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UK Watchdog Goes to Court to Clarify Coronavirus Business Insurance

Britain’s financial watchdog said on Friday it would urgently ask the courts to clarify uncertainty over whether businesses can claim compensation for disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also told all insurers to assess whether …

Small Businesses Caught in Crosshairs of Sears Bankruptcy

The estate of Sears Holding Corp. is trying to take back payments it made to vendors – many of them small businesses – more than a year ago as it tries to shore up funds to wrap up its bankruptcy …

Wildfires Force Businesses to Prepare for Disruption

NEW YORK — The wildfires that are rampant this time of year in California force small business owners to be prepared in the same way as owners in other parts of the country who deal with tornadoes and other natural …

EMPLOYERS Survey: Recruiting Edge for Employers With Good Workplace Safety

Small business owners may be underselling an important factor that could give them an edge when recruiting new talent, according to a new survey of small business employees by EMPLOYERS, a national small business workers’ compensation insurer. The survey found …

Houston Small Businesses Begin Recovery After Harvey

Josh Beasley and his fiancé bought Houston’s Body3 Personal Fitness on July 1, less than two months before Tropical Storm Harvey swamped the gym with a foot of water and left behind the dank stench of fetid mildew. Wading into …

1 in 5 Small Businesses Would Allow Medical Marijuana Use While at Work

Now that marijuana has become legal in 24 states for medicinal or recreational purposes, a new telephone poll by Employers, a national small business insurer, found that small businesses have mixed feelings about its presence in the workplace. One in …

The Hartford: 40% of Small Businesses Will Sustain a Claim Within 10 Years

Four out of 10 small businesses are likely to experience a property or general liability claim in the next 10 years, according to an analysis of The Hartford’s small business claims. Topping the list for the most common claim is …

Some Small Businesses Still Wait for Sandy Grants

A year after Superstorm Sandy sent more than six feet of ocean water into their ice cream store and destroyed everything inside, Brian and Michelle McMullin are still waiting to hear if they’ll get grant money from New Jersey to …

Survey Shows Small Businesses Have Big Data Breach Exposure

Although more than half the U.S. small businesses surveyed by the Ponemon Institute experienced at least one data breach, only a third notified individuals that their personal information had been exposed, according to a study conducted for The Hartford Steam …

More Businesses Seek Flood Insurance After Sandy

Interest among businesses in purchasing flood insurance coverage from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is increasing in the wake of Superstorm Sandy’s heavy rain, record storm surge, and resulting widespread flood damage, according to insurance broker Marsh. Although most …