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4 Top Tips for Saving Cost on Car Insurance

4 Top Tips for Saving Cost on Car Insurance

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.

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White Paper: The Future of Work is Now

White Paper: The Future of Work is Now

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.

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Renters Insurance: Big Investment Value at a Low Price

Renters Insurance: Big Investment Value at a Low Price

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!

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Summertime Insurance Tips to Help Your Summer Be Safe and Worry-Free

Summertime Insurance Tips to Help Your Summer Be Safe and Worry-Free

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.

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CalSavers Deadline for Employers with Five or More Employees, June 30, 2022

CalSavers Deadline for Employers with Five or More Employees, June 30, 2022

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.

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Report Finds Small Businesses Offer More Flexibility, Higher Wages, New Benefits to Find & KEEP Workers

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.

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Friendly Reminder: We Don’t See Your Bills!

Friendly Reminder: We Don’t See Your Bills!

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...

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Is It Time for an Insurance Checkup? United Agencies Can Help

Is It Time for an Insurance Checkup? United Agencies Can 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.

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Cybercrime 2022: Unhinged and On The Rise

Cybercrime 2022: Unhinged and On The Rise

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....

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New COVID-19 Sick Pay for California Workers Approved by Lawmakers

New COVID-19 Sick Pay for California Workers Approved by Lawmakers

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.

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Webinar, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2022: Top 5 Wage & Hour Claims in Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Business

Webinar, Thurs. Feb. 24, 2022: Top 5 Wage & Hour Claims in Lawsuits: How to Protect Your Business

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.

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