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Your Questions About Auto (ICBC) Insurance & COVID-19, Answered

There is so much uncertainty in the world right now that nearly everything feels like it has changed. As people around the globe work together to slow the spread of the virus, businesses are adapting to a new climate of physical distancing, and adjusting their models to help protect and support their team and clients.

Designated an essential service, insurance companies and brokers are working hard to ensure that their clients can still obtain the coverage they need and understand

Megson FitzPatrick: Return to Work Safety Plan

We have adopted the guidelines put in place by BC Center of Disease Control. The goal in creating this protocol is to keep staff and clients as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to http://covid-19.bccdc.ca/ for current, up to date information and best-practice protocols.

Part 1 – Facility Readiness:

Building “Flow”
We are implementing a new traffic flow to help guide the movement of those entering and exiting the premises. Where

Business Interrupted: COVID-19 and Your Commercial Insurance Coverage

While B.C.’s businesses are slowly starting to re-open with new safety precautions, many companies are still facing lost profits from months of closures or reduced services. Naturally, business owners are wondering if there is insurance coverage for the income they lost as a result of the pandemic.

Business Interruption insurance, commonly called BI, can be purchased by organizations to cover lost income if they are unable to operate, as well as the costs they incur to keep

Coronavirus Caution: Returning to the Workplace in the Time of COVID-19

It has been two months since much of BC’s labour force saw their working conditions change dramatically, or saw their work stop altogether. Now, as the province starts gradually re-opening, employers and employees have a lot to consider.

In compliance with WorkSafe BC, employers must prove they can provide a safe environment for workers before reopening.

Here are some tips to make returning to work safe for everyone:

  • Make a plan. A formal plan

Communication, Respect, and… Yoga?: How to Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental health has been a topic of much discussion the past few months: what are the impacts of a global pandemic on mental health? How do we support our friends, family members, colleagues and employees from six feet away?

Many people with diverse perspectives have offered ideas on the topic, so much so that the amount of information available can feel overwhelming.

When you are combing through the literature (yes, I include tweets and Facebook posts in “literature”), remember: