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No Bones About It - Veterinarians Need Business Insurance

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Feb 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

From a young age, you’ve loved animals so deciding to become a veterinarian came naturally and without question.  You studied feverishly to become the best you can be to care for those furry companions that fill your heart with joy.  Your education will serve you well while you perform wellness exams, stitch up lacerations, treat allergic reactions, and remove foreign bodies.  But do you know what insurance coverage you need?

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Recognizing the psychological effects of work comp injuries

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Feb 10, 2016 7:21:47 AM

A claims department functions because of loss to property, an accident, or an injury due to legal liability, misfortune, negligence, or other risk. Without these losses, there would be no service to provide.

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Every Move You Make

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For many years, video surveillance cameras have been used as a theft deterrent or to help apprehend criminals in banks, convenience stores, and gas stations. In recent years, video cameras have slowly been infiltrating many other businesses. In fact, most people now assume they’re being filmed while shopping in big box stores, and they’re probably right.

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Professional Liability

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Did you know West Bend offers Professional Liability for specific classes of business on our SMARTbusiness™ and Commercial Package Policies? Here are brief descriptions of the coverages we offer: 

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Free Online Risk Management Resource

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Did you know all West Bend customers with EPLI coverage have access to a FREE online risk management resource called in2vate?

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How Does Manufacturer's E&O Coverage Differ from General Liability?

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 14, 2015 10:35:59 AM

Manufacturers Errors & Omissions coverage extends the basic General Liability policy to provide payment when you (as the insured) must legally pay for damages for faulty workmanship, materials, or products. The damages must result from error, omission, or negligent act while acting in your business capacity, or from a defect in material, or in a product sold or installed by your business.

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What's West Bend's Commercial Lines Appetite?

Posted by Brian Kiley on Dec 1, 2015 10:47:33 AM

At West Bend, we’re proud of our broad base of knowledge when it comes to understanding commercial risks. In fact, we’ve probably written every class of business at one time or another.

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Who Needs Coverage for Non-Owned Autos?

Posted by Brian Kiley on Nov 12, 2015 1:34:50 PM

Your client likely does! If your clients or their employees ever drive a vehicle they don't own for business purposes, they need Hired & Non-Owned Auto Coverage. If an auto loss were to occur, your client could be sued by a third party so they need to be protected.

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Help Your Customers Avoid Slip and Fall Claims

Posted by Brian Kiley on Oct 21, 2015 4:00:48 PM

Winter is on the horizon. As predictable as the cold weather is, so is the increase in the number slip and fall claims. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Illinois was among the top five states generating the most questionable slip and fall claims from 2010-2011 with an overall increase of 12%. 

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The Importance of Prompt Claims Reporting for Your Business

Posted by Brian Kiley on Sep 30, 2015 3:09:30 PM

Here are some of the many reasons why prompt claims reporting is integral to the overall claims management process for your business.  

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