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Marianne Bonner

Updated Articles and Resources

By Marianne Bonner

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The ACA and Workers Compensation Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The ACA has made changes to the healthcare delivery system that might impact state workers compensation programs. Learn what this impact might consist of.
    • Hazards of Hail Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Hailstones can cause serious damage to buildings and personal property. Here's a summary of what you should know about the risks of hail.
    • Under the Radar Again Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Many small businesses store substances that are potentially hazardous. As Freedom Industries has learned the hard way, a release of these substances can have devastating consequences.
    • Worker Injuries - Real or Fake? Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      A fraudulent workers compensation claim can have a significant impact on your small business. Learn what signs may indicate that a claim has been faked.
    • El Nino is Coming! Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      An El Nino pattern is predicted for 2014. An El Nino can affect global weather. Find out what might be in store later this year.
    • Residents of No-fault States Pay More for Auto Insurance Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      No-fault auto laws were intended to make auto insurance cheaper but they have had the opposite effect. Find out why they haven't worked.
    • Think Before You Share That Article! Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Content you share on the Internet can get you in trouble if you infringe on someone else's copyright. Here are common misconceptions about copyrights.
    • Will a Blast from Yellowstone End Life on Earth? Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Yellowstone National Park contains an active volcano that some say is overdue for a major eruption. Is this the truth or just hype?
    • Rideshare Risks Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft were built using a business model that has a serious flaw. They rely on personal policies to cover commercial exposures.
    • Slippery Slopes Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Landslides happen more frequently than you might think. Find out what factors may make an area more vulnerable to slides.
    • Rates are Rising Created: Thursday, July 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      If your insurance premium has recently gone up, the low interest rates insurers are earning on their investments may be a factor.
    • Mile High Debris Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The recent tornadoes are a reminder to small business owners of the imprtance of debris removal coverage in commercial proerty policies.
    • The Mystery of Flight 370 Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Malaysian Air Flight 370 went missing and no trace of it has been found. Its fate is a mystery.
    • What's in My Berries? Created: Thursday, June 06, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      A company's sale of berries containing the virus that causes hepatitis demonstrates the hazards of product contamination.
    • Should You Ban the Box? Created: Friday, August 09, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Beware ban-the-box laws, which may prohibit you from inquiring about job applicants' criminal histories on job applications.
    • 10 Cold Weather Hazards to Watch For Created: Friday, January 17, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Beware of these 10 hazards if you operate a business in a cold climate!
    • Hurricane Prophesies Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Good news! Weather experts are expecting a milder hurricane season in 2014 than normal. Find out why.
    • 5 Reasons to Use an Independent Agent Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Why utilize an independent insurance agent when you can buy insurance online? Here are five ways you will benefit by using an agent.
    • Was That Auto Accident Really an Accident? Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Staged auto accidents are a big business for criminals. Don't be a victim! Learn how to recognize common scams and what you can do to protect yourself.
    • Commercial Auto Coverage for Assumptions of Tort Liability Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Have you signed a contract that required you to assume someone's else's tort liability? Your assumption of liability may be covered under your commercial auto policy.
    • Meaning of "Insured Contract" under the Commercial Auto Policy Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Did you know that a commercial auto policy covers liability you assume under certain types of contracts? Learn what kinds of contracts are covered!
    • Liability You Assume Under a Rental Car Agreement Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      An auto accident involving a rental vehicle can lead to a lawsuit against the rental company, which then demands reimbursement from you. Learn whether your policy will protect you!
    • Types of Business Insurance Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      There are many different types of business insurance. This is an overview of the types of insurance described as business insurance.
    • The Largest U.S. Business Insurers Created: Thursday, January 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The largest business insurers in the United States maintain a dominant web presence. Here is a list of the largest business insurers and associated links. Each website includes valuable informatio...
    • What is the difference between a "claims made" and an "occurrence" policy? Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Business Insurance for your business may include professional liability or other types of coverage that will be either claims made coverage or occurrence coverage. Understanding the difference is important for your Business Insurance program.
    • Business Insurance - What is Self-Insurance? Created: Saturday, November 08, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Businesses interested in lowering business insurance premium costs and having more control over their risk management plan may consider self-insurance. Self-insurance is a business insurance strategy where the company maintains a part of the insured risk.
    • Endorsement Created: Saturday, June 23, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Endorsement - a business insurance definition
    • Insuring Hired Autos for Liability and Physical Damage Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Learn how to insure rental cars, called hired autos under a commercial auto policy, for liability and physical damage.
    • How do the Limits Apply in My Liability Policy? Created: Thursday, April 03, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A general liability policy contains both individual limits and aggregate limits. Learn how these apply when claims are filed against you.
    • Who's Covered Under My Liability Policy? Created: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Your liability policy covers lawsuits against people or companies that qualify as "insureds." Learn who's covered by your policy and who isn't.
    • What's Covered Under Personal and Advertising Injury Liability? Created: Monday, October 14, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Personal and advertising injury insurance covers certain offenses called intentional torts. Examples are libel, slander and false arrest. This article explains what acts are included.
    • Why You Need Building Ordinance Coverage Created: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Building ordinances can significantly increase the cost of replacing a building. These increased costs aren't covered unless you have purchased building ordinance coverage.

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