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What’s New for 2021 Open Enrollment?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 20, 2020

We’ve had a hard 2020, there is no denying that. There have been both business concerns and health fears. This Open Enrollment season, being informed about health and hea...

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More Firms Urge Workers to Get Seasonal Flu Shots

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 16, 2020

As the Centers for Disease Control and other health authorities have recommended that everyone get a flu shot this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are won...

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New Workers’ Compensation Rate Filing Expands COVID-19 Surcharge Tiers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 14, 2020

The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has amended its 2021 rate filing to make its earlier recommended COVID-19 surcharge more equitable. The Ratin...

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Law Expands California Family Rights Act to Small Employers

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 12, 2020

A new law that takes effect in January 2021 will expand the California Family Rights Act to cover even small employers—those with five or more staff. The law, which re...

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Preparing for Open Enrollment During the Pandemic

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 06, 2020

Health insurance has likely been top of mind for your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as open enrollment approaches, you can expect to find a workforce that wil...

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The Big Question: Can Employers Require Workers to Vaccinate?

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Oct 01, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and more employers bring staff back to the workplace, many businesses are considering implementing mandatory vaccination policies for seas...

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Protecting Your Business During Wildfires

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 25, 2020

With more wildfires raging across the West, it’s not only homes that are being burned to the ground. Hundreds of business owners have seen their facilities succumb to the...

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Alert: New Law Creates COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Framework

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 23, 2020

Governor Newsom has signed legislation that creates a new framework for COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claims. SB 1159, which takes effect immediately, partly ...

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Study: New Tech Helps Stop Trucks from Rear-Ending Vehicles

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 21, 2020

A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that driver assistance technologies, such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision ...

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Cal/OSHA Conducts COVID-19 Sweeps, Proposes Huge Fines

Posted by: VMA Insurance Services | Sep 16, 2020

Cal/OSHA has been conducting sweeps of employers in California to root out those who are not protecting their workers from COVID-19 exposure. The agency targeted compani...

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