With winter right around the corner, our friends at GuideOne Insurance have put together a helpful infographic on frozen pipes. You will learn how to avoid both the pitfalls of frozen pipes and also how to remedy the situation. Have a look here: https://www.guideone.com/blog/cold-hard-facts-about-frozen-pipes Should you have any questions about your specific situation, contact our […]
New Malware Attacks Routers: What Churches Should Do?
The FBI recently made a formal PSA about a piece of malware called VPNFilter that is infecting routers used in homes and small businesses at an alarming rate. The difference in this strain versus others is that no one is quite sure what the impact will be, since it is a very sophisticated piece of […]
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Looking for ways to strengthen the risk management program at your church?
With the goal of making churches safer places, GuideOne Insurance offers its customers SafeChurch, the most comprehensive church risk management resource available. SafeChurch is an exclusive benefit, available only to GuideOne customers, that gives our customers free access to safety resources, training modules, and safety assessments. JOIN SafeChurch.com to get started today! It’s easy to join. To set up a […]
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Harassment Prevention Training Deadline Extended
Dear Clients, On 08/30/2019, Governor Newsom signed a bill (SB 778) extending the CA Harassment Prevention training deadline from 01/01/2020 to 01/01/2021. SB 778 has provided employers with a lot of clarification on the new training requirements and has relieved employers of their obligation to provide addition training in 2019, to employees trained in 2018. […]
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Church Security: You Ask, We Answer
Although churches are often viewed as safe havens, they can be vulnerable to devastating violent acts, just like other businesses and organizations. Identifying the warning signs of a violent situation, knowing the best practices for protecting your church and getting fellow church members on board with increased safety and security efforts can seem overwhelming. These […]
A Look Ahead at 2018 Safety Trends & Risks for Churches
A lot can happen in a year, that’s for sure. While 2017 proved that things can change in an instant, there are trends and indicators that can prepare us for the most successful year yet. Here, the GuideOne risk management and loss control team forecasts risk management trends for churches in 2018. Let’s move forward […]
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When Volunteers Drive for Your Church
When a person is driving a personal vehicle on church business, even as a volunteer, the church has some responsibility, said Frank Sommerville in an interview. Read more of this interview. How to Hire an Attorney for Your Church. If your church is searching for an attorney, read Richard Hammar’s seven tips on finding one. […]
Health Care Reform Alert
“Cadillac Tax” and Health Insurance Industry Fee Delayed in Spending Bill On Jan. 22, President Trump signed into law a short-term spending bill (called a Continuing Resolution or “CR”) to reopen and fund the federal government for three weeks (through Feb. 8, 2018) after it was passed by both chambers of Congress earlier in the […]
Holiday Service Safety Considerations
Christmas services are among the highest-attended services of the year, presenting an exciting opportunity to celebrate and worship with a larger audience. With the increased number of services and attendees, you’ll want to make safety a top priority. Here are some pointers to help you plan for your large gathering. Review your safety plan. Take a moment […]