Why Changing Insurance Company's May Help Your Business

August 5, 2019

After a more than 10 year relationship with Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance (ILM) that was followed by Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance (PLM)  the WPMA board of directors decided it was in the best interest of the members to make a change. The WPMA is proud to endorse Federated Insurance Companies as our exclusive provider of risk management programs that are specifically tailored to each individual member's needs.  Federated is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best® and once again has been named to the Ward's 50® Top Performers list.   The reason that Federated was selected is that they are able to offer members many special coverages that have not previously been available.  Offerings include Commercial Prop...

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First Thing To Do In A Disaster

July 1, 2019

Think quick!  Your company has just experienced a major fire or tornado during working hours, what is the first thing you do?

Recently a woodworking company in New England experience a 9 alarm fire that started during the middle of the work day.  There were over 100 employees in...

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It's A Bird, It's A Plane.......It's OSHA

June 3, 2019

On May 18, 2018 OSHA issued an internal memorandum to its regional administrators directing the procedures for the use of "drones" during health and safety inspections. They have reportedly been used so far on nearly a dozen worksite inspections. In order to protect yourself from unauthorized sea...

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Is the economy helping to raise you business insurance rates?

May 6, 2019

We have received a number of calls from members asking why they are being quoted such high rates when their business insurance renews?

The answer is partially due to the good economy we have been experiencing.  With an aging population and a low unemployment rate, businesses are find...

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Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Overtime Update

April 1, 2019

On March 7, 2019 the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.  The question to start asking yourself and your managers is "how will this rule affect our business?"

Under currently enforced law, empl...

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