Sub Contractor insurance coverage

Learn About One of The Greatest Business Opportunities for Contractors! When Business Is Slow This Can Be a Life Saver!

Sub Contractor insurance coverage
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Contractors are ideal for this business!  Hundreds have signed already! 

Every single business and individual is a potential customer of yours!

This can be a great door opener for new customers!

The market is $1.7 trillion!

Everyone, every second of the day uses these services!  They have no choice!

Some businesses pay tens of thousands a month for their services!  They MUST have them for as long as they’re in business!  Someone else is making money off of them.  Let’s now make it YOU!

You can get paid up to 10% of their monthly bill, every month, can be for decades!   You are NOT involved in any billing or collections.  The only thing you can get is a monthly check!

This business can generate a monthly residual income of $5,000, $10,000, there’s no limit to how much you can make!

Takes less than 5 minutes to sign up customers then you can get paid for decades!

This business can generate a monthly, residual income to pay overhead while in between jobs!

Customer can sign up on line or you can sign them up off your smart phone or computer!  Again takes less 5 minutes to sign up!There’s no payroll, rent, you do not have to chase money, business is aggravation FREE, it’s actually FUN!  

To learn more contact Gary by calling or texting 914-806-5853!  You can also email bgesgroup@gmail.com.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

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Corporate Liability Shield

The Importance of Employment Practices Liability Coverage

Corporate Liability Shield

Every employer, no matter how small, faces the specter of being sued by a past, present or prospective employee at some time.

In fact, such employment practices claims are widespread – so much so that most businesses are much more likely to have an employment practices liability claim than a general liability or property loss claim.

Nearly three-quarters of all litigation against corporations today involves employment disputes, which can be extremely costly. The cost associated with an employment practices claim can be significant.

In 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission resolved 90,558 charges of discrimination and recovered about $505 million in remedies for discrimination plaintiffs.

In addition, the EEOC recovered nearly $70 million for victims of sexual harassment through litigation and administrative enforcement that year, up roughly 50% from $47.5 million in 2017.

The massive jump in sexual harassment claims and recoveries is a direct result of a surge in lawsuits since the start of the #MeToo movement, which has emboldened many victims to come forward and file complaints.

Keep in mind, the above are just penalties and do not include defense costs, which can exceed $100,000 per claim for employers.

For these reasons and more, employment practices liability insurance is crucial for any employer. The risks of being sued by an employee for discrimination or harassment have increased substantially, particularly now in the #MeToo era.

Employers need EPLI coverage because comprehensive general liability policies and workers’ comp policies exclude employment-related claims. 

EPLI coverage
Policies cover:

  • Defense costs (court fees, attorney fees and related costs).
  • Payment of settlements and/or judgments up to the policy’s limits.
  • Any fines or penalties levied by government agencies.

EPLI policies cover business owners as well as directors, officers and managers. Some policies also cover employees. Additionally, you can buy third-party policies to cover claims brought by non-employees, such as clients. 

Types of action covered include:

  • Discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, religion, disability or sexual orientation
  • Sexual harassment or other unlawful harassment in the workplace
  • Wrongful termination
  • Failure to employ or promote
  • Retaliation
  • Employment-related misrepresentation
  • Failure to adopt adequate workplace or employment policies and procedures
  • Employment-related defamation or invasion of privacy
  • Negligent evaluation of an employee
  • Wrongful discipline of an employee
  • Employment-related infliction of emotional distress.

NOTE: Wage and hour claims, or disputes regarding overtime pay for non-exempt employees, have become more expensive in recent years, so most EPLI policies exclude this coverage. Business owners may be able to find endorsements to add wage and hour coverage.

Costs

EPLI claims can be extremely expensive. The average cost of a discrimination claim is $125,000, and 25% of judgments exceed $500,000.

Most businesses are wise to have at least $1 million in coverage. However, higher coverage limits increase your premium cost, so you want to balance your coverage needs and your budgetary concerns. 

Call us if you want further information or need help in gauging your EPLI coverage needs.

