Peabody Insurance Blog


Congratulations Peabody Team

Feb 11, 2021

Our team has grown to 25 people and we are thrilled about a few of our new hires and promotions! As we move into 2021, Peabody Insurance Agency would like to share a few updates and some exciting news! Last year our agency was voted one of the Coolest Places to Work by Crain’s Magazine. This is a huge honor and we feel very fortunate that we have such an accomplished and cool group of people working at Peabody Insurance Agency! Our team has grown to 25 people and we are thrilled about a few of our new hires and promotions. Kelly Hawley has been promoted to Commercial Lines Acc... Read more...

What to Expect from Your Insurance Agent

Feb 01, 2021

Your business requires a strong, trusted relationship with an insurance agency partner who is responsive to your needs, committed to understanding your operation and addressing the various exposures you face, has a network of top-tier insurers, helps you establish a safety culture to mitigate losses and improve your risk profile, and serves as your claims advocate. Work with Local, Responsive Insurance Professionals In working with a local insurance agency, you gain the benefit of working with professionals who understand your market and can respond to your needs. These professionals hav... Read more...

What OSHA Could Look Like Under A Biden Administration

Nov 23, 2020

In light of the U.S. presidential election results, workplace health and safety experts have begun speculating on the possible changes that President-elect Joe Biden could make to existing practices within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) once he takes office—especially in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While current President Donald Trump’s administration focused on decreased OSHA enforcement, Biden’s future administration is likely to push for increased enforcement, whistleblower protections and the issuance of an emergency temporary... Read more...

Preventing Cyber Attacks on Remote Employees

Nov 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has solidified remote work as a new operational standard. Employers should expect this trend to only grow in the future. In fact, many major companies, such as Twitter and Microsoft, have indicated that remote work will be an indefinite option for their employees. While this is exciting in many ways, remote work also comes with unique challenges—namely, cybersecurity. This article discusses some cybersecurity risks that remote employees face and offers potential solutions. Cyber Threats to Monitor Hackers have been assaulting businesses since the first c... Read more...

Insurance Considerations for Riots, Vandalism and Civil Unrest

Oct 01, 2020

Riots, vandalism and civil unrest can create unique challenges for business owners—resulting in stolen, damaged or defaced goods and extensive property damage. That’s why it’s crucial to secure proper commercial insurance coverage to adequately protect your business in the event that such a situation occurs within your community. Review the following guidance for an outline of various insurance solutions that can offer compensation for losses related to riots, vandalism and civil unrest, as well as best practices to consider when making claims in these situations. Cov... Read more...

Peabody Insurance Retains its Best Practices Status

Sep 03, 2020

PEABODY INSURANCE AGENCY retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. Since 1993, the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management c... Read more...

Common Auto Insurance Terms

Aug 26, 2020

Auto insurance can be confusing at times. Policies often contain a variety of terms that can be difficult to understand, especially for someone without a background in insurance. The following is a list of common auto insurance terms to keep in mind the next time you meet with your insurance broker: Accident report form: Sometimes referred to as a police report, this form contains important information about an auto accident, such as circumstances that led to an accident, the parties involved and details regarding the citations given. At fault: This term refers to the degree to... Read more...

Peabody Insurance Agency is one of Michigan’s Coolest Places to Work!

Aug 14, 2020

On Friday, August 14th Crain’s Detroit announced the 100 Coolest Places to Work in Michigan. Peabody Insurance Agency was the only company in Genesee County to be included in the top 100 rankings. Peabody Insurance is listed as the 23rd Coolest Company in the state and the 11th Coolest in the small employer category. These rankings are determined 75% by an 80-question employee survey. The survey seeks to determine, among other things, whether employees understand the strategy of the company, and if they feel they are being groomed for new positions. The additional 25% is determined b... Read more...