below for their new contact information. Read more about Welcome AE Barnes Insurance Clients!
Provider Group issues a series of articles and publications that offer insights on a variety of topics, including trends in risk management and employee benefits. We encourage you to visit this site frequently.
Businesses both large and small need to be proactive in order to protect against growing cyber threats. As larger companies take steps to secure their systems, smaller, less secure businesses are becoming increasingly attractive targets for cyber criminals. Read more about Cyber Security Planning Guide
The winter months bring more than just cold weather and shorter days; they bring the possibility for winter storms that may result in a snow- and ice-covered landscape. While it may be a winter wonderland for some, as a property manager, snow and ice buildup means a hazard with the potential for costly liability. If you deal with either commercial or residential property, you are responsible for the side effects of winter Read more about Winter Weather Liabilities
Whether you're hosting a Super Bowl party for 50 or greeting the New Year with a few friends, if you're planning to serve alcohol at your home take steps to limit your liquor liability and make sure you have the proper insurance. Social host liability is the legal term for the criminal and civil responsibility of a person who furnishes liquor to a guest. Social host liability can have serious consequences for party throwers. Read more about Social Host Liability
From fires to floods, earthquakes to hurricanes, disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, and often with little to no advance warning. According to the Insurance Information Institute, as many as 40% of businesses forced to suspend operations due to a natural or human-caused disaster never reopen their doors. The difference between surviving a business interruption and going belly-up often hinges on one factor—preparation. The best way to prevent a disaster from putting the future of your business at risk is to have a proper continuity plan in place. Read more about Are you Prepared if Disaster Strikes?
While all marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, most states have enacted laws that allow certain uses of marijuana or a marijuana derivative. None of these laws place any restrictions on an employer’s right to administer drug tests or to prohibit their employees from using or being under the influence of marijuana at work or during work hours. Read more about Legalized Marijuana and Employment
The makeup of the working population is changing. This shift in worker demographic is largely due to the lack of early retirement by the baby boom generation. Whether these workers are coming out of retirement seeking full- or part-time work or simply staying in the workforce longer, there is a great need to manage and maintain this population safely and effectively. Read more about Work Comp Insights