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, New York State Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.  

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – Issues we address: 1) Lowering pricing – we have specialty programs that can save you up to 40%; 2) Finding a new company; 3) Being cancelled or non renewed; 4) Audit disputes; 5) Company creating fictitious payroll at audit time; 6) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 7) Misclassification of payrolls; 8) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits;   9) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for a few months; 10) Covering multiple states under one policy; 11) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 12) Timely issuance of certificates; 13) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to.

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverages.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverages, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.    

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!   

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

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Two Real-World Lawsuits and Lessons Learned for Contractors

Things go wrong on a regular basis on construction projects. That’s why contractor’s liability insurance exists – to protect everyone involved.  

The policy holder is assured that an honest mistake or oversight will not destroy a thriving business, and the client and other stakeholders are assured that no matter what foreseeable event might come to pass, there is enough liquidity on the table to compensate them for damages incurred. 

Contracts contribute to damages 

There is the occasional straight-ahead case, but in most cases, determining a single party to be at fault is extremely difficult. Often, the actions or oversights of multiple parties create the conditions for damage to occur.  

Even then, these conditions must sometimes be combined with an act of God to create an actionable claim. In some cases, the drafters of the contract itself can unwittingly push contractors into a corner where they are financially incentivized to make unsound decisions. 

For example, in one case, according to construction and business research firm Longwoods.com, a general contractor hired a roofer to put a roof on a building. 

The overall arrangement was a design-build contract that provided the general contractor with a bonus schedule based on meeting a series of completion milestones. But the contractor had to forfeit damages if construction ran behind schedule. 

Bad weather hampered progress on the roof, and the roofing contractor recommended holding off on work until weather improved. 

The general contractor insisted that work move forward. Furthermore, the general contractor was providing many of the roofing materials in the project.  

The roofing materials were not fitting together well, however, and while both the general contractor and the subcontractor knew of leak problems, they weren’t able to fix the issue prior to the owner taking delivery. The building occupant later reported that “moisture damage” was in excess of $1 million.

So what happens now? 

Well, the general contractor has liability for leak damage, sure. But perhaps something else caused the moisture damage.

What could have caused the damage? 

Moisture damage could have been caused simply by the overall humidity and climate in the area. It could also be moisture wicking upward through the concrete from the ground. 

The goods the occupant claimed were damaged could have already had damage, or the packaging could already have had significant moisture that then led to the damage. 

Furthermore, at first glance, a roofing company should be assigned primary responsibility for its own roofs. Its work on the roof would be a more proximate cause to any faults in the end product, but in reality, there are
externalities that mitigate the roofing company’s liability; the general contractor provided the faulty materials and ignored the recommendation of the subcontractor to halt work until weather improved. 

The case is still in litigation, but among the lessons learned:

* Document your recommendations to change the method, timetable or scope of work, as well as any other party’s refusal to accept your recommendations. 

* Don’t needlessly micromanage the operations of subcontractors if you can avoid it. Had the general contractor left it to the subcontractor to select the roofing materials, the general contractor may be held to a lower degree of culpability. The assumption, of course, is that the subcontractor knows more about roofing than the general contractor.

Don’t roll over too soon 

In another case involving accusations of contractor negligence, a California homeowner accused a contractor of leaving her bathroom in an “unsafe condition.”  

According to the plaintiff, the contractor’s negligence caused her to trip and fall, and caused her to break her foot and ankle, resulting in the need for multiple surgeries. She sued, claiming total damages of over $700,000. 

The contractor didn’t roll over, though, and their counsel and their insurance carrier’s counsel insisted on checking on her background and claims and medical history.  

Through this discovery process, the defendants tore the plaintiff’s claims apart. They found that the plaintiff had already experienced a similar injury. They also found that the plaintiff was partially at fault for the slip and fall. The case was settled in mediation for just $37,500. 

The moral of the story: Don’t buy everything the plaintiff tells you, and don’t be quick to admit fault before you have spoken with an attorney. 

