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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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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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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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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