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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Prepare and Protect Your Church in a Hurricane

By Angela Fortune / June 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Prepare and Protect Your Church in a Hurricane

Learn 3 ways to prepare and protect your Florida church in a tropical storm or hurricane.

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Prepare to reopen the church after COVID-19

By Angela Fortune / April 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Prepare to reopen the church after COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced major changes in the ways churches interact. We all agree that some new ways will remain even after the pandemic and that the church community is eager to reunite on campuses nationwide. Prepare to reopen the church after COVID-19 with a thorough assessment of sanitation, sound and security. You want your church…

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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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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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How to address unused buildings during COVID-19

By Terry / April 20, 2020 / Comments Off on How to address unused buildings during COVID-19

With churches operating at bare capacity during the virus, it’s a given that there are unused church buildings. Follow the below steps to put your church in the best shape to return without a loss related to closed structures. 1. Turn off the water mains.Prevent potential water leak damages by turning off the water to…

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Coronavirus update for church leaders

By Terry / March 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Coronavirus update for church leaders

Is your church eligible for the PPP or EIDL Program? Is your church eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)?                                 The answer may be yes. The following document from the SBA gives detailed…

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Richard Hammar Video: 4 Issues Facing Church Leaders with Coronavirus.

By Angela Fortune / March 14, 2020 / Comments Off on Richard Hammar Video: 4 Issues Facing Church Leaders with Coronavirus.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, churches nationwide have many questions. Church Law and Tax put together this informative video hosted by Richard Hammar. Access the video by clicking the link below. https://www.churchlawandtax.com/web/2020/march/four-issues-church-leaders-should-note-about-unfolding-coro.html?jwsource=cl

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