 

 

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, New York State Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.   

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – Issues we address: 1) Lowering pricing – we have specialty programs that can save you up to 40%; 2) Finding a new company; 3) Being cancelled or non renewed; 4) Audit disputes; 5) Company creating fictitious payroll at audit time; 6) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 7) Misclassification of payrolls; 8) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits;   9) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for a few months; 10) Covering multiple states under one policy; 11) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 12) Timely issuance of certificates; 13) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to. 

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverages.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverages, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.     

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!    

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website. 

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 1053e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com
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Corporate Liability Shield

Reduce Your Customer’s Essential Service Bills By Up To 40% and Get Paid Up To 10% Every Time They Pay Their Bill!

Corporate Liability Shield

Our company partnered with several very large, Fortune 500, well know providers!  You have hundreds of commercial and residential customers you’ve done work for over the years.  Imagine signing them up, takes just a few minutes, then getting paid every single month they pay their bill. You could receive a monthly residual income for DECADES!

Here’s an example.  In New York City, people use one particular company for their gas and electric.  Now one of your commercial customer’s pay $25,000 a month for their gas and electric (think big).  You show them savings of $1,250 a month or $15,000 a year.  They agree to use your program.  In less than 5 minutes they sign up.  Their billing company stays the same.  You get paid up to 10% every month they pay their bill.  Would you agree this is one bill they must pay?  As long as their in business!  Could be decades!  Which means you could get paid for decades!

Think about it!  Gas and electric, cell phone, these are bills people will be paying their entire life!  Through our program YOU can be one of the people who makes money off of them!  For a very long time! 

This is an untapped source of income for you!  Turn it into a recession proof, money making machine!  We WILL show you!

Here is a list of essential services offered:

Essential Services:

       Personal:

  1. Home phone
  2. Gas and electric
  3. High speed internet
  4. Satellite TV
  5. Security & automation
  6. Wireless – Cell phone
  7. Identity theft

       Business:

  1. Gas and Electric
  2. Payment Processing
  3. Security & Automation
  4. Satellite TV
  5. Wireless – Cell phone

Call or text Gary at 914-806-5853 or click here to go to website. You can email him at bgesgroup@gmail.com

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

© – Copyright – BGES Group

HR and workers comp

Annual Insurance Review is Crucial to Your Growing Business

HR and workers comp

About BGES Group: We are Construction Insurance Experts as Well as Workers’ Compensation Experts for ALL Industries!

Article:

One of the biggest mistakes owners of growing businesses make is not keeping up their insurance coverage to account for the expanding assets and potential liabilities.

Let’s say you started your business 10 years ago with just a small space and computer desk. Today, you have an office full of employees and equipment. If you still have the same insurance coverage as you did a decade ago, or even three years ago, the chances are high that you are underinsured.

To make sure you have all of your assets covered, you should review your business insurance program annually. Circumstances change, and without a yearly review, you could be faced with substantial expenses if you suffer a loss.

It’s common for small businesses to start out with basic insurances, such as commercial property and general liability policies. However, as they grow, most owners need other types of insurance, such as:

  • Excess liability or umbrella – This covers claims exceeding your standard policy’s limits.
  • Workers’ compensation – After your business hires its first employee, this type of insurance will be required in most states to provide payments for an employee’s lost wages and medical expenses following a workplace injury.
  • Professional liability – This form of insurance covers your service-provided mistakes, and usually your attorney fees.
  • Auto, hired and non-owned – This protects your business should an employee cause a vehicle accident in their personal or rented auto.
  • Commercial auto – This provides coverage not under personal auto policies, such as to your business and for employees unloading and loading.
  • Employment practices liability – Coverage for HR issues, such as those related to termination, harassment and discrimination laws.
  • Directors and officers liability – Financial protection for directors and officers should they be sued for wrongful acts stemming from performance of their duties.
  • Employee benefits liability – This insurance covers liability issues from an omission or error in the administration of an employee’s benefits that results in the employee incurring a cost, such as a terminated worker losing benefits after not being provided with COBRA information.

