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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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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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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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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collecting personal info

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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Insurance cost for 15-passenger vans

Four Key Risks Of 15-Passenger Vans

By Angela Fortune / April 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Four Key Risks Of 15-Passenger Vans

Churches, nonprofit organizations and private schools are becoming increasingly mindful of the insurance cost for 15-passenger vans. Vans of this size are attractive because of size and efficiency. The ability to carry large groups of youth, sports teams, campers and the like, while promoting fellowship is a real advantage. However, while these vans hold that attraction, they also hold…

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