Entries by Amanda Rogers

workers’ compensation in the hybrid workforce: your complete guide

Over the past two years, more employees have become comfortable with working remotely. The bottom line? Remote work is here to stay—or at least on a hybrid model—and this could create ease for employers. In fact, Nationwide reports that “83%  of employees who can work remotely said they would like to continue doing so at […]

what does cyber insurance actually cover?

Cyber cyber cyber… This is one of the hottest topics in the insurance industry today. You may already have cyber insurance, or you might be considering getting coverage — in either case, you’ll likely be asking,  “what does your cyber insurance actually cover?”  who needs cyber insurance?  While some general liability and professional liability policies […]

starting 2022 off right – what to expect for your commercial insurance.

The world of insurance has changed quite a bit over the last year. The new reality of insurance established in 2021 will shape the future for 2022. In this video, Rob Cohen, President of benchmark commercial insurance, speaks about what to expect for your commercial insurance in 2022.   As we look to the next year […]

why auto insurance premiums are increasing

The past year has brought many new challenges to the insurance industry. The consistent rise of auto insurance premiums is impossible to ignore— but why are they rising? Here’s why auto insurance premiums are increasing. distractions behind the wheel The rise of technology brings a plethora of pros and cons to the insurance field. As […]

how to educate your team to avoid email scams

In 2019, The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reported that the losses for business email scams sat at $1.7 billion. With cybersecurity risk at an all-time high, there’s no room for a financial blow because of a malicious link clicked through an email. One of the first steps to avoid email phishing is educating […]

ab 5 & workers’ compensation explained

We partnered with John Milikowsky, the founder and managing attorney of Milikowsky Tax Law to discuss Assembly Bill 5 and how it correlates with Workers’ Compensation. John is a seasoned tax lawyer who understands the ins and outs of government agency audits. Through his experience working with hundreds of EDD, CSLB, and IRS audit cases, […]

why we need a copy of your contract to issue a certificate

You may feel like your insurance broker is being nosy when they ask for your contract in order to issue a certificate— but this is not the case! Watch Benchmark’s own Rob Cohen and Peter Katkov discuss why your insurance broker might ask for a contract to issue a certificate below.     why do we […]

benchmark team holiday traditions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! While the office is busy preparing for commercial insurance changes in 2022, the holiday season is still being celebrated at benchmark commercial insurance.  We wanted to highlight the team’s favorite holiday traditions and current inspirations for the new year. Keep reading to get the inside scoop on […]

earthquake insurance: shaken not stirred

Do You Need Earthquake Insurance? Your home and your business are some of the largest investments you will ever make. California is known as a hotspot for earthquakes. With multiple fault lines running through the state, it’s no wonder that earthquake insurance costs can be so pricey. In both personal and business insurance planning, it’s […]

preparing for potential bottlenecks in your business and supply chain

Are there red flags in your supply chain that may lead to bottlenecks? If there are, a bottleneck may impede product delivery in the new year, and that is not ideal.  So, what can prevent potential bottlenecks before they damage your company’s ability to deliver? And what is a bottleneck? It can be complicated, so […]