EIG: What brought you to Eastern Insurance?
Workers’ Compensation insurance (“workers’ comp”) covers the cost of medical bills and lost wages when employees are injured or sickened at work. Nearly every state requires businesses with one or more employees to carry it. Workers’ comp is a crucial part of every employer’s strategy for keeping employees safe when they are on the job, even as the definition of “on the job” is changing. Long before the pandemic pushed it to the mainstream, remote work among white collar workers was on the rise.
In April 2020 when the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic erupted, the U.S. shed nearly 21 million jobs. Analysts at the time forecasted a difficult climb back - yet two years later the biggest workforce challenge facing the U.S. economy is not joblessness, but persistent labor shortages that cut across market sectors. In fact, The U.S.
Each year, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases their list of the top 10 most common safety violations to help bring awareness and prevention to hazards in the workplace.
Frigid temperatures, snowstorms, icy roadways and surfaces, and strong winds are all a product of New England winters. These conditions present hazards to everyone, not the least of which are employees who spend a significant part of their workday outside. From illness to injuries, exposure, and even fatalities, it’s important for employers to take necessary precautions to protect them.
Whether you just made your first big purchase and need to obtain an auto insurance policy, or you’ve been working with your local agent for decades, there is a lot of insurance jargon written into your policy that you may not be familiar with. The first step in understanding your coverage and making sure it fully suits your needs is to learn the language.
Whether you’re starting your own small business from scratch or growing a side hustle into a larger business, it’s essential that you understand your insurance options. On average, less than half of all small businesses (500 employees or fewer) will survive beyond five years.
At Eastern Insurance, we attribute the majority of our success to the quality of our employees. From their dedication to providing the highest level of customer service to their commitment to supporting other employees and the communities we serve, we’re tremendously proud of our team. One employee who is the epitome of an individual we want to represent our brand is Todd Drager, Vice President, Commercial Lines Sales.
Joining the Eastern Insurance Team
With technology making it seamless to telecommute, remote work has become the new norm for business. In fact, the number of Americans working from home has increased 159% from 2005 to 2017 with nearly 5 million people currently telecommuting in the U.S. As new generations enter the workforce in an increasingly competitive landscape for employee benefits, as a business owner, you may be considering offering this flexibility to your employees.