New California Employment Laws in 2018

December 4th, 2017

Are you prepared for the new employment laws that will go into effect in 2018? If you’re an employer in the state of California, these laws may very well affect the daily operations of your business. Unless specified, all new legislation outlined below goes into effect on January 1, 2018. Parental Leave for Small Employers,…Read More

Challenges Ahead for Group Health Insurance for Midsize Employers

November 7th, 2017

  If you’re a mid-size employer, you’re probably already aware of the challenges ahead. This includes employers with 51 to 125 or so full-time employees, the most challenging group in the country’s health market today. Why? Because these employers are caught right in the middle from a regulatory, vendor and contractual perspective. They must steer…Read More

Why Businesses Should Understand the Effects of Sleep Deprivation

June 27th, 2017

Science has yet to explain exactly why we sleep, but the negative outcomes of sleep deprivation are undeniable. Lack of sleep doesn’t just make someone groggy- it has both short-term and long-term health consequences. So, why should employers care if their workers don’t get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye a night? Exhaustion…Read More

How Your Business Can Be Protected from an Employment Practices Liability Suit

June 12th, 2017

Employment Practices Liability (EPL) insurance protects businesses from a broad range of allegations including but not limited to coverage for defense costs and damages related to various employment related claims, including allegations of wrongful termination, discrimination, workplace harassment and retaliation deriving from the employer-employee relationship. Employment practices litigation is impacting employers of all sizes with…Read More

Coast General Celebrates Two Employee Anniversaries

May 30th, 2017

Here at Coast General, we enjoy promoting our employees’ abilities and accomplishments whenever possible. Bret Russell and Maria Rodriguez are both approaching their one-year anniversaries, and take it from us – Coast General appreciates their dedication, professionalism, and valiant efforts to help bring the organization to the very top! We thank them for all the…Read More

How to Create a Safe Work Environment for Employees

May 17th, 2017

Whether it’s an office, store, lumber yard or construction site, one’s place of business is their home away from home, and just as you strive to keep your home safe, you should also strive to keep your workplace safe for everyone you employ. Here are five tips for maintaining a healthy, clean and hazard-free work…Read More

Common Reasons New Businesses Fail

May 2nd, 2017

You’ve been thinking about it for years, and now you’re ready to do it… You’re going to be your own boss! You’ve put in hours of working for others and developing your skills. Now, it’s time to work for yourself. It’s exciting and you can’t wait, but after one or two short years, the dream…Read More

Congratulations Lia Vitier on Your 2 Year Anniversary with Coast General Insurance Brokers

April 20th, 2017

Lia Vitier has officially been a member of the Coast General Insurance Brokers team for 2 years. Since joining our agency in 2015, Lia has continued to show her dedication to the company. Working in our New Business Sales Department, she processes and underwrites new business clients. According to Lia, her favorite part of the…Read More

Get the Facts: Commercial Auto Insurance

April 19th, 2017

For businesses that utilize motorized vehicles or equipment, it is important to have commercial auto insurance. Commercial auto insurance covers more than just damage to a vehicle. It also covers the driver, in the case of bodily injuries, as well as property damage. It is important to have coverage for property damage so that if…Read More

Who Needs General Liability Insurance?

April 11th, 2017

  As a business owner, it is important to make sure that your company is protected. General liability insurance, also known as commercial liability insurance, covers the general liability exposures of a business. There are several different general liability coverages available. While every business should have general liability insurance, some will need to have more…Read More

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