NJ Businesses Take Note: Paid Sick Leave Is Now Mandatory for All Employees

Since October 29, 2018, New Jersey requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to covered employees regardless of whether the employee is full-time, part-time, or seasonal and regardless of the size of the employer. An employee who works for an employer located outside of NJ but who performs all of their work in NJ […]

What Type of Insurance Do You Need as a Rideshare Driver?

Rideshare drivers have unique insurance needs and often find out, too late, that their existing insurance coverage does not protect them if they have an accident while driving to pick up passengers or returning home after dropping passengers off. Doesn’t the Rideshare Company Provide Protection? Some believe these activities are covered through the insurance programs […]

What Type of Insurance Do You Need as a Landscaper?

As a landscaping business owner, you might fear you don’t have the right amount of insurance protection to meet your needs. That’s more than a legitimate concern because failing to have adequate protection for your business places you in serious risk if something goes wrong. So, what types of insurance coverages do you need for […]

What Type of Insurance Do You Need as a Plumber?

Plumbing businesses are businesses. Just like any other businesses, you need business insurance to protect your personal interests and assets. Whether you are a residential or commercial plumber, you have unique challenges, risks, and insurance needs. These are among the types of insurance you need to purchase if you own a plumbing business. Business Owner’s Policy This is […]

Employer Company Car Accidents & Violations: Who is Liable?

When employees use business vehicles for business errands, the question of liability and responsibility often arises. Who is responsible for acts of drivers in business vehicles? It’s a question some employers do not even consider until a violation, accident, property damage, or injury has occurred. If you are one of the many employers who hasn’t […]

Is Your Business Susceptible To a Data Breach?

Many business owners mistakenly believe their businesses are too small to attract malicious hackers and others attempting to steal information, money, and more through data breaches. Nothing could be further from the truth. Small Business Trends paints an alarming picture of the reality of vulnerabilities small businesses experience when it comes to data breaches. These […]

Who Do I Call if I Have a Claim?

If you’re like many people, you buy insurance hoping you’ll never need to file a claim. However, if the time should ever come when you do need to file a claim, it’s important that you know what to do. One of the many benefits of working with a local agency, like Otterstedt Insurance Agency, is […]

What is Replacement Cost on Contents and Building?

When buying insurance or shopping around for policies, you’ll come across many terms that might seem foreign to you. At least in the concept of buying insurance. One of those terms is “replacement cost.” You need to take the time to learn about this one because it’s an important term to understand. Whether you’re insuring […]

Own a Snow Plow Company? Make Sure You Have the Right Insurance

As winter begins, snow plow companies of all sizes are getting ready for work. You know the work that goes into preparing your crews for the long winter ahead involves many tasks, including: Checking equipment Performing routine vehicle maintenance Verifying salt supplies Updating GPS navigation and tracking devices Confirming routes There is one other thing […]

How to Prepare Your Business for Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for health insurance through the healthcare marketplace begins November 1, 2018, and lasts through December 15, 2018. Plans sold during this enrollment period go into effect on January 1, 2019. As a business owner, you can follow the same formula for open enrollment periods with plan changes going in effect at the first […]

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