Gompers, Cornish & Barr News

Need to call? (586) 949-2300

News

Check back here frequently to see the latest happenings and insurance posts.

Posted on 07/20/2018

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor picnics, barbeques, and sports.  It is also the perfect time to breed food bugs.  Take a look at some tips from the Food Network to keep both your food and family safe:

  • Use a thermometer – Don’t just rely on how food looks; make sure it is... more
Posted on 07/13/2018

According to a recent survey by the National Safety Council, 32% of reported injuries and near-misses are due to fatigued employees.

If your employees are working 12-hour shifts, seven days a week strongly contribute to incidents and fatigue. Another culprit is assigning workers to the... more

Posted on 07/06/2018

Backyard decks are the perfect place to enjoy warm weather with family and friends. However, a poorly maintained or unsafe deck could possibly collapse, causing serious injuries.

In the United States alone there are estimated to be 40 million decks in use that were built 20-plus years ago... more

Posted on 06/29/2018

With Hurricane Season upon us, it makes sense to review your business continuity plan.  To illustrate why you need a comprehensive plan, here is a story from a business owner in Houston regarding their business recovery experience.

Three Brothers Bakery, a 69-year-old business owned by... more

Posted on 06/22/2018

In May, Small Business Optimism rose to 107.8 - the second highest level in the 45-year survey history according to JobCreators.  Income increases hit a 45-year high with a net 35 percent reporting raises for their employees, while positive sales trends are at the highest since 1995.  Business... more

Posted on 06/08/2018
Tags dog breeds

24 dog breeds have been identified by experts that should not be around children or young families.  These breeds can also cause your homeowner's insurance to skyrocket or cause a cancellation.

  • Skye Terrier
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Dalmatian
  • Dachshund (Standard... more
Posted on 06/05/2018

As it is a hot topic right now, we wanted to take this opportunity to educate you, our customer, on MCCA fees. 

What is an MCCA fee and what does it cover?
The Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (MCCA) is a fee that is assessed on Michigan auto policies paid on... more

Posted on 06/05/2018

Are you hosting a company event this summer where alcohol will be provided?  Creating a Risk Management Program that outlines procedures for handling intoxicated guests, working with third-party vendors, and promoting safety and sobriety at company-sponsored events is key to avoiding serious... more

Posted on 06/01/2018

Here are a few maintenance tips you might want to add to your Honey-Do list:

  • Caulking - helps to prevent mold and water damage
  • Dryer - Lint Traps and Exhaust Ducts - prevents dryer fires 
  • Inspect & Repair Roof
  • Test & clean the sump pump and pit -... more
Posted on 05/31/2018

Recent social movements have increased your exposure to sexual harassment lawsuits and you need to be prepared. To view our document which outlines the best policies for managing an employer's risk to sexual harassment and other sexual... more

Pages