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Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Miller

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Life & Health Client Services Coordinator Jennifer shares the story of her memorable first moose encounter upon moving to Alaska. You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? A Lagotto Romagnolo puppy; they […]

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Vancouver kids go back to school on Aug. 27

It may only be the beginning of August, but in a scant 3(ish) weeks, school will be back in session here in Vancouver! We at Biggs are proud to participate in the ‘Write from the Start’ school supply drive – we’ve been encouraging employees to don their jeans on a weekday for the price of […]

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Hurting while working – get to know disability insurance 🤕

Do you ever worry about what would happen if you got hurt, or became sick, and as a result were unable to work for a period? Losing crucial income due to illness or injury is a scary thought; so much so that maybe you’d simply try to tough it out… some funny folks at The […]

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Earthquake insurance – a quick primer

With the recent quakes in California, earthquake insurance may be at the forefront at many folks’ minds. We’ve put together a quick primer on what this coverage is and what it does, and doesn’t, cover. Earthquakes can cause great harm to home structures. They can damage housing foundations and collapse walls; even relatively mild tremors […]

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Staff Spotlight: Shanna Lien

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Commercial Agent Shanna shares her passion for fishing, reading, fishing, fall weather, and of course fishing! You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? Airline tickets! I’d love to explore New Zealand & […]

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Leaving fully insured to go self-funded

There are two methods of financing the cost of an employee benefit plan – one is Fully Insured, where the employer pays a predetermined premium to a given carrier; the other, which has grown increasingly popular in recent years, is Self Funding, where the employer directly assumes the financial risk of providing health care to […]

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Contractor’s equipment: rent, buy, borrow or refurbish?

For contractors, equipment can be the lifeblood of a business, and keeping your construction equipment running well can be critical to a project’s success. When you need equipment, you review your anticipated work volumes and your fleet management to determine equipment needs. Then, it comes down to this: should I rent, lease, buy, borrow or refurbish? The […]

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Staff Spotlight: Lisa Chavez

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our terrific receptionist Lisa talks about the impactful time she spent running a mobile food pantry in her community. You won the lottery! What’s your first purchase? College educations for my four grandchildren. Share […]

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Working from home? You might need more coverage

Thinking of starting a work-from-home business? Our friends at PEMCO spoke with a local news outlet about how typical personal property policies might not cover all your needs: A lot of small businesses are now home-based, but traditional homeowners insurance may not keep up with the ‘work at home’ lifestyle. The experts at PEMCO Insurance […]

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Spring launch safety checklist 🚤

It’s almost time for summer fun! Working your way through this checklist will help make sure your boat’s ready to go when you are. Getting started  If necessary, reinstall batteries. Top up lead acid batteries with distilled water. Fully charge batteries. Clean, tighten electrical connections, especially terminals of battery cables. Coat battery terminals with insulating […]

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