5 reasons to work with an independent insurance agent

Catchy ads and cut-rate pricing may appeal to some, but they can’t replace the value of working with an experienced independent agent. The key words when choosing an agent are “experienced” and “independent.”

An independent agent can help you understand your coverage needs and help you find an insurance company that meets them. A captive agent only has one company’s coverage options to offer. The shopping experience is significantly different, and options are limited.

The additional perspective of working with an independent agent gives people seeking insurance a definite advantage. Here are five reasons to work with an independent agent.

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SECURA holds groundbreaking event to officially kick off construction of new corporate office

The future site of SECURA’s new corporate office was full of activity on June 22, as many gathered for the company's official groundbreaking ceremony. Approximately 60 guests filled a small area of the construction site, surrounded by heavy-duty equipment. Dave Gross, SECURA’s President & CEO, led the event with a reflection on the company’s long history of success and the bright future the company aspires to continue in the Fox Cities.

SECURA’s company culture also took center stage as Dave explained that the vision for this building was shaped by SECURA’s history, our perspective as a mutual insurance company, and our associates. Read on for excerpts of his inspiring remarks.

9 tips to help you stay awake and be more alert at your job

Tired construction worker Whether you work construction, retail, or in an office setting, feeling drowsy at your job increases the risk of making a mistake. Those mistakes can lead to accidents, putting you, your employer, and your coworkers at risk.

The National Sleep Foundation indicates that sleepy workers are 70 percent more likely to be involved in accidents than workers who are more alert. The organization also states that employees who regularly have trouble sleeping are far more likely to be involved in industrial accidents.

Understanding the insurance needs of commercial child care providers

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Commercial child care insurance requirements

It’s no secret that children can be a little (well, more than a little) unpredictable. While commercial child care professionals expect just about anything, the proper insurance coverage provides protection against the unexpected.

As a daycare owner, the kids you care for are your top priority, but when it comes to insuring your business, they are one of many factors to consider. You also may have employees and property that require coverage. Caring for children exposes your business to many liability issues, and in today’s litigation culture, it’s important that you have coverage for incidents and potential legal action.