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Data Breaches Mean More Work For Alabama Businesses

Data breaches mean more work for Alabama businesses

It has been two months since Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Act No.2018-396, regarding data breaches, into law.  However, it is never too late to be reminded of the provisions that come with it. Obligations in the new law “All entities subject to the law must ‘implement and maintain reasonable security measures to protect sensitive personally identifying information against a…

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Starke Agency In Top 10 Largest Commercial Insurance Agencies In Alabama

Starke Agency in Top 10 Largest Commercial Insurance Agencies in Alabama

Starke Agency has been designated as one of the Top 10 Largest Commercial Insurance Agencies in Alabama for the 2016 fiscal year. This isn’t the first time the agency has ranked amongst the Top 10 Insurance agencies in the state.  As the River Region grows, Starke Agency will be a cornerstone as a local, independently owned insurance agency. Trey Starke,…

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Driving And Distraction: A Growing Problem For Your Business

Driving and Distraction: A Growing Problem for Your Business

According to the 2016 US Market on Car Rental Data, over 2.3 million cars were in service by companies in the US. With that many company cars on the road, we can assume most companies with fleets will have their fair share of claims. And we can assume some of those claims will result from a distracted driver. As a…

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5 Free Apps For Your Small Business

5 Free Apps For Your Small Business

Payroll, taxes, employee benefits –the list could go on. Thankfully, today’s technology makes it easier than ever to do just that. Since business costs are enough, we thought these freebies may interest you.  Check out the following 5 apps that can help you get the job done at no extra cost. Google Keep – Uses: List Creation & More When…

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When Software Isn’t Enough: Cyber Insurance

When Software Isn’t Enough: Cyber Insurance

Just because you operate a small business don’t think you are not a target for cyber attacks. Actually, you may be a more attractive target because larger corporations have much more sophisticated safeguards and software against cyber attacks although those firms generate all the headlines. A small business is also an attractive target because it has much more digital information…

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2016: A Year To Remember

2016: A Year to Remember

2016 was quite the year! Filled with not just work, but fun, food, charity, concerts, golf tournaments and more, 2016 brought lots of love and left us with lots of memories! Furthermore, we acquired 3 new employees: Melissa Thurber, CFO; William Van Hooser, Life & Health/ Employee Benefits; and Brent Teel, Risk Consultant. In addition, our very own Charlie Harris…

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New Overtime Rule

New Overtime Rule

Effective December 1, 2016—only 113 days from now—the new overtime “final rule” will change a variety of facets of the previous overtime law. The final rule will: Raise the previous employee salary threshold for eligibility from $455/week to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers. There is an exception to the $913-per-week rule: it’s when employers will count nondiscretionary…

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Workplace 2.0

Workplace 2.0

It’s 2016 and things are a’changin—including the workplace. “Treadmill desks. Bouncy ball chairs. Tablets on public transit. Wi-fi on airplanes. Our workplace is more mobile than ever.” Welcome to Workplace 2.0. Traveler’s Insurance has deemed Workplace 2.0 as, well, anywhere and anyway in which you work. The idea applies to the new ways technology and mobility have changed the who,…

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Welcoming New Hire, William H. Van Hooser

Welcoming New Hire, William H. Van Hooser

We are happy to announce that we have hired William Van Hooser as the new Employee Benefits/Life Advisor. Van Hooser, a graduate of Auburn University, brings to Starke 3 years of experience working with Traveler’s and has worked with multiple independent insurance agencies across the state of Alabama. “We are pleased to have Montgomery native William Van Hooser join Starke…

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