Depending on your business, many of these coverages may be essential to adequately protect your firm. An annual insurance review is an ideal time to discuss your needs with us.

Ensure the following elements are considered as you begin the review:

  • Revenue – More business is good, but it also means a greater potential for liability. Have your annual sales changed?
  • Property – Have you added equipment, computers and such that would create a need to increase your commercial property policy’s limits?
  • Location – Your business owner’s or general liability policy could be affected if you’ve added, closed or moved locations.
  • Travel – A hired and non-owned auto policy may be needed if your employees are frequently driving rented vehicles.
  • Employees – Have you had an increase in your workforce, turnover rate, or use of contractors? Consider employment practices liability insurance for high turnover rates. The more employees you add, the more you’ll pay for your workers’ comp coverage.
  • Services – Are you offering additional services? For certain types of work, you may need additional endorsements to your general liability policy.
  • Customers – Are you serving new clients or industries? This may cause problems with your professional liability policy if you’re servicing high concentrations of high-risk clients/industries.

The takeaway

The answers for each of the above won’t remain the same over a business’s life, and that’s why insurance isn’t a one-size-fits-all, unchangeable product.

Annually review your business for exposures and insurance needs. Insurance may not cover everything, but it can certainly mitigate your risks.

Start your annual business insurance review today by setting up a meeting with us to discuss the above issues and how they relate to your current insurance needs.

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, New York State Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.  

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – Issues we address: 1) Lowering pricing – we have specialty programs that can save you up to 40%; 2) Finding a new company; 3) Being cancelled or non renewed; 4) Audit disputes; 5) Company creating fictitious payroll at audit time; 6) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 7) Misclassification of payrolls; 8) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits;   9) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for a few months; 10) Covering multiple states under one policy; 11) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 12) Timely issuance of certificates; 13) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to.

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverages.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverages, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.    

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!   

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

© – Copyright – BGES Group

Summer Safety

The Difficulty of Dealing with Workers with Substance Abuse Problems

Summer Safety

With the opioid epidemic continuing to sweep the nation, more and more workers are battling addiction than ever before. 

But if you as an employer suspect or know one of your staff has a substance abuse problem, you need to be careful about how you approach them and try to deal with the issue.

Even if many employees can keep their addictions under wraps in the workplace, not all of them can. According to a survey conducted by the website drugabuse.com, which offers educational content and recovery resources to people dealing with addiction:

  • 23% of workers surveyed said they had used drugs or alcohol on the job.
  • 60% said they had used alcohol on the job work (not including office parties or functions).
  • 23% said they’d smoked marijuana on the job.

On top of that, 75% of U.S. employers say they’ve been affected in some way by an employee’s substance abuse. That can include:

  • Employee theft to support the habit.
  • Mistakes that cost the company money and lost business.
  • Workplace accidents.
  • Accidents that injure third parties.
  • Reduced productivity because of presenteeism.

While you can have policies in place that bar employees from working under the influence – under threat of firing – it’s a trickier matter if one of them comes to you to tell you they have a problem.  

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects workers who:

  • Have successfully completed a rehab program and have stopped taking the drug that caused them to enter the substance abuse program,
  • Who are currently in a rehab program, or
  • Who have been wrongly accused of having a substance abuse problem.

It’s also a challenge for employers to know the difference between an employee who may have been taking one Vicodin every day for years for pain but continues to do a great job, or someone who needs treatment. Taking the wrong action can set you up for being sued, and it’s hard to win a case if the employee is taking medication as prescribed by a physician.

What you can do

There are ways that employers can legally find out if employees are taking opioids. You can set a policy that requires employees to disclose if they are taking prescription medications that may cause impairment or come with warnings about drowsiness. 

This is legal under Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations as long as the policy is companywide.

But if you think you have a worker on staff who has a substance abuse problem, you need to go through an interactive process as prescribed by the ADA.

