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Volunteer Safety through the SafeChurch Program

By Angela Fortune / March 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Volunteer Safety through the SafeChurch Program

April is National Volunteer Month! Even though it looks different than in the past, volunteering is still alive and well. In your church, vetting and safety of volunteers is made easy with GuideOne Insurance’s Safe Church Program.   SafeChurch provides access to information: Over 100 risk management resources including fact sheets, checklists, sample policies and procedures…

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Church Camp & Field Trip Safety for 2021

By Angela Fortune / March 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Church Camp & Field Trip Safety for 2021

With the return of a sense of normalcy, many Northwest Florida churches will plan Spring and Summer activities. That means camps, field trips and even VBS. With that, it’s never too early to plan. Take note of these important details to keep your church activities safe and fun for all. Through our partnership with GuideOne…

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Workers’ Comp for the Florida Church, School or Nonprofit: 3 Ways to Reduce Your Risks with Remote Workers

By Angela Fortune / January 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Workers’ Comp for the Florida Church, School or Nonprofit: 3 Ways to Reduce Your Risks with Remote Workers

How does workers’ comp work in Florida with remote workers? What if your employee has an injury while working from home? Even if your employee will eventually return to work, you’ll need to brush up on workers’ comp and remote work. The pandemic caused many Florida churches, schools and nonprofits to send employees home to…

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Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program January 2021

By Angela Fortune / January 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program January 2021

Is your Florida church or nonprofit eligible for the new round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans? Called the PPP2, this new relief package has some noteworthy changes. As the leading Florida church insurance specialist, our goal is to be a resource of information to Florida churches and nonprofits.  The pandemic hit last Spring. But as…

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Church Insurance Terms to Know.

By Angela Fortune / November 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Church Insurance Terms to Know.

Church insurance coverage: 3 terms you need to know Church insurance policies are daunting to understand. From church building insurance coverage to church liability insurance coverage, the terms are confusing to the layman. The good news is, you don’t need to become an expert. You don’t need to become an expert in insurance. On the…

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

By Angela Fortune / October 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. What is cybersecurity? Also known as internet security or online security, it means to protect your organization’s digital information from hacks, attacks and identity theft. Email us today at TFortune@TrustBIA.Com with questions about your specific cyber policy. Yes, these feel-good organizations are targets for such an evil crime. Consequently,…

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Workers’ compensation insurance for churches

By Angela Fortune / September 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Workers’ compensation insurance for churches

Churches often ask us “do we really need a workers comp policy?” Do all churches need worker’s compensation insurance? The short answer is yes. Florida Law Florida law doesn’t require workers comp on entities with less than 4 employees. The law does, however, require an employer of any size pay lost wages and medical bills…

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Severe Weather Tips for Florida Churches, Schools and Nonprofits

By Angela Fortune / August 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Severe Weather Tips for Florida Churches, Schools and Nonprofits

Along the Florida Gulf Coast, we are all too familiar with severe weather. In fact, it seems like yesterday that Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle; many churches are still rebuilding. At Beacon Insurance Agency, our mission is to help you before, during, and after severe weather. To Do Now: Secure Important Records…

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Highlights from Church Law and Tax Webinar on Church Child Abuse

By Angela Fortune / August 15, 2020 / Comments Off on Highlights from Church Law and Tax Webinar on Church Child Abuse

According to Richard Hammar of Church Law and Tax, church sexual abuse is the #1 risk to churches today in terms of damages. In his recent webinar, “Child Abuse: Emerging Trends to the Biggest Legal Threat to Churches” it was clear that when it comes to church sexual abuse prevention, a sexual misconduct policy is…

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When is it Time for a Policy Review?

By Angela Fortune / June 28, 2020 / Comments Off on When is it Time for a Policy Review?

June 28th is National Insurance Awareness Day, established as a day every year to pause and review your commercial insurance policy.  Every commercial insurance policy is reviewed at renewal time. But, when are some other times you will want us to provide a review of your organization’s property and general liability policies? Ask the following…

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