Planning for 2021

2020-09-28
Advocate Insurance can also assist with your risk management needs.

This year has shown us that truly the most unpredictable of problems can spring up out of nowhere. Thousands of businesses have faced hardships in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plenty more have been forced to shut their doors for the time being. Along with the pandemic, there are dozens of other risks that should still be accounted for. We’re reaching the end of 2020, but it’s not too late to start planning ahead to make 2021 a better year for your business. Here at Advocate Insurance, we’re available to help you with preparing and planning for different situations that could arise. If youRead More →

Be Proactive with Cyberattacks

2020-08-24
Cybersecurity is important now more than ever. We provide cybersecurity assessments around reading pa

As businesses have started to adapt online since the spread of COVID-19, there has been a greater number of cyberattacks. Many small businesses may experience at least one cyberattack due to their lack of security. Be prepared by having a risk assessment test conducted to indicate your vulnerabilities. You should create a plan to protect your website and other sensitive data. We want to take a moment to talk about our risk assessment program. With our program, we’ll do the following: Run through a few steps to find possible threats. Assess the damage they could hold. Use this to further develop a plan to protectRead More →

Summer Home Maintenance Tasks

2020-07-13
help your deck last longer by pressure washing

The summer months are a great time to tackle those projects around the house, especially this summer as more of us are staying home and skipping annual vacations. Here are a few maintenance tasks you can take care of this summer. Pressure Washing Pressure washing is a great way to extend the life of certain things and also make them look new again. So, use this year to take care of your pressure washing, and check off a few items or all of them below: Porch or Deck Walkway Siding Stain That Wood Deck Wood decks need to be stained every couple of years toRead More →

Even as the State Opens Up from Covid-19 – Stay Safe!

2020-06-26
Be safe - wear a mask throughout Reading PA

As the state starts to open up from Covid-19, more and more people are venturing out and supporting their local businesses. This is great, but you also need to make sure you are staying safe and practicing social distancing. In this blog, we cover a few things you want to remember to continue doing. Masks While some places don’t require you to wear a mask, others do. In the end, until COVID-19 is no longer a threat, it is smart to continue wearing your masks. Sanitize Whether or not you are concerned about COVID-19, it is always a smart idea to sanitize. Keep sanitizer onRead More →

Are You Keeping Your Car Maintained?

2020-05-19
get your car ready for your summer vacation with preparations and auto insurance

If you’re sheltered in place and not really going anywhere, you may not think you need to keep your vehicle maintained. That’s not the case, a car that sits and isn’t driven as much can impact the potential safety of the vehicle. Let’s review a few reasons. Tires When a vehicle is left in the same spot for too long, the tires can start experiencing flat-spotting. This is when the weight of the vehicle sitting in one spot can flatten a portion of the rubber on the tire. Check your tire pressure often and compare it to your manufacturer’s recommendations. If they need air, makeRead More →

Creating a Business Continuity Plan

2020-04-14
Business Continuity plans are important now more than ever. We're located in Reading PA and can help you create one.

One thing COVID-19 may have done for many businesses is make them realize that they need to have a few policies in place, such as a Business Continuity Plan. It is true this is something most of us have never experienced in our lifetime; so it is not something that we felt we needed to be prepared for. But, all of this will change our way of life. Something you can do for your business is create a Business Continuity Plan. This will allow you to be more prepared for the future and what it may hold. A Business Continuity Plan includes procedures and instructionsRead More →

Do I Need Workers’ Compensation?

2020-03-16
Workers compensation is something every business owner needs. Do you need workers compensation for your business? Contact Advocate Insurance today.

We try our hardest to prevent and avoid injuries in the workplace, but unfortunately sometimes accidents still happen. Your employees spend hours at the workplace putting in time and energy, and you want to make sure they are protected. Below are a few of the most common causes of injuries in the workplace. Fatigue – Mental or physical strain which can include major stress and pain. Slips and Falls – Losing their stability on a surface which can result in a minor or major injury. Hitting an Object – Includes falling objects or projectiles that may wind up hitting an employee. Vehicle Accidents – NotRead More →

Be Sure to Keep Your Car Maintained

2020-02-24
get your car ready for your summer vacation with preparations and auto insurance

Cars are more complex today than ever! The advent of technology has made the mechanics of the automobile much more difficult to identify issues and make repairs. What role does insurance have in maintaining your car? The simple “fender bender” can easily cost over $1500 to do repairs these days. Regular maintenance can help you identify problems before they occur. Here’s some ideas on how to keep your vehicle properly maintained. First thing is to keep track of your dash and understand the indicator lights on it. If you have car trouble, the indicator light on your dash will indicate what is wrong. Although, youRead More →

Risk Management for a Church

2020-01-14

There are many problematic issues that can happen, especially when you’re out in public and at church. There have been many new and old worries for business and establishments. Our risk management service helps you identify possible hazards and complete programs to make sure your staff is ready. We want to mainly focus on churches in this blog. There are plenty of standards that should be put in place to help prevent risks or protect people in the scenario of an emergency. This includes: Security Measurements One of the least common precautions at a church is providing security or locking the doors during service. ChurchRead More →

Do You Have a Workplace Safety Plan Set in Place?

2019-12-16
workplace safety training is important. We can help! We are located in Reading PA.

For many businesses, it is important to have a workplace safety plan set in place. This is a personalized plan for your business to help your employees avoid dangerous situations. OSHA expects every business to have safety plans in place, and there are industries that have a high risk for employee injuries that definitely need one. These industries include construction, warehouse, and road work, just to name a few. If you don’t have one in place, start 2020 on the right foot and work on setting one up. There are several details that should be included in your plan. These include: Immediate action to takeRead More →