Steps under the interactive process start with talking to a worker you think has a substance abuse problem or is taking medication that could create a safety risk, to see if there is some way you can accommodate them. That could include:

  • Restructuring their job.
  • Offering a leave of absence to let them get treatment.
  • Modifying their schedule so they don’t have to work after they have taken their medication.
  • Reassigning them to a vacant position that will not put them or others at risk.

If you have an employee who has been on leave to get treatment for their substance abuse, you can ask them to take a fitness-for-duty exam to make sure they are up for resuming their old job.

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, New York State Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.  

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – Issues we address: 1) Lowering pricing – we have specialty programs that can save you up to 40%; 2) Finding a new company; 3) Being cancelled or non renewed; 4) Audit disputes; 5) Company creating fictitious payroll at audit time; 6) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 7) Misclassification of payrolls; 8) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits;   9) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for a few months; 10) Covering multiple states under one policy; 11) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 12) Timely issuance of certificates; 13) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to.

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverages.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverages, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.    

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!   

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

© – Copyright – BGES Group

Sub Contractor insurance coverage

Create a New Monthly Income Profit Center for Your Construction Company!

Sub Contractor insurance coverage

Ever wonder why it’s so great to own an alarm company, an insurance agency, a real estate company? So long as you have a customer, every month you get paid!

Now you can save your commercial and residential customers up to 40% on their essential services and get paid every month for doing so!   This business can also get you new customers!

Some of your customers are paying thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars (i.e building owners) each month for services. Our company not only can save them money but pay YOU up to 10% of their bill every month for as long as they remain your customer!

This business is GREAT for contractors!  Actually, anyone can do this business!

Do you know someone looking for other ways to make money?  Maybe your spouse, business associates, friends, relatives or children age 18 and older? 

This business is available throughout the United States.  Actually it’s in 26 countries!

Did you ever want to own a franchise but didn’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so?  Now you can own this business for practically nothing!  There’s no rent, payroll, you don’t have to collect money, you have no aggravation and it is recession proof and you can make skies the limit!  It’s very easy to do it’s just most people do not know about it! 

Get in on something that can change your life forever!  This opportunity really can!  Throw away your skepticism, we were skeptical too!  This business makes sense, is aggravation free, you can make a lot of money, every month, and not have to wake up every morning worrying about at least money!

We can only work with a few people so it’s critical if you’re interested, you contact us immediately!

Want to learn more? Contact Gary by phone or text at 914-806-5853 or click here to go to business opportunity.

Email address: bgesgroup@gmail.com

Worker's Compensation Policy

Why a Corporate Liability Shield Is Not a Replacement for Liability Insurance

Worker's Compensation Policy

Business owners who form a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC) may question the need for the business to carry insurance. A major benefit of these forms of business organization is that they shield the owners’ personal assets. Because of this, they may believe insurance is unnecessary.

A corporation is a legal entity separate from its owners. It acts as an artificial legal person. It can do the things that individuals may do, such as:

  • Enter into contracts
  • Incur debts
  • Earn income
  • Make investments
  • Sue others, and be the target of lawsuits.

It gives its owners a legal shield against many of its obligations. In other words, an individual owner of a corporation (called a “stockholder”) does not have to pay for the business’s debts out of his or her own funds.

An LLC also shields its owners (known as “members”). However, tax laws apply differently to LLCs than they do to corporations. If a corporation earns $10,000 in income, it must pay tax on that $10,000. If an LLC earns $10,000, the money is distributed to the members and they individually pay taxes on it.

Corporations and LLCs shield their owners and members from liability for the entity’s debts.

Suppose someone sues the business, claiming that its product injured them. A court orders the business to pay the injured individual $1,000,000. The business must pay that amount out of its assets. But, the individual owners or members do not have to cash in their bank accounts or homes to pay it. The most they stand to lose is the amounts of their investments in the business.

Legal shield only goes so far

The shield is not absolute. A court may hold individual stockholders and members liable in some situations. If they personally and directly injure someone, the shield does not protect them.

