Must-Know Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be a fun time for both adults and children, and who doesn't like a good scare on Halloween? Safety should be of the utmost concern for those venturing out on Halloween, especially when attending parties, going to scare houses and trick or treating events. Decorating for Halloween For those who take part in the decorating side of Halloween, [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:19:57+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Resources|

FLSA Overtime Rule Change

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a new rule overhauling overtime wage payment in the United States. The new rule will more than double the salary threshold that employees must meet to qualify for the overtime wage exemption. Under the new rule, the salary threshold will increase from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. It also increases [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:05+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Insurance, Business Resources, Resources|

OSHA Penalty Adjustments To Take Effect August 1, 2016

As you may have heard, in November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor is adjusting penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In a nutshell, OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, will increase by 78%. Going forward, the [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:05+00:00July 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Insurance, Business Resources, Resources|

DGU White Paper: 21st Century Bank Robbery

From email scams to impersonation, it is essential for businesses to prepare with training and education on best practices to mitigate and prevent exposure to these newest forms of thievery.

By |2019-03-22T14:20:06+00:00April 14th, 2016|Categories: Business Resources, DG University Resources, Resources|

IT Security – Are Your Employees Sidestepping Security?

In business, we hope that our employees are looking for opportunities to minimize wasted time, be the most productive, and do their best work as efficiently as possible. However, workarounds done in the name of efficiency could be your business' future security issue. This interesting article from Data on the Edge, 5 Ways Your Employees Sidestep Information Security Policies, highlights the [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:07+00:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Insurance, Business Resources, Resources, Risk Managment|

CBS Boston Feature: Drone Accidents and Insurance Policies

CBS Boston Guest: Tom Skelly, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Deland, Gibson Insurance and the former chair of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents, talks with CBS Boston's Chris McKinnon about Drones and Insurance coverage. Click to watch on Drone Accidents Could Cause Insurance Hassles BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually these days it might be neither. It [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:08+00:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Company, Personal Insurance, Personal Resources, Press Releases|

RMV Announces Grace Period for December Registration Renewals

Due to a mailing issue, the RMV is still renewing registrations that expire in December. If your December renewal has been delayed, you may still be eligible to renew online (assuming that no insurance stamp is required). When a registration is renewed online, the registrant receives an email confirmation of the renewal which must be carried in the vehicle until the new [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:08+00:00January 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Client Resources, Personal Insurance, Resources|

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

    For a safe holiday season, follow these Decorating Safety Tips, brought to you by the National Safety Council. Never use lighted candles near trees or boughs Keep poisonous plants out of reach of children & pets Keep trees away from fireplaces, radiators, and other heat sources Make sure your tree has a stable platform Choose an artificial tree [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:09+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Personal Resources, Resources|

Bob Lobel Suing Woodland GC – Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared to accommodate disabled golfers?  How would you handle this situation at your club?  In case you missed it… click here for Boston Globe article. Questions we ask club clients: What is your plan for accommodating disabled golfers? Do you allow SoloRider and ParaGolfer? Our Research at DG: An average adult male standing on a green will exert 6 [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:09+00:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Business Insurance, Business Resources, Resources, Risk Managment|

Cyber Security for your Business: What You Need to Know

By Charles Gibson Jr. Vice President, Risk Advisor   Last week I attended a morning meeting presented by First Republic Bank: Cyber Security for the C-Suite. The presentation consisted of three speakers moderated by First Republic’s COO Michael Selfridge. The panelists were from the FBI, Secret Service and the Bank’s Chief Information Security Officer. The first statistic that blew me away [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:20:09+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Business Insurance, Business Resources, Resources|