July 2020

Ten Employee Lawsuit Risks During Pandemic; Workers’ Compensation Rules for COVID-19 Reclassification of Employees; Protect Your Home from Wildfires; Life Insurance Is Vital If You Are Self-Employed

George Petersen is Named Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine Readers

George Petersen Insurance Agency announced today that it has been named 2020’s Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine readers. Now more than ever, the importance of an exceptional insurance agency is top of mind. Today’s environment demands not only resiliency, but hard work and a positive attitude to overcome the social and economic blows we’ve been dealt. Having someone to help navigate the process is one way to ease the pressure.

Workers' Compensation COVID-19 Reclassification of Employees

The California Department of Insurance has approved special rules proposed by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) to provide some relief to employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The new rules will allow employers to temporarily reassign the payroll of qualified employees to 8810 Clerical and exclude the payroll for employees who are on paid leave during the Shelter In Place order.  Documentation will be important; below is a brief overview of the documentation that will be required.

George Petersen Insurance Acquires Shaw & Petersen Insurance of Eureka

George Petersen Insurance Agency has announced the acquisition of Shaw & Petersen Insurance. Shaw & Petersen is an independent agency, who has been serving the Eureka community since 1963. As a part of the acquisition, the Shaw & Petersen staff will be joining George Petersen’s E Street location in Eureka under the George Petersen name.

April 2020

Reducing Coronavirus Risk in Your Facilities; The Families First Coronavirus Response Act; More Employers Expand Mental Health Benefits; Smart Home Sensors Can Save You from Calamity

January 2020

Top New Laws and Regulations Affecting Businesses; Adult Children on Your Policies Can Create Coverage Gaps; Coverage Concerns as Cyber Threat Grows

October 2019

New State Law Alters Employment Landscape; Cities Expediting Minimum Wage Increase; Wildfire Smoke Protection Rules Now in Effect; Protecting Your Home from Threat of Wildfire; Getting the Benefits of Self-Funding without the Risks

July 2019

Don’t Forget Anti-Harassment Training for Your Staff; Avoid Falling Victim to a Staged Car Crash Scam; How to Prepare for Possible PG&E Power Shutdowns; Why Your Staff Needs Disability Coverage