Are you considering EIFS in a new building or addition? Let us help you save thousands of dollars in insurance for your church, school or nonprofit.

By Angela Fortune / February 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Are you considering EIFS in a new building or addition? Let us help you save thousands of dollars in insurance for your church, school or nonprofit.

If you are considering new construction at your church, school or nonprofit, then you are likely exploring EIFS. EIFS is a common construction material here in Northwest Florida because of its affordability. In church insurance, EIFS costs thousands of dollars in extra premiums and claims every year.  As a property owner, it’s important for you…

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Understanding Concealed Carry Guidelines: 2020 Update

By Angela Fortune / February 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Understanding Concealed Carry Guidelines: 2020 Update

While we’ve covered concealed carry in churches in past blogs, current events call for an update. Our goal is to stay on top of the latest education and resources to bring you the same. Our partnership with carriers like GuideOne Insurance gives us access to many tools. Likewise, GuideOne Insurance provides these directly to clients,…

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Is Your Online Community Growing? Here are Some Online Security Tips for 2020

By Angela Fortune / January 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Is Your Online Community Growing? Here are Some Online Security Tips for 2020

Many churches are looking to bring their physical and online communities together. Building a strong online presence is a true church growth strategy with church apps, social media platforms and giving tools being just a few of the ways churches are getting it done.  Here are some tips on church internet security for 2020 from…

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What are the Top Internet Security Threats for Churches in 2020?

By Angela Fortune / January 21, 2020 / Comments Off on What are the Top Internet Security Threats for Churches in 2020?

With 2020 upon us there is no doubt that your church has many exciting goals in mind. Is a brush-up on “cyber security” on this list? Probably not, and we understand that. At Beacon Insurance Agency, we know firsthand how busy church leaders are. It is also daunting to make sense of all the new information…

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Church Fires in Northwest Florida

Church Fires in Northwest Florida

By Angela Fortune / November 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Church Fires in Northwest Florida

Beacon Insurance has provided education on fire prevention in churches in past blogs. But what are some first things you should do in case of a church fire? Lightning and an increase in seasonal bonfires, candles and the like all make churches more vulnerable to fires. In fact, one of our very own churches here…

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Covering your Church before you need wind and storm insurance

By Angela Fortune / August 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Covering your Church before you need wind and storm insurance

Within a church’s package policy, adequate storm insurance is one of the most important details. Here along the Florida Gulf Coast, church storm insurance is at the top of minds of church administrators as hurricane season approaches. What are the proactive steps to take to protect your church against wind and storm damage? If your…

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Preparing your Church Before You Need Fire Insurance

By Angela Fortune / August 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Preparing your Church Before You Need Fire Insurance

All places of worship need adequate fire insurance. Cover this important detail and you are in the best position to address such a debilitating crisis. Not having enough fire insurance coverage costs churches millions in damages each year. The first step to prepare your church in case of fire is to maintain the most comprehensive…

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Understanding Church Property Insurance Coverage

By Angela Fortune / June 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Understanding Church Property Insurance Coverage

At Beacon Insurance, our goal is to be your partner to minimize risks to your property, congregation, and leadership. That is why we aim to help clients understand their church property insurance. Church property insurance is complex, and the needs of all churches continue to change as they grow. Today, we will help to shed…

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Understanding General Liability Insurance Coverage

By Angela Fortune / June 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Understanding General Liability Insurance Coverage

No matter how small or large a congregation is, church liabilities continue to rise. Churches of all shapes and sizes are becoming increasingly vulnerable to violent crimes, lawsuits, and other tolls taken from exposed or unknown risks. While church liability insurance is by design meant to protect against these, understanding the complexities of such policies…

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Do You Collect Personal Information?

By Angela Fortune / May 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Do You Collect Personal Information?

Churches of all sizes look for best practices in how to protect personal information online. Today, a congregation can engage with the church community in many ways. Because of that, the sign up for such participation often comes digitally. Online signup forms for volunteer opportunities, church camps, classes or ways of giving to the church…

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