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Volunteer Safety through the SafeChurch Program

April is National Volunteer Month! Even though it looks different than in the past, volunteering is still alive and well. In your church, vetting and safety of volunteers is made easy with GuideOne Insurance’s Safe Church Program.   SafeChurch provides access to information: Over 100 risk management resources including fact sheets, checklists, sample policies and procedures …

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Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program January 2021

Is your Florida church or nonprofit eligible for the new round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans? Called the PPP2, this new relief package has some noteworthy changes. As the leading Florida church insurance specialist, our goal is to be a resource of information to Florida churches and nonprofits.  The pandemic hit last Spring. But as …

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Church Insurance Terms to Know.

Church insurance coverage: 3 terms you need to know Church insurance policies are daunting to understand. From church building insurance coverage to church liability insurance coverage, the terms are confusing to the layman. The good news is, you don’t need to become an expert. You don’t need to become an expert in insurance. On the …

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Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. What is cybersecurity? Also known as internet security or online security, it means to protect your organization’s digital information from hacks, attacks and identity theft. Email us today at TFortune@TrustBIA.Com with questions about your specific cyber policy. Yes, these feel-good organizations are targets for such an evil crime. Consequently, …

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Are you considering EIFS in a new building or addition? Let us help you save thousands of dollars in insurance for your church, school or nonprofit.

If you are considering new construction at your church, school or nonprofit, then you are likely exploring EIFS. EIFS is a common construction material here in Northwest Florida because of its affordability. In church insurance, EIFS costs thousands of dollars in extra premiums and claims every year.  As a property owner, it’s important for you …

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Understanding Concealed Carry Guidelines: 2020 Update

While we’ve covered concealed carry in churches in past blogs, current events call for an update. Our goal is to stay on top of the latest education and resources to bring you the same. Our partnership with carriers like GuideOne Insurance gives us access to many tools. Likewise, GuideOne Insurance provides these directly to clients, …

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Is Your Online Community Growing? Here are Some Online Security Tips for 2020

Many churches are looking to bring their physical and online communities together. Building a strong online presence is a true church growth strategy with church apps, social media platforms and giving tools being just a few of the ways churches are getting it done.  Here are some tips on church internet security for 2020 from …

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What are the Top Internet Security Threats for Churches in 2020?

With 2020 upon us there is no doubt that your church has many exciting goals in mind. Is a brush-up on “cyber security” on this list? Probably not, and we understand that. At Beacon Insurance Agency, we know firsthand how busy church leaders are. It is also daunting to make sense of all the new information …

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Workers’ Comp for the Florida Church, School or Nonprofit: 3 Ways to Reduce Your Risks with Remote Workers

How does workers’ comp work in Florida with remote workers? What if your employee has an injury while working from home? Even if your employee will eventually return to work, you’ll need to brush up on workers’ comp and remote work. The pandemic caused many Florida churches, schools and nonprofits to send employees home to …

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Severe Weather Tips for Florida Churches, Schools and Nonprofits

Along the Florida Gulf Coast, we are all too familiar with severe weather. In fact, it seems like yesterday that Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the Florida Panhandle; many churches are still rebuilding. At Beacon Insurance Agency, our mission is to help you before, during, and after severe weather. To Do Now: Secure Important Records …

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Highlights from Church Law and Tax Webinar on Church Child Abuse

According to Richard Hammar of Church Law and Tax, church sexual abuse is the #1 risk to churches today in terms of damages. In his recent webinar, “Child Abuse: Emerging Trends to the Biggest Legal Threat to Churches” it was clear that when it comes to church sexual abuse prevention, a sexual misconduct policy is …

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