Preparing your Post for a Power Outage

Whether your Post loses power for one day or one week, it is important to prepare your Post for a power outage. Whether caused by ice, snow or thunderstorms, a power outage may cause food spoilage, prevent the use of medical devices and disrupt water and communications.

How to Prepare in Advance

  • Always have an emergency kit with water, non-perishable food, emergency contact
March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Snow Shoveling Safety

According to the National Safety Council, shoveling snow is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year.

While shoveling may not seem more strenuous than running on a treadmill, it actually raises your blood pressure and heart rate more than other types of exercise. Shoveling also uses your arms, which is more taxing than work that requires

February 14th, 2019|Safety|

Business Auto Liability Coverage and Minimizing Risks

If your Post owns one or more vehicles or if someone is driving on your Post’s behalf, it is important to have Business Auto Liability and/or Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability Insurance in place. You also 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

January 7th, 2019|Business|

Has Your Post Completed Alcohol Server Training Lately?

Posts that sell or serve alcohol face many risks. If your Post serves alcohol to a minor or visibly intoxicated patron, the results can be serious. Your Post could face administrative and criminal fines, as well as claims for damages that a person might cause after leaving your establishment. However, by educating your servers, you can make a difference for your Post

December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ways to Protect Your Financial Assets

You’ve worked hard to save for you and your family’s future. Don’t underestimate the importance of protecting those financial assets.

A way many people protect their assets is by diversifying them. By using multiple financial assets—stocks, bonds, cash and more—risk is better managed.

You can also start a trust to hold, manage and distribute your assets according to your wishes. It can protect your

December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

With the holiday season fully upon us, many Posts are ready to decorate. During this joyous season, it is important to consider holiday decorating safety. Whether your Post decorates a small Charlie Brown tree or goes full Chevy Chase, keep your Post’s property and members safe with these tips:

Indoor Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

  • If your Post purchases a live tree, check for
December 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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|