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Want to reduce employee driving claims?

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Are you concerned with the driving habits of your employees? Safety Group Program presented by #BBB and sponsored by Pinnacol Assurance is offering a compelling seminar on why employers should insist on safe-driving habits by their employees. 

RSVP by Oct. 15: Please contact Alicia Davis at 970-488-2045 or adavis@wynco.bbb.org

Tuesday, Oct. 21
9-10:30 a.m.
Glenwood Springs Community Center, Glenwood Springs

GIA & Travelers Institute Team Up to host Biz-Opoly Luncheon!

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Bizopoly-logo2The Biz-Opoly complimentary luncheon is sponsored by Glenwood Insurance Agency and hosted by the Travelers Institute. It will explore the essentials of insurance at every stage of your life. Local professionals will help clarify your insurance options and answer your questions about home, auto, flood and other types of coverages. This educational and interactive presentation will provide tools and resources to help protect yourself and your family from the unexpected.

When: Friday, October 24, 2014
11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon and panel discussion

Where: Hotel Colorado 526 Pine Street, Glenwood Springs

Please RSVP by October 17.
Seating is limited. RSVP early.
Katie Reilly – KAREILLY@travelers.com

Cost Containment Certification: Easier Than You Think

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There are many reasons Pinnacol policyholders should implement Colorado’s Cost Containment
Certification (CCC) program. Policyholders who have achieved Cost Containment Certification often
see a decrease in claims costs, a reduction in losses, and experience less severe injuries. The
certification can also make policyholders eligible for a discount on their workers’ compensation
premium. More importantly, certification demonstrates your organization’s commitment to protecting
the safety and welfare of your employees.

Colorado’s Cost Containment Certification requires that employers have a six-step formal safety
program in place and document its effectiveness for one year. In addition to these steps, the following
also must be kept throughout the year:

– Safety orientation documentation for all new employees
– Safety training documentation on (at least) a quarterly basis. (Pinnacol recommends
monthly safety awareness training to promote better safety awareness and to develop a
good safety culture for your company.)
– Accident investigation reports for all incidents reported, including corrective measures to be
implemented
– Documentation indicating the designated medical provider/s the company selected has
been distributed to all existing and new employees
– Documentation showing efforts towards instituting modified duty that conforms to the
treating physician’s restrictions
– Required documentation must be dated and signed

Keep in mind; you probably already have the majority of the components of the CCC program in
place. If you have a solid safety program implemented and the program and its results have been well
documented – then you may have met some of the above requirements. Regardless, our Pinnacol
safety consultants can help with every step of the process.

Additionally, we offer the Employer’s Guide to Cost Containment Certification – free of charge – online
at Pinnacol.com under the “Order Materials” section of our website. Along with this workbook, we
created a Cost Containment Certification webinar series. The series is an exclusive benefit to Pinnacol
policyholders and was designed to assist you with development of your CCC program and to walk
you through the six-step process, documentation and application. You can access the webinars at any
time from the Resources section of Pinnacol.com.

If you have any questions about the materials or the process, please contact our Safety On
Call hotline at 303.361.4700 or 888.501.4752.

Having a major life change? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

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HealthInsuranceMarketplaceThinking about moving, getting married or having a baby? When you make big decisions in life, you may also become eligible for Marketplace coverage outside of Open Enrollment through a Special Enrollment Period.

Call Glenwood Insurance Agency today at 970.945.9161 to find out if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

If you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to change plans or enroll for the first time, you’ll have 60 days from the life event to enroll. After you report life changes to the Marketplace, you’ll get a new eligibility notice that will explain if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period and lower costs.

Learn more about reporting life changes and applying with a Special Enrollment Period.

Water back-up coverage

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As severe weather seems to be the norm rather than the exception these days, it’s good to make sure you have the coverage you need for your home and personal property. Make sure you have Water Back-up of Sewers and Drains coverage on your home-owners policy.

Most insurance companies, including State Auto, offer the option to purchase Water Back-up of Sewers and Drains coverage. State Auto’s Water Back-up of Sewers and Drains endorsement covers direct physical loss to your home and what you have in it caused by water or waterborne material that backs up through sewers or drains or overflows from a sump pump. This coverage is especially beneficial if your basement is finished, or if it contains anything of value (like a furnace, hot water heater or personal property) that could be damaged. Keep in mind though, that water backup coverage does not apply to a loss caused by flooding. A separate flood policy is needed to protect against flood damage.

Because a waiting period may apply, contact us soon about Water Back-up of Sewers and Drains, and make sure you have this very important coverage.

Welcome!

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Welcome to the new Glenwood Insurance Agency Blog. We will be posting any Colorado Insurance Updates pertaining to laws, rates, criteria and anything that may have to do with Health Care Reform. If you do not find what Colorado Insurance Information that you are looking for, feel free to search, upper right to help you find what you are looking for.

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