The court may also decide that the corporation is a sham entity. It could do this if the business has not conducted the normal activities of a corporation, such as:

  • Holding regular stockholder meetings.
  • Keeping business records separate from those of the owners.
  • Investing adequate capital in the business.

Regardless of the shield, the business should carry insurance. The shield cannot protect the time and effort that goes into building a business. An uninsured accident can wipe out all of the business’s assets. Without large additional investments, it might not survive. The stockholders’ investments in money, time and work will have been wasted.

Also, an individual acting on the business’s behalf may incur personal liability. For example, while driving on company business, a member may injure someone in a car accident. Business liability and auto insurance policies usually insure individual stockholders and members for acts they perform in their roles with the business. Without this coverage, the individual would have to hire their own lawyers and pay judgments out of pocket.

For these reasons, wise business owners buy insurance. They should insure the business’s buildings, property and liability risks. The personal liability shield is no substitute for insurance protection.

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, New York State Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.  

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – Issues we address: 1) Lowering pricing – we have specialty programs that can save you up to 40%; 2) Finding a new company; 3) Being cancelled or non renewed; 4) Audit disputes; 5) Company creating fictitious payroll at audit time; 6) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 7) Misclassification of payrolls; 8) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits;   9) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for a few months; 10) Covering multiple states under one policy; 11) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 12) Timely issuance of certificates; 13) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to.

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverages.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverages, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.    

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!   

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

© – Copyright – BGES Group

Corporate Liability Shield

Workers’ Comp Audit Mistakes: What to Look For

Corporate Liability Shield

Workers’ Comp Audit Mistakes: What to Look For

Workers’ Comp Audit Mistakes: What to Look For

No company owner wants to undergo a workers’ compensation audit, but they are a fact of life if you run a business and have employees.

Unfortunately, many audits don’t go smoothly and sometimes your insurer may make mistakes. Missouri-based Workers’ Compensation Consultants, which helps employers through the workers’ comp audit process, recently listed the 10 most common audit mistakes that insurance companies make.

The list highlights a common problem and how you can detect the mistakes to avoid being stuck with a massive audit bill. Insurance companies allow you to review the audit with your broker. If you notice that you have received an audit bill that is obviously overstated, you should contact us.

Here are the things to look for when reviewing an audit by your insurance company:

Wrong class code – Misapplication of job classifications occurs in many workers’ comp audits. With hundreds of job classes to choose from, mistakes can happen. Talk to us and review your old policies to see if any of your class codes have changed.

X-Mod is changed – After your insurer finishes the audit, it will use the information to calculate your premium. When that happens, it has to include your X-Mod to get the right rate. But sometimes the insurer may use an incorrect X-Mod. Check carefully.

Subcontractors are counted – Sometimes insurers will include subcontractors as employees, which results in a new audit bill to account for the additional “employees.” But if they are genuine subcontractors, they should not be counted. Often, uninsured contractors will be included as employees. Make sure to use insured contractors only.

Disappearing credits – Most policies will have some sort of premium credits or other modifiers. Sometimes during audits, the insurer will remove them when recalculating the premium they think you owe. Watch out for missing credits and other modifiers if you get an audit bill, like:

  • Premium discount
  • Schedule credits
  • Deductible credits
  • State-specific credits

Audit worksheets missing – If the auditor fails to provide you with audit worksheets, which are used to compile your payroll and other audit information, you should ask to check their work. They will provide you with the information you need to carry out such a check.

Your rates changed – The rates you are charged at the beginning of your policy period must remain the same for the entire policy period. If your base rates have changed, the insurer may have made a mistake.

Separation of payroll – Depending on your industry, you may or may not be able to split your employees’ payroll between job classifications (like cabinet installers and sheetrock hangers). This is a pinch point when errors can occur. If the auditor says you are not allowed to split job classifications even though you have in the past, your audit may be in error.

Unexpected large premium due – If you get a significant bill for your insurance company after your audit, the auditor may have made mistakes, particularly if you know that your employment has remained relatively stable and you’ve had no significant claims, if any. If it seems out of whack, call us. 

