Crest Monthly News and Views – June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of Crest News and Views. This month, we feature articles regarding different aspects of commercial insurance and risk management. We also have several articles and information regarding personal insurance. Please take a moment to scan and read articles of interest at your convenience.

Being Prepared for Summertime Flash Floods

Several regions of the country appear to be under flash flood watches and/or warnings as we head into the weekend, underscoring the risk of summertime flooding from slow-moving thunderstorms or excessive rainfall and the need to be prepared. Read More >>

Workers Comp: Want to Reduce Lost Time Claims? It Pays to be Nice

When looking for ways to reduce workers’ compensation claims and lost time (days away from work), most safety and risk management professionals look to the obvious: designing and re-designing the workplace to prevent injuries, injury prevention training, working within OSHA regulations, posting signs and reminders to work safely. Read More >>

5 Ways Fleet Tracking Can Help Cut Fuel Costs

Contractors and construction company employees are constantly on the move, headed from one jobsite to another to check in on progress, complete small tasks, pick up supplies, and visit prospective customers. That means their fleet of vehicles is a critical business tool. It also means that fuel spend becomes a key line item in the budget. Read More >>

The Legal Exposures of Bullying Claims

Claims arising from bullying may potentially invoke a duty to defend and potentially a duty to indemnify if there is a covered loss by the employment practices liability carrier (“EPLI”). Read More >>

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Whether your insurance clients own a house or rent an apartment, there’s no excuse for not making home safety a priority. Along with the peace of mind, these steps will go a long way in mitigating potential liabilities and avoiding costly insurance claims. Taking some quick and easy steps can do wonders for increasing the safety and security of every person’s home. Read More >>

Is Your Watercraft Protection Underwater?

Summertime is when boat enthusiasts often start to consider purchasing a sailboat or powerboat. Many consumers, however, lack an understanding of the myriad and multi-faceted loss exposures associated with boat ownership. And boat lovers may mistakenly believe that coverage applies under their homeowners policy for these loss exposures. Read More >>

Insuring A Vacation Home

A vacation home can be a wonderful luxury and sometimes even a good investment, but there are some important factors to consider before making the leap into second-home ownership—such as insurance costs. Read More >>