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Common Types of Surety Bonds & How They Work

A surety bond is a contract that ensures specific obligations are met. These bonds are often required for contractors working on government contracts. They are performance-based. A surety bond is a guarantee between three parties. The parties in a surety bond are: The Principal: The individual who is required to have a surety bond. The Obligee: The individual requesting the bond. The Surety Company: The...

How to Brighten Your Employee Benefits This Summer

Summer is on its way, and your employees are looking forward to sunny days, vacation time, and all that warm weather offers. In a competitive job market, your employee benefits are more important than ever – and so are those special perks. Happy employees are loyal employees. Offering fun summer rewards can help keep your team cheerful, productive, and engaged. Fun Summer Fridays Show your...

4 Things to Know About Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employment Practices Liability Insurance or “EPLI” is a form of business insurance specifically to protect against employment-related lawsuits. While the suit may not be accurate, once filed, you will need to defend against the case, which can prove to be very expensive without this type of insurance. The right Employment Practices Liability Insurance can help you get through challenging legal situations without sustaining severe financial...

4 Types of FSAs & How They Work

An FSA, or “Flexible Spending Account,” can be an excellent benefit to offer your employees, and to your business bottom line, as the contributions are pre-tax. Several types of FSAs are available: Medical Expense FSA These accounts pay for eligible medical costs, prescription drugs, copayments, deductibles, medical devices, and other costs. Another option, a “limited medical FSA,” can cover the cost of preventative healthcare services,...

Effective Risk Management Tips for Breweries

The craft beer industry has been built by passionate, talented brewers, who have invested their time and energy to create new flavors and brewing techniques. As the brewery grows, business risks arise that should be addressed before something goes wrong. These tips cover some of the basics of brewery risk mitigation. Proper Spill and Broken Glass Cleanup Processes A taproom is a popular and convivial...