Identifying Cyber Liability Risks

Posted on: October 27, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you watch or read the national news (or are following the presidential race), you’re well aware that computer hacking attacks have reached epidemic levels. Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta was hacked by WikiLeaks, Russian operatives are suspected of hacking into the Democratic National Committee, and corporate giants including Home Depot, Target, and Ebay […] Read More

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Fall House Maintenance Tips

Posted on: October 25, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

The presence of pumpkins on every porch and within every restaurant’s menu means one thing: Fall is upon us! It’s time to switch out your seasonal wardrobe, stock up for trick-or-treaters, and take stock of your Virginia Homeowners Insurance policy. That’s right: Fall is prime time to make sure you’re well covered in case a […] Read More

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Do I Really Need Homeowners Insurance?

Posted on: October 15, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Buying a house is expensive. First, well, there is the cost of the house. On top of that, there are inspection costs, bank closing costs, and, usually, steep Realtors’ fees. Once you buy your house, you may want to have it renovated or painted before you move in. You’ll probably need to hire movers to […] Read More

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How to Make Sure Your Family is Protected Financially

Posted on: September 29, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you have a spouse and/or dependents, you’ve probably given at least some thought about your need for life insurance. Whether you are the primary breadwinner or a stay-at-home parent who takes care of the children and household responsibilities so your spouse can work, your sudden death could have a profound impact on your family’s financial […] Read More

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Sitting on the Job

Posted on: September 12, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

As a Virginia business owner, there are certain steps you’ve undoubtedly taken to safeguard your business against a myriad of risks. You probably have a Virginia Business Insurance policy. You may have security cameras to deter theft. You probably have policies and procedures in place to reduce worker’s compensation risks, such as slips-and-falls. There’s one risk […] Read More

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How to Prevent Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Posted on: September 4, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

You’ve heard the saying, “You’ve got to spend money to make money.” That’s certainly true when you own a business. The costs of running a business are extensive. Most business owners have expenses due to overhead, Virginia Business Insurance, payroll, supplies, utilities, etc. The last thing you need is to pay a bogus workers’ comp claim. […] Read More

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The Business Risks of Augmented Reality Games

Posted on: August 31, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Pokémon Go has gone viral, acquiring more than 20 million users and amassing more users than Twitter within a few days of its launch. Though this phenomena has taken our culture by storm, there are a few unintended risks that business owners must assess.  As you seek to understand the business risks augmented reality games pose, make sure you stay […] Read More

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Business Benefits of an Umbrella Policy

Posted on: August 29, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Even though you have all of the typical insurance coverages recommended for small business owners, you may not be as protected as you could be. If you don’t have a Virginia Small Business Umbrella Insurance Policy, you are at risk of exposures that may not be covered by your commercial insurance policy. If you assume […] Read More

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Prevent Injuries from Workplace Falls

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

In some work environments, accidental falls are unusually common. Fortunately, slip-and-fall risks and many others are covered by a robust Virginia Commercial General Liability Insurance policy. According to the National Safety Council, a staggering percentage of worker’s compensation claims stem from fall-related injuries. Here are a few helpful tips to prevent injuries at the workplace. Follow […] Read More

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Wearable Technology as a Risk Management Tool

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

They’re definitely trendy, but wearable technologies are also useful for  a myriad tasks. From fitness trackers to VR headsets, it’s no wonder these devices have taken our culture by storm. However, could employers benefit from exploring wearable technology as a risk management tool? As we discuss how wearable technology can benefit your business, ensure your digital assets […] Read More

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Is Your Small Business Vulnerable to Employee Theft?

Posted on: July 27, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

To reduce risk, your first line of defense as a small business owner is to make sure you have a comprehensive Virginia Small Business Insurance policy. While insurance is a life-saver after an incident or disaster occurs, it cannot prevent unfortunate incidents – including dishonest employees stealing from your business.  You might be surprised by what […] Read More

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The Impact of DOL Overtime Rule on Home Healthcare Employers

Posted on: July 13, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

In May, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new rules designed to protect employees’ interests in regard to overtime compensation. If you’re in the Virginia Home Healthcare industry, the impact of DOL overtime rule could be significant. The most significant change you should be aware of is an increase in salary a worker needs to […] Read More

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How to Avoid Common Business Risks

Posted on: June 27, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

From the moment you open the doors of your Virginia Small Business to the moment you close for the day, and even during off hours, you face risks. In some cases, such as inclement weather or catastrophic accidents, there’s little you can do to reduce certain risks. However, there are other common risks you can prevent. […] Read More

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Textalyzer Test: Driving Under the Influence of Distraction

Posted on: June 9, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

It’s a problem that did not exist decades ago. Today, it’s something that contributes to a growing number of car accidents and, by some estimates, causes nearly 20% of fatal car accidents. Texting while driving is quickly becoming as problematic as drinking and driving. Could a  Textalyzer Test help police officers prove that drivers are […] Read More

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How to Keep Your Data Secure on the Cloud

Posted on: June 2, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Cyber security is a hot-button issue for both individuals and businesses. If you’re like a growing number of people, you use the cloud to store photos and documents — the cloud is simply a convenient way to store and share information. The cost of this convenience may be the privacy of your data. A Virginia […] Read More

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