Payroll data doesn’t match – If there is a discrepancy between your payroll data and what you see on the audit, a mistake may have been made. Try to match the payroll on the audit with that generated from your accountant. If the insurer made a mistake, you could end up paying for phantom payroll numbers.

No physical audit – There are three types of audits:

  • Mail audit
  • Phone audit, and
  • Physical audit

The mail and phone audits are prone to errors since neither you nor your staff likely have any experience in premium auditing. If you have a big bill after a mail or phone audit, mistakes could have been made. 

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website.

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, New York State Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.  

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists for the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – Issues we address: 1) Lowering pricing – we have specialty programs that can save you up to 40%; 2) Finding a new company; 3) Being cancelled or non renewed; 4) Audit disputes; 5) Company creating fictitious payroll at audit time; 6) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 7) Misclassification of payrolls; 8) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits;   9) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for a few months; 10) Covering multiple states under one policy; 11) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 12) Timely issuance of certificates; 13) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to.

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverages.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverages, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.    

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!   

If you would like to speak with us call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853 or click here to email or click here to visit our website.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538

e-mail: bgesgroup@gmail.com

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NY, NJ, CT Contractors – Looking for a Top Notch Workers Compensation & General Liability Program? Read On->

Contractor Worker’s Compensation Program

Why You Should Get a Quote:

1.Pricing – Rates can be up to 40% less than what you now pay. Paying a 10% service fee?  We DO NOT charge any service fee.                                                    

2. Coverage – Better protection built into our program.  For example, if you operate weeks at a time out of state, we can cover you according to that state’s workers compensation laws.  State plans usually do not cover if you work out of state weeks at a time and if claim is filed out of state.For example, let’s say medical costs are $55,000 for a particular injury in
New York.  In New Jersey, for the same injury, medical costs are $125,000. Under our program you will be fully protected.   
                         
3. Long Term Coverage Stability – Our program has been providing Workers Compensation for contractors for 23 years.  You can have coverage stability being in it!  
                                                                         
4. Who Can We Cover – We can cover almost any contractor except asbestos or those that work at heights (exterior) in excess of 3 stories unless work is 5% or less of what you do.  We love roofers, exterior contractors that work up to 3 stories, interior demolition contractors too!             

5. Pay as You Go – Your premium payment is based on your last month’s payrolls.  During slow times when cash flow is slow you will pay less.                  
6. Audits – Our auditors are friendly, accommodating and very helpful.  They are usually in and out in 30 minutes.  In those states that do not mandate audits, you may not be audited for years.                                                

7. Deposit Premium – 10% needed to bind coverage.  No renewal deposits required.                                                                                                     

8. Payroll Caps – We will keep track of all payroll caps so you pay no more than you should.                                                                                                 

9. Proper Payroll Classifications – Upfront your payrolls will be classified correctly.  We give you back control over this.  Every week, so you don’t overpay, your payrolls will be assigned to the proper workers comp codes and you will pay what you should, no more.                                                     
10. NYCPAP Credit – Every year we will apply for credit on your behalf.                              
11. Claims – Our claims department is one of the best in the country.  If you tell us a claim is suspicious we will investigate and fight back.  This is an area we excel in.  We want to protect your claims history so we can give you excellent pricing.                                                                                                   
12. Customer Service – You will always be able to get us on the phone within seconds.  You can do your own certificates or we can do them for you.  Either way certificate turnaround is usually minutes.  Whatever you need you never have to wait for help!                                                                      
13. Payroll Processing – We can process your payroll including:

File NYS-45’s
File 941’s
Pay your payroll taxes
Direct deposit
Issue certified payroll reports
Do employee background checks
Comply with all OSHA paperwork requirements
Help you with employee drug screening
Our program was designed for contractors                                                           

To Speak With Us Call 914-806-5853, click here to email or click here to visit our website.

