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The Connection Between Steven Tyler and Your Work Comp Rates

Recently I listened to an interview of Steven Tyler (yes, the front person for Aerosmith and now an American Idol judge). The discussion involved his 2009 stage fall and subsequent damage to his shoulder which contributed to the cancellation of the band's tour. Tyler expressed rage following the incident at his

Crackdown on California Underground Economy

On December 29th 2011 the Department of Insurance in California released the following bulletin. Employers who have operated honestly and with integrity toward their employees have struggled to compete against individuals operating business on a cash basis. A few of these legitimate business owners have succumbed to the illegal operations.

Are You a C-Corp looking for a Tax Deduction?

At some point in your life, either you or someone you love — a parent, your spouse, your spouse’s parent — may need assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, eating, or moving from place to place, toileting and incontinence.  Whether it’s delivered at home or in

Free Webinar: 2012 National Labor Relations Board Posting Requirements

On January 12th, 2012 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM PST the Work Law Network will be providing a no-cost webinar regarding the 2012 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) posting requirements. The Work Law Network is an international network of more than 350 management-side labor and employment attorneys dedicated to providing quality

Quit Playing the Quoting Game

High Experience Mod x Low Rate = High Premium It is very simple math. Your Experience Modification is a multiplier of your rate and your true cost. If your current experience modifier is 125 or more, that is higher than average and extremely higher than your minimum allowable experience mod. 

Cal/OSHA Fines Prominent Pharmaceutical Firm $371,250

July, 21st 2011, Cal/OSHA fines prominent pharmaceutical firm $371,250. Please go to Cal/OSHA’s website on the below link to read the article. http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2011/IR2011-16.html Are you in compliance with all OSHA safety requirements! Is your firm at risk of severe fines? If you would like to have a conversation on what these safety

The Fragmentation of the Work Comp Market in California

The number of players in the California Work Comp Market right now is staggering. I do not believe that California consumers have ever had this wide range of choice in selecting an insuring company. The widening of this market has brought relative chaos to the old orderly system, which did

A Matter of Taste

The insurance industry is filled with great stories. In a recent claim, an artist added egg yolk with paint as a binder to add richness to the colors. The finished painting was "comic art". The art dealer put the consigned painting in his home office. The dealer’s dog decided it wanted

No Cost Central Coast Safety Update Seminar with Cal OSHA

Is Your Business OSHA Compliant? How Much Could You Owe in Fines? January 1st 2011 AB2774 is in force. Are you familiar with the requirements? Van Beurden Insurance Services, Inc. Presents: JIM LOPES of CAL/OSHA CONSULTATION June 23, 2011 - 9:00 am to 11:30 am Oxford Suites 651 Five Cities Drive Pismo Beach, CA 93449 9:00 am to 11:30 am No