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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 »

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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 »

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MVR Policy Berkley Human Services

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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 »

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Berkley Human Services is a member of W. R. Berkley Corporation (“W. R. Berkley”). W. R. Berkley is a publicly traded company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley currently employs over 7,000 people. Did you know that W. R. Berkley... At Claim Time, Financial Strength of Your Insurance Company is Paramount Read more »

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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 Higginbotham. Berkley Human Services would like to congratulate... Recognizing Higginbotham for their commitment to their community and their employees. Read more »

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It’s that time of year again. As the daylight gets shorter, it’s a reminder that winter is upon us. It’s also a reminder to take some precautionary measures to ensure your operation makes it through the winter season without suffering any of the common causes of loss. Ice and Snow Most of the country had... 2019 Winter Preparedness Read more »

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Summer Facility Use Risk Control Berkley Human Services

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For many of our nonprofit/human service program participants summer signals, not just a change of season, but a shifting of focus and an influx in the number of youth participants. With increased numbers, often comes the addition of seasonal and part-time program staff and volunteers, and organizations are faced with the challenge of managing the... Summer Facility Use Read more »

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Fire Protection Risk Control Berkley Human Services

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Fire and life safety risks affect virtually every human services organization. The hazards and challenges related to such risks can be wide ranging and, consequently, can impact how your organization is evaluated from an insurance underwriting and loss control standpoint. How well does your organization assess its fire and life safety exposures, and address them... Fire Prevention Read more »

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Hot Work Program

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Many Berkley Human Services (BHS) Customers are often perplexed when Loss Control makes recommendations for implementing a Hot Work Program. “We don’t do any welding or use torches” is often the response. Why wouldn’t they object? Our customers are Human Services Organizations. They don’t use tools or equipment that generate heat, sparks, or flames. However,... Hot Work Program Read more »

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MVR Policy Berkley Human Services

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Click here to download this template Driver Authorization All organizations that use vehicles to conduct their business have significant exposure due to vehicle collisions that result in property damage and bodily injuries. Vehicle collisions remain the leading cause of on the job fatalities.1 Where non-profit organizations transport their consumers, the potential exposure is much greater.... Authorized Driver MVR Policy Read more »

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