Pet Insurance is Easier than Ever

Pets are part of the family, and pet insurance can be a great way to care for them. You pets are your companions, your cuddle buddies, your feet warmers. They make you laugh when they fall for the laser pointer and make you proud when they master a new trick. They keep you active and keep life interesting. Even when they get

September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Special Event Safety Tips for Posts

As your Post prepares for the holiday parties and events, be sure to assess the risks of these events and implement these special event safety tips when possible.

Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

As one of the leading industry incidents, slips, trips and falls can be costly for your Post. Follow these tips to prevent anyone from getting hurt at your event.

  • Clean up
July 17th, 2018|Safety|

How to Handle Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ Compensation provides coverage for members and employees for on-the-job injuries, including medical expenses and lost wages. This coverage applies regardless of fault and is written to follow individual state laws. Some states require this coverage, while others highly encourage it.

Because workers’ compensation claims are different from case to case, there is often confusion surrounding how to handle a claim.

 

When to Report

July 17th, 2018|Safety|

How to protect your leadership and board members

Leaders make daily decisions that impact the success of their Posts. As a leader, these VFW members are expected to accept the same guidelines and duties that the heads of major corporations follow: the duties of diligence, loyalty and care.

Despite leaders having the best interests of the Post at heart, mistakes can be made, and members or other Post employees may question

June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Basics of AD&D Insurance

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, unintentional injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases.1

No matter how careful you may be, you are always at risk at home, at work, in the car or even on vacation. Despite this risk, few people are prepared for the sudden,

April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Medicare Options for VFW Members

There are multiple Medicare options for VFW members. The VFW Insurance Program, administered by Lockton Affinity, offers Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplemental and Medicare Part D through Humana. Humana is one of the nation’s largest health care companies, offering a broad national footprint.

With multiple Medicare options for VFW members, it can be hard to keep them all straight. Read on for descriptions

April 13th, 2018|Healthcare|

 Top Ways to Reduce Your Health Care Costs

Healthcare is expensive, and it often seems like there is simply no way around it. But with these seven steps from Lockton Affinity, you can reduce your health care costs.

1. Watch Your Bills

Compare statements from in-network physicians to Carrier Explanations of Benefits before paying them. Providers may send a bill out before they have received payment from the carrier. If the in-network

April 13th, 2018|Healthcare|

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Once the winter weather is on its way out, it’s the perfect time to do some property maintenance to prepare for the next season.

Here are some things to take care of now:

  • Have your air conditioner unit(s) inspected, cleaned and serviced if necessary.
  • Pressure-wash your sidewalks to remove any dirt, debris or remaining ice melt and sand.
January 30th, 2018|Maintenance|

Business Auto Liability Coverage and Minimizing Risks

If your facility owns one or more vehicles, you need to have policies and guidelines in place to make sure that you choose carefully when determining who is allowed to drive them on your organization’s behalf. You also need to establish how the approved drivers should behave while operating those vehicles. Most importantly, those policies need to match up with the

January 30th, 2018|Business|

Starting At the Top: Important Roof Maintenance Tips

When is the last time you had your building’s roof inspected? If you can’t remember – or even if it’s been more than a year – it’s time to get a roofing professional out to take a look. Ideally you should have someone take a look every spring and fall, just to make sure nothing has been damaged by severe weather

January 30th, 2018|Safety|