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What CAN I Ask a Job Applicant? Educational Webinar, Tues. Sept. 17, 2019

What CAN I Ask a Job Applicant? Educational Webinar, Tues. Sept. 17, 2019

Attracting top talent in a tight labor market continues to be a struggle for business owners and HR professionals during the continuing economic growth of our country. Once we have a good candidate in the door for an interview it's important to remember we are not only interviewing them, they are interviewing us! Please join United Agencies for our educational webinar to discuss the new and changing laws around what we can, and CANNOT ask our job applicants.
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Do I Need an Umbrella?

Do I Need an Umbrella?

Many people ask us, at United Agencies, if they should buy a Personal Umbrella Liability policy. The question, often times, comes across as, “I’m not a millionaire, do I really need a million dollars worth of coverage?”  The answer might surprise you.
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Attend the 2019 California HR Conference!

Attend the 2019 California HR Conference!

Join United Agencies Insurance and 2,700 HR professionals at California’s largest HR conference where you’ll be inspired by real stories, learn from experts who understand the nuances you face day-to-day, build meaningful relationships over unique experiences, and be equipped to tackle emerging workplace issues, define your personal & organizational goals, and grow in your HR leadership.
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California Legislature OKs Health Insurance Mandate

California Legislature OKs Health Insurance Mandate

The California Legislature recently voted to tax people who refuse to buy health insurance, bringing back a key part of former President Barack Obama’s health care law in the country’s most populous state after it was eliminated by Republicans in Congress. The tax now heads to Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, who proposed a similar plan in January — an indication he will likely approve it. The federal Affordable Care Act required everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law, ruling the penalty was a tax.
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Spotlight With Sarah: Featuring Sabrina Baker

Spotlight With Sarah: Featuring Sabrina Baker

In this episode Sarah interviews HR Rockstar, Sabrina Baker, Founder Acacia HR Solutions, a global HR Solutions and Outsourcing firm. Sabrina makes small businesses think and act like big businesses. Her expertise is in team building and leadership development. She is a writer, speaker and co-founder of HR Disrupt Los Angeles, and is certified in SHRM, CI, and Myers Briggs as a Type Indicator practitioner. View Sarah's interview with Sabrina now.
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Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

Do You Need Earthquake Insurance?

There are many factors to consider when deciding to purchase a residential earthquake insurance policy, especially if you want to protect the equity in your home. Choosing to purchase a residential earthquake policy can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll make it simple for you. Learn how you can protect your biggest investment. Not sure an earthquake policy is right for you? At United Agencies, we can help you decide if you are at risk, what coverage means for you based on the customized features of your home, and how to select a policy to fit your needs.
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The Record High of the S&P 500

Yesterday the S&P 500 Index closed at 2,964, the highest point since the index of 500 american companies stock prices was founded in 1957. This is another sign of the strong US economy, which just passed the 10-year mark of constant growth since July 2009.  18...

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The Red Light Camera Controversy: States Continue to Seek Ban

The Red Light Camera Controversy: States Continue to Seek Ban

For a number of years, traffic stop law enforcement, in the form of photo enforcement, has been at the center of a heated national debate, and it has nearly everyone "seeing red" over the matter. More than 500 communities in the U.S. have had some type of red light or speed camera program set up to catch motorists who disobey local traffic laws. There are other municipalities who are either looking into starting to use them, or expanding their existing program.
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Small Business & The Value of Comprehensive Benefits

Small Business & The Value of Comprehensive Benefits

Small businesses are an important client sector for HR professionals and consultants. In fact, 70% of small businesses have formalized their HR structures.  In a tight labor market, small businesses are increasingly looking to HR consultants and professionals for advice about, and implementation of, the strategies that attract and retain a top-tier workforce.
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Spotlight With Sarah: Featuring Sabrina Baker

Spotlight With Sarah: Featuring Dana Mayhew

Introducing "Spotlight With Sarah," featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits expert Sarah Prince. Tune in as Sarah Interviews HR Rockstars and industry professionals she meets every day! Spotlight With SarahFeatured Spotlight:  Dana Mayhew In this episode Sarah...

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Drawing Inspiration from the End of iTunes

Apple announced they were closing down the iTunes application and spinning it off into three different programs. I was struck with some heavy nostalgia. I remember the first time I downloaded iTunes onto my computer and later to my phone. Music and movies immediately...

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As a California Resident, How Much Should I Insure My Home For?

As a California resident, How much should I insure my house for? The answer is much more than you may think. At United Agencies Insurance, we are regularly asked the question, "how much insurance do I really need to have on my home?"  The answer, of course, varies for each person, especially as a resident of California.  We address many of those questions in this article listed below.
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