Contractor Liability Programs
 

How We Can Help You: 

1)    Make sure you have “The Right Coverage” by analyzing your needs then coverage.  There are a lot of exclusions in policies.  DO NOT wait for a claim before learning you have the wrong coverage.  For FREE, have your needs analyzed by a team of “TOP NOTCH EXPERTS!”                                                                                                                                                                2)    There are a lot of insurance companies on “Black Lists.”  Typically these companies have exclusions that are not acceptable and prevent you from working with new customers.  Our companies are NOT blacklisted.   
3)    We have a network of fifty (50), quality, N.Y., N.J., C.T. construction insurance companies.  Depending on what you do, we will market your account to these companies and get you “The Right or Better Coverage” at “The Best Rates” these companies offer.  We can help you better your situation.                                                                                                             

4)    Help screen customer contracts so you are in compliance with their insurance requirements.  A lot of your customers have risk advisers that screen their contractor insurance policies.  We can help you deal with them.                                                                                                                                                         
5)    Have a written safety manual?  We can help put one together for you.                                 

6)    Are you screening your subcontractor’s coverage?  A lot of liability policies have strict subcontractor insurance requirements.  If there’s a claim, and your subs have the wrong insurance, you will have NO  coverage.  We can help you screen your subs insurance.                              
7)    Using a good subcontractor hold harmless and insurance agreement?  This is very important because when marketing your account insurance companies want to see proper risk transfer mechanisms in place.  We can help you put one together.                               

8)    We can help you with OSHA compliance, employee background screening, stewardship reports, coordinated loss control survey and inspections, claims management services and disaster recovery.                             

 9)    Deal with a broker who has 38 years experience.  Who when you call answers their phone.  Who when you email emails you right back.  Who when you text texts you right back.  Who when you have a problem is within seconds there to help you.  We are old school.  Offer boutique service.  Every day we deal with contractors, their issues, solving their issues.  We represent “The Top” construction insurance  programs in the tri-state area.  Have a great reputation.  We are NOT insurance generalists.  We are construction EXPERTS.  If you are unhappy with what have contact us today!  914-806-5853  Email: Click here.                                                                                      

BGES Group’s office, located in Larchmont, NY is a full service insurance agency offering, Property, Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Bid & Performance Bonds, Inland Marine, Funding for the Construction Industry, Worker’s Compensation, N.Y.S. Disability, Group Health, Life insurance and Personal lines.   

BGES Group are Worker’s Compensation Specialists (NY, NJ, CT) helping contractors, limousine services, auto service, local truckers, manufacturers, real estate companies and staffing agencies (we can help any business).  Workers Compensation issues we address:  1) Lowering rates – our specialty programs have been able to save businesses up to 40%; 2) Unhappy with your company’s service, are they difficult to work with?  3) Being non-renewed? 4) Audit disputes; 5) Lowering high experience modifications factors; 6) Misclassification of payrolls; 7) Lowering or eliminating renewal deposits; 8) Getting coverage when you’ve been without for months; 9) Covering multiple states under one policy; 10) Eliminating 10% service or policy fees; 11) Timely issuance of certificates; 12) Always being able to get someone on the phone or by email when you need to. 

Special Contractor Insurance Programs (NY, NJ, CT) – We we have 50 insurance companies to market your general liability, umbrella liability, business auto, workers compensation, bid & performance bonds and group health coverage’s.  We help contractors set up proper risk transfer mechanisms.  If you’re a contractor we offer extensive information about insurance markets, coverage’s, risk transfer mechanisms, subcontractor screening, ways to lower your insurance costs that lower them.    

New Jersey and Connecticut Contractors:  We have a fiercely competitively priced (savings up to 50%)  General Liability, Umbrella Liability, Business Auto, Workers Compensation program.  Want to lower these costs?  Get a quote today!     

To Speak With Us Call 914-806-5853, click here to email or click here to visit our website.  

http://www.bgesgroup.com or http://www.workerscomp.storeCompany: 
BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY  10538e-mail:
bgesgroup@gmail.com 
(C) – Copyright – BGES Group