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Insurance Associates – Norfolk, Nebraska

May 28, 2021

Great insurance is closer than you think. Nestled in the heart of Norfolk, Nebraska, Insurance Associates has been providing quality insurance coverage for over 35 years. Recently, we’ve expanded to include four new team members and we’re excited for you to get to know them! Though we are growing, you can expect the same great […]

3 Employment Challenges Meat Processing Plants Face Every Day

May 21, 2021

As the leader of your business we know you face employment challenges. In the meat processing industry even moreso. How do you find capable, willing participants to work in your “dirty” “dangerous” “low paying” plant, and when you find them how do you retain them? In this post, we’ll highlight the three most common employment […]

10 Grilling Safety Tips

May 14, 2021

Every year as the weather warms up the desire to grill out at home increases, as does the incidents of grill-related house fires. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, fire departments went to an annual average of 8,900 house fires involving grills per year between 2014-2018 including 3,900 structure fires. With 64% of households […]

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A Culture of Safety isn’t One or the Other: It’s Everything

April 2, 2021

A culture of safety is everything. Food manufacturers have been tasked with the responsibility of preventing foodborne illness in their facilities for years.  The concept of HACCP was developed in the 60’s when NASA collaborated with Pillsbury to provide safe food for the astronauts.  This novel concept began to be recommended in the 90’s and […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 19, 2021

With spring officially arriving tomorrow, what better way to celebrate than with a spring cleaning checklist of do’s! Insurance Associates in Norfolk, Nebraska’s CFO Lori Williams is what some would call a cleaning expert. From how to clean windows, to shining up the garage, to what products she loves to use, this spring cleaning list […]

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Why Reporting Claims within 24 Hours is Important

March 12, 2021

Whether you are in the meat and food processing industry, the construction industry, or another field, claims will happen. As our customers and our potential customers, we will work closely with you to ensure claims do not happen. But in the event they do, and they likely will at some point, we cannot stress the […]

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Event Coverage Insurance: Why you should have it

March 5, 2021

Your event, be it a wedding, concert, birthday bash, or retirement party, can benefit from event coverage insurance. Why? Because as the average cost of events rises it can cover costs associated with unexpected cancellation or losses. When booking your next event, we’ve put together a list of some event coverage related questions to consider. […]

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How to control indirect costs associated with a workers compensation insurance claim

February 26, 2021

Indirect costs associated with a workers compensation insurance claim are unbudgeted expenses, like overtime, lost earnings, employee morale, and disruption of the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates indirect expenses can cost between 2-20x the cost of the actual claim! In this article we’ll talk about how you as the business owner can control […]

When is the right time to review your commercial insurance coverage?

February 19, 2021

As a business owner you may be wondering when is the right time to review your commercial insurance coverage. The truth? Right now! If it’s been awhile since you’ve reviewed your business insurance, a current review of your commercial policy can help determine if your current coverage meets your current and future needs. Here we […]

Workers Compensation Core Four

February 12, 2021

Meat and food processing is a dangerous industry, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an unsafe environment for you or your employees. A strong correlation exists between employee safety and food safety, (University of California, Davis). What does this mean for you? The best way to control workers compensation costs is to have […]