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Retirees Need Life Insurance, Too!

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 15, 2016

There are a lot of self-proclaimed experts who say that you should only buy term insurance and invest the difference and that once you reach retirement age, you won’t need your life insurance any longer. For most folks, that’s not necessarily true.

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What to Do if There Is a Slip and Fall on Your Property

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 13, 2016 in Business Safety Strategies

As a business owner, what would you do if someone slipped and fell on your property?  Slips and falls are the most frequent type of loss for our Pekin Insurance business owners. 


How prepared are you if someone from the general public slips and falls on your property?  Here are some tips to help you prepare for slip and fall incidents that may occur on your property or location.


You must inform and train employees on what the expectations of them are if an incident happens.  Do your employees complete an investigation?  Do they get a supervisor or owner to do it? What happens if they are the only ones there?  Would your answers to the previous questions depend on whether the injured person was an employee, visitor, or customer? 

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5 Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Tips That Can Save You Money

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Oct 12, 2016

With energy costs rising, commercial building energy efficiency is top of mind for many business owners. Here are some tips to help you cut energy costs for your business.

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How to Prevent Flooding in Your Main Street Storefront

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Sep 28, 2016

No one can stop natural disasters, but there are ways to protect against them. Here are a few tips on how to prevent flooding before it happens.

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Are Your Employee Benefits Driving You Crazy?

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Sep 18, 2016

As a small business owner, you have new challenges surfacing every day. You want to attract and retain good employees by offering a full range of benefits, but you need to control costs and keep administration easy. 



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Don't Get Robbed: How to Prevent Burglary at Your Business

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Sep 14, 2016

Nonresidential burglaries make up about a quarter of all burglaries in the United States. Here are some tips on how to prevent burglary at your business.

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How to Improve Your Safety Program in One Minute a Day

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Sep 07, 2016

If you can spend one minute a day providing quick safety talks to your employees, you can help reinforce your safety program and reduce your chance of an accident.  



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5 Employee Theft Prevention Tips for a Busy Office Building

Posted by Joel Jackson on Aug 29, 2016

There's more to employee theft prevention than a policy and a security guard at the front desk. 

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What is Workers Compensation Insurance?

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Aug 22, 2016

From construction projects to reception desks, accidents can happen on any work site. Fortunately, there's a safety net to compensate the injured without bankrupting the company. But what is workers compensation exactly?

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Short-Term Disability & FMLA 101: How to Advise Your Employees

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Aug 17, 2016

Do you have employees who are pregnant, sick, or injured? If so, they'll likely have questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and short-term disability. Here are a few tips to help you respond.

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