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They Paid What??

I had a very quick trip to the east coast last week, a two night-er, so, to save on time I allowed myself the luxury of parking *inside* LAX. $40 a night is steep, but, it was worth it to me to save the time on both ends of the trip. I mused to myself when I was about...

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Distracted Driving: The Far-Reaching Impact of a Major Problem

Distracted Driving: The Far-Reaching Impact of a Major Problem

Many people are not truly aware of the dangers of distracted driving today. This article sheds light and offers some startling statistics, which may surprise and even shock you. Approximately 10 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver, and those numbers are growing.

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Hot Weather is Brush Fire Season

Hot Weather is Brush Fire Season

Brush fires cause billions of dollars worth of damages every year and destroy thousands of homes. If you live in an area that is highly susceptible to brush fires then you are already aware of this danger. The good news is that there are precautionary measures you can take to keep your family and home safe.

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The TV Found the Right Home!

We all love seeing the "right thing" happen! My partner, Chris Stickney, and I were exhibiting and speaking at the California Alliance for Child and Family Services conference last week, it was a great week as always! We entered a TV into the raffle for an attendee to...

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Health Care Costs as Much as a New Car

Health Care Costs as Much as a New Car

Buying a new car every year would be a very impractical expense. It would also be cheaper than a year’s worth of health care for a family. Why it matters? The cost-shifting and complexity of health insurance can hide its high cost, which crowds out families’ other needs and depresses workers’ wages.

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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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