Summer is upon us! After the year we’ve all had, it’s no wonder people are out in droves – planning vacations, making travel arrangements, and in particular, boarding their boats! But before you jump head-first into the water, be sure you have the proper insurance coverage!
After months of calls for modification to Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), California is about to adopt significant changes to the standard in light of the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the proliferation of vaccinations. State officials...
Please join us on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:30AM to 11AM (PDT) for our next webinar: “Post Pandemic Hiring: Top 10 Tips.” In this webinar, Sabrina Baker, CEO of Acacia HR Solutions will be discussing the unique situation companies are facing right now recruiting and hiring in a post pandemic world. Lack of talent, rising wages and an intensely competitive market make recruiting more challenging than it has been in years.
Ah, the great outdoors. There’s nothing like Springtime in California. Scenic coastal rides overlooking the ocean… or mountain trips taking in the new spring blooms filled with color and radiance. The weather is still cool, yet warming up and absolutely beautiful. But, don’t forget those California requirements. You need the right motorcycle coverage and United Agencies can help get you the best insurance policy available for.
While the global spread of the coronavirus has resulted in staggering damage to the economy and businesses around the world, hiring is still a top priority for many organizations. Talent acquisition is more important than ever, but it looks very different today in the “new normal” landscape we find ourselves in.
Webinar, May 4th: The Great Disruption & its Aftermath: Economic Outlook Post-Pandemic, Post-Elections
Join us for a big picture perspective from Dr. Mira Farka on how the pandemic affected (and continues) to affect the economy, and how we are looking toward a brighter future through a V(accine) shaped recovery. While our short term outlook includes vaccines, government support, the grand re-opening, and a resilient recovery, we also have to consider the risks: inflation, asset bubbles, and federal debt.
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.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10AM to 11AM (PDT) as we cover California’s newly enacted SB 95, which dramatically extends and expands employers’ obligation to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees impacted by COVID-19.
Just as a quick reminder, you can download the new Mercury App, which puts you “in the
driver seat” 24/7. The new app is easy to use and makes staying connected effortless.
The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) contains a number of financial aid measures to help Americans coping with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a 100% subsidy of COBRA continuation coverage premiums for a period of up to six months. The subsidy provisions are set forth at Title IX, Subsection F of ARPA, Section 9501, titled “Preserving health benefits for workers.” The following fast facts on the COBRA subsidy will help employers prepare for more detailed guidance and model notices that are soon to follow from the Department of Labor.
United Agencies strives to bring you the latest news and updates regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine. We feel this information will help keep you informed and give you guidance in moving forward with vaccine awareness in the workplace.
How Blue Shield is supporting employers to get their workforce vaccinated:
We are communicating directly with members and employer groups regarding eligibility by phases and providing fact-based vaccine information to help overcome vaccine hesitancy. We recently launched an ad campaign for COVID-19 vaccination, encouraging all Californians to “get it.”
When it comes to buying homeowners’ insurance, you can certainly buy a policy through an agent or online, no doubt. But for protecting something as important as your home, is buying coverage online really a good idea? Not necessarily! The following are five reasons why you may want to reconsider buying your next homeowners’ policy online
You may have recently received an email stating that you are required to register for California’s new CalSavers program. But what is CalSavers? It was created by legislation passed in 2016 requiring California employers that do not sponsor a retirement plan to participate in CalSavers – an automatic enrollment individual retirement account (IRA) with no employer fees or fiduciary liability. Operating at no taxpayer expense, CalSavers is professionally managed by private sector financial firms with oversight from a public board chaired by the State Treasurer.
Consumers are always on the lookout for the best auto insurance coverage at the most affordable rates, but how do you know if you’re paying too much? Additionally, how can you protect against being under-insured or over-insured? A United Agencies representative can help evaluate your current policies for you, but in the meantime, here are 5 factors to consider when shopping for auto insurance
The New Year is always a great time to set goals! And, though you may be focused on tackling challenges or obstacles you might be facing in 2021, this is also be a great time to evaluate your insurance needs, just to ensure you’re protected and on track. As you know, a lot can change in the course of a year, and when you reflect on the last twelve months, you might realize that some of those changes could greatly affect your insurance needs.
The new COVID relief bill, which was signed into law this week, includes a lot of things we will combing through over the course of the next few weeks.
The COVID 19 pandemic has created upheaval in daily life, especially in the workplace. As 2020 thankfully comes to a close, a number of workplace COVID prevention requirements have been mandated by the legislature and state agencies. Employers must understand these requirements and prepare for compliance well into 2021.
As 2020 comes to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting us with the service of your insurance policies and financial protection. Our relationships with you, our clients, took on even greater meaning this year as we navigated this strange and difficult year together. While 2020 has been very challenging, we believe 2021 will be much better. Although the holidays may look a little different this year, all of us here at United Agencies wish you the very best of health, happiness, success, and peace during this holiday season and into the year ahead. Be well and please stay safe.
Most of us have watched the ever-so-popular “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” and we all pretty much laughed mightily, as one disaster after another wreaked havoc on the Griswold family’s holiday. Unfortunately, accidents like these happen regularly during the holidays. They are all too common in the real world and are no laughing matter at the end of the day. But, the good news is having the proper homeowners insurance coverage can minimize the financial damage of most disasters. Here are a few holiday mishap scenarios that may (or may not) be covered by standard homeowners insurance policies.
Article By: Author, Andrea Bailey Maintenance-free and real estate tax-free living — these are some of the reasons why around 43 million housing units in the United States are rented rather than owned. Renting lets you enjoy a home without the heavy financial and...