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George Petersen Insurance Agency Starts off 2021 with Naming Five New Principals

(Santa Rosa, CA – January 19, 2021) George Petersen Insurance, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned insurance agencies, announces the promotion of Joseph Feierabend, Jack Fess, Sean Parsons, Colby Ritch, and Mindy Sehon to Principals within the Agency. With the addition of these five new Principals, the agency now totals twenty Principals across eight of the agency’s ten locations in Northern California.

January 2021

COVID-19 Relief Bill Extends Unemployment; Top 10 Business Laws and Regulations for 2021; How COVID-19 Will Change Employee Benefits; Home Business Not Covered by Homeowner’s Policy

October 2020

Six Tips for Prepping Your Home for Autumn; New Law Creates COVID-19 Claim Framework; Handling Group Health Coverage for Laid-off, Furloughed Staff; Attacks Grow Amid Work-From-Home Boom

Reporting Non-Industrial COVID Cases

Gavin Newsom signed SB1159 into law on 9/17/20, requiring California businesses to report ALL positive COVID cases to their Workers’ Compensation carrier, whether industrial or non-industrial. The changes apply retroactively to July 6, 2020 and remain in effect until January 1, 2023.

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.

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