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.
Unfortunately, the risk of a shooting happening at a business has become increasingly substantial. According to reports by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), so far in 2019 there has already been 21,563 incidents of gun violence in the US, resulting in 5,669 deaths and 10,827 injuries. Of these incidents, 148 have been defined by the GVA as mass shootings, meaning they included four or more victims.
Employers — does your business require employees to drive for work? If so, what are you doing to combat the dangers of distracted driving? In almost every state, the percentage of distracted driving related accidents has increased in recent years, making distracted driving a risk that business owners can not afford to ignore. This is especially true if your employees feel that using their phone while behind the wheel is a part of the job.
Officials recently released a list of the top 10 most cited OSHA violations for 2018. The report documents the leading citations throughout their fiscal year, October through September. The goal of releasing the top violations is to help businesses identify and prevent the most common safety risks in the workplace.
The Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018
No matter how big or small your business is, cyber attacks and data breaches are real threats that are becoming even more frequent in our increasingly digital world. Cyber attacks are specifically on the rise for small and midsize businesses as they present more vulnerabilities than larger organizations. According to a Ponemon 2017 report, cyber attacks cost small and medium-sized businesses an average of $2,235,000.
If her colleagues at Eastern Insurance had one word to describe Mika De Young, they would say, "passionate." After 25 years in the same industry, that passion, along with her intense work ethic, has made her a valued, respected, trusted member of Eastern Insurance.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 42,000 opioid-related deaths in the United States each year. That means more than 100 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. Specifically, in Massachusetts, a study found that construction workers are six times more likely to die from opioid overdoses than all other occupations.
Doing good is at the core of everything we do here at Eastern Insurance. We truly do follow the message of the Join Us For Good campaign,created in collaboration with our parent company, Eastern Bank, to thank those who help awaken good in their communities, celebrate the differences they are making, and help them continue to prosper.