4 Ways to Protect Against Injuries During Field Trips

Field trips and accidents happen much too frequently, so now that we're in high season for trips to the museum, here are some safety tips for your school.

A teenage boy is killed and another student injured when a flatbed truck collides in a rural area with a school bus carrying students on a field trip to see a musical. Seven fifth-grade students and a teacher are injured when a pair of charter buses returning from a field trip crash. Fourteen children and… Read more »

Planning a Trip? Here’s How to Insure Your Jewelry Before You Go

Assume you own a really nice diamond ring and are planning a big trip this summer but cannot stand the idea of leaving your jewelry behind. What do you do?

You might want to ask the grandparents about this one: Remember the phenomenal Taylor-Burton diamond, the 69-carat, pear-cut diamond bought by the actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1969? Well, of course, you don’t, but that’s one more reason to cherish those grandparents of yours, right? In case they can’t remember either, believe me… Read more »

CCIG Wins 2019 Colorado Top Workplaces Award

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO., April 15, 2019 –  CCIG, one of Colorado’s fastest-growing independent commercial and personal insurance brokerages, has once more won recognition as a 2019 Top Workplace by The Denver Post. “Our growth has been exponential. We’ve tripled in size over the last 10 years, and now employ more than 90 people,” CCIG CEO… Read more »

Distracted Driving Shows No Sign of Slowing

Nearly eight in 10 people are on the phone while driving and 30 percent admit to having been in a near-miss because they were driving while distracted.

Do you know what personal-injury lawyers do nowadays after they’ve been hired to represent someone you might have injured in an automobile accident? They get a copy of your cell phone records. And too often, those records will show you were using that phone while driving, leaving you open to a negligence claim that just… Read more »

Vacant Property Coverage, for When You’re Between Tenants or Selling

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After more than six years, it’s still a seller’s market, values continue climbing, and property owners, whether they’re holding residential, office or industrial space, are seeing their properties snapped up in days, sometimes hours. All of that can change when the economy slows, of course. And even in a hot real estate market, vacant space… Read more »

Q&A: CCIG CEO on Creating a ‘Humanplace’ 

CCIG, one of the largest independent commercial and personal lines insurance brokerages in Colorado, acquired a new headquarters recently with space to accommodate the firm’s growth and allow it to better serve its clientele and the community. The three-story building at 155 Inverness Drive West in Englewood will ultimately serve as the new home to… Read more »

Benchmarking Your Company’s Employee Benefits Plan

The employee benefits plan is changing. Enrollment in a high-deductible health plan is on the rise and PPOs are going away.

Enrollment in high-deductible health plans with a health savings account is on the rise and employers are increasingly dropping preferred provider organizations as an option in their health plans. Those are two of the key findings in the just-out 2019 Employee Benefits Benchmark Survey, which is designed to gauge how employers are responding to continually… Read more »

Jussie Smollett and the Case for Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Employee lawsuits have soared. Some of those lawsuits were warranted. But you're more likely to be sued by an employee than to have a fire in your building.

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett generated plenty of headlines after allegedly falsely claiming he was attacked in a hate crime on the streets of Chicago. The hospital where he sought treatment also ended up in the news after firing a number of employees who purportedly improperly reviewed Smollett’s medical records. Until late March, Smollett faced the… Read more »