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Are Subcontractors Covered Under Your Contractors Insurance?

Are Subcontractors Covered Under Your Contractors Insurance?

Working with subcontractors can be a necessary part of any construction project, but hiring subs also creates additional risk on your job site. Because of the added hazard, it's crucial to make sure your subcontractors are adequately insured. Do you need to see proof that they carry their own contractors insurance policies, or will your existing insurance be sufficient? Protect your business by learning how to ensure your subcontractors are covered on the job site. Does ...
3 DIY Ways to Prevent Water Damage

3 DIY Ways to Prevent Water Damage

When it comes to internal water damage -- one of the most common causes of property damage -- the majority of homeowners remain unprepared. Many insurance companies' researchers have found that less than 20% of homeowners take steps to prevent flooding, such as checking appliance hoses, performing water heater maintenance or installing pipe installation. Learn how taking these simple steps can prevent costly property damage. DIY Ways to Protect Your Home from Water Damage Check Appliance Hoses Appliances ...
Construction Industry Trends to Watch for in 2021

Construction Industry Trends to Watch for in 2021

2020 was a hard year, and the construction industry was no exception. After a tumultuous year, many businesses will be looking forward to the next to prepare for the year ahead. Discover the construction industry trends to be aware of as you look forward to 2021 and how your business can navigate the coming months. The Construction Industry's Outlook for 2021 Slow Industry Growth in the New Year Look for a slow recovery from 2020's economic issues ...
Cyber Liability Insurance by the Numbers

Cyber Liability Insurance by the Numbers

Cybersecurity has become increasingly important, especially with many businesses working remotely. A cyber attack can be devastating to a business, incurring monetary and productivity losses. The right insurance coverage can help mitigate those losses and keep your business safe. Learn how a ransomware attack impacted one Aegis client, and how their cyber insurance helped them avoid a disaster. A Ransomware Story In 2019, an Aegis Insurance Markets client was hit with a large Ransomware attack. It ...
How to Start Your Risk Management Program

How to Start Your Risk Management Program

Implementing a risk management program can be overwhelming. You'll need to take steps to minimize the chance that things go wrong, also known as loss control. This can include purchasing insurance to reduce the impact of disasters or mishaps should something happen. No one likes thinking about what could go wrong. Nevertheless, as a prudent business owner, you should assess and understand the risks your business faces. Get insights from the Aegis Insurance Markets Risk ...
Faces of Aegis: Tahoe Sports Hub

Faces of Aegis: Tahoe Sports Hub

This is the third post in our series, The Faces of Aegis! We're spotlighting our clients, the people and businesses who are making an impact in our Tahoe-Truckee community and beyond! Read more of our client spotlights here. There's nothing quite like ski season in our Tahoe-Truckee area. If you've been counting down to opening day at our local ski resorts, you're not alone -- each year ski season brings locals and travelers alike out ...
Winter Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents This Season

Winter Safety Tips to Avoid Accidents This Season

Contractors are no strangers to risk, and in winter familiar job site hazards can become even more threatening. Take the time now to make sure your insurance has the coverage you need to keep your business safe when the weather gets chilly. Get winter safety tips to help yourself avoid a costly incident and ensure you have the insurance you need to cover common winter accidents. Protect Yourself From These 3 Common Winter Construction Claims #1: Fall ...
What Does Supplemental Insurance Do?

What Does Supplemental Insurance Do?

Have you ever had expenses not covered by your major medical plan? Unexpected medical bills can be devastating to your financial plans. Even the most robust insurance coverage is likely to leave you responsible for a portion of the costs. According to healthcare.gov, the average cost of a 3-day hospital stay is around $30,000, while comprehensive cancer care can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. So how do you protect yourself against these unexpected, and often ...
10 Vital Cybersecurity Tips For Remote Workers

10 Vital Cybersecurity Tips For Remote Workers

Working from home was a dramatic transition for many workers to make. Whether you're counting the days until you can return to the office, or are thoroughly enjoying spending the work day in your jammies, we likely have more remote work ahead of us still. Now that we're all a little more comfortable working from home, it's important to make sure that you don't let any of your company's cybersecurity practices lapse. Opening the wrong ...
Faces of Aegis: Pacos Truckee

Faces of Aegis: Pacos Truckee

This is the second post in our series, The Faces of Aegis! We're spotlighting our clients, the people and business who are making an impact in our Tahoe-Truckee community and beyond! Read more of our client spotlights here. Truckee, CA is an outdoor lover's dream vacation destination. Home to some of the best skiing, snowboarding, and biking around, there's nothing quite like a day spent in the cool air of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Adventurous types ...

 

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