Preparing for a Hurricane

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Preparing for a Hurricane

Hurricanes can be one of the most dangerous natural disasters. About a month into the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1-November 30), it is predicted to be a busy one1. To help prepare your nonprofit or Human Services organization below are some tips and resources. Remember planning before a storm is the best way to… Preparing for a Hurricane Read more »

Prepare Your Building: Tasks to add to summer cleaning

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Ah, Summer! The time of year that brings thoughts of sunshine, flowers, birds singing and a relief we no longer need to wear heavy clothing. Summer is the time that the days get longer and the temperatures warmer. It can also be the time of year where weather can be the most unpredictable. After winter… Prepare Your Building: Tasks to add to summer cleaning Read more »

Risk Control Technical Advisory: Catalytic Converter Thefts

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According to a National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) study, there were 25,394 catalytic converter thefts from 2008 to 2015, based on insurance claims data alone. The actual number is likely much higher, and the frequency of these thefts is increasing. The NCIB study also reports “catalytic converters are unique in that they each contain a… Risk Control Technical Advisory: Catalytic Converter Thefts Read more »

Fellowship Place 60th Anniversary Gala

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Berkley Human Services is passionate about serving those who serve others, and value the trust that we have earned from our many long term customers. The Nonprofit Highlights blog is dedicated to the mission and purpose of our partnering agencies and organizations. This month we are featuring the Fellowship Place Gala. Fellowship Place 60th Anniversary… Fellowship Place 60th Anniversary Gala Read more »

Important Notice for New York Policyholders

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During the period that Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.13 is in effect, currently until April 28, 2020, any New York resident individual or small business that is experiencing a financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and can provide a written attestation of that financial hardship, may be entitled to a 60-day grace… Important Notice for New York Policyholders Read more »

Important Notice for New Jersey Policyholders

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Pursuant to Bulletin 20-15 issued by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, New Jersey policyholders who may be experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 may request a 90-day grace period for the payment of insurance premiums. Such affected policyholders may elect to have the 90-day grace period take effect retroactively as of… Important Notice for New Jersey Policyholders Read more »

Important Notice for Connecticut Policyholders

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On April 1, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7S, which includes a provision stating that an insurer may not cancel a Connecticut policyholder’s insurance policy based on nonpayment of premium during the time period of April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020, if the policyholder was in good standing with the insurer on March… Important Notice for Connecticut Policyholders Read more »

Customer Payment Experience: Introducing a New World to Berkley Human Services

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In today’s world, cash is becoming less and less prevalent. Debit and Credit Cards, Electronic Fund Transfers, PayPal, Venmo and Bitcoin have replaced paper money. Taps, inserting chips, swipes and three-digit security codes have nearly replaced cash, coins and cashiers audibly counting out a customer’s change. The ever popular, nasally, “Enhh, enhh, enhh” sound emitting… Customer Payment Experience: Introducing a New World to Berkley Human Services Read more »

Preparing for a Flood

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As spring approaches, so does the risk of flooding. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information National Temperature and Precipitation maps (www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/us-maps/), much of the eastern and upper-Midwest regions of the U.S. had above average precipitation from September through February. The dangerous combination of the extra fall rain, melting… Preparing for a Flood Read more »

Fleet Safety Program

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Despite advances in vehicle safety technology and increased driver safety awareness, vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of on the job fatalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018 report, work injuries involving transportation incidents accounted for 40 percent of all work-related fatalities. For human services organizations, this exposure also presents significant liability where… Fleet Safety Program Read more »