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Is Your Church At Risk Of Being Sued?

Published on November 21, 2017 By Scott Stuart

The NW Ranks High In Probability Of Litigation On average, a business in the U.S. has about a 12% chance of being involved in an employment lawsuit. Oregon has very aggressive employment and discrimination laws that increase the chances of litigation for businesses operating in our state. Employment Liability Facts The national average for total costs of […]

How To Survive The Holidays

Published on November 8, 2017 By Scott Stuart

We are full steam ahead; the holiday rush has begun. Beyond getting the flu vaccine, there is a lot you can do to help your body and mind during the holidays. Allison Aiello, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, offers a few words to help us survive the Holidays. Get […]

Why Check Backgrounds?

Published on October 12, 2017 By Scott Stuart

Over the last several years, I have worked with churches who are still resisting background checks on staff members and all volunteers. Here are Good Reasons to background check from my insurance provider; Brotherhood Mutual-Comprehensive background checks should be part of your ministry’s programs. Choosing the right provider and services can be tricky, because when […]

A Few Simple Ways to Prepare Now For a Disaster

Published on September 19, 2017 By Scott Stuart

A insurance update We have witnessed the wrath of hurricane Harvey and are looking at Irma hitting the East Coast Soon. Wild fires are hitting the West very hard. We thought it might be good to offer a little disaster preparedness. Do not let the change in weather fool you; we are still at risk […]

Hurricane Harvey Reminds Us Why Flood Insurance Is Important

Published on September 11, 2017 By Scott Stuart

A Flood Insurance Update Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas and the city of Houston. The flood damage loss will likely reach over $50 billion.  It may take years of recovery efforts to get life back to normal. This event is a good reminder how important flood insurance can be. A […]

The Government Is Watching Churches

Published on August 31, 2017 By Scott Stuart

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires payment of the minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime at 1 ½ times an employee’s (church) regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a week. FLSA has included exemptions from both the minimum wage and overtime requirements for: – Executives; – Administrative employees; Professionals, […]

Auto Accident Scams…. Get Educated

Published on August 22, 2017 By Scott Stuart

Most of us are hardworking honest people, who are building strong families and are productive members of our community. Unfortunately, there are a few people who try to take advantage of us and we need to be educated on what to watch for. Fraud, including insurance scams, is the second-most burdensome financial crime in the […]

Cyber Risk Update

Published on August 21, 2017 By Scott Stuart

Over the last several years, cyber liability coverage has evolved from just insurance for information      technology companies to coverage that nearly every class of business should have if they don’t already. From retailers, banks, contractors, distributors, restaurants and medical offices, many businesses are unaware of the great security technology exposure they face. Recent state laws […]

Don’t Let Your Church Go Up In Smoke

Published on July 29, 2017 By Scott Stuart

Most every Church owns business property, which may include the building in which you run your operations. Property insurance protects the physical assets your business owns – such as computers, office equipment, buildings, furniture, fixtures, and other property. Every business should have a comprehensive property insurance portfolio to respond to the many risks associated with […]

Mission Trip Mishaps

Published on July 19, 2017 By usdigital

Many churches support full time foreign missionaries who are usually associated with other para-church organizations and/or denominational headquarters.  However, in the past decade, many churches have chosen to send out their own short and intermediate term mission teams.  These teams are being sent for various reasons.  Primarily to help the people in the foreign country […]