With the state of the economy today, many people are looking carefully at all of their expenses in an effort to save money. Insurance costs can be a big portion of people’s expenses, and it is no surprise that many people are looking to cut costs on their insurance, wherever they can.
While many workers are quitting their jobs, most are actually switching jobs. Employers in all sectors are working to meet demand and fill vacancies, but this competitive labor market can present opportunities for strategic leaders. Forward-thinking employers use data...
It’s been over a year since the term Great Resignation entered the American cultural lexicon. Since then, a record 47.8 million workers either quit their jobs or left the workforce in 2021. In early 2022, an average of 4 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs each month with a high of 4.5 million in March. While the initial surge of resignations came from the economic and social pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees were also reevaluating their lives — in and out of the workplace. Feeling burned out and unhappy at work, they’re now seeking opportunities with greater flexibility, more robust benefits and better pay — overall, seeking an upgrade personally and professionally post-pandemic.
It’s summertime! Many people and families take this time of the year to set up property rentals. Whether it’s for college students leaving home, vacation house rental, or perhaps a job relocation, home is where you “hang your hat,” and protecting the things that matter to you is important to us. At United Agencies, we can help you get your belongings protected at affordable rates. So, if something bad happens in (or to) the place you’re renting, you will be very glad you have the rental coverage!
It’s summertime! Nothing like a vacation to shed off everyday life and “become one” with the great outdoors. But before you do, this is the perfect time to take a few steps to make your summer safe and worry-free. While it’s a time to have fun with friends and family, it’s also important to keep insurance needs in mind, especially when vacationing, entertaining or enjoying other warm-weather activities.
"Spotlight With Sarah," featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits Expert, Sarah Prince Welcome to Spotlight With Sarah! If you have not yet had a chance to view the latest video series, HR expert Sarah Prince sheds a spotlight on HMOs, PPOs, dental plans, and...
You most likely heard about the recent Laguna Niguel wildfire. Hundreds of firefighters battled the swift-moving blaze, which broke out on May 11th, destroying at least 20 homes in its path, forcing hundreds to evacuate. The Coastal Fire was reported at 2:44 p.m. near...
Effective June 30, 2022, employers with 5 or more employees must either offer a qualified retirement plan to their employees or register to participate in CalSavers.
The requirements are the same for non-profit and for-profit employers, but not government employers. The size of the employer is based on its average number of employees throughout the year, as reported to the Employment Development Department (EDD) on the Form DE 9C during the previous calendar year.
Economic Forecast with Dr. Mira Farka – As The World Turns: Balancing Growth & Inflation in an Unbalanced World
Webinar Sponsored by United Agencies Insurance Please join us on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 11:00AM (PDT) for a very important webinar entitled: "As The World Turns: Balancing Growth and Inflation in an Unbalanced World" The world that has emerged post-pandemic is not...
The latest statistics are in. Distracted driving, commonly referred to as the “hangover effect,” is a lasting mental distraction that continues up to 27 seconds after a driver uses their mobile device, even while stopped at a red light, stop sign, or while their vehicle is parked.
Spotlight With Sarah, Featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits Expert, Sarah Prince: In this video, Sarah discusses vision insurance. Be sure to visit the United Agencies “Spotlight” Page and Blog Channel. If you have any questions contact United Agencies for details.
Report Finds Small Businesses Offer More Flexibility, Higher Wages, New Benefits to Find & KEEP Workers
We recently found a very interesting article via the U.S Chamber of Commerce. As the worker shortage crisis continues to cause major headaches for small businesses, a new U.S. Chamber and MetLife poll finds that hiring challenges are causing the majority of small business owners to change the way they recruit and retain employees. In fact, the majority (60%) of small businesses are making the changes necessary to retain employees.
Webinar Sponsored by United Agencies Insurance Please join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:00AM to 12:00PM (PDT) for a very important webinar entitled: "Retention Strategy: Are You Offering Your Employees Everything You Could?" As our economy bounces back from the...
Here at United Agencies, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to our clients. We love to help! To borrow a phrase from one of our Producers, “We love insurance, so you don’t have to!” But sometimes there are things that we either can’t help...
Spring is a great time of year to refresh and renew nearly everything in our surroundings. But, “cleaning house” isn’t solely limited to getting rid of unwanted things at home or in the office. Remember to refresh your financial house! Reviewing your insurance needs should be at the top of your list.
These days, most people are particularly concerned about their future. Protecting family and finances is a number one priority for nearly everyone, and that means an insurance checkup can save you on cost, while extending your coverage. A United Agencies representative can perform a comprehensive insurance review for you quickly and efficiently. Insurance reviews are free of charge, and can offer valuable insights as to how well you’re protected, and where you can improve your coverage.
We hope you will take a moment to read through some important questions that will help us to help you evaluate your current insurance needs.
Spotlight With Sarah Featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits Expert, Sarah Prince In this video, I discuss the In-network PPO Dental Plan Services and how they work. I hope you find the information valuable. Be sure to visit my Spotlight With Sarah page and check...
Back in 2020, we posted an article on the importance of understanding Cybercrime and how to protect yourself and your family from harm. While cybercrime is nothing new these days, fast forward to 2022 where the world would change in ways no one could have imagined....
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers passed legislation on Monday to provide most workers with up to two weeks of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave, a move policymakers hope will slow the spread of the coronavirus across the state.
“We all are quite aware of the surge of COVID-19 cases, and this act will help ensure that those employees that are sick can take the paid sick leave that they need so all of us are protected,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).
For months, labor unions lobbied legislators and Gov. Gavin Newsom to renew the state’s sick leave mandate that expired in September. The new policy includes many of the same provisions of the 2021 law with some new rules negotiated by the business community to prevent abuse of the system.
Please join us on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:00AM-12:00PM (PST) for a very important webinar entitled: “Top 5 Wage & Hour Claims in Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Business.”
Navigating California’s Wage and Hour regulations can be confusing and daunting. . In 2017, the average cost of an employee lawsuit was $160,000 nationally for small to medium sized organizations. Business owners and Employers are struggling to stay compliant, despite their best attempts to follow the changing labor laws.
Best intentions, even at the employee’s request, may not be in your best interest when it doesn’t strictly comply with the law. In this webinar, learn about the top 5 wage and hour claims in lawsuits and the steep penalties that can come with not following them. We’ll also discuss how you can protect yourself by being compliant with the ever changing California laws and regulations, including 2 recent California Supreme Court decisions.
"Spotlight With Sarah," featuring United Agencies Employee Benefits Expert, Sarah Prince Welcome to Spotlight With Sarah. We recently released 3 videos that shed light on HMOs, PPOs, dental plans, insurance tips and much more! In case you missed these videos, we...